Dark Sky disappearing next year

Should you decide to click thru to the article, fair warning first that this website is the most cluttered I know with pop-ups, moving ads, and clutter. https://macdailynews.com/2021/06/10/apple-to-shut-down-dark-sky-ios-app-website-and-api-at-the-end-of-2022/ Apple to shut down Dark Sky iOS app, website, and API at the end of 2022 Thursday, June 10, 2021 1:01 pm News In March 2020, Apple acquired … Continue reading Dark Sky disappearing next year

iOS 15 allows drag and drop across apps

https://www.macrumors.com/2021/06/12/ios-15-drag-and-drop-across-apps/ iOS 15 Lets You Drag and Drop Images and Text Across Apps Saturday June 12, 2021 3:17 pm PDT by Joe Rossignol Apple this week previewed iOS 15, which is available now in beta for developers ahead of a public release later this year. One smaller but useful new feature added is the ability to drag and … Continue reading iOS 15 allows drag and drop across apps

15 Quiet places on the Upper West Side of Manhattan

The '15 Best Quiet Places' On The UWS: Did They Get It Right? Foursquare City Guide recently published a list of the "15 Best Quiet Places" on the Upper West Side. Here's what they said. Gus Saltonstall, Patch Staff Posted Tue, Jun 8, 2021 at 12:08 pm ET|Updated Wed, Jun 9, 2021 at 12:45 pm ET An image of a … Continue reading 15 Quiet places on the Upper West Side of Manhattan

Superb (but long) article about Omar Sy whose stardom in France may soon be equalled in the United States

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/06/21/the-formidable-charm-of-omar-sy? The Formidable Charm of Omar Sy How the star of “Lupin” pulled off his greatest confidence trick. By Lauren Collins June 13, 2021 Omar Sy was sure he saw Jesus. He had just dropped his children off at school and was driving home on Sunset Boulevard when he spotted a man with flowing hair and … Continue reading Superb (but long) article about Omar Sy whose stardom in France may soon be equalled in the United States

Best teeth whitener products

https://nymag.com/strategist/article/best-teeth-whitening-products.html The Best Teeth-Whitening Toothpastes and Kits, According to Dentists There are dozens of whitening toothpastes and treatments out there, but only so many are equipped to actually help brighten your smile. Dentist Mandy Kouroshnia of New York’s Unison Family Dental says for the best results with whitening products at home, you should be considering … Continue reading Best teeth whitener products

HomePods out of stock now at physical and online Apple stores but they’re not dead

https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/03/15/homepod-isnt-dead-yet-discontinuation-and-end-of-life-explained HomePod is sold out, but isn't dead yet - Apple's 'end of life' explained  By Malcolm Owen | Jun 14, 2021 Apple looks to be finally out of the original HomePod at retail and online. Here's what that removal from sale practically means, and where you can still score one. Apple made a shock announcement on March 13 that it was … Continue reading HomePods out of stock now at physical and online Apple stores but they’re not dead

Apple iPhones selling well across the globe

NOTE: Late addition. The adoption rate for iOS 14 is 90% for iPhones sold in the past four years and 85% for all iPhones. https://www.macrumors.com/2021/06/04/ios-14-installation-rates-june-2021/ This article massively understates Apple owners' brand loyalty which, I believe, relies heavily on exactly what Tim Cook testified about in recent litigation: the walled-in garden where (for the most … Continue reading Apple iPhones selling well across the globe

Activity by Apple TV+ and Disney streaming channels

https://9to5mac.com/2021/06/15/disney-has-no-interest-in-ad-supported-plan-while-apple-tv-reduces-trial-period/ Disney+ has no interest in ad-supported plan while Apple TV+ reduces trial period Filipe Espósito - Jun. 15th 2021 5:06 pm PT @filipeesposito We’ve seen a huge explosion of streaming services recently, as not only major Hollywood studios but also companies like Apple have decided to invest in their own platforms for movies and … Continue reading Activity by Apple TV+ and Disney streaming channels

Google launching new software that includes Gmail users

At first I thought the muddled and overly complicated graphics in this article were from the author. They weren't. They were from Google. This new interface showed up on my computer today and I'm going to do my best to make as much of it invisible as possible. https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/06/gmails-big-merger-with-google-chat-meet-and-docs-launches-for-everyone/ Google’s unified Gmail interface (and Google … Continue reading Google launching new software that includes Gmail users

Bill Gates also gaining notoriety for his ownership of farmland

Whether Bill Gates likes it or not, his actions have consequences -- even if massive investments in farmland are made by his investment firm without his direct involvement. It's difficult to separate his continuing and expanding interest in the climate crisis from his ownership of farmland that won't produce the same bountiful harvests if the … Continue reading Bill Gates also gaining notoriety for his ownership of farmland

Bill Gates’ summer reading list is out

Three of his five are in my library and have at least been dipped into enough to agree with his assessment of their value. Good list. http://www.gatesnotes.com/About-Bill-Gates/Summer-Books-2021? 5 ideas for summer readingThese books gave me something to think about. I hope they do the same for you.By Bill Gates| June 14, 2021 When I finish one book … Continue reading Bill Gates’ summer reading list is out

Life is coming back to normal — but is it too fast?

First, a quick and dirty overview of where the U.S. stands at this point from The Atlantic Monthly: Six Questions About Delta (NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty) The bad news: Delta, a scary new variant of the coronavirus, is spreading both stateside and abroad. The good news: In the matchup between vaccines and variants, the vaccines remain ahead … Continue reading Life is coming back to normal — but is it too fast?