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Marked 2.5.40

1 month 2 weeks ago
Brings improvements and bug fixes to the Markdown previewer. ($13.99 new, free update, 61.8 MB)

Agen Schmitz

Saved by The Bell is Back – Trailer For Its Peacock Reboot is Here

1 month 2 weeks ago

Saved by the Bell is back! A reboot of the classic ’90s high-school show has been revived for Peacock, which will launch fully in July. Stars Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley are back as A.C. Slater and Jesse Spano. Meanwhile, Zack Morris (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) is the Governor of California…

 


Charlotte Henry

Editorial: Who wants the new iPhone SE 2020?

1 month 2 weeks ago


Apple's latest iPhone SE release represents a basic, familiar, and affordable "classic" model of iPhone that wouldn't normally be expected to garner too much attention. Yet it has, due in large part to Apple's use of its most advanced A13 Bionic chip in what is now its least expensive new iPhone, just six months after initially launching the A13 in its most ultra-premium iPhone 11 Pro. Why is Apple shaking up the status quo, and who is this new model for?

Apple And Google Clash With NHS Over COVID-19 App

1 month 2 weeks ago

Apple and Google appear to be in a standoff with the UK’s National Health Service over the development of a COVID-19 contact tracing app. The Guardian reported that the firms’ desire to protect user privacy is as odds with proposals for the NHS’s app which aims to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Apple and Google are encouraging health services worldwide to build contact-tracing apps that operate in a decentralised way, allowing individuals to know when they’ve been in contact with an infected person but preventing governments from using that data to build a picture of population movements in aggregate. Their policies, unveiled last week, mean that if the NHS goes ahead with its original plans, its app would face severe limitations on how it operates. The app would not work if the phone’s screen is turned off or if an app other than the contact-tracing app is being used at the same time. It would require the screen to be active all the time, rapidly running down battery life, and would leave users’ personal data at risk if their phone was lost or stolen while the app was in use.


Charlotte Henry

What you don't get with the new iPhone SE

1 month 2 weeks ago


Apple's new low-cost 2020 iPhone SE second generation is a remarkably good value for all it gives you. But, to get to that $399 price point, you forego many key features that distinguish the iPhone range.

Apple AirTags: What are they and when are they coming?

1 month 2 weeks ago

Apple does a lot to help us find our misplaced iPhones, Apple Watches, and iPads, and rumors strongly suggest that Apple is currently working on a Tile-like device that will allow us to find other items as well. Here’s everything we know so far.

Update 4/16/2020: Added a reference to Bloomberg's report regarding Apple's fall lineup. 

The latest rumor: AirTags referenced in Apple support video

Apple isn’t trying too hard to hide the existence of AirTags. In March of 2020, it uploaded a support video to its YouTube account showing how to erase an iPhone. At roughly the 1:43 mark in the video—which has since been pulled—Apple shows how to turn off Find My iPhone, and in doing so revealed a toggle for turning off the feature “Enable Offline Finding.” In the feature’s own words, “Offline finding enables this device and AirTags to be found when not connected to Wi-Fi or cellular.” The video was originally spotted by Appleosophy.

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Leif Johnson

Small and Smart: A review of the HomeKit-compatible Friday Smart Lock

1 month 2 weeks ago
Smart locks — those deadbolt replacement units that use a smartphone or smartwatch as a key — have been around for a while, but they usually have two issues for Apple fans. First, they rarely support Apple’s HomeKit home automation framework, and second, they’re usually huge. Today we’re looking at the Friday Smart Lock (US$199), which resolves both issues with a clever design.
Steven Sande

Apple’s rumored over-ear headphones might have swappable earpads, touch controls

1 month 2 weeks ago

While it’s been reported for a while the Apple has pair of noise-canceling over-ear headphones in the works for release sometime in 2020, we haven’t gotten much in the way of details beyond a generic glyph found in leaked iOS 14 code. But a new Bloomberg report sheds some light on what Apple’s new headphones might look like.

Mark Gurman and Debby Wu report that Apple’s over-ear headphones will come in two models and feature components including ear pads and headband padding “that can be swapped in and out” via a magnetic modular system that “will allow users to customize their headphones as they do with the Apple Watch.”

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Michael Simon