The Bluntest-Terms Edition Friday, June 17, 2022

Explaining Stage Manager’s M1 iPad Requirement, by Josh Centers, TidBITS

In the bluntest terms: Apple could have engineered Stage Manager to work on non-M1 iPads, it just didn’t want to degrade the overall experience in any way to make that happen. This isn’t necessarily nefarious plotting on Apple’s part, but rather, the standard way Apple makes business decisions. From Apple’s perspective, it’s a total win.

Apple Releases M2-specific macOS Monterey 12.4 Update Ahead Of MacBook Pro Release, by Wesley Hilliard, AppleInsider

Ahead of the 14-inch MacBook Pro release, Apple has updated macOS Monterey with a small revision specifically for the Apple Silicon M2 processor.


Adobe Fresco, by Shelby Tupper, PC Magazine

You just can’t lose with Adobe Fresco. It's free. It’s truly fun. It’s so satisfying to use it's practically therapeutic. It’s also a serious tool that helps you be productive, if you need it to be. Using the app is like having a marvelous toy box and discovering new treasures every time you open it. Enjoy yourself, get your creative work done, and accept Adobe’s evocative invitation to “get in touch with your canvas.”

Carrot Weather Update Brings Card Layout Style, Dual-pane Radar, Advanced Storm Features, by Michael Potuck, 9to5Mac

A new layout style groups weather forecasts into easily consumable cards, there’s a handy dual-pane radar option to compare map views, enhanced storm tracking features, new secret locations, and more.

Camera+ 2 Gets 48 MP Upscaling, Overhauled Editor, Shift To Subscription For New Features, by Michael Potuck, 9to5Mac

The popular iPhone photography app Camera+ 2 is getting a major update today. Improvements include an all-new editor that’s powered by machine learning for a faster and more intuitive experience. There’s also a new UltraRes 48 megapixel upscaling feature and a shift to a subscription model for new features.

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One thing that we are not aware: where Apple is bringing Stage Manager to next year. And that's when the M1/M2 chips are really needed.


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