The Visual-Hygiene Edition Friday, June 16, 2023

New Apple Features Put A Spotlight On Myopia, by Kimberley Young, Optometry Today

“The features have the potential to make a big impact in educating and encouraging children to have good visual hygiene and be conscious of their own visual habits and risks,” Shah said, but cautioned that it would be important to emphasise that the features “are only part of the picture to encourage healthy behaviours.”

Considering the use of the features, he suggested: “It may only take a notification or nudge to remind a user to shift position or take a break.”

Changed Your iPhone's Passcode And Forgot It? iOS 17 Gives You 72 Hours To Reset It, by Joe Rossignol, MacRumors

If you change your iPhone’s passcode and forget it soon after, iOS 17 has a new option available to help out. Specifically, it is now possible to reset an iPhone’s new passcode with the previous passcode for up to 72 hours after the change is made.

Apple Retail

Apple's Battersea Store Opens Today, Second To Feature All-New Design, by Hartley Charlton, MacRumors

Apple today opened its new store in Battersea, South West London – the second to feature the company’s overhauled retail store design after the Tysons Corner revamp last month.


Beats Studio Buds + Review: Better Than AirPods (But Not AirPods Pro), by Jason Cross, Macworld

Priced similarly to 3rd-gen AirPods, the Beats Studio Buds+ have a more usable design, ANC, and better sound quality. But they’re missing a few Apple ecosystem perks and 2nd-gen AirPods Pro have more features and sound better.

How And Why To Use FIDO Security Keys For Apple ID, by Jonny Evans, Computerworld

In a world that needs Apple’s recently-improved Lockdown Mode to protect good people against bad ones, high-risk individuals should consider using physical security keys to protect their Apple ID.

Apple To Discontinue Apple Card Financing For iPhones Bought Without A Carrier Connection, by Chance Miller, 9to5Mac

Apple is making a big change to its Apple Card Monthly Installment purchase option for iPhone buyers. Starting in August, Apple says that it will no longer allow customers to purchase SIM-free iPhone models using Apple Card financing. Instead, carrier connection with AT&T, T-Mobile, or Verizon will be required.


Apple Vision Pro Micro OLED Displays — What You Need To Know, by Malcolm McMillan, Tom's Guide

Micro OLED suddenly became a major tech buzzword as soon as Apple announced the Vision Pro at WWDC. The mixed reality and VR headset features two Micro OLED displays — giving each eye a display with greater resolution than a 4K TV in a surface area the size of a postage stamp.

But what actually is Micro OLED technology? And how does it differ from microLED? Is one better than the other? What are the advantages and disadvantages of Micro OLED? Can you only use it with certain display sizes?

The Workers Already Replaced By Artificial Intelligence, by Ian Rose, BBC

Any job losses would not fall equally across the economy. According to the report, 46% of tasks in administrative and 44% in legal professions could be automated, but only 6% in construction and 4% in maintenance.

The report also points out that the introduction of AI could boost productivity and growth and might create new jobs.

There is some evidence of that already.

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I will pay good money to watch Broadway shows live with live audiences.

(Can you tell I've been listening to the "Musical!" playlist over at Apple Music?)


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