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Location Based Apple Watch Faces?

One of the actions in Shortcuts for iOS 14 is Change Watch Face, which actually changes the watch face on your Apple Watch to the one you select within the action. I paired this with an automation where when I hit my work’s WiFi network, it asks is I want to change to my Work watch face. Works like a charm.

I’ve begun adding YouTube channels to my RSS feeds and I’m finding it to be a much easier way of seeing when new videos are out. YouTube’s UI is simply too cluttered and too concerned with feeding you videos from other channels.

What I’m going with for now. Once Fantastical updates, I’ll stack it onto the Things widget. Carrot Weather is stacked with the conditions and radar widgets.

At this point in the iOS beta cycle (with a GM coming soon), all I want to see are the widgets third party developers have come up with.

Checking Out Apple News+ Audio

Apple News+ has been a service which I've been back and forth on. I'll subscribe for a month or so, lose interest and unsubscribe, only to resubscribe a few months later. My biggest issue was consistently wanting to take time to read articles. This is a general issue I have with reading, if I'm being honest.

Recently, Apple debuted audio within its News+ service. Included is Apple News Today, a daily news briefing which runs somewhere between 5-10 minutes. Also included is a selection of narrated articles from a select list of publications.

I first checked out an article on John Legend in this month's issue of Variety. Once finished, it transitioned to another article from the curated "For You" section, which tries to pick stories based on your interests and reading history. I listened while I was working yesterday and found this as a nice way to digest articles when I'm not able to sit down and actively read. Without audio, there's a chance I may have never encountered these articles in the first place, so I'm finding it as a welcome addition to Apple News+.