November 27, 2016

Tidbits of the week

Amazon Prime Ad — Priest and Imam In a world that feels more like an episode of 24 rather than West Wing, I appreciate this ad.

Eero’s WiFi hubs get faster, smarter and now support Alexa My apartment is perfectly covered by our ASUS router, but I dream of the day I’ll need one of these new mesh ones.

Apple Will Replace iPhone 6s Batteries in Phones That Unexpectedly Shut Down My 6s suffered from shut downs — seemed to happen under heavy loads. Should have taken it in at the time.

Apple Abandons Development of Wireless Routers Sadly unsurprising. I undestand the economics behind this, but I still think it’s a strategic risk: Apple’s home automation solution will have less leverage.

Apple - Frankie’s Holiday Awww Apple, I can’t stay mad at you.

Worldwide Market for Used Smartphones Forecast to Grow to 222.6 Million Units in 2020, According to IDC Always take these with a greain of salt, but it does sound like the normal progression of mass market products.

Microsoft brings Solitaire to iOS and Android And now it’s official… the desktop is dead.

Alter — Turn text into an image. Useful for Twitter and even email code examples.

Giki is a Markdown-powered Wiki Wiki and markdown? What sort of sexy talk is this?


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