The Pause-and-Breathe Edition Monday, September 27, 2021

Fitness+ Gains Pilates And Guided Meditation Workouts, Including New 'Workouts To Get Ready For Snow Season', by Sami Fathi, MacRumors

Apple today added Guided Meditations and Pilates to Apple Fitness+, expanding the existing catalog of workout types already available on the service ahead of a significant expansion of 15+ additional countries later this year.

New To Meditation? Let Apple Fitness+ Guide Your Wellness Journey, by Jessica Campbell, Australian Women's Health

Meditation might once have been relegated to the periphery, a practice adored by man bun-sporting individuals and those tapped into the trajectory of their rising moon astrological phase, but in recent years it’s since come to dominate the world of wellness - and for good reason. Where in the past we placed greater emphasis on workouts that promised a physical transformation, our priorities have since shifted. Now, we understand that wellness isn’t just the consideration of the external; that to truly embody the word we need to be finely attuned with our mind. Just like we exercise our bodies, the daily ritual of mindful meditation has become a staple for so many around the world and in our fast-paced lives that grant such little opportunity to take stock of the present moment, pause and breathe deeply, meditation has become a salve - not just for lockdown, but for times of stress and uncertainty. Now, Apple Fitness+ are bringing the benefits of meditation to you.

My Love-hate Relationship With The Apple Watch Is Turning To Hate, by Lisa Schmeiser, Tom's Guide

To give the infernal application-plus-watch duo some credit: it is good for developing a habit. The issue I have is that it's terrible for maintaining habits. The Fitness app is designed around rewarding a few core behaviors that do not, in any way, reflect the complicated realities of people who live in actual human bodies.


Apple To Fix Issue Preventing iPhone 13 Users From Unlocking With Apple Watch In Upcoming Software Update, by Joe Rossignol, MacRumors

In a support document, Apple said affected users can turn off Unlock with Apple Watch and use their passcode to unlock their iPhone 13 until the software update is released. The feature, which is designed to let you unlock your iPhone while wearing a mask or ski goggles, can be toggled off in the Settings app under Face ID & Passcode.

Face ID Stops Working If You Replace The iPhone 13 Screen With Third-party Repair, by José Adorno, 9to5Mac

Phone Repair Guru shows in a new video that although it’s easier to replace some screen components, once the user needs to get a new screen, they’ll probably need to go to Apple or an authorized center to get the iPhone fixed.

Spotify Overheats iPhones On iOS 15, Rapidly Drains Battery, by William Gallagher, AppleInsider

Music streaming service Spotify has confirmed iPhone user complaints that its app drains around 30% battery per hour of streaming.

Exceptionally high battery drain, also making iPhones run hot, are being reported by Spotify users who have upgrade from iOS 14.8 to iOS 15. The company says it is investigating.


I Just Don’t Want To Be Busy Anymore, by Elena Salaks, Medium

Once I accepted that yes, maybe I really am feeling this burnout thing everyone is talking about; I knew I had to be intentional in making a change around things that were giving me chronic stress.

Here’s what I did.


Many Apple, Tesla Suppliers Halt Production In China Amid Power Pinch, by Kanishka Singh, Ben Blanchard and Yimou Lee, Retuers

The temporary stop to production by the companies puts supply-chain continuity at risk during a peak season for electronics goods including the latest iPhones.

Think Different: Apple's Alisha Johnson, by Mia Uzzell, Grazia

While government leadership wrestles with the natural ebb and flow of policy perspective, Johnson says businesses are now arising as major stalwarts in mobilizing the execution of policy initiatives. “You need businesses that are proactive, that are continuing to push forward, and really view it as a priority—not just as a PR statement but in the execution of their work,” she explains. Johnson’s transition from the federal and private sector to Apple was more than a longitudinal move for her career. For her, the tech giant’s nonperformative commitment to equity cemented the shift.

Apple To Open Developer Academy In South Korea To Avoid KFTC Fine, by Cho Mu-Hyun, ZDNet

Cupertino will open the academy at Pohang University of Science and Technology next year in Spring. The company has opened 12 such academies so far, with the first one being opened in Brazil back in 2013.

Apple will also open its first manufacturing R&D support centre at the institute, which will also start operating next year.

Bottom of the Page

As we move on towards the third year, are there bucket lists being emptied out and replaced with simplier stuff? Are we downsizing to smaller but even more personal bucket sizes?

Will we be recognized as a pandemic generation? Can others tell? Are our scars obvious?


Thanks for reading.