The Massive-Battery-Life Edition Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Wearing An Apple Watch In Glencoe, by David Smith

It is becoming clear to me that Apple has chosen to spend their battery budget on illuminating a power hungry Always-On display. This makes sense, and I love the display on the Series 7 in daily use—there is now hardly any difference between the ‘dimmed’ and ‘bright’ display modes. Delightfully, an unpublicized corollary to this is that if you turn off the display, the possible battery life is now massive.

Why I Took Reading Apps Off My Phone, by P.N. Hinton, Book Riot

Now, I know that it is trading one screen for another. And it’s probably easier on my eyes to read either a physical book or my Paperwhite. But, for me, the benefits outweigh whatever drawbacks there may be. And in the grand scheme of things, it’s not just about reading what you like; it’s also reading how you like.

Apple To Provide DIY Repair Manuals On Support Website, Says Parts Store Will Be Operated By A Third Party, by Joe Rossignol, MacRumors

In an internal memo obtained by MacRumors, Apple provided a few more details about the program, including that repair manuals will be made available on the Apple Support website, confirming the location of where customers will be able to review this information prior to ordering parts for a self-service repair.


New Apple Store Opening Soon In Berlin With Special Wallpaper Available For iPhone, iPad, And Mac, by Joe Rossignol, MacRumors

Apple recently announced that it will soon be opening a second retail store in the heart of Berlin. The store will be located on the popular Rosenthaler Strasse shopping street in Mitte, the historic center of Germany’s capital city.

Aqara Launches New G3 Camera With HomeKit Secure Video And 2K Resolution In The US, by Bradley Chambers, 9to5Mac

The new G3 camera includes 2k resolution with a pan-and-tilt option and also includes local facial and gesture recognition features.


Amazon And Apple Handed $225 Million In Italian Antitrust Fines, by Gianluca Semeraro and Elvira Pollina, Reuters

Contractual provisions of a 2018 agreement between the companies meant only selected resellers were allowed to sell Apple and Beats products on, the watchdog said, adding that this was in violation of European Union rules and affected competition on prices.

Both Apple and Amazon said they plan to appeal against the fines.

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