Saturday, August 15, 2020

Jony Ive leaves Apple. What comes next?

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Eight years after the death of Steve Jobs, Jony Ive has decided to leave Apple. Between them, they were instrumental in turning Apple into a trillion-dollar company. So what does this departure mean for the future of Apple?

iCloud Drive: The danger with Optimised Storage file placeholders

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iCloud Drive works seamlessly, but did you know that it is easy to lose your data forever if you move files to an another location, such as Dropbox?

Aperture bites the dust: macOS Catalina and 32-bit applications

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If you are still relying on Apple Aperture for your photographic library be afraid, be very afraid. It will stop working if you upgrade to MacOs Catalina so you need to find an alternative application as soon as possible.

Apple Watch 5: Resistance is futile

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After a lifetime of Swiss watch fandom, I've defected to the smartwatch. Goodbye, good and faitthful mechanical servant, hello tomorrow — with a dollop of beneficial health monitoring thrown in.

Review: Apple Watch Milanese Loop band

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Although I was extremely happy with the black sport band that came with my steel Apple Watch, I had a hankering for something a bit more dressy: A strap that would make the watch look more like a desirable Swiss timepiece.

iPhone 11 Pro: Is it worth upgrading just for a better camera?

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Smartphone manufacturers seem obsessed with photography, almost to the exclusion of many more useful features of the devices. Is this the end for the traditional camera industry or an opportunity to be grasped?

USB-C Port Woes: Wobbling all the way to the Genius Bar

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Does your cable wobble? All four USB-C ports on Mike's 2018 MacBook Pro wobble and lead to unstable data connections. Apple don't want to know, but a simple fix seems to be working.

Apple Watch health monitoring and the Kardia Mobile electro-cardiogram

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Who would have imagined that you could take a medical-grade electro-cardiagram as often as you like, just by using a thin sensor and an iPhone? The Kardia Mobile ECG monitor has been approved both in the US and UK as a medical device and is being recommended by general practitioners.

Apple AirPods v PowerBeats Pro

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How do Apple's new PowerBeats pro stack up agains the now common AirPods. Mike has been trying the new earphones and much prefers them to the rather skittish AirPods

iPad Magic Keyboard: Why not settle for the best?

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Apple's new iPad Magic Keyboard combined with touch and mouse support in iPadOS 13.4 at last bridges the gap between tablet and computer.