The Some-Form-of-Tablet Edition Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Alright, You Wore Me Down, Give Me macOS On An iPad*, by Matt Birchler, Birchtree

Once again, I don't think iPadOS should be taken away from anyone, and I also don't necessarily think I should be able to choose between iPadOS and macOS at checkout when buying an iPad (although the mock up at the top of this post was fun to make), but some form of tablet device running macOS would be super valuable to me, and I suspect many other people as well.


The Apple Watch Ultra Successfully Tracked My Skyrocketing Temperature When I Had Covid, by Nick Harris-Fry, Coach

While the new temperature sensor on the Apple Watch Ultra isn’t a way to diagnose illness, it can raise a red flag if you do see an unexplained rise, and provide more info on what’s happening to your body during an infection.

Firefox Launches Its New 'View' Feature, Wallpapers, And Shortcut Buttons, by Michael Potuck, 9to5Mac

Building on its focus of privacy and customization, the new release comes with the new Firefox View feature that lets users see up to 25 of their most recently closed tabs plus three active tabs on other devices. It also comes with new shortcut buttons for private mode, a PDF editor, text recognition, and fresh wallpapers.


Apple Workers Walk Off The Job In Historic First Strike, by David Marin-Guzman, Financial Review

The Retail and Fast Food Workers Union, whose members are taking the action, the Australian Services Union and Shop Distributive and Allied Employees Association complain 70 per cent of Apple’s 4000 staff will not get pay rises under the company’s offer.

The proposed four-year agreement guarantees annual wage rises of 2.6 per cent and 2.8 per cent but only for people on the minimum wage in the agreement. Most Apple staff earn above the minimum so will not receive the pay rise, unions say.

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I don't want an iPad that can run macOS. I want a Mac that is as light and as thin as the iPad Pro.

(And I am still waiting for Apple to 'update' its website while battling sleepiness. Well.... good night. See you tomorrow.)


Thanks for reading.