Well well well, we meet again. While I continue this roundup, it’s been helpful to understand everything I learn over the course of a week. Part of that has been better note-taking/journaling, and part of that is just encouragement from a friend. I recently finished reading Ask Iwata and this quote stuck out:
So thank you Lindsey, wherever you are.
Security & Privacy
Edward Snowden outlines the precedent Apple is setting with their recent news devices will scan for photos for child pornography and why that it’s really not about that. And while Apple is moving forward on end-to-end encryption, does it really matter if they can scan and log metadata about content before it’s encrypted?
TVs have DRM now. Would you be willing to bet that this will exploited by hackers? Another dangerous precedent set in motion.
It’s astonishing how many things come insecure out of the box. Thanks Microsoft!
Funny because it’s true.
YouTube has finally enabled PIP on iOS. Now I can watch things while I watch other things, while I read things (or doodle). They could have enabled this over a year ago. Now if Netflix would finally get over themselves and integrate with the Apple TV app, so I don’t have to figure out if something is available for streaming on Netflix.
It’s time to start thinking about Autumn, and this website will help plan some of your foliage enjoyment or photography. Yes, there’s a map for that. Obviously, this is a prediction website, so it’s not 100% accurate, but it’s been pretty close the past few years for me. Notably, every year when we go on vacation in late September, when we return home the leaves are starting to change, which is always a sign we’re passing into the end of the year.
NBC has a new game show based on Frogger. But let’s be honest, this is just Wipeout (ABC) with a people-who-haven’t-played—video-games-in-decades-nostalgia paint-coat. Who is clamoring for Frogger? What a cheap marketing gimmick. Bring back Most Extreme Elimination Challenge!
The first Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer hit, and it’s slamming on Spider-Man nostalgia. JJJ, and… well… stay until the end. I love Tom Holland in the role, and I’m excited to see how this plays out as the possibilities seem to be limitless. We’ve had an excellent time with Spider-Man related media the past few years, let’s hope it stays on course.
That’s all for me this week. I received no questions the last few weeks, so I have a question for you:
Do you think technology is too invasive in our lives?
It’s open-ended, so feel free to respond with your comments.