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A Proposal for Screenshots in WatchOS 3

In a footnote in my review today, I noted: Pressing the crown and side button at the same time used to take a screenshot. In WatchOS 3, screenshots are not enabled by default. You can turn them on in the General section of the iPhone Apple Watch app. Show More Summary

? Apple Watch Series 2 and WatchOS 3

Here’s what I propose as the triumvirate of tentpole functions for Apple Watch: a stylish timepiece, a notification display and quick response extension of your iPhone, and a comprehensive health and fitness companion. That’s where Apple Watch should have been focused from the start, and that’s what it is, correctly, focused now.

iOS 10 Over-the-Air Update Glitch, Now Fixed

Jason Snell: There are lots of reports out there of iOS devices being kicked into reset mode by a failed over-the-air iOS 10 update. […] Apple released a statement saying this was an issue that affected a small number of users early on, and has since been fixed. Always backup first. And it sometimes pays to wait a few hours, see how things shake out. ?

Matthew Panzarino on the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

Matthew Panzarino, writing for TechCrunch: Every time you take a picture with the iPhone 7, both the wide angle and telephoto fire off. Yes, two 12 megapixel pictures for every shot. This could be a prime driver behind the increase of he...Show More Summary

Parakeet: Snacks

Another delightful sticker pack. These look better than real food. ?

Iconfactory Stickers

Who better to provide some excellent stickers for the new iOS 10 Messages app than the exquisite artists at Iconfactory? See their blog for more details, including how to get bonus stickers by buying multiple packs. ?

? The iPhones 7

Five days with the new iPhone 7 (in jet black) and iPhone 7 Plus (in black).

HP Agrees to Acquire Samsung Printer Business for $1.05 Billion

Don Clark and Eun-Young Jeong, reporting for the WSJ: HP Inc. agreed to buy Samsung Electronics Co.’s printer business for $1.05 billion, a deal designed to bolster the Silicon Valley company’s offerings in the market for high-volume devices that handle printing and copying for office work groups. I had no idea Samsung had a printer division worth $1 billion. ?

? Melanie Ehrenkranz and Apple’s Response to Her Criticism Over the Paucity of Women Onstage at Last Week’s Event

So the problem is not that women are underrepresented as on stage speakers. The problem is that they are underrepresented in leadership positions.

Sports Illustrated: iPhone 7 Plus Sneak Preview Photos

Sports Illustrated: On Sunday, Sports Illustrated photographer David E. Klutho took photos with the new iPhone 7 Plus camera at the Titans-Vikings game. The iPhone 7 Plus has a 12–megapixel telephoto camera that offers new zooming capabilities. Great photos. Show More Summary

? Thoughts and Observations on This Week’s iPhone 7?/?Apple Watch Series 2 Special Event

The event itself, Nintendo, iWork real-time collaboration, Apple Watch Series 2, iPhone 7, AirPods, and more.

? ‘Courage’

Choosing to do what you know will be unpopular in the short run but you believe will prove correct in the long run takes courage.

One More Attempt to Explain the Difference Between Jet Black and Black iPhones 7

I posted this to Twitter late last night. It might explain my feelings on the difference between black and jet black better than my piece last night. ?

? iPhone 7: Jet Black vs. Black

My gut feeling from my time in the hands-on area is that in the real world, the black iPhone 7 looks better, and the jet black iPhone 7 feels better.

AirPods Hands-On: ‘They Stayed in My Ears and Sounded Awesome’

Susie Ochs, Macworld: Now, that plastic has been a deal-breaker for me for years — I hate how normal EarPods feel in my ears. They don’t seem like hey’re going to stay put, and they simply fall out if I move my head too much. Even if...Show More Summary

Belkin Lightning Audio + Charge RockStar

$40 dongle made in cooperation with Apple: The Lightning Audio + Charge RockStar makes it possible to listen to Lightning Audio while charging your iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Enjoy music or talk through Lightning Audio headphones while you charge. Show More Summary

How Apple Conducted Its iPhone 7 Battery Tests

Interesting note: Apple conducted most of its iPhone 7 battery life tests with the phones paired to “Bluetooth headphones”, presumably AirPods. ?

How to Reset and Enter DFU Mode on iPhone 7

Volume down takes the role previously held by the home button. ?

Akamai: ‘Yesterday’s Apple Keynote Was the Highest Ever Peak Video Traffic Event for Akamai’

Remember when Apple’s keynote feeds used to flake out? Seems like a long time ago. Would love to know the actual number of live viewers — Akamai handled the video streams for the Olympics. ?

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