The Nothing-is-Perfect Edition Monday, January 17, 2022

The Mega-Guide To Fixing Your Own iPhone, by Simon Hill, Wired

Apple’s iPhones are some of the best smartphones you can buy, but no device is perfect. Things can and do go wrong with these powerful pocket-size computers. Tracking down the correct iPhone fix can feel like searching for a needle in a haystack. But don’t let it get you down. Before you give up on your malfunctioning iPhone, have a look through our troubleshooting guide.

How Delivery Apps Created 'The Netflix Of Food Ordering', by Stav Dimitropoulos and Will Smale, BBC

While the huge market-leading delivery apps, such as Just Eat, Deliveroo, Uber Eats and DoorDash (the biggest in the US) now list many large restaurant chains, Woodspoon's business model is entirely different.

It was launched at the start of 2020 to link home cooks - people literally cooking from the kitchen in their house or apartment - to customers who want a fresh, homemade takeaway, rather than something from a chain restaurant.


Logitech Signature M650: A Quiet Wireless Mouse For Big, Small, Or Left Hands, by Scharon Harding, Ars Technica

The Logitech Signature M650 offers balance. Two sizes and a left-handed version ensure that many users will find a comfortable fit. Dongle and Bluetooth options mean you can keep the M650 paired to two devices, even if toggling between those devices is a little clunky. There are three programmable buttons, though other wireless mice offer more.

Eve Cam Review: A Simple And Small HomeKit Camera, by Benjamin Mayo, 9to5Mac

The Eve Cam is a simple indoor camera for HomeKit and HomeKit Secure Video. By relying on HomeKit alone, there’s no extra subscription to pay for and no complicated third-party service to maintain. It (almost) all just works, all using Eve’s device and Apple’s apps and OS integrations.


Apple Commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. With Full-Page Website Tribute, by Sami Fathi, MacRumors

On its home page, Apple remembers the civil rights leader with an image and one of his quotes: “I believe that we can transform dark yesterdays of injustice into bright tomorrows of justice and humanity.” Apple adds, “Today and every day, we honor his life and legacy of service.”

The Trials And Tribulations Of Turning A Real Camera Into A Webcam, by Alex Cranz, The Verge

Trying to turn a real camera into a webcam will not be worth the money or time I’ve spent thus far and will probably continue to spend. But one day I will have that perfect video quality and a keen satisfaction with all the effort I’ve put into this relatively needless task. No one will acknowledge my webcam and I’ll feel immense pride.

And then I’ll probably start working on my Zoom background.

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Yes, my first response to any problems on my iPhone is to reboot the phone, too.


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