Re-affirmed: Chat 10 Looks 3, Shameless, Squizz Shortcuts, Teacher’s Pet series’ Who The Hell Is Hamish?
New: Loose Units: The Podcast, Gertie’s Law, Parental As Anything (with Maggie Dent), Take 5, Unravel True Crime: Snowball
Undiscovered: We Fact Up, Love and Luck
— Read on www.smh.com.au/culture/tv-and-radio/apple-s-best-of-list-reveals-undiscovered-gems-in-remarkable-year-20191202-p53g32.html
For at least two years now, my iPhone has insisted on autocorrecting Sydney to SYDNEY, every single time I type the word. After weeks of troubleshooting that included resetting the keyboard and uninstalling any transit apps I thought might be to blame, I realised the culprit.
The much maligned butterfly keyboard has finally been replaced with a new and improved scissor mechanism. The keyboard is so much more comfortable to type on than the butterfly keyboards it replaces; keys have a satisfying bounce and 1mm of travel, and are far quieter.
Reliability and repairability have also been addressed; now if a crumb falls under a key, you can pop that single key off, instead of replacing the entire top cover of the keyboard; just like most other laptop keyboards on the market.
Read more at SMH: MacBook Pro 16″ fixes the keyboard and increases the screen size
For the last year, when I’ve been asked for recommendations about truly wireless earbuds, my answer has been “if you’re an iPhone user, and you want convenience, battery life and just a great user experience, go AirPods, but if you value noise cancelling and don’t mind in-ear, the Jabra Elite 65t are better for you.” Now, the answer is simpler; buy whatever AirPods your budget can afford.
Looking at the Samsung AR emoji created by a bunch of tech journos, there was something odd about them I just couldn’t put my finger on. Then it dawned on me; it makes everyone thin. Just like Bitmoji before it, Samsung are too worried they’ll offend you by making your avatar chunky, so everyone ends up thinner virtually than they are in real life. Apple sidestepped this by making their Animoji, well, animals. What a bizarre world we live in.