The People-Who-Care Edition Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Glass Celebrates Its One-year Anniversary - We Ask Them What's Next, by Daryl Baxter, TechRadar

"As our annual renewals emails went out over the last month, we've been hearing directly from so many members who have improved their own photography practice." Watson reflects. "One member told us something that really sums up the magic that can happen on Glass — "Shooting for yourself, and a community of people who care about photography, versus shooting what an algorithm may like that week has changed my relationship to photography for the better. I feel like I've fallen in love with photography again."

The Fit And Finish Of The All-New System Settings On MacOS 13 Ventura, by John Gruber, Daring Fireball

If Apple can’t make professional-looking settings panels with Swift UI, how can anyone be expected to?


Alfred 5 Brings A Bunch Of Workflow Improvements To Boost Your Productivity, by Mike Schmitz, The Sweet Setup

Alfred version 5 is the first major update to Alfred since May of 2019. And while on the surface it may not look like there’s a whole lot new, the Workflow editor has been completely rewritten from the ground up. This improves on the flagship feature of Alfred (the custom workflows) in almost every way, making them faster, more efficient, and (most importantly) more user-friendly.

Listy Is A Simple, Free Way To Catalog Your Favorite Stuff, by Jeremy Caplan, Fast Company

Listy is a free and simple app for making lists of your favorite things. It automatically includes related images, like book or album covers, and you can create shareable visual lists with the free app.

Gentler Streak For Apple Watch Adds New Workout Views Before watchOS 9 Release, by José Adorno, 9to5Mac

Gentler Streak, the Apple Watch app that brings a more compassionate perspective on your workouts, has just received another big update, this time with new Workout Views, which will be one of the main features that watchOS 9 plans to introduce later this fall.

Das Keyboard Launches Premium MacTigr Low-profile Mechanical Keyboard, by Michael Potuck, 9to5Mac

Das Keyboard is out with its latest high-end mechanical creation for Mac. The all-new MacTigr keyboard features a premium build with a low-profile design, Cherry MX switches, a handy volume knob, USB-C hub, and more.

Review: Twelve South Launches New Curve Flex MacBook Stand With Adjustable Aluminum Build, by Rikka Altland, 9to5Toys

Meet the new Curve Flex, an adjustable way to prop up your machine a the desk with an aluminum design that can fold open to elevate your device up to 22 inches off the desktop.


Apple Lays Off Recruiters As Part Of Its Slowdown In Hiring, by Mark Gurman, Bloomberg

About 100 contract workers were let go in a rare move for the world’s most valuable company, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the situation is private. The recruiters were responsible for hiring new employees for Apple, and the cuts underscore that a slowdown is underway at the company.

Apple Employees Will Return To The Office In September Under Hybrid Model, by Jay Peters and Zoe Schiffer, The Verge

All employees in the Bay Area will be expected to come in on Tuesdays and Thursdays, in addition to a third day every week that’s decided based on individual teams.

Employee Claims Apple Has Threatened Termination Over Viral TikTok Video, by Sami Fathi, MacRumors

An Apple employee says that Apple, a company she has worked at for over six years, is threatening to fire her over a viral TikTok video she made where she provides basic, commonsense, and publicly available tips on what to do if your iPhone is stolen.

Apple's $30M Employee Bag Search Lawsuit Settlement Given Approval, by Chance Miller, 9to5Mac

Apple claimed that the searches were necessary to make sure employees were not stealing products. Employees, however, said that they would oftentimes have to wait around for as long as 45 minutes after their shift for this search to be completed, and they would not be paid for that time.

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