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Apple Releases Two Pride Watch Bands, New Dynamic Pride Watch Faces, And Special Shot On iPhone Campaign, by John Voorhees, MacStories

Apple has released two Pride Edition Apple Watch bands and new dynamic Pride watch faces that coordinate with the colors of the new Pride Edition Sports Loop and Nike Sports Loop bands. The company also announced a new Shot on iPhone Pride campaign.

Today At Apple Creative Studios Expanding To Seven New Locations, by José Adorno, 9to5Mac

Today at Apple Creative Studios initiative is set to expand to more stores around the world to help young creatives from underrepresented communities with career-building mentorship, training, and resources across a wide range of artistic disciplines.

This year, Today at Apple Creative Studios will launch in seven new cities, including Nashville, Miami, Berlin, Milan, Taipei, Tokyo, and Sydney. It will also return for its second year in Chicago; Washington, D.C.; New York City; London; Paris; Bangkok; and Beijing.

The Full Saga Of Apple’s Troubled Mixed Reality Headset Has Been Revealed, by Samuel Axon, Ars Technica

A series of reports in The Information paint a detailed picture of progression, politics, and problems facing Apple's plan to develop a virtual, augmented, or mixed reality headset since the initiative picked up steam back in 2015.

Citing several people familiar with the product, including some who worked on it directly, the reports describe a contest of wills over the direction of the device. The standoff was between Apple's mixed reality product team (called the "Technology Development Group") and famed Apple designer Jony Ive and his industrial design team. The report sheds light on Apple's direction for the device, which Bloomberg recently reported is nearing launch.


The Five Best Digital Art Apps For iPad Artists, by Amber Neely, AppleInsider

A great app should be intuitive, highly customizable, and offer enough features to make your art stand out without so many that you get bogged down.

'Grocery' Smart Shopping List App Updated With New Design And Features, by Filipe Espósito, 9to5Mac

Grocery 3.0 introduces new features so that users can quickly add price and quantity to list items, as well as allowing users to track changes between shopping trips.

The Nine Volt AirCap Camera Body Cap Hides An Apple AirTag, by Jaron Schneider, PetaPixel

Camera and computer accessory brand Nine Volt has created a camera body cap that on the surface looks normal, but secretly hides a slot to hold an Apple AirTag so that photographers can always locate their equipment.


Apple To Open Retail In New Jersey, First Store In Almost A Year In The US, by José Adorno, 9to5Mac

Apple will soon open a brand new store in East Rutherford, New Jersey, as the company has opened positions in this location on the Apple Jobs site. This will be the company’s first new retail location in the US after almost a year.

How GDPR Is Failing, by Matt Burgess, Wired

One thousand four hundred and fifty-nine days have passed since data rights nonprofit NOYB fired off its first complaints under Europe’s flagship data regulation, GDPR. The complaints allege Google, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Instagram forced people into giving up their data without obtaining proper consent, says Romain Robert, a program director at the nonprofit. The complaints landed on May 25, 2018, the day GDPR came into force and bolstered the privacy rights of 740 million Europeans. Four years later, NOYB is still waiting for final decisions to be made. And it’s not the only one.

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Speaking as someone who doesn't own a single Apple Watch, and someone who doesn't have any fashion sense (sorry, Sir Ive), the new Pride bands looks great.

The new watch face, on the other hand, doesn't.

(But then, what do I know.)


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