The Hear-Your-Voice Edition Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Apple Music Is Getting A Karaoke Mode, by Jay Peters, The Verge

Apple on Tuesday announced Apple Music Sing, a karaoke experience that will be built right into the Apple Music app. With Apple Music Sing, you’ll be able to follow along with Apple Music’s real-time lyrics and adjust the volume of the vocals so that you can better hear your singing voice.

Apple Adding Hundreds Of App Store Price Points, As Low As $0.29, by Amber Neely, AppleInsider

Apple has announced that in the spring it will provide developers with 900 price points, plus new App Store pricing tools to set prices by country and region.

Under the new pricing system, developers can select from what Apple says is nearly ten times more than what's currently available. Prices will start at $0.29 and go as high as $10,000. Developers will need approval for the highest pricing levels.

Tim Cook And President Biden Came To Arizona To Announce Plans For American-made Chips, by Andy Blye, The Verge

“The progress we’ve made with Apple Silicon has transformed our devices,” Cook said on Tuesday. “When you stop and think about it, it’s extraordinary what chip technology can achieve. And now, thanks to the hard work of so many people, these chips can be proudly stamped ‘Made in America.’”

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Find My App In macOS 13.1 Adds A Missing Feature From iPhone To Find Lost AirTags, by Chance Miller, 9to5Mac

The latest macOS Ventura 13.1 beta makes a useful enhancement to the Find My app. With this update, you can now use the Find My app on your Mac to ping nearby accessories for the first time. This behavior was previously only available in the Find My apps on iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch.


Pixelmator Pro 3.2 For Mac Introduces Video Editing Support, by Tim Hardwick, MacRumors

Version 3.2 of the app lets users make quick edits to videos, such as trimming, cropping, and color adjustment, and lets users combine them with text, images, and shapes, apply masks, and more, without leaving Pixelmator Pro.

Carrot Weather Gets Mini-games, Live Activities Support For All Precipitation, Layout Redesign, More, by Michael Potuck, 9to5Mac

The release includes a new mini-games experience, a major update to the Layout screen, Live Activities support for all precipitation, and more.

Documents iOS App Gets All-new Action Menu That Dynamically Adapts Based On File Types, by Michael Potuck, 9to5Mac

The main new feature is an overhauled Action Menu that makes it more seamless than ever to organize, copy/move, rename, and edit your various files by dynamically changing the buttons based on what type of file you’re looking at.


Apple Scores Win In AliveCor Legal Battle With USPTO Invalidating Several Patents, by Juli Clover, MacRumors

The United States Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board today invalidated a trio of AliveCor patents that AliveCor used in a complaint with the International Trade Commission, which is a win for Apple. The patents all related to heart rate monitoring technology used in AliveCor products.

Apple Scales Back Self-Driving Car And Delays Debut Until 2026, by Mark Gurman, Bloomberg

In a significant shift for the project, the company is now planning a less-ambitious design that will include a steering wheel and pedals and only support full autonomous capabilities on highways, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the information is private.

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Nothing confirms more that I am an introvert than feeling extremely tiredness after having two days of multiple discussions -- in meeting rooms, in cubicles, and in Teams -- at work with actual living humans.

(I am always having a conversation with my Windows laptop. Mostly, it is me asking PC why can't you be more like Mac.)


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