The Empty-Handed Edition Saturday, November 26, 2022

Many Shoppers Can't Find Apple's Latest iPhones On Black Friday, by Hilary Russ and Siddharth Cavale, Reuters

Many shoppers looking for Apple's latest high-end phones returned empty handed from its stores this Black Friday as the technology company struggles with production snafus in China.


At an Apple store in a Bethesda, Maryland mall, an employee said there were almost no 14 Pro and Pro Max in stock. Another employee at a store in Raleigh, North Carolina said that iPhone 14s were in low stock, while the iPhone 14 Plus was completely out of stock.

Affinity Photo 2 Review, by James Abbott, Digital Camera World

There’s no denying that Affinity Photo has long been the best Photoshop alternative available, and Affinity Photo 2 is Serif’s most impressive version of the software to date. The new features, in some cases, are remarkable, despite a useful image browser/cataloging for Raw files remaining absent. But if you’re looking for a highly capable Adobe alternative with an incredibly good value perpetual license to boot, then look no further than Affinity Photo 2.

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My first Thanksgiving when I was in U.S., back in the late eighties, I've had 7-Eleven hotdogs for dinner. (I wish there was Wikipedia then. Or someone on Usenet warning me to stock up on food.)

That mistake was never repeated for Thanksgiving nor Christmas. :-)


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