Zoom fatigue is a very real problem, and Adam Engst covers some new research from Stanford University that explains why video calls are so exhausting and what we can do about it. Do you struggle with wanting to use Do Not Disturb to avoid interruptions while simultaneously needing some people to be able to break through at any time? And then what about when any sound from your iPhone would be unacceptable? We explain how to use Do Not Disturb and Emergency Bypass to get what you want. For those contemplating an electric-powered bike, Julio Ojeda-Zapata looks at two that come with their own apps. Apple has announced that WWDC will be virtual again this year, starting on June 7th. Finally, we’re pleased to welcome audio app maker Rogue Amoeba as our latest long-term sponsor. Notable Mac app releases this week include TripMode 3.0.3, NetNewsWire 6.0, Luminar 4.3.3,
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Apple has announced the dates of its next Worldwide Developers Conference, which will once again be held entirely online.
Do you find it tiring to spend a lot of time on video calls? You’re not alone—pretty much everyone does. A Stanford University researcher has now figured out exactly why… and what you can do about it.
Want to block notifications from your iPhone at specific times but still allow important messages to break through? Learn how to use Do Not Disturb and Emergency Bypass to achieve those contradictory goals, along with what to do if you occasionally want to block even Emergency Bypass contacts.
Electric bicycles have become popular for their motor-assisted, eco-friendly locomotion, and some even have companion apps. Julio Ojeda-Zapata took a break from his traditional road bike to test two such high-tech e-bikes and found that their iPhone-based connectivity adds considerably to the experience.
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