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Sigh. I really liked the Smart Connector… I actually kind of wish the iPhones had gone with it instead of wireless charging. Smart Connector charging could be much faster and less fiddly. I know wireless is better for the mass market, but selfishly… oh well.
Anyway the new location on the iPad Pro blows ass, and the new Smart Keyboard with the mandatory back cover can eff right off.
This topic is so subjective… but I wanna give a shout-out to this mechanical keyboard that I bought last weekend. It's so freaking nice to type on that I almost want to just work from home all day.
The Havit KB395-L is a compact mechanical keyboard with an unusually shallow key depth. It's basically a mechanical keyboard for people who prefer laptop keyboards, the best of both worlds. My fingers feel like they're dancing across the damn thing. Slim, short height, but solid — feels like it's going to last a decade. (oh yeah, removable/replaceable cable! no bluetooth, but I loathe wireless keyboards)
It does have the goofy gaudy backlights of your typical "gamer" keyboard, can be turned off by holding fn-minus for a few seconds. And you have to go into System Settings to remap the command keys to Mac-like… but no drivers are necessary. My goodness this thing makes me happy.
Given that they ported Apple Music to Android, I can't imagine why.
I think the bigger question is whether Shazam functionality will get rolled into Music, or if the whole thing just gets shut down. Word on the streets is that they're buying it for their gee-whiz AI and team, not the product itself. Which would be a pity, I use it all the time.
Here's an article about their signal processing, I'm afraid it flies way over my dumb dumb head. http://coding-geek.com/how-shazam-works/