The Bike-Features Edition Saturday, November 27, 2021

Apple Watch Is So Much Better For Cyclists Now, by Lexy Savvides, CNET

The Apple Watch Series 7 has a bigger screen than before, plus a durable construction that can withstand cracks and dust. But it also has plenty of new cycling features to make bike riding even more enjoyable. These include automatic cycling detection, fall detection and better calorie tracking when you're riding an electric bike. But you don't need the latest Series 7 to take advantage of most of the new cycling features on the Apple Watch -- they're available when you update to WatchOS 8.

I've been using the bike features on the Apple Watch Series 6 and Series 7 for a month now, and while I don't think the watch is ready to replace a dedicated cycling computer just yet, it's now way more helpful for casual riders to track their workouts. Here are some of the new bike features on the Apple Watch and why they've changed my riding experience.

What Is It Like Trying To Fix An iPhone Yourself?, by Dan Milmo, The Guardian

For a well practised technician like Junaid the process takes 20 minutes. For the Guardian it takes an hour, even with supervision. The screws are fiddly and the engineering is intricate, which becomes apparent as soon as I’ve swapped a pen for a miniature screwdriver.

Apple iOS Privacy Settings To Change Now, by Heather Kelly, Washington Post

Privacy is a central part of Apple’s marketing campaigns and it sounds great in the company’s ads and product announcements. But actually making things as private as possible on Apple devices does require a bit of effort and time.

We’ve assembled all the settings you can change on your iPhone and iPad to make the devices as private as possible. These instructions are all based on iOS 15, the newest version of the operating system.


Review: Here's How Mujjo's iPhone 13 Leather Wallet Case Makes Sense In A MagSafe World, by Michael Potuck, 9to5Mac

Continuing its decade-long tradition, the latest Mujjo iPhone 13 cases are high-quality and classy. From the full-grain leather that’s soft out of the box to the precision stitching for the slim wallet on the back, it’s made to last.

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Okay, so it now has a new name: Omicron. As they say, there are still a lot of things unknown about this new strain, but I have confidence that we are not back to square one.

What I am not confident about for the new year: any plans for any company to have everybody back in the office, any travelling without tons of mandatory tests, and stopping the compulsory wearing of masks here in Singapore.

Oh well. Welcome to year 3.


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