Paul Kafasis from Rogue Amoeba has posted about this pretty interesting little improvement in the new Macs with the T2 chip that Apple currently ships:
On older Macs, the headphone jack and the internal speakers are essentially separate ports on a single output device, and only one of these ports is allowed to be active at a time. Because of this, audio can be sent to either the built-in speakers, or the headphone jack, but not to both. As well, if anything is connected to the headphone jack, the OS shuts off the built-in speaker completely.
With these new Macs, there are actually two distinct output devices. The headphone jack and the internal speakers are separate devices, completely independent from one another.
I’m not sure how practically useful this is, but it sure is interesting. I wonder if I can enable two simultaneous audio outputs, where one output is the built-in audio jack and the other is a USB-C to 3.5mm dongle.
Airtel India has today launched pre-orders for the new Apple iPhone XR on the Airtel Online Store. The phones will start shipping on October 26th, just in time for the Diwali festivities.
The iPhone XR can be purchased from the Airtel Online Store in two ways — either at Full Price or in Easy Installments with an Airtel Postpaid connection.
If you opt for Easy Installments, you can grab the 64GB iPhone XR model with a one-time down payment of ₹14,999 and then monthly payments of ₹3499. This takes the effective price of the phone to almost ₹99,999. As part of the Postpaid connection, you get:
- 100 GB Data per month
- Netflix for 3 months
- Amazon Prime
- Free Handset Damage Protection
- Unlimited Calling
If you are looking to purchase an iPhone XR this year, but are unable to purchase one using your banking finance options, this is a good option for you to consider. Unfortunately, though, the pricing set by Airtel is much higher compared to the other phone models available on the Online Store.
macOS Mojave — Apple’s newest version of its operating system for Macs is now available for download from the Mac App Store.
I installed it on my 2016 15″ MacBook Pro and the whole process took around 60 minutes. The performance hasn’t changed, and the new features are seemingly nice, though I have mixed feelings about the Dark Mode feature. It looks fantastic, but the light text on dark background is a hit-or-miss in many areas, especially in third-party apps.
GitHub has introduced a new Desktop app for macOS and Windows platforms today.
Extend your GitHub workflow beyond your browser with GitHub Desktop, completely redesigned with Electron. Get a unified cross-platform experience that’s completely open source and ready to customize.
If you visit the page, the H1 tag on it reads “The new Native“.
If GitHub starts pushing for Electron apps as “native”, what hopes do we have left?