The Shaking-Camera Edition Monday, September 19, 2022

iPhone 14 Pro Camera Shaking And Rattling In TikTok, Snapchat, And Other Apps, by Chance Miller, 9to5Mac

It appears that many popular third-party apps weren’t quite prepared for the iPhone 14 Pro’s new camera technology. A number of iPhone 14 Pro users are unable to take pictures and images using third-party apps like Snapchat, TikTok, and Instagram. These problems include the camera shaking, rattling, and even making physical noises.

watchOS 9 Complications Have Completely Ruined The Simple Watch Face, by Ben Lovejoy, 9to5Mac

But I had a nasty surprise when I updated my Watch. Instead of that very minimalist look, the watchOS 9 complications are far from minimalist.

I’m sure they look great in some watch faces, but definitely not in the most pared-down Simple face. Instead of a simple day and date, there’s now three tiles with today’s date in the middle. Why?


ESR HaloLock Dock Keeps Your iPhone Cool With CryoBoost And Includes Built-in AirPods Charging, by Bradley Chambers, 9to5Mac

Overall, CryoBoost unlocks faster charging over MagSafe as it keeps your iPhone cool as your charge.


Long iPhone 14 Pro Lead Times Hint At Sky-high Demand, by Malcolm Owen, AppleInsider

Consumer demand for the iPhone 14 Pro models are high compared to those of the iPhone 13 Pro range, analysis of availability indicates, while sales of the Apple Watch Ultra are considered to be quite robust.

New iPhones Have Qualcomm Satellite Modem, New Apple Radio Chips, by Stephen Nellis, Reuters

iFixit, a San Luis Obispo, California-based firm that disassembles iPhones and other consumer electronics to assess how easily they can be repaired, took apart an iPhone 14 Pro Max model on Friday, revealing a Qualcomm X65 modem chip.


In a statement to Reuters on Saturday, Apple said there is additional proprietary hardware and software in the iPhone 14 for the new messaging feature.

The $300bn Google-Meta Advertising Duopoly Is Under Attack, by The Economist

As China’s economy slows and the West’s slides towards a recession, companies everywhere are squeezing their marketing budgets. Until recently, that would have meant cutting non-digital ads but maintaining, or even raising, online spending. With most ad dollars now going online, that strategy is running out of road.


For Meta and Google’s corporate parent, Alphabet, the cyclical problem may not be the worst of it. They might once have hoped to offset the digital-ad pie’s slower growth by grabbing a larger slice of it. No longer. Although the two are together expected to rake in around $300bn in revenues this year, sales of their four biggest rivals in the West will amount to almost a quarter as much. If that does not sound like a lot, it is nevertheless giving the incumbents reason to worry.

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The new iOS 16 finally frustrated me. The culprit is, of course, the lock screen.

Specifically, I've accidentally scrubbed on the playback-location on the lock screen, while listening to an eight-hour-long podcast episode. The result is that the podcast player thought I've finished listening to the episode, and proceeded to delete the episode in question.

I've spent about five long minutes (if I counted correctly) just to re-download the episode and find where I stopped listening within that eight-hour-long episode.

Not a fun time.


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