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September 2020

Third-Generation Apple TVs Suffering From Software Update 7.6: mjtsai.com/blog/2020/09/3…

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Pop Out Timer Rejected From the App Store: mjtsai.com/blog/2020/09/3…

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Widgetsmith and The Case of the Missing App Store Bunco Squad: mjtsai.com/blog/2020/09/3…

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LatherApp Rejected From the App Store: mjtsai.com/blog/2020/09/3…

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Epic Barred From “Sign in With Apple”
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Allowing Bug Fixes and Challe… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Safari Privacy Protections Bypass
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Big Sur’s Narrow Alerts… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Roku Adding Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit: mjtsai.com/blog/2020/09/2…

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Apple’s Use of Swift and SwiftUI in iOS 14: mjtsai.com/blog/2020/09/2…

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@KenHatesSoftwar CFStringConvertEncodingToNSStringEncoding(kCFStringEncodingEBCDIC_US) :-)

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The Need for Stable Foundations in Software Development: mjtsai.com/blog/2020/09/2…

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iOS 14 Update Could Permanently Remove Fortnite: mjtsai.com/blog/2020/09/2…

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Pixelmator Pro Gets AppleScript Support: mjtsai.com/blog/2020/09/2…

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@KenHatesSoftwar And there’s still no way to silence deprecation warnings in Swift?

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Apple Explains Benefits of the App Store: mjtsai.com/blog/2020/09/2…

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@NSExceptional Yep, they’ve been talking about that for years, and they’re right.

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@HookProductvT And Apple Mail has such an API, but it’s extremely slow. :(

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“New Look” Outlook Shipping in October: mjtsai.com/blog/2020/09/2…

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Forbidden Controls in Catalyst’s Mac Idiom: mjtsai.com/blog/2020/09/2…

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A Visual History of System Preferences: mjtsai.com/blog/2020/09/2…

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@davemark @reneritchie I think @macstoriesnet has been covering this a lot, though not sure if they have a master list.

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@superezfe @SteveStreza More failure modes, e.g. app is correctly notarized and stapled but macOS rejects it, anyway.

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@kevin_bowen @jcenters You need a developer account to sign them with a Developer ID certificate and to notarize th… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Apple Says Epic Is “Saboteur, Not a Martyr”: mjtsai.com/blog/2020/09/1…

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@lapcatsoftware Those are related to Unreal Engine, which they have temporary protection for. Shipping a new Fortni… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@lapcatsoftware Surely if they do that again they’ll endanger their other account…

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@eurozerozero Yes, I think in that case the Quick Action receives the current text via system services, and so you’… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@jcenters The user will get an alert telling them that the app is malware and not telling them how to launch it anyway.

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@eurozerozero Which Automator action are you referring to?

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@lapcatsoftware For example, select some text in a Safari window and choose Services > New Email With Selection. Th… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@jcenters Are you suggesting that they should ship unsigned/unnotarized software? That doesn’t really count.

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Safari 14 seems to break system services. Select part of a Web page, invoke service, pasteboard claims to have all… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Apple Watch Series 6, SE, and Fitness+
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iPad 8 and iPad Air… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@jsnell Should this say “predecessor” instead of “successor”? sixcolors.com/post/2020/09/t…

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iOS 14 Shipping Tomorrow, Xcode 12 GM
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What’s Left to Do After Migration?: mjtsai.com/blog/2020/09/1…

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Apple Watch Series 6, SE, and Fitness+: mjtsai.com/blog/2020/09/1…

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@_matthewdrayton Having an app in the store is probably not a technical requirement, hence the extension.

