The All-Over-the-Place Edition Friday, April 14, 2023

Forget iPhone 15 Buttons, The Whole Apple Rumor Mill Needs To Hit The Reset Button, by Jason Cross, Macworld

But lately, it seems even our most reliable analysts, leakers, and supply chain watchers are all over the place. Their predictions disagree with one another and then turn around entirely.


Either way, nothing is real until Apple says it’s real.

Apple, Canal+ Sign Landmark, Multi-Year Deal To Bring AppleTV+ To All Subscribers In France, More Territories, by Elsa Keslassy, Variety

Under the pact, Apple TV+ will be available at no extra cost to Canal+ subs from April 20. Canal+ customers can seamlessly and easily access the films and series of Apple TV+ directly on their existing set-top box — with no separate app or subscription necessary. This is a multi-territory agreement for France, French speaking-Switzerland, Czech Republic and Slovakia.


Farrago 2 Soundboard For Mac Arrives With 50 New Features Including Shortcuts And Stream Deck Integration, by Zac Hall, 9to5Mac

Audio playback in version 2.0 is refined with a new way to preview and test clips using a secondary audio output and better fade controls. Those are part of a new built-in editor that also lets you cut and crop audio without leaving the app.

Review: Twelve South's New HiRise Pro Hides A MagSafe Charger In A Premium MacBook Stand, by Rikka Altland, 9to5Toys

It’s one of the sturdier MacBook stands I have used over the years and delivers a premium design to match.

Drawing A Blank, by John Voorhees, MacStories

The app blanks out your TV screen until you press a button on the Apple TV remote. That way, you can listen to music or a podcast through an Apple TV without also watching the album art or screensavers.


Actually, Charging Your Phone In A Public USB Port Is Fine, by Heather Tal Murphy, Slate

All of this is to say, make sure you have a fully charged portable charger with you at all times. Buy a USB “condom”—as many call hacker-prevention devices—and consider bringing a cord that can be plugged into an actual electrical outlet. But if you can’t, because you are a normal human and your phone is dying, just know that it will probably be OK if you use a public USB port.

Apple Takes A Bite Out Of India, by Rishi Iyengar, Foreign Policy

Apple’s tightrope walk between the world’s two most populous countries (and biggest tech markets) will likely define not only its own future prospects, but also technology supply chains more broadly.

Apple Emailed Staff At 7 A.m. Surveying Them About Hybrid Work After Threatening To Discipline Employees Not Going In 3 Days A Week, by Sam Tabahriti, Insider

Apple sent a survey to corporate employees at 7 a.m. Wednesday asking for their views about hybrid work after threatening to discipline anyone not coming into the office at least three days a week.

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Are there even more versions of iPhones this year, and that's why they are confusing the heck out of all the rumormongers?


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