The Show-Up Edition Friday, December 9, 2022

Across The Globe, Apple And Its Teams Find New Ways To Give, by Apple

Since its inception 11 years ago, Apple’s Employee Giving program has raised over $880 million dollars for almost 44,000 organizations globally. That includes the work of more than 76,000 employees who have logged more than 2.1 million volunteer hours. For every hour an Apple employee volunteers or dollar they donate, Apple matches with a monetary donation to the same organization. In addition to volunteer activities and contributions made through the Employee Giving program, Apple also contributes millions of dollars to nonprofits through corporate grants.

This year, in communities around the world, Apple and its team members contributed to local organizations and global causes in extraordinary ways. From weekly volunteer engagements to local grants in support of food banks, and from professional mentoring to environmental cleanup events, the Apple community showed up for the people and places it calls home.

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Apple Workers In Australia Plan Christmas Strike, by Praveen Menon, Reuters

Hundreds of Apple workers in Australia are preparing to go on a strike ahead of Christmas to demand better working conditions and wages, union leaders and staff said, a move likely to hurt the iPhone maker's sales and services in the country.

Maryland Apple Store Starting Union Negotiations In Early 2023, by Andrew Orr, AppleInsider

Union members from the newly-organized Apple Store in Maryland have set dates for formal negotiations with Apple management, covering employee benefits, pay scales, and more.

Towson Apple workers voted to join the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) in June, and members have been training on various union topics.


Ferrite 3: iPad Audio Editor Adds Variable-speed Playback And More, by Jason Snell, Six Colors

The banner feature in Ferrite 3 is variable-speed playback and timeline scrubbing. Just as many podcast listeners consume them at more than 1x speed, it can be a huge time saver for podcast editors to play back the program they’re editing at speeds up to 2x.

Adobe Fresco Review, by Steve Paris, TechRadar

Adobe Fresco brings drawing back to basics, evoking memories of pads and pens and dipping brushes into paint-wells right on your drawing tablet, The digital art software lets you get more creative than you ever could with a mouse or trackpad. And while it might not feel totally paper-real, but the overall experience comes a pretty close second.

Logitech MX Keys Mini For Mac Review: A Compact Magic Keyboard Alternative, by Gerald Lynch, iMore

It’s expensive for its size, and the fixed angle of its feet may not suit everyone, but the Logitech MX Keys Mini for Mac is an otherwise excellent keyboard. It’s travel friendly, has a fantastic battery life, and can be comfortably typed at for hours. With support for typing with an iPad and iPhone, it’s a universal entry system for your entire Apple life and one well worth sitting down with.


EU Sets December 28th, 2024, Deadline For All New Phones To Use USB-C For Wired Charging, by Jon Porter, The Verge

We finally have a final official deadline for when new phones sold in the European Union — including future iPhones — will have to use USB-C for wired charging: December 28th, 2024.

That’s because the EU’s new USB-C legislation has just been published in the bloc’s Official Journal, making it formally binding. Now we know the rules will officially enter into force in 20 days’ time, and individual EU member states will then have a maximum of 24 months to apply them as national law.

Apple Supplier Foxconn Reportedly Helped Convince China To Loosen Covid Rules, by Lauren Feiner, CNBC

Gou's letter helped Chinese health officials and government advisers make the case for accelerated easing of Covid restrictions, the Journal reported, citing unnamed sources. The protests that later spread throughout China furthered that case.

Apple Made A Big Move Into Women's Health Just As Startups Go Through A Funding Winter. 4 Health Investors And Founders Predict Who'll Survive., by Riddhi Kanetkar, Insider

There is also the aftermath of overturning Roe v. Wade, which has left consumers more vigilant about sharing sensitive fertility data with period-tracking apps — some of which may compete with Apple for users. Recently, 18 period-tracking startups, including Flo, Clue, and Glow, came under fire from browser-maker Mozilla for not adequately protecting consumer data, which could leave its users vulnerable to having their data shared with law enforcement.

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Now that macOS has Continuity Camera, where you can use your iPhone as a webcam for your Mac automatically, I wonder if there are people who are using duct tapes to cover both the Mac's built-in webcam as well as the iPhone's cameras.



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