Apple will be having an online event tomorrow—everyone is invited!—where the company is expected to announce new models of the Apple Watch and iPad. Concerned about the App Library feature of iOS 14 messing with your Home screen layouts? Take Control of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 author Josh Centers answers your questions and soothes your fears. Visiting a public library may be difficult or impossible during the COVID-19 pandemic, so Julio Ojeda-Zapata offers an overview of the free online lending options that your local library might provide. Finally, TidBITS publisher Adam Engst explains his personal and professional reasons for voting for Joe Biden for US president. Notable Mac app releases this week include StopTheMadness 16.1 and Cardhop 1.3.5.
Apple has announced that it will be holding a September event as usual, but new iPhones aren’t expected at this one. Instead, rumor-watchers anticipate the release of new Apple Watch models and a redesigned iPad Air.
The new App Library feature of iOS 14 has generated numerous questions from readers of “Take Control of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14.” Author Josh Centers explains how it works and what it will do for you.
If you’re skittish about visiting a public library during a pandemic, ask about electronic borrowing you can do from home. Many US libraries provide digital versions of books, comics, and magazines, plus music downloads and streaming video options. Julio Ojeda-Zapata examines all the likely choices.
In an acknowledged departure from TidBITS’s usual focus on Apple and technology topics, publisher Adam Engst explains his personal and professional reasons for voting for Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the upcoming US presidential election.
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