The Most-Shazamed Edition Saturday, August 20, 2022

Apple Celebrates Shazam Turning 20 With Playlist Featuring Each Year's Most Shazamed Song, by Joe Rossignol, MacRumors

Apple today announced that popular music identification service Shazam launched 20 years ago today. To celebrate the milestone, Apple shared a playlist featuring the most Shazamed song of each calendar year for the past 20 years.


Apple Extends Repair Program For iPhone 12 Models With Earpiece Sound Issues, by Joe Rossignol, MacRumors

The program now covers affected iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro devices for up to three years after the first retail sale of the device, compared to up to two years previously, according to Apple. The one-year extension applies worldwide.

Jetpack Joyride 2 Is Worth An Apple Arcade Subscription On Its Own, by Jay Peters, The Verge

Over the course of a few days, I just couldn’t stop collecting coins, dodging missiles, upgrading my gear, and getting as far as I could through each level.

Lightroom Classic 11.5, by Adam Engst, TidBITS

Adobe released Lightroom Classic 11.5 with a few new features and enhancements for the desktop-focused photo cataloging and editing app.


Where’s My Apple Watch Rest Day?, by Elizabeth Lopatto, The Verge

Overtraining is a real risk for athletes! It’s one reason why recovery is important. Plus, like, I’m not a pro athlete! I work out to enjoy myself, not because it’s my job. But the setup of the Apple Watch’s rewards doesn’t acknowledge that.

Apple Workers Fear A ‘Draconian’ Return-to-office Plan Like Tesla’s, by Chloe Berger, Fortune

While Apple employees are not threatening to quit over the RTO mandate with as much ire as they did in the spring, they’re speaking of growing pains and worried about having their attendance tracked. (Apple did not respond to requests for comment.)

“I thought I was all for [a] return to office but God d*mn, is Apple park packed,” an Apple employee said on Blind, adding that the offices are overloaded: ”On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I can barely hear myself think when everyone is having a separate conversation, people’s phones are off silent getting a million messages a minute, and don’t even get me started on conference room availability.”

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Shazam -- an interesting name for an interesting product. I'm glad that Apple didn't renamed it to something boring.


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