Product Hunt Weekly Digest
October 24th, 2021

Drops from Apple's Unleashed event

Apple had another day of drops from its Unleashed event last week. Let's get right into the new hardware.

First off, Apple presented two more M1 chips, an M1 Pro and M1 Max. That's fast since it released the M1 just last year. The Pro model CPU is up to 70% faster, with a GPU up to 2x faster, and 32GB of unified memory while the Max has unified memory up to 64GB.

Apple made a new home for the chips in a new MacBook Pro, or what some are already dubbing “Notch Book Pro.” The newly-designed MacBook Pros increase screen size at the cost of a “notch” where the camera lives, not unlike the latest iPhones. Apple also brought back an HDMI port, a headphone jack, an SD card slot, and a MagSafe charger along with three Thunderbolt ports. The MagSafe charger can charge up to 50% in 30 minutes.

The new standard Apple Airpods look like the AirPod Pros, without the interchangeable tips. They’ve got spatial audio support and are sweat and water-resistant.

Those that love color may like that the HomePod mini speaker is now available in yellow, orange, and blue. Or maybe you’ll be bummed there's no purple option.

Before you head for the checkout, check out these new tools from the community that can make you an Apple superuser.

Unplug Alarm: This app sounds an alarm if your Mac is unplugged while you’re away
APEnabler: Add an Airplay button to custom online video players
Pareto Security: A checklist app that helps with basic security hygiene on your Mac
Ditto: Save open tabs, documents, and apps to a workspace; switch with a menubar click
Sensei Monitor: Monitor/optimize your Mac’s performance via widgets from the menubar
Almighty: 50+ superuser tweaks/utilities like keeping Mac awake or convert to plain text
AirBuddy2: See the status of your AirPods when you open the case + connect with a click
PairPlay Audio Adventures: Split AirPods with a friend for an “immersive audio AR experience”
Alfred 4.5: The Alfred productivity Mac app launched Universal Actions for performing actions on any text, URLs, or files using a hotkey from anywhere within Alfred or your Mac

Team notch or no-notch?

On Friday, Wade Foster and makers at Zapier launched Transfer, a new tool for batch data transfers from 20+ partners to any of Zapier's 3,000+ integrations.

“It grabs records from your web apps from any time period, then gives you a slick interface where you can pick and choose exactly what you want to move,” Foster explained.

Transfer in bulk
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