The Shopping-Event Edition Monday, November 23, 2020

Apple Store Black Friday: Get Up To $150 Gift Card With Purchase Of iPhone, iPad, Mac And More, by Benjamin Mayo, 9to5Mac

The Apple Store has today announced its Black Friday shopping event. The company is offering a gift card with eligible iPhone, iPad Mac, Apple Watch, AirPods, Apple TV, HomePod and Beats purchases. The event runs from November 27 through November 30.

No Jedi, by Brent Simmons, Inessential

Experience and wisdom count for more than vast technical knowledge. And, in fact, I don’t have that knowledge, except in the few places where I need it. (You couldn’t even call me a Mac power user. Outside the realm of Xcode and app development I use my Mac in the simplest of ways.)

I know how to get technical knowledge, though. I look things up. I learn. I ask questions. I ask for help. Same as you!

Inside YouTube’s Plan To Win The Music-streaming Wars, by David Pierce, Protocol

Not that long ago, YouTube was at best a frenemy to the music industry. It would gleefully announce the billions it was paying in royalties, only for industry bodies to call it the single biggest threat to the music industry. Labels and artists didn't think YouTube paid them enough, or cared enough about tracking down copyright violations. Even now, labels are hoping things like Article 17 in Europe will help force YouTube to pay more attention to its platform. But after years of careful effort and attention — not to mention new royalties deals the labels like a lot better — YouTube seems to be mostly back in music's good graces.

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I am no jedi either. I think I have some experience. I am willing to learn. I am willing to ask for help.

What I worry about: I may be starting to be forgetful. I may be slower in understanding stuff.


Thanks for reading.