The Ten-Thousand-Gemstones Edition Monday, August 8, 2022

No, Throttling And Overheating Isn't A Problem On M2 MacBook Air, by Roman Loyola, Macworld

A lot of these reports that use screaming headlines about the issue do actually point out that you have to be doing something atypical of a casual user to get the MacBook Air to throttle. But there are also a lot of reports that gloss over the fact that you’re probably not going to render a 60-minute 4K video in Final Cut Pro while you have 20 tabs open in Safari and you’re sorting your FileMaker Pro collection database of 10,000 gemstones. And when they gloss over this, it makes it seem like it’s an issue that affects everyone.


The fanless MacBook Air is by design–Apple isn’t overlooking anything. Its target user is “the rest of us,” everyday users with productivity tasks to get done. The MacBook Pro is for users who are demanding of processing power. Get the right Mac for what you want to do.

The One Thing About Apple’s Retail Stores That Has Always Bugged Me…, by John William Sherrod

Humans are accustomed to going to a dedicated place to line up and make a purchase, and it’s disorienting and frustrating when a customer doesn’t know where to go or who to see to complete their Apple Store experience so they can be on their way.

Atlas 6 Dual-Band Mesh Review: A Beginner-friendly Way To Add Mesh Networking To Your Home, by Amber Neely, AppleInsider

Adding a mesh system to your home can be a great way to ensure that all your favorite devices stay connected at all times.

The Linksys Atlas 6 Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6 Mesh System is user-friendly and promises to cover your home in up to 6,000 square feet of Wi-Fi, eliminating those frustrating random drops.

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I haven't experience phantom vibration syndrome from my iPhone for quite a long while already, but I thought I felt my iPhone vibrating in my pocket earlier today. I went through the usual suspects: Messages, Teams, Whatsapp, and didn't find any notifications.

Or did I configure Focus mode wrongly again?


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