Episode 167 – Apple Self Repair, Digital Nomad Visas, and Monitoring Remote Workers

Topic 1:  Update on that Apple Self-Repair Kit for iPhone Screen

The basic program includes two large Pelican cases full of equipment and tools, which you rent for $49/week plus a $1,300 deposit. Then the repair kit is about $10 cheaper than taking your phone to the Apple store for the service.

At this point, the self-repair program appears to meet enough requirements that you can check the box and say there IS a self-repair option. But it is not the simple, elegant “Apple” experience you might have assumed you would have.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/25/technology/personaltech/apple-repair-program-iphone.html

One of many videos you can find:  https://www.macrumors.com/2022/05/04/apple-self-repair-program-hands-on/

 

Topic 2: “Digital Nomad” Visas Are Becoming Quite Competitive

30 Best Digital NOMAD VISA and Residency Programs for Remote Workers in 2022

https://www.travelinglifestyle.net/countries-offering-digital-nomad-visas-and-residency/

How “Digital Nomad” Visas Can Boost Local Economies

https://hbr.org/2022/05/how-digital-nomad-visas-can-boost-local-economies 

This article includes a great summary graphic.

 

Topic 3: Techies reject worker surveillance 

About half of tech employees would jump ship rather than have their productivity monitored via audio/video recording, keystroke tracking or similar methods, according to a Morning Consult poll shared exclusively with Axios’ Ina Fried.

Why it matters: Employers are experimenting with new, often controversial ways of keeping tabs on an increasingly remote workforce.

By the numbers: More than half of tech workers wouldn’t take a new job at a company that surveils its employees, the survey found.

About 3 in 5 tech workers who are currently working either partially or entirely remotely said they have no interest in returning to the office full time.

About 3 in 5 tech workers also said they would be open to using virtual reality for training and professional development.

https://www.axios.com/2022/05/31/tech-workers-quit-employer-recorded-surveillance

 

 

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