Cue Apple - please come home

Like Rene I continue to hope that Apple will step back in to the home wi-fi market to augment the strength of the HomeKit platform. I was a proud AirPort user for many users. While I’ve enjoyed my Eero it’s led to a crisis of sorts that I’m now using an Amazon product to connect and type this.

Check out Rene’s take on this, great as always!

Speaking of Apple...Disney announces Disney+

The most mysterious release at Apple’s March 25 event was Apple TV+. While the endless parade of celebrities was moderately interesting, the complete lack of details regarding this service was certainly NOT interesting. This is in stark contrast to Disney’s announcement this week of their $7 a month service.

I think there’s a virtual line around the world already queued up for this, me included.

9to5 Mac has a good summary.

Magazines in Apple News+ - how/what/where?

News+ was the first product/service announcement from the Apple March 25 event and the only one that you can try out right now. I was and am excited about this as it helps meet some of my personal goals of lowering overall monthly expenses and being a better steward of our limited resources in this world.

Apple has some work to do on the UI and overall workflow. I can only guess that trying to shoehorn the offerings from the former Texture acquisition was hairy than they expected. Let’s hope they get this ironed out over time. It’s already a great value.

Good read from Mac Rumors on how to use the Magazine capability.

How Apple Card works

After Apple’s March 25 event there has been a lot of discussion regaring every moment of the presentation. I’ll save my overall thoughts for another day. As someone who grew up in financial services and used to have a day job associated with card processing I was intrigued by the Apple Card (especially daily cash).

Here’s a good read from Tech Crunch on specifics…

How Apple Card works

Garage Band vs. Logic Pro vs. Reality

As a musician of 40 years and a regular user of Logic Pro I must admit that I haven’t spent much time in Garage Band. I keep reading positive accolades like this article from Apple Insider and wonder if I should pay more attention. It’s interesting to see the word “Emagic” in an article! Flashback.

Will avoid my usual long diatribe about the death of real music. #saveforanotherday

Appleinsider article