Dieter Bohn of The Verge says the Apple Watch Series 6 is good, but if you already have a Series 5, there's "no reason to upgrade." Even if you have an older model, you probably don't need the 6. Plus, the blood oxygen monitor is "unreliable."
[This ran on Sunday in my weekly newsletter, The Magnet] I bought my first computer, an Apple ][e, in early 1985. I think the total price (including the monitor and external 5 ¼" floppy disk drive) was about $3,000. I had to get an Apple credit card since I had no savings. I still have… READ THE REST
Over at Wirecutter, my colleague Thorin Klosowski has a clear and comprehensive breakdown of the new privacy controls that were added in Apple's latest iOS update. These features include greater control over relationships your phone and local networks and location services, limiting access to your photo library for connected apps, and more. Klosowski sums up… READ THE REST
YouTuber SG Yap got some great footage of the new Apple Marina Bay Sands location in Singapore. The landmark Apple Store is the first floating store in the world. Via Apple: We will soon open the doors to our new store by the Bay.Apple Marina Bay Sands will be at the heart of creativity, a place we've made for… READ THE REST
If you thought the fear and instability that the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic unleashed on world financial markets would send investors scurrying for the sidelines, think again. In fact, the individual investor has jumped into this new economic landscape with both feet in 2020. Retail investors — everyday, non-professional stock traders — now account… READ THE REST
Fix-it projects don't always fit to your schedule. In fact, it often feels like projects or even emergencies that require your attention often come at the worst possible moments. That's why it feels like every time there's a leaky pipe or a problem underneath a vehicle or a wild animal stuck underneath your house, it… READ THE REST
What's the only thing tougher than deciding to finally get your financial life and monthly budgeting on track and under control? When there are two of you. Making sure to log all of your transactions and be fiscally responsible is often difficult enough, but when you're trying to manage that operation when both you and… READ THE REST