Aaargh! I don’t know when these features were added — it may have been in WatchOS 9.0, and I had my mind on other things at the time. Adding to that is that I already have my workouts set to what I want — or at least to what I wanted and that Apple gave me a way to set!
It doesn’t matter because I did notice them today, and although I have a minor complaint about the interface, these features are a welcome addition.
Apple Has Fixed More of My Gripes and One of Them is Really Funny They do pay attention to feedback Photo by OSPAN ALI on Unsplash As much as I am an Apple Fan boy, sheeple, sycophant, fool, or whatever else the Android guys would like to call me, I do have my gripes. Some of my gripes could be fixed by third party apps, some by third party hardware, but I prefer to stay foolishly trapped in the Apple ecosystem as much as I can. Anyway, a little bitching and moaning can be therapeutic, right? A couple of years back I put some of my complaints out into the world. I’m an Apple Fan, Except When I’m Not There goes my Special Sycophant Status In addition to that, I pleaded with Apple at their feedback page. I do that with anything Apple does that annoys me, whether I tell the world or not. You should too. Product Feedback We would love to hear your comments about any of our hardware and software products. Send us your thoughts. And, unbelievably, Apple has fixed, or will soon fix, quite
I Owe an Apology to Anyone Using Voice Over Maybe you do as well? Accessibility is important Anthony Lawrence (Pcunix) TECHNOLOGY Safari can show text in photos, Voice Over should read it, but it doesn’t Yesterday I posted an article about Google Bard and made a bad accessibility mistake. I posted screenshots of Bard and ChatGPT rather than pasting in the content. That was sloppy. I want to thank for calling me on my error at “ Your ChatGPT Screenshots Suck ”. I won’t make that mistake again, but it also reminded me to be more aware of Alt Text. Alt Text is important If the text had been short, I could have used the Alt Text option to add what a sighted person can see. Unfortunately, Safari and probably the Web Accessibility Standards only allow a limited amount of explanation in Alt Text. I didn’t think of it anyway, so that wouldn’t have helped. Voice Over should recognize text in photos As shown in the screenshot above, Safari does have a “Show Text” ability. Coincidentally, I onl
Apple Fitness+ Was a Big Help for My Weight Loss I’m glad that I came back to it HEALTH Adobe Firefly image by author “Older man exercising with dumbbells” I recently wrote about my long path to lose the weight I had gained before retiring. As I said there, part of my success came from exercising more than I did when I was working. I have always found time for exercise and was never in really poor shape, but I wasn’t doing enough to stay in really good shape. It didn’t help that I was a smoker until 1995, and the long hours I spent driving to my customers who were scattered all over New England added to my sloth and my dad bod. Most of my exercise was simple things like walking, pushups, calisthenics, that sort of thing, with an occasional visit to the gym. Those at least kept me from obesity. Then, shortly after I retired, Apple announced Fitness+ and I added that to my workouts. Too hard for me I had a hard time with the workouts. I wasn’t flexible enough, my endurance was poor