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  • iMac could have been made without a chin, proves new hack

    I'd think a better way would be to maximize the space in the base of the iMac - couldn't a thicker base include the components in it, instead of being just a piece of aluminum?
  • Apple's iTunes Pass is now rebranded as 'Apple Account Card' for iOS 15.5 users

    If you like me have separate App Store and iCloud accounts, it doesn’t let you use this. 
  • Apple execs explain why you should use Apple Maps over competitors

    If you live in one of the cities where Apple Maps has been updated with all that great UI in iOS 15, then yes - it's very good. The app overall has come a long way since the days where it would route you to a dead end. Public transit directions are also better in Apple Maps, at least in Portland, San Fran and Seattle where I've used them.

    I still have some frustrations with Apple Maps, but far less so than in past years:
    - Turn-by-turn navigation in Car Play is laggy, especially in situations where you need be in the correct lane from 4 intersections ahead or you'll never make your turn in heavy traffic. I find the app routinely reacting more slowly to reflect the turn and update the street than Google Maps does in Car Play - I would have turned already and made it 20 yards into the new street then Apple Maps would show it. 
    - The lack of offline maps makes the app unusable to me anywhere outside metro areas. The PNW is characterized by vast rural areas in the east of Washington and Oregon where cell service is spotty and sometimes even gas stations are 50 miles apart. Google Maps solves the issue with offline maps, what's taking Apple so long? Related, map quality just isn't up to par in rural areas, and that makes is very hard to use Apple Maps on road trips even when cell service is fine. I just still have anxiety it will route me to the wrong place outside the city. 

    Other than those two, of course the other one is collaboration on shared lists, especially with friends who just won't abandon Android! :) 
  • Apple brings back standard Safari tab design in macOS release candidate

    It’s refreshing to see Apple backtracking on terrible ideas. Be that the keyboard, the touch bar, ports, or terrible UI choices like this. 🙏🏻
  • Apple fires leader of #AppleToo movement

    Some of these recent firings, like this one and Ashley Gjøvik’s case, sure looks like pretenses to get rid of employees who have been too vocal about issues at Apple. It’s not a good look.