🔗 A More Deliberate Way Of Living | Zen Habits

One activity at a time. If you’re going to write, close all other tabs and just write. If you’re going to brush your teeth, just do that. If the activity is important enough to include in the limited container of your life, it’s important enough to give it your full focus.  Treat it as if it might be your last act on earth.

I have read loads of these types of posts, often in the hope of pulling out some gem of wisdom. This one is mostly like all the others, obvious pointers that don’t really tell you anything. But this little paragraph struck a chord with me following my chat with Matt Gemmell. In order to get something done just simply sit in the chair and do it.


🎙 And You Are? - 02 Matt Gemmell

Matt Gemmell is a developer turned writer living in Edinburgh, Scotland. He is fresh from publishing the second techno-thriller book ‘Toll’ in his Kestrel series of books. He completed the whole process from start to finish in an iPad Pro.

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🔗 Your Apps Know Where You Were Last Night, and They’re Not Keeping It Secret | The New York Times

Brian Wong, chief executive of Kiip, a mobile ad firm that has also sold anonymous data from some of the apps it works with, says users give apps permission to use and share their data. “You are receiving these services for free because advertisers are helping monetize and pay for it,” he said, adding, “You would have to be pretty oblivious if you are not aware that this is going on.”

This is the most worrying part for me. The attitude, in fact down right arrogance, that people should be aware of where their data goes when they are not explicitly told. “Expect adverts unless you are told otherwise” is the excuse of the worst type of profiteering, it makes me sick to my stomach to see the attitudes of some tech companies.


🎙 Microcast - A Broken iPad Promise

I know, I know, I know. I promised to not talk bout iPads any more but I’ve kind of bought another one. I have now got the 12.9” iPad Pro and fallen in love with it. Some thoughts on why and what I’m going to do with it.

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Mjyun True Wireless Earphones Review

So, here’s the thing. I receive loads of emails from random PR companies to test products, not as many as real tech reviewers, but enough. They claim to give you free products, but actually want you to pay for them first. I’ve been burnt a few times so typically decline....

🔗 Top 10 iPad features we’d like to see in iOS 13 | Macworld

Time for an overhaul, so that—at minimum—two apps can access the audio input at one time. That would let me talk to someone on Skype while recording the conversation with a different app.

This would be huge for me, recording podcasts is the single thing that keeps a MacBook hanging around. I would still edit with keyboard and mouse but it’s 100% time for better audio on an iPad.


🎙 And You Are? - 01 Daryl Baxter

Daryl is a freelance podcaster and writer from Manchester, England. He writes about video games, technology and the experiences around them. His first podcast, the Outpost Show, focuses on people that use an iPad and how they get things done.

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iPad Pro Thoughts

Once upon a time I would ‘review’ all of my tech purchases, post several hundred if not thousand words of my thoughts and a dive into the device. For the last two models of iPad I have simply shared my thoughts through text and also podcast. There are enough reviews...