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Epic Barred From “Sign in With Apple”
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Can U.S. States Hang on to Ne… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Allowing Bug Fixes and Challenging the Guidelines
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Potential… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Auto White Balance vs. Fiery Skies: mjtsai.com/blog/2020/09/1…

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Funneling Into Apple News+
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Notarized Mac Malware… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Epic Barred From “Sign in With Apple”
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Allowing Bug Fixes and Challe… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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New Apple Store Guidelines for Outside Payments: mjtsai.com/blog/2020/09/1…

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New Apple Store Guidelines for Reader Apps: mjtsai.com/blog/2020/09/1…

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New Apple Store Guidelines for Streaming Games: mjtsai.com/blog/2020/09/1…

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@superezfe Yes, IFTTT received the real last 4 digits from my card, whereas previously I’ve only seen services show… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@lapcatsoftware @nicklockwood @amyruthworrall Yes, that’s true. We don’t have a good way of predicting what would h… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@nicklockwood @amyruthworrall Doesn’t Android have sideloading, and all the big apps are in Google’s store?

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@giskard22 The Device Account Number doesn’t reuse those digits, though, and that’s the only number Apple claims to send.

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@pyrmont Thanks, wasn’t aware it had that feature.

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@rosyna I understand that it can be useful for support, but I’m surprised that it sends part of the number without saying so.

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@rosyna No, the DAN is different. It’s definitely sending IFTTT the end of the card number. Why doesn’t this page s… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@rosyna Is it part of the DAN or not? For other transactions, the seller seemed to receive a random 4 digits.

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@rosyna I understand what the DAN is, but I didn’t think it would include my actual last 4 digits.

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Design and Implement macOS 11 Document Icons: mjtsai.com/blog/2020/09/1…

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@BennettSmith @bwebster And, of course, bad faith is not required. The terms for Sign In With Apple say that Apple… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@BennettSmith @bwebster It’s certainly a marketing success in that users feel safe and think they are being protect… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@BennettSmith @bwebster Have any other providers booted a developer like this? Epic would argue that what they’re d… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Epic Barred From “Sign in With Apple”: mjtsai.com/blog/2020/09/0…

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Mac App Store Sandbox Escape by Bypassing Initialization: mjtsai.com/blog/2020/09/0…

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@DamienPetrilli I don’t think it’s a web page at all. It’s just a viewer for the model.

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Recreating Big Sur Desktop Picture
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Mail Data Loss… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Screen Recording in Big Sur Requires Admin Account: mjtsai.com/blog/2020/09/0…

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Swift Runtime Heap Objects and Type Layout: mjtsai.com/blog/2020/09/0…

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Apple Antitrust Investigations in Italy and Australia: mjtsai.com/blog/2020/09/0…

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Epic Banned From Apple Development for a Year: mjtsai.com/blog/2020/09/0…

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@DamienPetrilli I don’t think the site gets access to the video?

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@90one80 Thanks! Was not aware of that 180, since previously Apple said they wanted to get Fortnite back in the store.

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@morrick Yeah, I don’t even understand what the intent is. If you have a dialog that is essentially an alert but ne… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Private Intel Firms Buying Phone Location Data: mjtsai.com/blog/2020/09/0…

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Japanese Game Developers Complain About App Store: mjtsai.com/blog/2020/09/0…

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Fortnite’s Use on iOS Has Declined: mjtsai.com/blog/2020/09/0…

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Facebook SDK Will Not Adopt Privacy Prompt
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Apple-Funded App Store S… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Inside Digital Pregnancy Tests
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macOS 11.0 Big Sur Announced… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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The Graphing Calculator Story
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Time to Change the App Store Sales Mo… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Apple’s Commitment to Human Rights: mjtsai.com/blog/2020/09/0…

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Why You Should Charge More for Your App Subscriptions: mjtsai.com/blog/2020/09/0…

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Recreating the Big Sur Desktop Picture: mjtsai.com/blog/2020/09/0…

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Recreating the Big Sur Desktop Picture: mjtsai.com/blog/2020/09/0…

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Recreating the Big Sur Desktop Picture: mjtsai.com/blog/2020/09/0…

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Recreating the Big Sur Desktop Picture: mjtsai.com/blog/2020/09/0…

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Purchasing In-App Ads Without IAP: mjtsai.com/blog/2020/09/0…

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Thermal Corner for the 16-inch MacBook Pro: mjtsai.com/blog/2020/09/0…

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