The Matching-Stickers Edition Friday, July 15, 2022

2022 MacBook Air Review: Apple’s Clean Slate, by Samuel Axon, Ars Technica

This flat, plain, slate-like machine is also a clean slate for the storied MacBook Air, and it’s the first time the Air has been redesigned around the company’s own silicon. Apple has improved on the previous design in almost every way, even though the laptop loses a bit of its unique identity in the transition. It’s still the best MacBook for folks who are OK with paying its relatively high purchase price, but it's not a mandatory upgrade over its M1 predecessor.

M2 MacBook Air Comes With Matching Apple Stickers, Adding Midnight And Starlight Colors To The Collection, by José Adorno, 9to5Mac

With that, Apple sticker collectors can now add two new versions: the starlight and the midnight Apple stickers.

It’s not always that Apple adds matching stickers to its products. For example, the last time it happened was in 2021 with the M1 24-inch iMac. Apple added several new colors to the Mac line and each of them has a personalized sticker.

M2 MacBook Air Now Available For Same-Day Pickup In Stores Across Europe And Asia, by Tim Hardwick, MacRumors

Friday is the official launch day of Apple’s new M2-powered MacBook Air, and as customers who pre-ordered begin to receive their purchases, Apple has also started in-store sales for the new notebook.


Apple Launches Apple Music Sessions With Exclusive Live Performances, by William Gallagher, AppleInsider

Apple Music has introduce its new live Apple Music Sessions, beginning with performances from Carrie Underwood and Tenille Townes.

Apple Music Sessions see artists performing a short selection of tracks, typically from their own hits plus covers of personal favorites. Each one is recorded in Spatial Audio. and is also presented in video.

Apple TV+ Announces 'Friday Night Baseball' Schedule For August With All Games Remaining Free To Watch, by Joe Rossignol, MacRumors

Apple and Major League Baseball today announced the August schedule for “Friday Night Baseball,” with all of the games available to watch for free on Apple TV+ without a subscription. Assigned broadcasters for each game will be announced on a weekly basis.

Moom Review: Bring Click-and-drag Order To macOS Windows, by Glenn Fleishman, Macworld

For all the tweaking and features Apple has added to macOS to help us place, resize, and hide windows, there’s no way to snap them into standard sizes, resize them against a grid, or save custom window configurations. Moom brings these missing features to macOS, allowing you to have the same sort of flexibility for any app that some programs, like Photoshop, allow for windows only within their interface frame.

Topaz DeNoise AI Review, by Michael Muchmore, PC Magazine

Topaz DeNoise AI automatically and effectively removes digital photo noise from your shots. It offers more control than competitors do, even letting you apply the fix locally with brush masks.


Cork City Teen Creates App To Encourage People To Work Against Global Warming, by Emer Walsh, Cork Beo

An innovative new app developed by a Cork city teen aims to encourage young people to take daily climate actions to work against global warming. "Climattain" encourages and empowers young people to positively impact their own carbon footprint and improve the world’s environment with each act.

The app was developed by secondary school student Saanvi Kaushik.

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So, if all the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro computers were designed to look like they belong in the same family, will the rumored MacBook (no adjective) look just like a smaller MacBook Air?


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