The Entire-Top-Case Edition Monday, July 16, 2018

Apple Says Third-Generation Keyboards Exclusive To 2018 MacBook Pro, by Joe Rossignol, MacRumors

When asked if Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers will be permitted to replace second-generation keyboards on 2016 and 2017 MacBook Pro models with the new third-generation keyboards, if necessary, Apple said, no, the third-generation keyboards are exclusive to the 2018 MacBook Pro.

2018 Keyboard Will Not Be Used To Repair 2016, 2017 Macbook Pros, by Stephen Hackett, 512 Pixels

When a MacBook Pro’s keyboard is replaced, it’s actually the entire top case, with the keyboard and battery along for the ride. It is not an efficient repair, and one that was going to eventually lead to part compatibility issues between generations.

Finding That Balance

How To Make This The Summer Of Missing Out, by Hayley Phelan, New York Times

JOMO, is not a misspelling of “mojo” but, rather, stands for “joy of missing out.” The antithesis of FOMO (fear of missing out), JOMO is about disconnecting, opting out and being O.K. just where you are.

It’s a lot like that age-old wisdom about being present — only retrofitted for a world in which missing an email could be a fireable offense, and deleting Bumble could mean you don’t go on a date for another three months. Like it or not, we need our technology devices; we just don’t need them as much as we think we do. JOMO is about finding that balance.

Smartphones Killed Handwriting. Let’s Bring It Back., by David Pierce, Wall Street Journal

The pen isn’t going to replace your keyboard or touch screen, but when you’re in a meeting and don’t want to hide behind a big screen, or when you’re marking up a contract, you might want to reach for your pen.

The Store

Personal App Store Stories From The MacStories Team, by MacStories

The story of the App Store doesn't just belong to Apple, nor is it limited to the developers who have made the App Store such a vibrant marketplace. Everyone who has ever downloaded an app on their iPhone, iPad, or even iPod Touch has their own story of the App Store's impact on their life. In that vein, here are the MacStories team's personal stories of what the Store and its products have meant to us.

The App Store At 10: The Next Decade, by MacStories

Just as no one 10 years ago could have predicted where the App Store would have brought us today, so is it impossible to guess what the next decade might bring. There's no stopping us from trying though.

As we close out our App Store anniversary week coverage, here are our hopes and expectations for the next 10 years.

Bottom of the Page

Occasionally, Netflix will forget to sync up my play position of the various shows I am watching across the different devices, and I have to manually sync up by dragging that play pointer across multiple episodes.

Reminds me of rewinding my VHS tapes.


No, I have no idea how to write using a pen anymore.


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