The Literal-Connection Edition Sunday, October 15, 2017

Apple AirPods Killed The Best Thing About Sharing Headphones, by Nicole Gallucci, Mashable

Sharing wired headphones with someone isn't just a kind gesture — it's a personal experience that connects two people through sound, but also in a literal sense.

Modernized BBEdit 12 Manipulates Columnar Data And More, Adam C. Engst, TidBITS

By far my favorite new feature, however, is BBEdit 12’s capability to work with columnar data. Many people open delimited text files (like CSV or TSV files) in BBEdit to manipulate the data, but selecting or moving columns via grep-based searches is tricky. BBEdit now sports a collection of commands in Edit > Columns that let you cut, copy, clear, and rearrange columns, and Rich Siegel said that he hopes to add additional capabilities in this area in the future.

Apple Extends Internal iOS 11.1 Apple Pay Cash Testing To Retail Employees, by Juli Clover, MacRumors

Retail employees gained access to the feature today and have been asked to install both the iOS 11.1 beta and an additional internal-only beta profile to unlock the Apple Pay Cash feature. According to the retail employee who spoke to MacRumors, Apple is also requiring iCloud accounts to be whitelisted to use Apple Pay Cash.

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Today, I'm reminded of Steve Jobs' respond to Zune Social.

(Remember Zune? Remmber Zune's Social?)

Steve Jobs: I’ve seen the demonstrations on the Internet about how you can find another person using a Zune and give them a song they can play three times. It takes forever. By the time you’ve gone through all that, the girl’s got up and left! You’re much better off to take one of your earbuds out and put it in her ear. Then you’re connected with about two feet of headphone cable.


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