The Slipping-Deliveries Edition Friday, July 8, 2022

M2 MacBook Air Preorders Are Already Slipping Into August, by Michael Simon, Macworld

Apple has opened up preorders for the new MacBook Air, which brings a new M2 chip, design, and display to Apple’s most popular laptop. As expected, just minutes after preorders went live, deliveries are slipping from the original July 15 date.

MagSafe 3 Charging Cable Now Available In New Colors Matching MacBook Air, by Joe Rossignol, MacRumors

Apple today made its USB-C to MagSafe 3 charging cable available to purchase separately in three new colors matching the MacBook Air, including space gray, midnight, and starlight, with pricing set at $49.

Charging Issues

Apple Investigating iPad Mini 6 Charging Issues After iPadOS 15.5 Update, by Sami Fathi, MacRumors

In the memo sent to authorized service providers, Apple said that it's aware that some users may report the latest ‌iPad mini‌ as unable to charge after updating to iPadOS 15.5. Apple is advising that service providers and retail staff inform customers to restart the device as a temporary fix while the investigation is ongoing.


Apple Expands Revamped Apple Maps Experience To New Countries, by Sami Fathi, MacRumors

The revamped and improved Apple Maps experience is now live for users in France, New Zealand, and Monaco, according to ‌Apple Maps‌ enthusiast Justin O’Beirne. The new ‌Apple Maps‌ experience brings with it more accurate and faster navigation, improved imagery with three-dimensional landmarks and locations, and detailed views of roads, shopping malls, and more.

Shazam App Updated To Sync With iPhone's Built-In Music Recognition Feature, by Tim Hardwick, MacRumors

Shazam, the popular music recognition service, has updated its iPhone and iPad app so that songs identified with the Music Recognition feature in iOS now sync with the Shazam app.

Retrobatch Review: Easy-made Process Workflows For Image Processing, by Glenn Fleishman, Macworld

If your work—or fun—involves robot-like repetitive actions taken on images, Retrobatch can put the automation in your workflow and leave you time to handle more creative tasks. The app, in development across 20 years, lets you create processing workflows for simple operations, like adding a border and changing resolution, up through massive chained sets of transformations using rules that let you choose one or more paths for an image to take.

Evernote Now Lets Users Create Recurring Tasks In Its App And Website, by Filipe Espósito, 9to5Mac

The popular notes and task management platform Evernote announced this week an update to the Tasks feature, which was introduced last year as a new way to let users create to-do lists with dates, reminders, alerts, flags, and more. With the update, Evernote now lets users create recurring tasks.


Tim Cook Honors Steve Jobs As He Officially Receives Posthumous Presidential Medal Of Freedom, by José Adorno, 9to5Mac

The posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom was awarded to Steve Jobs for his role in changing the way the world communicates, as well as for “transforming the computer, music, film and wireless industries.”

Apple Will Allow Linux VMs To Run Intel Apps With Rosetta In macOS Ventura, by Andrew Cunningham, Ars Technica

Apple Silicon Macs can [...] run operating systems written for Arm processors inside of virtual machines, including other versions of macOS and Arm-compatible versions of Linux. And those Linux VMs are getting a new feature in macOS Ventura: the ability to run apps written for x86 processors using Rosetta, the same binary translation technology that allows Apple Silicon Macs to run apps written for Intel Macs.

Tech Is Not Representative Government, by Shira Ovide, New York Times

Many Americans aren’t confident that the government is capable of effectively addressing big problems such as public safety, health care and climate change. Companies are often more accountable and responsive to people’s demands than our elected leaders are.

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No, I did not buy a MacBook Air. I can afford to wait. :-)


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