AI: Olloclip brings three new lens collections to iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus.
Everyone keeps offering wide angles. I want normal and telephoto; the native iPhone is too wide. No, I don’t want to use digital zooming.
AI: Google may halve memory consumption in Chrome 55 update.
Smile: TextExpander and Secure Input.
Expansions no longer working? Read this.
Macworld: How to better organize your classical music in iTunes 12.5.
FYI. If you have the time to do such extra work.
Macworld: macOS Sierra review - Mixing iOS with OS X to make a better Mac.
FYI. Mixed bag. Mine’s a 2011 iMac, so much of the whiz won’t be here.
AI: iOS 10 tests show slower boot times, but overall smooth speeds even on older iPhones.
How often does one boot up an iPhone? I don’t often do it. I’d say there’s a beat longer with some functions.
BIG WARNING - the update process briefly bricked my iPad Air. Totally unresponsive in the middle of the update process. Black screen, but you could tell the screen was powered. Did a Home+Power hard reboot, the Apple logo appeared for about five minutes, then the progress bar restored. Stalled about 2/3 of the way through for another five-ten minutes, then completed the process to the lock screen. Phew. So iPhone was smooth, no hitches. iPad, glitchy upgrade. Make sure you do it wired to your Mac with iTunes, and have a current complete backup.
9-to-5: iOS 10 How-To - Hate pressing the home button to unlock?
Updated my 5s to iOS10. Unlocking is weird. Something you’ll have to get used to. So far, there’s only a mild speed hit on opening some apps. I’m a close-the-apps-after-use-guy; this update may make me leave regulars open.
TechCrunch Review: Apple tees up the future with iPhone 7.
Macworld: Bottom line - Should you upgrade to iOS 10?
As if you really have a choice. Bow to the inevitable, now or later. Upgrade hardware if necessary.
Macintouch gives instructions for how to save a copy of El Capitan before it’s pulled.
Here. Be careful, as per usual.
Macworld/Razer Mechanical Keyboard Case review: Luxurious keys for iPad Pro.
Of note. Speaking of building biceps ...
Missed, August 1: Kagi, the payment processor, has ceased operations.
Here. You’ll hear from some of your older app folks, methinks, if they still used the service. I just heard from Maintain (Cocktail).
DP Review: Astropad 2.0 brings better performance and increased compatibility.
Have to try it again. Bought the previous version, played for a day, too slow/unresponsive.
c|net: Top 5 solid-state drives: It’s upgrade time.
Hmmm. I still need to get the recall done on my iMac’s graphics card. Time to replace the internal with an SSD, methinks.
Macworld: LiquidText for iPad review: All you need for deep research projects.
This looks like something we expected the iPad to offer, years ago. I’ll have to try it out.
Macintouch Forums: Building My $1200 Hackintosh.
AppleInsider: Another Mac-specific malware pops up.
Another FYI. Leave Gatekeeper configured to identify developers.
AI: New Mac malware can remotely access FaceTime camera.
Macworld: External Editors for Photos review: Every image editor is now an extension.
Just make sure you can easily set color balance/white point. I see that as a distinct weakness in all third-party PS competition.
James Friend | PCE.js - Classic Mac OS in the Browser.
CoolTools: MagCozy MagSafe to MagSafe2 holder.
Of note. Nifty.
AppleInsider: Users upset by Evernote price hikes & two-device limit for free Basic customers.
Later: Forgot, Volker - even before the price hike - prefers OneNote.
AppleInsider: The best external monitor alternatives to Apple’s discontinued Thunderbolt Display.
Of note. Expected at least one Dell, and sure enough ...
Macworld: Apple previews Apple File System to replace HFS+ in 2017.
AppleInsider: Apple preparing changes to MacBook lineup this month.
“While sources couldn’t pin down Apple’s exact plans, it’s believed current MacBook families could see some adjustment by the end of this month, even if it’s just in the form of more aggressive pricing.” Bill, you’re my saviour.