The Wine-Geek Edition Saturday, November 25, 2017

Wine-loving Edina Software Geek Wants To Help You Create 'Great Memories' by Bill Ward, The Star Tribune

Joakim Sternberg is not your typical wine geek. Or your typical software geek.

Oh, he qualifies on both counts, in his roles as Target’s lead iOS engineer by day and avid consumer of “the good stuff” by night. But unlike so many ardent experts in both fields, Sternberg is incapable of talking the topics to death. Instead, with palpable passion and endearing eloquence, he brings them to life.

He also brings them together. The Sweden native and Edina resident created the program for the Vinopad, an iPad that restaurants use to let guests thumb through their wine lists visually, and the Vinopal, an iPad app that gives wine collectors a seriously looky “bookshelf”-like way to sort through their treasures every which way. Both are intended to enhance wine experiences, which apparently never has been a problem in Sternberg’s personal life.

Thankful For iPhone X, by Daniel Eran Dilger, AppleInsider

As we look for things we can be thankful for, first let's consider iPhone X. It's as if Apple looked at its lineup of best selling phones that earn incredible billions of dollars and said, "hey, we can do a lot better than this. Let's be ambitious."


Review: Chocolate Hub 2 Is A Perfect Desk Companion And An Even Better Stocking Stuffer, by Noah Stahl, 9to5Mac

One of the best things about the Chocolate Hub 2 is its size. I don’t have very big hands, but it is still smaller and thinner than my hand. It easily slips into a bag and is very light. It also looks super unique. It’s not sleek and all aluminum, only the sides are. The top is shaped and colored like a segmented chocolate bar. Personally, it goes well with my faux-cherry wood desk.

Ways To Stop Facebook From Eating Your Battery, by J. D. Biersdorfer, New York Times

Facebook’s mobile app is convenient and makes using the service easy, but it is not the only way to get to your Friends list if you decide to delete the software to save battery life. Instead, you can log into the mobile version of the site at with your phone’s web browser, which should take up less battery power.

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If Apple has also continued with its original track of having Web Apps on the iPhone, where do you think we would be today? How much more would the web standards be pushed by Apple? Will there be a Chromebook-like device from Apple too?

Will web apps be able to track your every move?


Thanks for reading.