The Nano-Texture Edition Friday, May 20, 2022

Some First Impressions Of Apple’s Studio Display, by Josh Ginter, The Sweet Setup

I especially love this Studio Display’s nano texture option. It’s a great contrast with the MacBook Pro’s XDR Display — the XDR Display can be used for fine-tuning photographs and watching any video in the absolute best quality, while the Studio Display’s nano texture finish is best for daily work all day long. I truly find an improvement in eye strain throughout the day.

And if you’re a photographer or videographer who shoots the Studio Display itself, I recommend a Studio Display consideration. People with bright offices don’t need to be the only people who should consider the nano texture finish.


Apple Music Adds New Essentials Anniversaries Feature And Radio Show, by John Voorhees, MacStories

Apple Music was quietly updated today with a new feature: Essentials Anniversaries. The new Apple Music section features landmark albums from artists organized by their anniversaries, from five-year anniversaries all the way to 65-year-old albums.

iPhone eSIM Bug Randomly Deactivating iMessage And FaceTime, Requiring Physical SIM, by Ben Lovejoy, 9to5Mac

An apparent iPhone eSIM bug is randomly deactivating iMessage and FaceTime. In some cases, the only resolution appears to be to install a physical SIM.

Pixelmator Pro Update Brings Redesigned Photo Browser, Improved PSD And SVG Support, More, by Filipe Espósito, 9to5Mac

The popular image editor Pixelmator Pro for Mac has received a major update that introduces a brand new photo browser, as well as other enhancements such as improved support for PSD and SVG files and better management of photos stored in iCloud.

Pebblebee Releases Two New Find My Enabled Trackers With Rechargeable Batteries, by Andrew O'Hara, AppleInsider

Both of the new devices are natively supported in Apple's Find My app as well as within the company's own Pebbleebee app. They have rechargeable batteries that do not need to be replaced, and have form factors that differ from Apple's AirTag.


How E Ink Could Pave The Road To Apple's Next Big Things, by Jason Snell, Macworld

As a long-time admirer of E Ink as a technology, I’m excited about the possibility that Apple might use it in future devices. E Ink is a niche technology with some very real limitations, but it’s also got some huge advantages.

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Yes, obviously Apple will investigate all kinds of technologies... but I wondering if Apple has hit a wall with the always-on Apple Watch display technologies? Is that why it is investigating E Ink to do always-on stuff?


Thanks for reading.