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Tue, Jul 28, 2015The Short-Term-Memory Edition

Short Term Memory With Due, by Ben Brooks

Maybe it’s calling someone in 15 minutes. Or sending an update in a few hours. Or making it to the post office before they close. Those small time sensitive things that just don’t work well in something OmniFocus. Before I never forgot to do these things, but I often did them much later than I would promise.

I call them my short-term memory tasks and they are amazingly well suited to Due. There’s one simple reason for this: Due doesn’t ever let me forget. As long as I don’t cheat (by telling Due I did something when I did not do it), Due will pester me until I do what I said I wanted to do.


Where Did That $100 Go? Let Spendee Show You, by AppAdvice

Spendee offers a way for you to not only track your finances, but show you your habits so that you can make smart monetary decisions.

Twitter’s Periscope Now Lets You Mute Users, Watch Live On Mac Via iOS 8 Handoff, by Sarah Perez, TechCrunch

App Promotes Mindful Eating, by Lori Nickel, Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel


Apple Debuts Three New Apple Watch Videos Highlighting Music, Fitness And Travel Apps, by Juli Clover, MacRumors

Apple Pay Now Available For UK HSBC And First Direct Customers, by Graham Spencer, MacStories

Apple Joins White House's American Business Act On Climate Pledge, by Roger Fingas, AppleInsider

The pledge calls on participating companies to eliminate just shy of 6 billion tons of carbon pollution through 2030. Other companies involved include Alcoa, Bank of America, Berkshire Hathaway Energy, Cargill, Coca-Cola, General Motors, Goldman Sachs, Google, Microsoft, PepsiCo, UPS, and Walmart.

Apple Music’s Edge May Be Unfair, But Likely Isn’t Illegal, by Julia Greenberg, Wired

To prove an antitrust violation, the FTC would first need to demonstrate that Apple has monopoly power. But Android is a ready competitor to iOS, and—as Spotify’s email to subscribers make clear—users can get the service for less by not going through Apple’s App Store. “The question,” says University of Baltimore law professor Robert Lande, “is what happens to Apple’s share of the music streaming market” in the coming months or years.

Marco Arment On iTunes: Don’t Order The Fish, by Kirk McElhearn

Apple Music had a lot of promise. The idea of integrating the music you own with the music you rent is excellent. Unfortunately, it just doesn’t work.

Researchers Hack Air-Gapped Computer With Simple Cell Phone, by Kim Zetter, Wired

Listen To Me And Buy This

Ads For Podcasts Test The Line Between Story And Sponsor, by Dino Grandoni, New York Times

Behind much of podcasting’s growth, though, is the embrace of ads in which hosts gush over products or even do reporting for advertising spots. That has led to a clash between those coming from public radio and those with a commercial radio background, with some expressing concern that journalists, who rely on trust, are using their position of confidence to push products.

Gimlet Wants To Become The “HBO Of Podcasting” — Here’s What Its Founder’s Learned Trying To Get There, by Shan Wang, Nieman Lab

Parting Words

Submitted without comment:

— Jared Spool (@jmspool) July 27, 2015

Thanks for reading.