The Viewing-Event Edition Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Apple Shares WWDC 2022 Schedule, Keynote To Take Place June 6 At 10:00 A.m PT, by Juli Clover, MacRumors

Apple today confirmed that the keynote event for the Worldwide Developers Conference will begin at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time on June 6, the first day of WWDC. The keynote will be an online-only event, though a select number of developers have been invited to the Apple Park campus for a viewing event.

Apple Begins Notifying WWDC 2022 Swift Student Challenge Winners, by Joe Rossignol, MacRumors

The lucky winners receive exclusive WWDC 2022 outerwear, a customized WWDC 2022 pin set, and a one-year membership in the Apple Developer Program. As an unexpected bonus, Apple is also providing winners with free AirPods Pro.

I Tried Apple’s Self-Repair Program With My iPhone. Disaster Ensued., by Brian X. Chen, New York Times

There are some benefits that will lead to higher-quality, cheaper repairs for everyone. Now all independent repair technicians, including Mr. Taiyab, have access to Apple’s tools. (He said he would probably buy Apple’s press for sealing up iPhones.) And everyone can now read the official instructions on how to do repairs, which eliminates guesswork.

But the entire experience was far from simple, and even for those who try, Apple exerts too much control by requiring approval of its repairs. If we install Apple parts, like a working screen taken from another iPhone, they should work — period.


Beats Studio Buds Get Special Edition With Daily Paper Collab, by José Adorno, 9to5Mac

Released last summer, Beats Studio Buds just got a new special edition, this time in partnership with the Amsterdam clothing brand Daily Paper. In this version, the Buds have a graffiti-looking case with white earbuds and a Daily Paper sign in red.

Apple Music Now Available Via Waze, by Sami Fathi, MacRumors

Apple Music is now available directly within Google-owned Waze, offering Waze users easier and safer access to enjoy the ‌Apple Music‌ catalog as they commute from within the Waze app on iOS.

Keep Track Of The Songs You Want To Listen To Later With ‘MusicBox’, by Filipe Espósito, 9to5Mac

If there’s a song you just heard and want to keep it for later, but without adding it to your music library, MusicBox will do it for you. The app works with links from Apple Music and Spotify, so you can simply paste the song or album URL there to save it for later.

Mario Guzman’s Music MiniPlayer Lets You Control Apple’s Music App In iTunes 10 Style, by John Voorhees, MacStories

Called Music MiniPlayer, the utility is a remote control for Apple’s Music app, not a music player itself, that takes its inspiration from iTunes 10’s MiniPlayer. With the exception of some minor tweaks to the background of the playback controls, Music MiniPlayer is a pixel-perfect recreation of the iTunes 10 MiniPlayer written almost entirely using the Core Graphics and Core Animation frameworks to ensure crisp rendering on Retina and non-Retina displays.


Apple’s New App Store Rule For Easier Account And Data Deletion Hits June 30th, by Richard Lawler, The Verge

During its WWDC 2021 event, Apple laid down a slew of policy changes for the App Store, adjusting the rules for everything from bounty hunting to whether or not Roblox is a game. Now, with the WWDC 2022 event ready to start on June 6th, Apple is reminding developers that it’s ready to flip the switch on some policy updates that were previously delayed.


'Girls Just Want To Have Speech': How One Teen Uses Music And Technology To Communicate, by Meredith Willse, York Dispatch

Valerie Alonso Rosado, 19, who has visual and communication impairments, often repurposes pop music — such as the lyrics to the iconic '80s song by Cyndi Lauper — in order to describe her thoughts, feelings and needs.

She also relies heavily on an iPad to communicate at home and with staff at Spring Grove Area High School. However, her visual challenges made it difficult to differentiate the keys she needs to press on the screen.

What many people take for granted — the ability to tap, tap, tap on their devices — is a challenge. But, thanks to a keyguard that a fellow student developed for Rosado, that process is a lot easier now.

Apple-Commissioned Study Touts App Store Job Growth And Success Of Small Developers, by Juli Clover, MacRumors

Apple today shared details on developer studies sourced from economists at Analysis Group (commissioned by Apple) and the Progressive Policy Group, with the reports aimed at highlighting the successes of small businesses and independent developers on the App Store.

Leaked Agency Doc Reveals What Apple TV+ Wants In Its New Series, As It Looks For 'Poppy' Fare With A-list Talent Like 'WeCrashed', by Elaine Low and Natalie Jarvey, Business Insider

According to agency sources, including an internal agency document reviewed by Insider, the streamer is in search of female-driven soaps like Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon's "The Morning Show," broad but prestige-y dramas à la Chris Evans vehicle "Defending Jacob," and fizzier fare like WeWork dramatization "WeCrashed," starring Jared Leto and Anne Hathaway.

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