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∞ The Dalrymple Report: Apple’s Revolutionary products and iMessage

This week Dave and I talk about Apple’s most revolutionary products and how each one transformed the company. As you might expect, we do have some disagreements on which products go on that list. We also talk about iMessage and how people view the blue vs. green bubbles in chat. App Store rip-offs round out the big topics this week. Follow this podcast...

Apple glasses could adjust lenses to match user’s prescription

Malcolm Owen, AppleInsider: The concept of smart glasses runs into a problem when it comes to people who normally wear glasses to see. Those who can wear contact lenses could feasibly use a typical smart glasses setup without too much issue, but those who have to wear glasses can end up in trouble. This is all conjecture, of course,...

Apple TV+ lands 12 SAG Award nominations

Apple: Today the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards announced that Apple TV+ has been recognized with 12 SAG Award nominations across Apple Original films and series including “CODA,” “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” “Ted Lasso” and “The Morning Show.” The winners will be announced Sunday, February 27th. More success for Apple TV+. ...

Apple’s $30M bag check lawsuit settlement

Juli Clover, MacRumors: Apple in November settled a long-running lawsuit over employee bag checks, with the Cupertino company agreeing to pay $29.9 million to employees who were subjected to off-the-clock bag searches, and now details about the settlement are available on Apple’s website. And: California employees first sued...

Gruber: The App Store is (well, was) lousy with blatant Wordle rip-offs, but one of them takes the cake

John Gruber, Daring Fireball: As of today, Apple’s App Store is lousy with Wordle rip-offs. I mean not just the concept — there’s a long history of “guess the word” games, including a defunct game show called “Lingo” that was clearly an inspiration for Wordle — but literally the name “Wordle” and its design. If you’ve never played...

Pick a city, take a virtual walk

Follow the headline link, pick a city from the list (upper-right), sound on. Don’t miss the walking speed, and street noise controls. And there’s a volume slider for a local radio station, too. ∞ Read this on The Loop

∞ Apple shares trailer for new Apple TV+ series “Suspicion”

The series drops starting February 4th. I’ve definitely added this one to my watch list. Has a bit of a “Defending Jacob” vibe, an early Apple TV+ series I loved.

There are now 13 apps that generated more than $1 billion in 2021

Sarah Perez, TechCrunch: At the high end of consumer spending, there were 233 apps and games that pulled in more than $100 million in 2021, and 13 titles that generated over $1 billion. This is up 20% from 2020, when there were then 193 apps and games topping the $100 million mark, and only 8 titles making over $1 billion annually. ...

Are AirTags causing stalking or making us more aware of it?

John Voorhees, MacStories: Apple is also in a unique position given the vast size of its Find Me network. That puts the company in a different league than competitors like Tile, which carries greater responsibility with it. In a story on Peer Reviewed, Matt VanOrmer puts a finger on something I’ve been wondering for a while: Are AirTags...

Emoji, to scale

Follow the headline link, start scrolling or swiping up. You’ll start with the emoji that represents the smallest real world object, slowly increasing in scale to bigger and bigger objects. See if you can guess the emoji that represents the biggest thing. ∞ Read this on The Loop

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