The Electromagnetic-Interference Edition Monday, January 25, 2021

Apple Elaborates On Potential For iPhone 12 And MagSafe Accessories To Interfere With Implantable Medical Devices, by Joe Rossignol, MacRumors

Since the launch of iPhone 12 models in October, Apple has acknowledged that the devices may cause electromagnetic interference with medical devices like pacemakers and defibrillators, but the company has now shared additional information.

How To Back Up Your Most Important Emails, by David Nield, Wired

It might not matter for all those newsletters, special offers, and account notifications that clog up your inbox, but what about emails and documents you really need access to? It helps to have at least some of your emails backed up in another location so that you can always get at them, offline or otherwise.

Why iPhone Is Today’s Kodak Brownie Camera, by Om Malik

Here I was, standing high above, with a camera rig that cost as much as a second-hand sedan, waiting for the perfect light as I took great care to keep my own shadow out of the frame. And there they were, recording the same moment with faint regard for the quality of the light or the image itself. Instead, they were letting the chips figure it all out as they strained to document their own presence.

That moment reinforced for me the extent to which the iPhone had changed not just the act of photography, but the very notion of photos. Before other smartphones followed suit, it marked the introduction of a new language and the beginning of a new volume in the annals of visual communication.

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The young me will be pretty surprised to find so many magents around my so many computers.

Yes, he will be surprised with the number of magnets. I wonder if he will try to hide his floppy disks from me.

And, yes, he will be surprised with the number of computers. On the desk. On the coffee table. In my pocket.


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