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In a birthday post earlier in 2023, and again during Wednesday's I/O conference, Google continues to court Apple, trying to get it to adopt RCS. It's still not ready, not a standard, and not something Google is all-in on itself.Google continues to beg Apple to fix its messaging problemApple's products rely on iMessage when commuting with other Apple products, then fall back on SMS for everyone else. Google has been aggressively pushing a newer standard called RCS, but it isn't quite ready for primetime. Read more...
In a birthday post earlier in 2023, and again during Wednesday's I/O conference, Google continues to court Apple, trying to get it to adopt RCS. It's still not ready, not a standard, and not something Google is all-in on itself.Google continues to beg Apple to fix its messaging problemApple's products rely on iMessage when commuting with other Apple products, then fall back on SMS for everyone else. Google has been aggressively pushing a newer standard called RCS, but it isn't quite ready for primetime. Read more...
In a birthday post earlier in 2023, and again during Wednesday's I/O conference, Google continues to court Apple, trying to get it to adopt RCS. It's still not ready, not a standard, and not something Google is all-in on itself.Google continues to beg Apple to fix its messaging problemApple's products rely on iMessage when commuting with other Apple products, then fall back on SMS for everyone else. Google has been aggressively pushing a newer standard called RCS, but it isn't quite ready for primetime. Read more...
Apple today announced 20 new titles launching on Apple Arcade, Apple’s game subscription service that offers unlimited access to over 200 incredibly fun games. The new titles include WHAT THE CAR?, TMNT Splintered Fate, Disney SpellStruck, and Cityscapes: Sim Builder, all of which are only available on Apple Arcade. The expansion also adds popular games from the App Store to the service, including Temple Run+, Playdead’s LIMBO+, PPKP+, and more. Apple Arcade brings together over 200 critically acclaimed original and exclusive mobile games across iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV. for just just $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year “Apple Arcade brings together hundreds of fun titles in one gaming destination for our users to discover and enjoy,” said…
Macworld At a glanceExpert's Rating ProsAttached rotatable second screenFolds to back of MacBookConsBulky and heavyNiche use casesOur VerdictIf you don’t mind bulking up and weighing down your MacBook, and you have a real need for a foldable, portable second screen, the Dual Laptop Screen Extender may well be your solution. But most people would do better with a separate external display. Best Prices Today: CopGain Dual Laptop Screen Extender Retailer Price $299.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide MacBooks can quickly and easily hook up to external displays for greater desk-based screen space. While the plain M1/M2 MacBooks support just one extra screen, the 16-inch MacBook Pro (M2 Max) supports up to four monitors. On its own,…
Macworld The AirTag from Apple is a compact tracking device that has an extremely long life and precise locating ability in the right circumstances. Unlike a GPS tracker, which requires cell service and may drain a battery quickly, an AirTag relies on the distributed Find My network of iPhones, iPads, and Macs that hundreds of millions of people around the world carry with them, and uses Bluetooth LE to signal that hardware. While there are a thousand positive and legitimate ways to use an AirTag, it can be abused when someone tracks you without your knowledge, which potentially exposes you to a dangerous situation. For example, back in December 2021, the York regional police department in Canada announced that AirTags…
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