The Pro-to-the-iPad Edition Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Apple Launches Final Cut Pro And Logic Pro On iPad With New Subscription Pricing, by Emma Roth, The Verge

Apple is bringing Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro to the iPad. Both apps will be available for $4.99 per month or $49 per year on iPad starting on May 23rd. For comparison, buying Logic Pro on a Mac costs $199.99, and buying Final Cut Pro normally costs $299.99.

The video and music editing apps will come with enhancements specifically for iPads. Final Cut Pro, for example, will come with a new jog wheel that’s supposed to make the editing process “easier than ever,” allowing you to navigate the magnetic timeline, move clips, and perform edits using just your finger and multi-touch gestures.

Apple Announces New Pride Band For 2023, Matching Apple Watch Face And iPhone Wallpaper, by Benjamin Mayo, 9to5Mac

Apple today announced its new 2023 Pride band for Apple Watch. The new Pride Edition Sport Band features speckled rainbow-colored pills on a white background, and will be available to buy from Apple Stores starting May 24.

Alongside the band, a new Apple Watch Pride Celebration face and iPhone wallpaper will also be available next week, with a matching visual design.

Inherent Tension

AirTag In The News: NYPD Recommends, Apple And Google Propose Industry Tracking Standard, by Glenn Fleishman, TidBITS

These two stories represent the tension inherent in ubiquitous, hard-to-detect tracking devices. On the one hand, they’re a powerful tool to enable the recovery of stolen items (or find lost objects, which is Apple’s primary goal for the AirTag). On the other hand, they’re the easiest method in human history to track someone’s whereabouts surreptitiously down to the minute. Any device that simplifies finding your own stuff will always have the effect of reducing other people’s privacy and increasing their risk; limiting tracking capabilities to reduce stalking also lessens the utility for item recovery.

Into Thin AirPods, by Casey Johnston, Defector

I didn’t realize, until I’d driven back home, that I was getting the “AirPods left behind” alerts because they were connected to the “Find My” app in my phone. If I opened the app, I would see a detailed map of all of the Lord’s creation, and, within it, wherever the fuck it was that my AirPods were.

Indeed, when I did open the app, there the AirPods were—well, there they weren’t, but also there they were—pinging from a town about 30 minutes away in decent traffic. I zoomed in on the map until it resolved into individual residences. The AirPods appeared to be posted up on a dead end street, squarely in someone’s house. Find My wouldn’t commit to an address, but by cross-referencing Google Maps and a nearby BMW dealership, I was able to triangulate a building number.

Learning Apple

A California School District Is Reimagining Education With Apple Learning Coach, by Apple

Across the district, students are using Apple technology to create projects as varied as podcasts with GarageBand, animations with Keynote, and movies with Clips — and these changes are reshaping classrooms. At the center of this transformation is a group of educators who have applied their knowledge from the Apple Learning Coach program to rethink how teachers and students approach their studies.

Coming Soon

iOS 16.5 Likely To Be Released Next Week With These Small Changes, by Joe Rossignol, MacRumors

So far, only two notable features and changes have been discovered for the iPhone, including a Sports tab in the Apple News app and the ability to start a screen recording with Siri.


I Tried This Free Mac App And It’s A Game Changer, by Malcolm McMillan, Tom's Guide

So what Rectangle does is allow you to (largely) replicate the Snap feature in Windows 11 by snapping your desktop’s windows into 14 different possibilities. I am typically a Left Half and Right Half multitasker, keeping two windows up at all times and then minimizing windows when not in use and then bringing them back up as needed. But you can also do Center Half, Top Half or Bottom Half. Or you can get more granular with a bunch of other options like Top Left, Bottom Right, Last Two Thirds or First Two Thirds.

MusicSmart 2.0: Dig Into Music Discovery, by John Voorhees, MacStories

Instead of casting a broad net to track the entire range of your musical tastes, the app is about digging deeper into individual songs, albums, or artists’ catalogs. But follow the threads offered by MusicSmart, and the narrow focus that sets it apart from Tanaka’s other apps will paradoxically lead to new musical discoveries and, ultimately, broaden your tastes.

Pokémon GO Creator Niantic's New 'Peridot' Augmented Reality Pet Game Now Available, by Juli Clover, MacRumors

As with Niantic’s other games, Peridot is an augmented reality title that encourages players to take their pets for walks in the real world. During walks, users can collect items, discover new places, and capture photos.


Apple Fails To Fully Reboot iOS Simulator Copyright Case, by Isaiah Poritz, Bloomberg Law

Apple Inc. failed to fully revive a long-running copyright lawsuit against cybersecurity firm Corellium Inc. over its software that simulates the iPhone’s iOS operating systems, letting security researchers identify flaws in the software.

The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on Monday ruled that Corellium’s CORSEC simulator is protected by copyright law’s fair use doctrine, which allows the duplication of copyrighted work under certain circumstances.

Speed Trap, by David Pierce, The Verge

Here in 2023, AMP seems to have faded away. Most publishers have started dropping support, and even Google doesn’t seem to care much anymore. The rise of ChatGPT and other AI services pose a much more direct threat to its search business than Facebook Instant Articles and Apple News ever did. But the media industry is still dependent on Google’s fire hose of traffic, and as the company searches for its next move, the story of how it ruthlessly used AMP in an attempt to control the very structure and business of the web makes clear exactly how far it will go to preserve its business — and how powerless the web may be to stop it.

AMP succeeded spectacularly. Then it failed. And to anyone looking for a reason not to trust the biggest company on the internet, AMP’s story contains all the evidence you’ll ever need.

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Oh gosh, even Apple is now selling software using subscriptions.


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