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Siri Remote Connection Issues With New Apple TV 4K ➝

Tim Hardwick, writing for MacRumors:

An increasing number of third-generation Apple TV 4K owners are reporting connection issues with the Siri Remote that are only temporarily resolved by either restarting the remote or power cycling the set-top box.

I’ve been experiencing this lately. It’s annoying, to say the least.

➝ Source: macrumors.com

Twitter’s Algorithmic Feed Becomes Default Timeline on iOS ➝

Tim Hardwick, writing for MacRumors:

In a change that is sure to draw the ire of some users, Twitter has removed the sparkle-shaped icon from the top-right of the app’s interface that let users switch between “For You” and “Latest” and replaced it with two tabs called “For You” and “Following.”

“For You” still shows users tweets from people they follow out of order, sprinkled with algorithmically suggested tweets from people they don’t, while “Following” shows tweets in pure reverse chronological order.

While the change technically makes it easier to switch timelines – users can now just swipe between them instead of tapping the star icon – users on iOS will now always see the algorithmic “For You” tab when opening the app, whether they want to or not.

I completely understand why Twitter wants you to use the algorithmic feed, but they should always give you an option to show a reverse chronological feed by default.

➝ Source: macrumors.com

Web Developers Form Advocacy Group to Allow Other Browser Engines on iOS ➝

Tim Hardwick, writing for MacRumors:

Apple is being challenged by a group of developers to end WebKit’s dominance on its mobile devices and allow other browser engines on iPhone and iPad, following accusations that the current situation amounts to anti-competitive conduct.

For those unfamiliar with WebKit, Apple’s browser engine powers Safari and other areas of the operating system where web content is displayed. Apple requires all third-party browser apps on iOS and iPadOS to use WebKit, but many browser developers are not happy with the limitations this imposes on them.

The latest pushback comes in the form of “Open Web Advocacy” or OWA, a project launched by UK-based developers who want third-party access to all the features that Safari enjoys but which are not available in WebKit.

One prevailing argument opposing this is that Chrome would become the dominant web browser on iOS in addition to its existing dominance on all other platforms. But the solution to that isn’t to prevent Chrome from existing on iOS or artificially hindering its abilities. The solution is to build better alternatives and convince people to use them.

➝ Source: macrumors.com

AirTag and Family Sharing ➝

Tim Hardwick, writing for MacRumors:

On the face of it, sharing the location of an AirTag via Apple’s Family Sharing feature should be a no-brainer, since individual members in a Family Sharing group can use the Find My app to see the location of other family members’ Apple devices, including iPhones, iPads, Macs, AirPods, and Apple Watches.

Given those Family Sharing privileges, many users have understandably assumed that an AirTag attached to an item that’s regularly used by more than one person in the household (a set of keys, for example) could be tracked by multiple family members within Find My.

Unfortunately, however, AirTags don’t work like other Apple devices in Find My, and several users have taken to the MacRumors forums, Reddit, and Apple’s community support site to share their displeasure after learning about the Family Sharing limitation

This does seem like an odd omission. And I didn’t even realize this was the case until I read the aforelinked piece about it. Hopefully it’s just a case of an early product and this particular feature hasn’t been implemented yet.

➝ Source: macrumors.com