Our WWDC coverage wraps up this week with a sneak peek at tvOS 13, which may be the most notable update to tvOS in years. Apple continues to harass a small Norwegian business in its nonsensical quest to crush independent repair shops. If you’ve been unenthused about Qi wireless charging, Josh Centers would have agreed with you until it saved his vacation. Speaking of saving things, did you know that cloud backup services may not be backing up all your files, particularly virtual machine images? Adam Engst explains that before delving into the scientific research that reveals the dark side of Dark Mode—for most people, most of the time, it will make text harder to read, understand, and edit. Unsurprisingly, given that most Mac developers were paying attention to WWDC last week, the only notable Mac app release was Cyberduck 7.0.
Last year, Apple sued a small Norwegian repair shop over 63 unauthorized iPhone screens and lost, but Apple is appealing the case anyway. We worry that lutefisk may be involved.
“Take Control of Apple TV” author Josh Centers offers a sneak peek at what’s to come in tvOS 13, the most consequential tvOS update in years.
Josh Centers wasn’t a fan of Qi charging until his iPhone X’s Lightning port died while he was on vacation. A Qi charging stand let him recharge wirelessly instead of taking a lengthy side trip to an Apple Store.
Code42 has announced that it will be preventing CrashPlan users from backing up applications and VM image files—is this just a selfish move to reduce storage needs? After chatting with Code42 competitor Backblaze, Adam Engst discovers there’s more to it. And there are alternatives.
Apple has pushed Dark Mode hard in Mojave, and it will appear in iOS 13 as well. If Apple thinks Dark Mode is such a good idea, should you switch to it? Only if you’re more interested in being trendy than productive, since the science behind human visual perception is resoundingly against Dark Mode.
Open-source file transfer app adds a new multi-segmented download feature and simplifies sharing files from file sharing services. (Free, 93.6 MB)