July 26, 2019

Tidbits for 2019 Week 301

  • Symfonisk series reviews are out and they are good: pure Ikea on the outside and pure Sonos on the inside — and the price is somewhere in between.
  • Lockdown is an interesting open source on-device firewall for iOS. I’m happy this is an emerging category.
  • Having seen some low end Android phones struggle with memory and storage, the lightweight Gallery Go version of Google Photos is interesting.
  • The new Slack Desktop app supposedly will use 50 percent less RAM. Curious if they’ll use Catalyst for the Mac app in the future.

  1. I’m switching from ISO to Unicode week numbers — one counts from first Thursday of the year and the other from Sunday. So jumping ahead to week 30, which is also week 29… no wait. Anyways, for future reference, this is why week numbers don’t match.↩︎


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