The Just-Mine Edition Wednesday, March 29, 2023

My Impossible Search For The Best, Most Powerful, Most Private Journaling App Ever, by David Pierce, The Verge

In this digital world, are there any spaces left that are just mine? Can I have all of those modern conveniences without constantly being asked to share, to socialize, to upgrade to the enterprise plan? I started out trying to figure out if I could trust my journaling app but wound up looking for a place of my own on the internet.

Apple Pay Later Launching Today: 'Buy Now, Pay Later' Financing With 0% Interest, by Chance Miller, 9to5Mac

At launch, Apple says that it will “begin inviting select users to access a prerelease version of Apple Pay Later.” It will launch to “all eligible users in the coming months” in the United States.

[...] Apple Pay Later is a new financial service from Apple that will allow customers in the United States to split purchases into four equal payments across six weeks, with no fees or interest.

iOS 16.4: Here's Everything New With Apple Music, by Chance Miller, 9to5Mac

Arguably the biggest change in the Music app in iOS 16.4 is a new set of animations for things like adding songs to playlists and adding songs to your queue. [...] Apple has redesigned these confirmation messages to be much smaller notifications at the bottom of your screen.

Apple Music Classical Promoted With TV Ad Following Launch, by Joe Rossignol, MacRumors

The 30-second video features pianist Alice Sara Ott and conductor Karina Canellakis performing Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1.

Coming Soon?

iOS 16.5 Code Indicates Quad-box Picture-in-Picture Feature In Development For Apple TV Sports Streams, by Benjamin Mayo, 9to5Mac

Code references first spotted by Steve Moser in the iOS 16.5 betas describe a new ‘Multiview’ experience for the Apple TV app, supporting up to 4 simultaneous streams at once.


How To Use The New Lock Screen Shortcut In iOS 16.4, by Michael Potuck, 9to5Mac

After the iPhone Lock Screen Shortcut is run, the screen will remain lit for a few moments before going black or dimming to the always-on display on the 14 Pro/Max.

Mac Photo Organizer Peakto Adds Pixelmator Pro Support, by John Voorhees, MacStories

Peakto is a Mac app that uses AI to organize your photos from numerous sources, including Apple Photos, Lightroom Classic, Luminar, Capture One, and more. The app handles multiple file types and offers navigation by keywords, location, and other metadata too.

Today’s announcement adds Pixelmator Pro documents to the mix.

CleanMyMac X Adds Device Charging And Storage Monitoring And Management, by John Voorhees, MacStories

CleanMyMac X has been updated, expanding its utility beyond the borders of your Mac by tracking the battery status of connected devices and adding management of outboard storage.

Twelve South Refreshes BookBook Leather Cover Lineup With New 10th Gen iPad Case, by Rikka Altland, 9to5Toys

While most other cases rely on any mix of plastics and rubbers, Twelve South employs its unique design that turns your device into a leather-bound book. It has a stitched exterior that complements the hardback leather form that on top of sporting those iconic stylings, also manage to keep your device safe.

Library Ebook App OverDrive To Shut Down On May 1st, Readers Directed To Libby Instead, by Sarah Perez, TechCrunch

For over a decade, the OverDrive app has offered a service that allows institutions, including public libraries and schools, to lend their digital catalogs of e-books, audiobooks and other digital media to online users. Now, this longtime digital reading companion will be shutting down for good. After announcing its plans to sunset the app and removing it from app stores last year, the company now says that OverDrive will fully shut down on May 1, 2023. Readers will be directed to use the newer digital app Libby instead.


App Store Submission Requirement Starts April 25, by Apple

Starting April 25, 2023, iOS, iPadOS, and watchOS apps submitted to the App Store must be built with Xcode 14.1 or later.


Apple Gangnam Store Opens On Friday; Unique Facade Which Changes Appearance, by Ben Lovejoy, 9to5Mac

A few preview photos of the latest Apple Store have been shared, ahead of the opening of Apple Gangnam on Friday, March 31. It will be Apple’s fourth store in South Korea.

WeWork Mugs For $500: 10 Of The Strangest Merch Items From Companies That Crashed, by Alaina Demopoulos and Sam Wolfson, The Guardian

You’ve just been laid off from your job at a once mighty startup that was going to change the world. The New York Times has exposed your CEO’s fraudulent business model. Investors have freaked. The stock market is hemorrhaging. Your office keycard doesn’t work. What you do next is very important: go raid the merch closet.

Bottom of the Page

Today, my iPhone told me that it didn't even try to charge the batteries when I plug in the lightning cables for the entire afternoon, because it was simply too hot.

No, it's not because I am in Singapore, where there are only two seasons: hot and humid, and hot and humid and raining.

But, it was the iPhone that was hot. And that's because I'm using Microsoft's Teams on a video call.


Thanks for reading.