Tag Archive for ‘The Loop’

Apple Invites Press to September 10 Event ➝

Jim Dalrymple:

Apple on Thursday sent an invite to press for a special event to be held at the company’s Cupertino, Calif. headquarters. The event will be at The Steve Jobs Theater on September 10, 2019 at 10:00 am.

I’m due for a new iPhone this year, so I’m pretty excited to see what Apple has in store.

➝ Source: loopinsight.com

Things Apple Changed, Were Mocked for, Then Were Copied Industry Wide ➝

Dave Mark, writing on The Loop:

A few days ago, I got into a Twitter discussion about things Apple changed and were mocked for changing, yet those changes were copied and, eventually became the new normal. The original discussion was prompted by a wave of phones embracing the notch.

Behind the Scenes of iFixit’s iPhone X Teardown ➝

Motherboard documents iFixit’s process of acquiring and dissecting Apple’s latest iPhone each year.

(Via The Loop.)

iOS 10 and Removing Built-in Apps From the Home Screen ➝

Dave Mark points out an little known aspect of iOS 10’s ability to “uninstall” default apps:

Interestingly, some apps have a fallback and others do not. For example, if you delete the Calendar app and have Fantastical installed, Fantastical will automatically fill the calendaring role (you can add calendar events to Fantastical via Siri, for example). But if you delete the Mail or Calculator app, nothing fills the gap, even if you have alternatives installed. This is a beta, so that behavior might change.

Apple’s New Retail Store Strategy ➝

Jim Dalrymple explains the five new Apple Store features unveiled yesterday at their new Union Square location in San Francisco.

Music Memos ➝

Apple:

Sometimes the best ideas come when you least expect them. When those moments happen, open Music Memos to record high-quality, uncompressed audio through the built-in mic in your iPhone, or connect an external microphone. Music Memos is optimized for acoustic guitar and piano, and it works with other musical instruments, too.

I enjoyed Jim Dalrymple’s take on the app:

This is just a really smart app. It answers a lot of the problems musicians have had over the years in recording ideas quickly and easily, but it took that 100 steps further.

I’m really excited about Music Memos.

He also discusses some of the new features in GarageBand 2.1. It’s an interesting read, even if you’ve never made music before.

Siri and the Music Chart Question Kerfuffle ➝

Dave Mark, writing on The Loop:

This issue is getting a lot of coverage. Some of the reaction, perhaps predictably, is quite negative, implying that Apple is intentionally holding back data from non-subscribers.

I’ve barely paid attention to this story, mostly because I don’t think it’s a big deal. Claiming that Apple is “holding back data from non-subscribers” is a bit facetious — isn’t that the whole point of paywalls and subscription content?

In short, some people are mad that Apple is requiring them to pay for data that sits behind a paywall. Oh, woe is me.

A List of Content Blockers for iOS 9 ➝

Dave Mark is compiling a list of iOS 9 content blockers. I suggest checking it again in a week or two to see if any innovative and interesting ones show up.