The Add-New-Powers Edition Sunday, April 17, 2022

Workers At Apple’s Grand Central Terminal Store Move Toward Unionizing, by Reed Albergotti, Washington Post

Workers at Apple’s flagship Grand Central Terminal retail location in Manhattan have begun to formally collect signatures to form a union, according to a newly-updated website launched by the organizers, setting the stage for a showdown between the iPhone maker and the employees who sell them.


Apple retail employees interviewed by The Post have said that despite the company’s success, their pay has not kept up with inflation, and some complain of difficult working conditions, including the inability to hold managers accountable for alleged unfair or abusive practices. Apple retail employees can earn from $17 to more than $30 per hour, depending on their market and position, and receive between $1,000 and around $2,000 in stock, they said. Employees say Apple’s hourly rates are usually in line with other retail jobs in the regions where they’re employed. But Apple, valued at $2.7 trillion, is no ordinary company. An apple spokeswoman said the minimum hourly rate at Apple retail stores is $20.


How To Give macOS Quick Look New Powers, by Justin Pot, Wired

You can, while browsing files on your Mac, hit the spacebar to see a preview. This works for images, documents, and media files, and there are even some basic editing capabilities.

It’s great, but there are all kinds of files the format doesn’t support. Fortunately, you can change that. There are plenty of free applications that add new powers to Quick Look—here are a few of the best ones.

I Got Married This Week, And These Five iOS Apps Helped Reduce Our Stress Levels, by Daryl Baxter, TechRadar

Planning a wedding involves tasks that you would never expect to have to sort out – from agreeing on the music that would play while you sign the marriage certificate, to checking if the right tree logs for the table have been picked up by the best man.

If we didn't have our iPhones and apps at hand, we may have had to hire a wedding planner to avoid the multiple moments of stress we would have inevitably had.


Teen Phone Tricks Parents Should Know About, by Jamey Tucker, WPSD

The other day I heard a mom say her kids can't use TikTok because she deleted the app from their phones. Do you know what her kids are saying? Aw, mom, you're adorable. Good try though." Your kids may hate me for telling you this, but deleting an app isn't going to stop them.

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We went out for dinner last night, followed by a scroll to the newly-returned night market near our home. All the queues to all the street food stalls were extremely long, so we didn't buy any.


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