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tvOS 12 ➝

tvOS 12 is a fairly light update when compared to iOS 12, watchOS 5, and macOS Mojave, but Cella Lao Rousseau has penned a great overview of what’s coming to the Apple TV for iMore. The most impressive feature is zero sign-on, which will let users with a supported cable subscription use media apps without having to sign in with their account credentials. But since Charter Spectrum is the only cable company that will support this feature at launch, most of us will just have new screen savers to get excited about.

Apple Design Award Winners Announced ➝

Congratulations to this year’s winners, including my calculator app of choice and one of the best iOS games of all time.

June Home Screens Update ➝

I write about integrating Day One into my life, a handful of Apple TV games, and some major changes to the way I use my watch.

Have Plex Your Way ➝

A great update to Plex’s iOS and Android apps, which adds the ability to customize the app’s home screen, a tab bar for quick navigation, and support for podcasts. I’d love to see the home screen customization make its way to the Apple TV soon. I’ve switched to using Infuse on tvOS simply because it hides libraries that we don’t need access to in our living room — specifically, our photo library and live TV.

Things Adds Powerful Keyboard Shortcuts and Navigation ➝

From Cultured Code’s Things weblog:

For this update we had one goal: make our iPad app truly desktop-class. To achieve this, we had to substantially improve support for external keyboards – and by that we don’t just mean adding a few more shortcuts. In fact, adding more shortcuts was only possible because of one of the key features in this release: the ability to select items from the keyboard.

The ability to select items, reorder, edit, and perform actions on those items — all from the keyboard — is incredibly powerful. With this update, the folks at Cultured Code have shown that you don’t have to sacrifice power user features to develop for the iPad.

Phil Schiller Explains Steam Link App Rejection ➝

John Voorhees, reporting for MacStories:

We now have a better idea of the reasons behind the Steam Link rejection thanks to an email message from Phil Schiller, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, to a MacStories reader, the authenticity of which we have verified.

According to Phil Schiller’s reply, the Steam Link app violated “a number of guidelines around user generated content, in-app purchases, content codes, etc.” The good news is that apple is continuing to work with Valve to fix these issues and hopefully the app will be available soon.

Elegance, Distilled ➝

Zac Bir took the mechanical keys off of an Apple Extended Keyboard II and built a miniature version with just 60% of the layout.

Recent Trademark Filings Hint at Possible Names for macOS 10.14 ➝

I’m still not as keen on the California location names as I was with the big cats, but I kind of like the sound of macOS Sequoia.