It’s been a very crazy couple of weeks for me, please forgive me if I’m a little lax on these week and review post. However there is a quite a bit of news to report, so here are the highlights for the week ending March 26, 2017, and perhaps a few links I’ve missed form the weeks past:
- Apple released a slew of press releases this week announcing new iPads, an upgraded iPhone SE, a Product RED iPhone and more. Here’s a round-up of the announcements:
- New 9.7-inch iPad replaces Air 2; iPad mini 4 increases capacities - Six Colors - Dan Moren breaks down the new iPad announcements. What happened to the Rumored 10.5" iPad Pro? I thin there are still updates in the pipeline, but maybe a few months away.
- Apple introduces Product(RED) versions of iPhone 7, 7 Plus, doubles iPhone SE capacity - Six Colors - I’m hearing lots of positive comments about the new Product Red phone. I hope Apple considers adding more colors to the line with future releases.
- Here Are 14 New Apple Watch Bands Announced Tuesday - Mac Observer - Several new options to choose from if you like to change up your watch bands.
- Apple Acquires Workflow – MacStories - In somewhat surprising news, Apple has acquired the popular iOS automation App. This, of course, leaves people wondering what the future for the application is. Will Apple kill it, continue to develop it, or somehow integrate some of the features in a future version of iOS? (That’s my bet.) David Sparks runs down some possible pros and cons
- Encrypting Email on the Mac Is Surprisingly Easy - Mac Observer - A follow-up to our recent discussion on MPU - here’s a great overview of the encryption options for email.
- Apple extends AppleCare+ purchase window from 60 days to 1 year for iPhone - 9to5 Mac - This is a surprising change. If you didn’t buy AppleCare when you bought your iPhone you now have up to a year to do so (assuming your iPhone is still in good condition.)
- Interact Scratchpad for Mac Takes the Pain Out of Adding Contacts -MacStories - I regularly need to grab and add contacts to my Mac. This new App from Agile Tortoise (makers of Draft) makes it easy
- I still dream of the Smart home, this video from Apple featuring the Home App makes it look like a reality. If only it were so.