The Tipping-Point Edition Sunday, April 10, 2022

The Era Of Fixing Your Own Phone Has Nearly Arrived, by Sean Hollister, The Verge

What changed? Weren’t these companies fighting tooth and nail to keep right-for-repair off the table, sometimes sneakily stopping bills at the last minute? Sure. But some legislation is getting through anyhow... and one French law in particular might have been the tipping point.

How The Apple TV+ Broadcast Of Baseball Could Improve, by Chris McShane, Amazin' Avenue

There’s no need to rattle off a bunch of Apple product placement during the game.


Some Studio Display Owners Reporting Issues Updating Display To Latest iOS Firmware, by Sami Fathi, MacRumors

Some owners of the new Studio Display are facing issues when attempting to update Apple’s newest monitor to its latest firmware, causing some customers to be told by Apple Support to bring in their display for repair at an Apple Store or authorized repair center.

For A Small Business Without An IT Staff, Here's How To Keep Your Macs Secure, by Bradley Chambers, 9to5Mac

Small businesses might lack the dedicated IT support to keep their Macs secure. Here is a round-up of tips and tricks for securing your Mac at work if you lack a dedicated IT staff.

A Versatile, Economical Way To Backup Your Mac, by Bob Levitus, Houston Chronicle

I’ve used ChronoSync for more than a decade and have always found it reliable and robust. Version 10 is no exception. ChronoSync 10 offers a versatile, reasonably priced solution to most (or all) of your backup needs.

Pestle For iOS Updated With New Options For Sharing Recipes, by Filipe Espósito, 9to5Mac

Pestle lets you import recipes from any website, so the app turns them into a step-by-step process automatically. The app comes with some great features like SharPlay support for cooking with other people using FaceTime and voice commands to skip to the next step in the recipe.

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At this point, I think Apple TV+ (the service) is a more recognizable brand than Apple TV (the hardware). It may be time to rename the hardware. Either that, or replace it with something new and value-worthy. How about combining the HomePod and the Apple TV, and call it HomePod TV?


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