AirPods are great but… could be smarter

If you haven’t used AirPods yet, they are very nice compared to previous Bluetooth headphones.

You can pop them in your ear and you hear the “duh dunk” sound as they automatically connect to your phone and start playing whatever you had playing.

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I had the start of an idea that could be part of the solution for limiting the damage of fake news.

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We need “Protest Mode” on phones

Yes, it’s all very depressing and yet somewhat uplifting at the same time that so many people have the courage to resist what is going on at the moment. This happens a lot around the world, recall the “Arab Spring” was not so long ago, and this is but the most painfully close-to-home incarnation of it in the Western World.

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The Mac is back?

Listening to ATP #194 where John Siracusa is bemoaning the apparent exit of Apple from the “Display business”, I had an idea that might cheer him and other Mac Pro users.
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Curious corners of Swift

One of my esteemed work colleagues at Upthere, Inc., the granola-obsessive Kelan Champagne posted about using a little-known Swift “feature” where you can use willSet/didSet property observing syntax on local variables.

This is the kind of weird niche feature that has you reaching for oblique use cases where it might just be useful or turn into a new discovery that becomes something the provides useful new patterns in the future…

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