The Rough-Out-There Edition Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Review: Apple Watch Series 8 And Apple Watch SE, by Adrienne So, Wired

With Family Setup, ECG, and emergency response features, your Apple Watch is more and more becoming a tool to tie us all to each other. This is the first Apple Watch that I wished my spouse had, instead of me, and the first time I’ve considered that my kid might want an Apple Watch of her own. In fact, I’m going to finish writing this review and set up an old one for her. It’s rough out there.

iPhone 14 Pro Afflicted By 'Slow-opening Camera App', by David Price, Macworld

Multiple owners of the new iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max models have complained of a delay when opening the Camera app. In an apparent software problem that Apple has yet to acknowledge or address, commenters on a MacRumors forum thread report that it regularly takes four or five seconds for the Camera to open.

Apple Warns Keyboard Haptics In iOS 16 'Might Affect' Your iPhone's Battery Life, by Chance Miller, 9to5Mac

At the bottom of the support document, however, Apple has a small warning for users who enable keyboard haptics: “Turning on keyboard haptics might affect the battery life of your iPhone.”

The company doesn’t offer any additional detail on just how big of a battery life impact keyboard haptics might have on your iPhone.

Coming Soon

iOS 16.1 Beta 2 Features Redesigned Battery Percentage Icon That Dynamically Updates, by Chance Miller, 9to5Mac

With today’s release of iOS 16.1 beta 2 for developers, Apple has changed the design for the coveted battery percentage in the status bar. The battery icon itself will no longer show as full, even when the percentage is less than 100%. Instead, the icon will dynamically change based on your battery charge.

Apple Fitness+ Available Without Apple Watch Starting With iOS 16.1 And tvOS 16.1, by Joe Rossignol, MacRumors

Apple Fitness+ will be available to iPhone users without an Apple Watch starting with iOS 16.1 and tvOS 16.1, which are currently in beta testing.


Looking At Notes In iOS 16, by Josh Ginter, The Sweet Setup

Apple’s built-in Notes app continues to improve each year, with new useful features for capturing moments of brilliance or small bits of ephemera along the way. Notes saw a big leap forward in iPadOS 15 and, with iOS 16, we’re seeing some of those key features filter down to the iPhone as well.

GoodLinks 1.7: New iOS 16 Shortcuts Actions, Focus Filter Support, Lock Screen Widgets, And More, by John Voorhees, MacStories

I’m really excited about the latest update to GoodLinks for iPhone. The app has always had some of the best automation support of any link management or read-later app I’ve used. However, with version 1.7, which was released last week, GoodLinks has taken its automation tools to a new level, opening up more ways to customize how you save, manage, and use links than ever before.

Halide Adds iPhone 14 Pro Support For 48MP Images, New Depth Capture Features, More, by Chance Miller, 9to5Mac

Halide for iOS has been updated with 48MP ProRaw support, the ability to quickly switch from 48MP to 12MP capture, manual focus for depth capture, and more.

Lots Of Food Gets Tossed. These Apps Let You Buy It, Cheap., by Clare Toeniskoetter, New York Times

Around the country, apps that connect customers to businesses with leftover food have begun to spread. The concept is simple: Restaurants and grocery stores throw away huge amounts of food every day. Rather than trash it, apps like Too Good To Go and Flashfood help businesses sell it at a reduced price. They claim that the businesses and buyers are helping the environment because the food would otherwise become food waste, a big contributor to climate change.

Astropad Launches Darkboard, An Ultralight And Ergonomic Drawing Surface For iPad Pro And Air, by Michael Potuck, 9to5Mac

Astropad’s Darkboard is an ultralight and ergonomic drawing surface for iPad Pro and Air that is lightweight, secure, and comfortable.

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Surprise! You have a brand new place on your body that you will feel pain when waking up.

(That's what my body told me this morning while I am getting out of bed.)


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