Smartphone addiction and me

I can feel it once again, the stirs of urges that are controlling my habits without any conscious thought. All the billions poured into research and development, all the hours of design and engineering are working. All simply to keep me picking up the computer in my pocket.
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Journaling With Day One Review

I’ve been toying with the idea of journaling for a long time. I’ve started jotting things down several times, but never really got the hang of it. Although I liked the idea of having a physical diary of my thoughts, I was always worried it wouldn’t stay personal. So a digital version seemed like the only way and thats where Day One comes it. Helping me to journal as much...
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Bring Your Own Device 32 →

I said serious, not Siri

We sidetrack into movie land due to The Last Jedi release, but quickly return to the tech track, with Apple breaking security on HomeKit and fixing it rather quickly. And diving into security and privacy in the current day and age.

Also, Windows PC on SnapDragon chips, the iMac Pro, Jony Ive returns from this Architecture leave to design actual Apple products, and the interesting and surprising acquisition of Shazam.

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RememBear- Password Manager With Personality

There are a huge variety of password managers out there now, unfortunately some people still resort to writing them down! The creators of TunnelBear have launched a new app to try and make Password Managers more fun and user friendly. RememBear aims to boost the levels of password manager usage with their usual cute animals.
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Exclusive: Mindfulness to Become Fourth Circle To Fill

Mindfulness or meditation has existed for thousands of years but has experienced a huge boom over the last few years. The benefits of bringing your concentration on your breath are almost undeniable, but it has experienced a boom in recent years and is particularly prevalent in Silicone Valley. With that in mind Apple are exploring the option to add the practice as a fourth ‘ring’ to fill.
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It's a feature, not a bug

Merry Christmas ya’ll!

Can a skin fix the iPhone X’s Space Grey color by turning it to Black, or fix a phone scratch OCD? Well, we don’t know.

What we do know is that battery life on iPhones become a huge scandal, as Apple addressed the iPhone - battery - performance thing. Did Apple do the right thing? What’s wrong with Apple’s communication these days, and how did Apple address such issues in the past (Hint: Antenna-Gate).

Also, we discuss the rumors about Apple unifying iOS and macOS development, and which platform would benefit the most, and the AirPods being out of stock for the holidays

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Bring Your Own Device 31 →

Surviving the Apple-pocalypse

We discuss how Apple survived the iOS/ macOS bugs apocalypse and mainly the overblown reaction to it, before diving into the Smart Home market which is led by smart speakers, concluding it’s far from being a fad.

Also, Greg might get an Apple TV due to Amazon’s tvOS app (finally) launch, and Nati falls out of grace with Qualcomm, while Apple is developing more and more hardware/ chip components in-house.

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What Does A Swipe Do

On a recent episode of Bring Your Own Device I was adamant that the recent control centre indicator was a weird bug and would soon go away. Yet here we are with iOS 11.2 now public and it’s still there! The reason I was so sure is that Apple has never relied on indicating things more than once - the reason I was wrong is that Apple don’t seem to...
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No More Micro USB

Posts from The Verge go from the brilliant to the absurd, but one call to arms is perfect for the new year. Vlad Savov has declared his independence from MicroUSB and I wish we could all do the same.
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Big Company Issues Causing Big Software Issues For Apple

The Verge summed it up perfectly in their post “Apple’s had a shockingly bad week of software problems”. Apple have had to twice fix a glaring bug with macOS allowing access to machines, and also date related reboots on iOS. It’s something that is becoming increasingly hard to stomach for users that have come to rely in the robust nature of the products coming from Cupertino. Unfortunately it also appears...
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