One obvious feature AirTags need
Small tweak would make trackers way more useful
AirTags are awesome.
I used to have a problem with forgetting things, like my keys.
Not so long ago, I lost my wallet. Actually, I knew I hadn’t lost it, but I couldn't find it anywhere.
It was a pickle. I knew in my bones it was somewhere around, but the longer I waited to cancel my credit cards, driver’s license, etc., the worse the outcome might be.
I spent hours searching for it, and it was driving me crazy. I kept searching the same places, convinced that I’d somehow missed it the last time, because I knew it was around the house somewhere.
After a couple of weeks, just as I was about to give up, I accidentally found the darn thing on the dashboard of my car — it had slipped just out of sight. Of course, as soon as I found it, I instantly remembered putting it there a fortnight before.
I immediately went into the house and bought this AirTag-compatible wallet on Amazon. And although I’ve displaced my wallet several times since (keys too), the AirTag led me straight to it.
As great as they are, there’s one obvious missing feature that Apple could easily add, as our writer Ed Hardy explains in our top post today.
Also in today’s newsletter:
Apple has dropped its leather iPhone cases, but the Mujjo Full Leather Wallet Case with MagSafe is a brilliant alternative.
The new Video Reactions feature in macOS Sonoma triggers effects like playful fireworks when you give a double thumbs-up in front of the camera — which has already led to some embarrassing situations on non-frivolous calls. Here’s how to turn it off (it’s not obvious).
— Leander Kahney, EIC.
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Tweetz o’ the day
Can’t #AppleEvent anymore my ass!
— Basic Apple Guy (@BasicAppleGuy)
Oct 25, 2023
iPhone 15 Pro without screen and back glass is so fascinating
— Majin Bu (@MajinBuOfficial)
Oct 26, 2023
16-inch MacBook Pro on a plane isnt it 🤌🏽
— Andres Vidoza (@andres_vidoza)
Oct 25, 2023
Concept: In app AirPlay Picker
— Hidde Collee (@hiddecollee7)
Oct 25, 2023
One more thing ...
My vision was to create the first fully packaged computer. We were no longer aiming for the handful of hobbyists who liked to assemble their own computers, who knew how to buy transformers and keyboards. For every one of them there were a thousand people who would want the machine to be ready to run.
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