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#1557: Combatting Zoom fatigue, Emergency Bypass for Do Not Disturb, electric bike apps, virtual WWDC date set, Rogue Amoeba sponsoring TidBITS

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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TripMode 3.0.3 2 comments

TripMode 3.0.3

Now available in the Mac App Store thanks to using Big Sur's Network Extensions framework. ($15 new, free update, 16.9 MB, macOS 11+)

NetNewsWire 6.0 2 comments

NetNewsWire 6.0

Major new release for the Mac edition of the RSS reader with support for M1-based Macs, macOS 11 Big Sur, and many syncing services. (Free, 10 MB, macOS 10.15+)

Luminar 4.3.3 No comments

Luminar 4.3.3

Adds support for new cameras as well as lossy compressed CR3 and RAF files. ($89 new, free update, 18.8 MB, macOS 10.12.6+)

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