The World-of-Pain Edition Thursday, May 13, 2021

How The Personal Computer Broke The Human Body, by Laine Nooney, Motherboard

Decades before “Zoom fatigue” broke our spirits, the so-called computer revolution brought with it a world of pain previously unknown to humankind. There was really no precedent in our history of media interaction for what the combination of sitting and looking at a computer monitor did to the human body.

‘Misogynistic’ Apple Hire Is Out Hours After Employees Call For Investigation, by Zoe Schiffer, The Verge

Antonio García Martínez is no longer working at Apple hours after employees circulated a petition calling for an investigation into his hiring. Martínez, a former Facebook product manager on the ad targeting team, authored a controversial book about Silicon Valley where he expressed misogynistic views on women.


Apple Maps 'Look Around' Feature Now Available In Atlanta, Georgia, by Mike Peterson, AppleInsider

The Look Around feature is Apple's answer to Google Street View. First introduced in iOS 13 in a select number of cities, Apple has been gradually expanding "Look Around" since.

TimeMachineEditor, A Flexible Way To Schedule Mac Backups, by Ben Lovejoy, 9to5Mac

It would be great if the Time Machine app offered greater flexibility, and TimeMachineEditor provides exactly that.


Panic Discontinues Code Editor For iOS, by Nick Heer, Pixel Envy

Panic has tried to crack this nut multiple times without success, but it is hard to see how any developer can make iOS work for apps like these.

Security Researcher Exploits Find My Network To Send Messages Over Any Nearby iPhone’s Data Connection, by Benjamin Mayo, 9to5Mac

By faking the way that an AirTag broadcasts its location as an encrypted message, the hack allows packets of arbitrary data to be transmitted over the Find My network, and therefore arbitrarily using the data connection of any nearby Apple device with Find My enabled.

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If you are only now telling Apple what you hope to see in the new operating systems that are scheduled to be unveiled next month at WWDC, well, you are too late.



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