🔗 Dan Frakes Goes to Apple as Mac App Store Editor | Daring Fireball

The talent pool writing about Apple products and platforms from outside the company’s walls is getting noticeably shallower.

I don’t agree with this statement at all. And it’s typical that someone like John would make it. There is a huge talent pool of people writing about Apple for the enjoyment and a huge community of bloggers and video makers.

The issue is all of the ‘old guard’ and still clinging onto each other and not open to others. You only have to point to the iPhone X reviews fiasco and all the toys that were thrown out of the Pram to see the attitudes we are dealing with.


🔗 How I'm Freeing Myself from the Trap of Stuff I Don't Need | Tiny Buddha

Will it give my life meaning? Make my life easier, better? Why do I really want it? Is it only because I am chasing a feeling? Or because I want to squelch one? What would happen if I didn’t buy it?

The number one word you will hear me repeat when talking about my technology now is value. It’s a question that I ask myself almost constantly about apps, services and hardware.

Will it add value to my life? Will I gain something from the purchase outside of a happy feeling that wear off after a few moments. The answer more often than not is no.


Agenda App URL Scheme

The opinions on Agenda app range from excitement to confusion but it has caused quite a stir in iOS productivity circles. The developers are constantly improving the app and there are now a bunch of automation options available for Agenda via x-callback URL.

I Spend Too Much Time Alone

On the second Friday of the month I add up all my mileage and there is never a time when the total doesn’t scare me. It’s always north of 2500 miles a month and I’m starting to wonder if that’s good for me.

🔗 Scientists Say They've Found The Driver of False Beliefs, And It's Not a Lack of Intelligence

“If you think you know a lot about something, even though you don’t, you’re less likely to be curious enough to explore the topic further, and will fail to learn how little you know,” says one of the team members behind the new study, Louis Marti from the University of California, Berkeley.

Oh. So there is no direct link between intelligence and not fact checking yourself? I understand the point attempting to be made here, people are more likely to live in an echo chamber. However surely people know how to fact check themselves and listen to over whelming push back?

There is a difference between thinking differently from evidence like Graham Hancock and thinking the world is flat.


I Can't Settle on an Apple Watch Face

Over the last few weeks there has been a great deal of negativity about Apple Watch faces. Much like criticism of the honeycomb layout, I have no idea why it has taken 4 iterations of the Apple Watch for users to start moaning about custom watch faces, but they are...

🔗 How to Be So Disciplined, It’ll Look Like You Have Superpowers

This was me. For 4.5 years, I tried to be a consistent, disciplined writer. I’d watch Gladiator or Braveheart and get real motivated, then crank out some of the most heartfelt articles I could possibly write. But upon seeing that no one read my stuff, I’d give up and quit for months at a time.

I have this issue constantly. Writing all the time for a few months and then disappearing for a while. However his posts speaks lots of truth and hopefully will aid me to keep pushing forward. 🤞


iPhone Homescreen Changes

There was a time when I shared my homescreen quite often. Not because I was doing anything fancy with it, but because I liked updating followers with my app choices and wallpapers. I have no idea what changed, but perhaps because of my love hate relationship with my phone it...