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iOS Game

04.08.2015 02:00

I saw this game on the front page of the iOS App Store the other day. The concept itself it kind of weird, but it is a fantastic game. It is easy enough to get a hold of within seconds, and just hard enough to keep you interested.

I love beautiful and unique games.

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The Pen Addict

03.08.2015 02:00

Great review of my favourite planner. I use my every single day to plan short term, long term and to keep a log of the highlevel stuff I was working on.

I use the Hobonichi Planner, since it is the only one available in English, but I would consider the others if or when they are available in English.

You can use them for many different things. Some people use them as a log, while others use them to journal, and of cource planning.

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Don’t order the fish – Marco.org

30.07.2015 02:00

Marco:

With the introduction of Apple Music, Apple confusingly introduced a confusing service backed by the iTunes Store that’s confusingly integrated into iTunes and the iOS Music app (don’t even get me started on that) and partially, maybe, mostly replaces the also very confusing and historically unreliable iTunes Match.

So iTunes is a toxic hellstew of technical cruft and a toxic hellstew of UI design, in the middle of a transition between two partly redundant cloud services, both of which are confusing and vague to most people about which songs of theirs are in the cloud, which are safe to delete, and which ones they actually have.

Even Jim’s follow-up piece, after meeting privately with Apple in PR-damage-control mode, is confusing at best about what actually might have happened, which is completely understandable because it sounds like even Apple isn’t sure.

I have plenty of plausible theories on why iTunes didn’t get the iCloud Photos treatment — why Apple Music was bolted onto this ancient, crufty, legacy app instead of discontinuing iTunes, dropping its obsolete functions, and starting fresh with a new app and a CloudKit-based service. (Engineering resources, time to market, iPods, Windows, and people with slow internet connections.)

Exactly.

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I got my music back. At least most of it

30.07.2015 02:00

It is good to see that Jim got back most of his music. While I acknowledge that Apple are trying to solve something very difficult, I believe that they haven’t done a good enough job on explaining how everything works.

Everyone: remember to back up your stuff.

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Improvement — Liss is More

30.07.2015 02:00

Casey Liss:

I’m pretty pleased with myself.

I didn’t set out wanting to take a great picture in manual mode; I just set out to take a great picture. Since I’ve been taking pictures with this camera for nearly a year now, I’ve built up more and more confidence over that time. Thanks to just being patient, and trusting my instincts, I was able to, well, level up my skills.

As it turns out, there’s no shortcut to lots of practice, and time.

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9to5Mac

28.07.2015 02:00

Interesting piece about why Mike Beasley still jailbreaks his phone.

I have jailbroken phones and iPads in the past, and it isn’t for me. But I do get why some people prefer it.

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Apple & LGBT Equality Act.

28.07.2015 02:00

The Wire:

MEMBERS OF CONGRESS introduced sweeping legislation today that would outlaw discrimination against LGBT people under federal law, and the world’s most valuable company is throwing its support behind the bill.

I think the new Apple is great, and I love how the Tim Cook leadership are over and over again doing the right thing. Yes, LGBT rights is the right thing, and yes doing something about climate change is the right thing.

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Apple Music is a nightmare and I’m done with it

28.07.2015 02:00

Oh man! There are some problems with Apple Music. And I get why some people want to ditch it. I personally archived my old iTunes library, and removed almost everything from it, a long time ago. In other words: I have a pre-Apple Music, and a pre-Spotify copy of my iTunes library .

The problems with iTunes and everything related to it is that it is just a mess. Everything from the user interface to old stuff they can’t remove.

I feel bad for Jim, and I get why he left. But I’m willing to give Apple the full three months before I make up my mind.

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Apple Prevents App Store Reviews From Users on iOS 9 Betas – MacStories

28.07.2015 02:00

Finally. Better late than never, and this have been a problem since the start. As Mr. Viticci writes:

The problem of permitting app reviews from users on beta software was always a problem, but it risked being a much bigger issue this year because it is the first year that Apple has begun offering public betas of a major iOS release.

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B&W P5 Wireless headphones added to mega-review

28.07.2015 02:00

My primary head phones since 2010 have been my Bose QC15, for many reasons, mainly, they are comfortable, easy to maintain(change cabel and cushions) and audio quality. But I have been consicering bluetooth headphones for a while; mainly because I’m sick of chaning cables. And the P&W P5 is on top of my list. I love Marco’s insane headphones review page. It is great for when you need to see if something is good or not, and what is good or bad about it

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