Newspapers Are Underrated

newspapers are underrated

Sadly, Facebook gets all the press regarding how people get their news these days… As a result, newspapers are underrated. Your Facebook feed represents an extremely filtered version of what Facebook (and Facebook alone) expects will result in some behavior of yours that benefits Facebook. Such as clicking an ad, liking something or sharing a post. The difference between Facebook and a national newspaper, such as the Wall Street Journal or the New York Times, is that with a newspaper everyone gets the same news. The WSJ or NYT news…

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The Next Supercycle is Coming

The next Apple “supercycle” is coming… The reason Apple will likely experience another “supercycle” at the end of 2018, going into 2019, is because the iPhone X form factor is the most radical change in design since the iPhone 4. It’s so obvious to me that this will happen and here are four reasons why: The iPhone X is the hottest selling, most popular iPhone model among all iPhones. It has been the best selling iPhone since it was released late last year. Apple is expected to launch a larger…

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Apple Maps’ “Proceed To The Route” Is Unhelpful

I rarely use Apple Maps because once it took me to a dead end street that was not my destination… But another reason I don’t use Apple Maps that often is because it often provides instructions that are unhelpful. One example is “Proceed to the Route.” Why Does Apple Maps Tell Me To “Proceed To The Route”? This morning I thought I would give Apple Maps another try. I had to go to a meeting in North Haven, Connecticut and wasn’t sure if I should take I-84 or I-95. I…

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Robots Make Food More Efficient, Less Magical

robots make food more efficient, less magical

When I lived in Providence, there was a TCBY near my apartment. They sold frozen yogurt and frozen yogurt concoctions, such as “Shivers”, that I bought. One day my father was visiting and we went there. As we approached the cashier, a person behind the counter was pouring a brown, liquid yogurt mix (maybe chocolate?) into the bottom of the yogurt machine. My father turned and looked at me and said, “Kind of takes some of the magic out of it doesn’t it…?” No One Wants to See Robots Make…

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Apple Has Certain “Friend” Like Qualities…

Friends exist across a spectrum based on how they make us feel, how reliable they are, etc. Friends are also attractive in some way… We have a chemistry with our best friends that is something we didn’t intend… It’s just there. I truly look forward to news about Apple. I spend more time with Apple’s products than I do with anything or anyone else. This makes me want Apple to succeed, to keep building great products… I don’t want then to let me down. If a friend is someone we…

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Apple Will Be At One Trillion Within 6 Months

apple will be at 1 trillion

Apple will be at $1 trillion market cap within 6 months. The company is already within a stone’s throw of that psychological milestone… But several anticipated announcements will mostly drive the stock beyond one trillion dollars. New iPhone X Form Factor Model Options Apple is expected to announce at least three new iPhones in the fall. One of them is expected to be a full screen iPhone with a 6.1 inch edge to edge LCD display with a price starting at around $599-$699… If this is true, it would be…

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Apple is Crushing It In The Watch Department

Even though Apple’s Siri announcements at WWDC 2018 were pretty banal… Apple is absolutely crushing it in the watch department… Apple Watch really is the new iPhone. I mean, really, what CAN’T you do on an Apple Watch these days? Besides being the perfect starter phone for kids, Apple Watch offers, for free, a way to participate in a remote heart study that could literally save your life. The cellular version also has a cool “red dot“. Even Siri seems more accurate on Apple Watch than on iPhone. At WWDC 2018 Apple…

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What Are Some Examples of Useful Siri Shortcuts?

Apple announced Siri Shortcuts and Suggestions at WWDC 2018 today. The announcements today were a little disappointing coming off of the Google Duplex demonstration from a few weeks ago. What Are Some Useful Siri Shortcuts? Setting up Shortcuts seems like a lot of work… I am not sure I would use any of the Shortcuts or Suggestions that were demonstrated. Can someone suggest useful Siri shortcuts in the comments below? The ones mentioned by the beautiful woman who works at Apple in the video below just don’t seem useful to…

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Is My.Yahoo Officially Dead..?

my.yahoo.com officially dead

**UPDATE** My.Yahoo RSS feeds are working again…  Yahoo overwhelmingly sucks in general… However, until recently (meaning within the last few days) I’ve been using My.Yahoo.com as my homepage. I started using it years ago and it developed into a habit. In fact it was a simple way for me to collect RSS feeds and easily glance stock prices. But I think Yahoo may have finally killed “My.Yahoo”. Yahoo RSS Feeds Not Working For the last week or so, My.Yahoo RSS feeds have not been working… My “My.Yahoo” page looks like…

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