The Fair-Suspicion Edition Tuesday, August 1, 2023

The Fix Is In, by Nick Heer, Pixel Envy

Barring evidence proving otherwise, I am not convinced Apple’s final software calibration step is some kind of evil manoeuvre to subvert repairs and kneecap its products. Framing it in those terms is a distraction from effective right-to-repair activism. I am not someone who believes Apple cannot do bad things; any regular reader is well aware of that. But I do believe these kinds of motivations demand proof beyond typical and fair suspicion of big corporations.


Agenda 18.0.1, by Agen Schmitz, TidBITS

Momenta has issued version 18 of Agenda, adding password support to the date-focused note-taking app. Premium subscribers can now lock the entire app, individual notes, or whole projects to prevent unauthorized viewing, and they can be unlocked using Touch ID, Face ID, an Apple Watch, or a privacy password. The release adds sort options for the notes list, enabling grouping of notes by project or color and sorting by assigned date, creation date, edited date, or title.

Bentos Is A New App That Lets You Design And Share Your Own Apple Store Displays, by Chance Miller, 9to5Mac

If you’ve ever found yourself wanting to experiment with Apple Store designs and create your own, Bentos is a new iPhone and iPad app that offers just that. Created by Michael Steeber, Bentos lets you “quickly visualize virtually any Apple Store Avenue bay.”

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