The Scene-Description Edition Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Apple Has Joined Pixar’s Push To Standardize 3D Content Creation, by Emma Roth and Jess Weatherbed, The Verge

Apple, Adobe, Pixar, Nvidia, and Autodesk are teaming up to promote open standards for the creation of 3D content. In a press release, the companies announced the formation of the Alliance for OpenUSD, which will drive the “standardization, development, evolution, and growth” of Pixar’s Universal Scene Description (USD) technology.


Twelve South Launches More Affordable Curve SE Stand For Mac Notebooks, by Juli Clover, MacRumors

Popular accessory maker Twelve South today announced the launch of the Curve SE, an aluminum multi-piece stand that builds on the original Curve MacBook Stand.

Read-it-later App Pocket To Shut Down Its Mac App On August 15th, by Sarah Perez, TechCrunch

Mozilla’s Pocket, a popular read-it-later app that lets you save online articles to read when you have more time, announced today it’s retiring its Mac app, Pocket for Mac. The app will be replaced with the Pocket iOS app for Apple Silicon Macs instead — meaning those models introduced in late 2020 and later. The changes will go into effect on Tuesday, August 15th.

Mophie's 3-in-1 Travel Charger With MagSafe Returns To Apple Store, by Mitchel Broussard, MacRumors

Mophie has resolved the intermittent charging issues plaguing its 3-in-1 Travel Charger with MagSafe, and the accessory is now once again available to purchase on Apple and ZAGG’s websites.

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