The Respect-the-Work Edition Sunday, April 24, 2022

Apple App Store Appears To Be Widely Removing Outdated Apps, by Emma Roth, The Verge

Apple may be cracking down on apps that no longer receive updates. In a screenshotted email sent to affected developers, titled “App Improvement Notice,” Apple warns it will remove apps from the App Store that haven’t been “updated in a significant amount of time” and gives developers just 30 days to update them.


Critics of this policy argue that mobile apps should remain available no matter their age, much like old video games remain playable on consoles. Others say the policy is unnecessarily tough on developers, and claim Apple doesn’t fully respect the work that goes into indie games.

From Amazon To Apple, Tech Giants Turn To Old-school Union Busting, by Nitasha Tiku, Reed Albergotti, Greg Jaffe and Rachel Lerman, Washington Post

When Apple announced this year that it was offering raises for retail employees across the country, employees at New York’s Grand Central Terminal store who appeared disappointed were taken aside by managers and given a speech about the pitfalls of unionization there, according to employees who spoke on the condition of anonymity for fear of retaliation.

In meetings, managers warned that unionization would mean the loss of benefits, such as the ability to do stints at Apple’s corporate headquarters, known as a “career experience.”

The Opposite Of Small Business Saturday, by Matt Birchler, Birchtree

Again, everyone is free to do as they wish, but for my part, my default is to use a third party whenever possible.


How To Make Sure You Can Recover Your iCloud Data, by David Nield, Wired

The worst sometimes does happen, and with that in mind, it's important to make sure you're prepared for it. When it comes to the iCloud data being backed up from your Apple device, that means having a recovery plan in place should you find yourself locked out from your backups.

These 19 Apps Can Help You Live A More Sustainable Life, by Nishtha Grover, Prestige

When it comes to building a new habit, apps are so useful in keeping you entertained through gamification or shaping your environment by sending reminders. For those taking steps towards a more sustainable lifestyle, these apps are a great way to start!

Eat More Greens With These 5 Apps For Plant-Based Recipes, by Lindsay E. Mack, MakeUseOf

If you’re trying to eat more fruits and vegetables, then it's a good idea to make them as tasty and appealing as possible. Once you learn a few tricks about preparing palatable plant-based meals, eating more of them will be no challenge at all. These plant-based recipe apps will give you all the meal ideas you need to make eating your veggies a joy.


Foxconn’s Key iPhone Plant Operating In Locked-Down China Region, by Debby Wu, Bloomberg

Officials locked down the Zhengzhou Airport Economy Zone that hosts Foxconn’s iPhone City campus on Thursday for an indefinite period, according to a government notice viewed by Bloomberg News. Residents are not allowed to leave their homes unless it is considered necessary during the lockdown, the notice said, but workers for key businesses can commute with permits.


Foxconn’s smaller rival Pegatron Corp. suspended operations at its iPhone plants in Shanghai and Kunshan. Apple laptop maker Quanta Computer Inc. only recently resumed some production after halting work for a few days in Shanghai.

Apple Will Lend You $5000 If You Forget Your Wallet At Home, by Chris Matyszczyk, ZDNet

How many other companies are generous enough to sell you something revolutionary and then magnanimous enough to help you in your greatest hour of distress?

We're here today, you see, to consider one man's desperate plight.

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