The External-Home Edition Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Mac Home Directory Bug Is Blocking User Logins On macOS Ventura 13.3, by Roman Loyola, Macworld

If you’re a macOS Ventura user and you’ve set up your user account with the Home directory saved to an external storage device, you should wait before updating to version 13.3. A number of users who set up their Macs this way have found that they cannot access their accounts after installing the update.

Latest iPadOS And macOS Updates Break Universal Control And Handoff For Many Users, by Chance Miller, 9to5Mac

These users indicate that the feature was working as normal prior to Apple releasing the updates last week.

For some users, these problems also extend to other features that are powered by Handoff, such as universal copy and paste and Apple Watch Unlock.


Soulver Smart Calculator App Lands On iPad With iCloud Sync, Multitasking Support, More, by Chance Miller, 9to5Mac

Soulver for iPad offers all of the same powerful features as the Mac app, including live data, natural language calculations, and more.

Satechi Stand & Hub With SSD Review: Fixing The Mac Mini's Shortcomings, by Simon Jary, Macworld

This affordable and good-looking hub-stand for the Mac mini offers a range of useful front-facing ports missing from the Mac mini itself, and inexpensive internal storage–though it doesn’t support faster NVMe M.2 SSDs.


Richmond Homeowner Says 'Find My iPhone' App Mistake Causing Angry Residents To Come To His House, by Brooke Taylor, KTRK

A homeowner in Richmond said almost a dozen people keep knocking on his door at all hours of the day and night, claiming he stole their lost items because of what he said is a mistake on the "Find My iPhone" app.


Schuster shared proof of him reaching out to Apple Support many times, as early as 2022. He called them, messaged them, and filed a formal report which is listed as closed. He said it has never been resolved, and another person came knocking just a few days ago.

Apple Sales Executive Leaves For Role At Defense Department, by Mark Gurman, Bloomberg

Apple Inc. sales executive Doug Beck is leaving the iPhone maker for a senior role at the US Defense Department, extending a wave of key departures at the company.


vBeck is one of fewer than 20 executives to report directly to Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook. He managed sales to governments, health institutions and schools, serving as one of the Cupertino, California-based company’s two sales chiefs.

Apple Readies Opening Of Its First Retail Store In India, by Manish Singh, TechCrunch

Apple is gearing up to open its first retail store in India to the public later this month, roughly two decades after the company began selling products and services in the South Asian nation that has grown to become the second largest internet market.

The iPhone-maker on Wednesday shared the barricade of its first retail store in India, called Apple BKC, that is situated at Jio World Drive Mall in Mumbai.

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Is this a new thing for Apple TV+, that they are now releasing new episodes on two days a week, instead of just once a week? Can Apple sustain this, as all the other media companies seem to be laying off people and cutting down productions? And that there is a writer strikes looming ahead?

Well, I'm not complaining here. This is not a complain.


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