The Raises-the-Ceiling Edition Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Review: AirPods Max Have Become As Important For Music To Me Now As The iPod In The 2000s, by Zac Hall, 9to5Mac

Everyone’s experience varies, but this is mine. AirPods Max feel as important to me right now as the iPod did in the 2000s. AirPods Pro earbuds are my go-to solution in plenty of situations where wearing headphones wouldn’t be appropriate or possible, but AirPods Max raises the ceiling for me of how audio should sound. Factor in the Apple sauce to create a convenient user experience (wireless, solid connection, new features through software), and I’m totally sold these days.

Chipolo Ahoy! The ONE Spot Find My Network Tracker Arrives, by Glenn Fleishman, TidBITS

Why buy a ONE Spot over an AirTag? If you’d prefer to buy non-Apple gear, want a built-in key-ring hole, or want a tracker that produces a truly astonishing sound when marked as lost, the ONE Spot is your device.

10 Calming Creative Apps For Anxious Minds To De-Stress, by Madeleine Muzdakis, My Modern Met

Many people suffer from anxiety, but luckily there are different ways to deal with it. Sometimes, all you need is a little help to calm your mind and get your creative juices flowing. Modern technology offers a variety of innovative apps for phones, desktops, and tablets to help you do just that. These apps can help with everything from falling asleep to sparking your imagination.

Hands-on: Nomad's New Horween Leather iPhone 12 Skin And Tempered Glass Screen Protector, by Michael Potuck, 9to5Mac

Going beyond cases and your average skins, Nomad’s Horween Leather Skins for iPhone 12 offer a premium look and feel without adding bulk at a mere 0.6mm thick.


TestFlight For Mac Beta Now Available To Developers, by Juli Clover, MacRumors

Registered developers can download the TestFlight for Mac beta and can use the app to test their own apps and apps from other developers on macOS Monterey beta 5. TestFlight for Mac, like TestFlight for iOS, will make it simple for developers to test beta versions of macOS apps prior to when they are released.


Want To Read A Tech Company's User Agreements? Got 90 Minutes To Spare?, by David Lazarus, Los Angeles Times

The worst of the worst is the e-commerce platform Shopify. According to Reboot, the typical user will have to spend 77 minutes poring over the company’s contract, a.k.a. its terms of service.

Bottom of the Page

Some day, I will retire. I hope I can still take long walks. I hope I can still read books and listen to podcasts. But, most importantly, I hope I still have my mental health to be able to get out of bed every morning.

Here's wishing you, good health.


Thanks for reading.