The More-Accessible Edition Saturday, May 28, 2022

Accessibility Tools A ‘Core Value’ For Apple, Says Director, by Martyn Landi, Evening Standard

Making technology more accessible for everyone is a “core value” of Apple, the company has said, revealing that the pandemic accelerated some of the work the company has been doing in the area.

Sarah Herrlinger, the tech giant’s senior director of accessibility policy and initiatives, said that by making devices more accessible for those with disabilities, Apple was ultimately making better products.

Senators Urge Apple And Google CEOs To Stop Apps From Collecting Data That Could ID Those Seeking Abortions, by Bree Fowler, CNET

A group of senators is urging the CEOs of both Apple and Google to prohibit the apps in their app stores from collecting data that could be used to identify women seeking abortions.

Friday's letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Apple CEO Tim Cook, signed by five Democratic and independent senators, comes in the wake of a leaked draft of an upcoming majority opinion that indicates that the Supreme Court plans to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision establishing the constitutional right to an abortion.


BTS Launching Apple Music Weekly Series: ‘BTS Radio: Past & Present’, by Associated Press

The Grammy Award-nominated band will take listeners on their quest to stardom while sharing stories and songs that helped shaped them.

Apple Maps Japan Receives Cycling Directions, Look Around Expansions, by Stephen Warwick, iMore

The report notes that while Apple's own image collection is not as extensive in Japan as it is in the U.S. and Europe, Apple's cycling data offers fastest route suggestions, routes with less traffic, no walking sections, and more.


Apple Atlanta Workers Drop Bid For Union Vote Next Week, Claiming Intimidation, by Josh Eidelson, Bloomberg

The Communications Workers of America said it took the step “because Apple’s repeated violations of the National Labor Relations Act have made a free and fair election impossible,” according to an emailed statement Friday. The labor group also cited Covid-19 infections among staff at the store, located at the city’s Cumberland Mall, which it said “have raised concerns about the ability of eligible employees to vote and the safety of in-person voting.”

Bottom of the Page

Perhaps Apple Music should stop acting like it's a native app, and start embracing the conventions of a web app.

For starters, I wish I can 'bookmark' certain 'pages', and not having to do tons of navigation and searches each time I open the app.


Thanks for reading.