Month: October 2018
The New iPad Pros – Everything I wanted and nothing I needed
Yeah, this update is sexy, but super problematic.
From the Pixelmator blog in the upcoming release: Pixelmator Photo is a powerful, beautiful, and easy to use photo editor for iPad. It features a collection of nondestructive, desktop-class photo editing tools, a set of stunning, machine learning-enhanced film emulation presets, a magical Repair tool to remove unwanted objects from your photos, support for editing […]
New iPad Pros Are Coming, Hopefully…
A quick post about the possibly new iPad Pros coming this week. More later this week for members.
Urban European Journey with Tom Bihn’s Synapse 25
The bag you want if you think I am crazy for not liking bags with lots of pockets.
GORUCK Bullet Ruck 15L
What will likely become my most used bag.
Some Passing Thoughts on the 26l GR2
A $500 EDC sized GR2. Oh boy.
iPhone XS Camera
I’ve really played with the camera on the new iPhone so little it is embarrassing, but my wife has really been going nuts with it. She’s getting some insane shots as always too. She wrote her thoughts up for The Sweet Setup, check it out.
A Real Smart Watch
Buckle up, let’s talk about why the Apple Watch is worse for our health than the iPhone.
My new go to weather app, it’s better than anything else.
Instagram’s Harassment Problem
Taylor Lorenz reporting: She said that the company’s focus on growth has crippled its ability to understand the deep problems within the communities the platform has created. “When you work in growth products for so long, you just kind of don’t learn to understand community concerns,” she said. Terrible. Perhaps it’s also that people making […]
The iCloud Lock In
Where is Amazon’s iCloud?
Casio G-SHOCK G-Steel GST-S130C
It basically is a watch with a blacklight so that you can relive when you discovered black lights all over again. Also, it’s solid.
iPad Productivity Report: 10/8/18
All about Siri Shortcuts and Shortcuts.app.
iPhone XS: Why It’s A Whole New Camera
Fantastic post and analysis by Halide on what really is going on with the iPhone XS camera system. This post also explains how to override, and work with this new method. If you have an iPhone XS, you should probably at least skim through this post.
‘Pulling a Facebook’
Matthew Green has this excellent bit in his article about Chrome’s auto-login bullshit: This pattern of behavior by tech companies is so routine that we take it for granted. Let’s call it “pulling a Facebook” in honor of the many times that Facebook has “accidentally” relaxed the privacy settings for user profile data, and then—following […]
Orwell knew: we willingly buy the screens that are used against us
Henry Cowles: Unfettered access to our inner lives begins as a choice, a decision to sign up for a product because we ‘feel the need of it’. When acting on our desires in the marketplace means signing over our data to corporate entities, the erosion of choice is revealed to be the consequence of choice […]
A Few Practical Tips for Packing Lighter
What I’ve learned in my one bag traveling pursuits.
Watches for Sale
I’ve got three watches I am looking to sell, click through to see the details. I’m selling my Gravitymaster, Tissot, and Series 0.