The Switching-to-Nokia Edition Monday, January 24, 2022

The People Deciding To Ditch Their Smartphones, by Suzanne Bearne, BBC

In a world where many of us are glued to our smartphones, Dulcie Cowling is something of an anomaly - she has ditched hers.

The 36-year-old decided at the end of last year that getting rid of her handset would improve her mental health. So, over Christmas she told her family and friends that she was switching to an old Nokia phone that could only make and receive calls and text messages.


Some iPhone 13 Users Report Pink Screen Issues, Apple Says It's A Software Bug, by José Adorno, 9to5Mac

Several users are reporting a random pink screen problem when using the iPhone 13, making it impossible to use the phone without restarting it. In an Apple discussion forum, a user posted in October that their iPhone 13 Pro screen turned itself pink and randomly started crashing.

Ten Years Of Markdown And iA Writer, Bill Bennett, Scoop

After a decade with iA Writer, it remains my main writing app on iPhone, computer and iPad.

There are a few minor niggles. iA Writer works best for my journalism and blog posts.

Speck Presidio Folio For MagSafe Review: Portable Charging Convenience, by Andrew O'Hara, AppleInsider

You can instantly unfold the flat folio into a helpful stand. It supports multiple viewing angles as well.

Hands On With The Updated Kensington StudioDock For iPad Pro, by Andrew O'Hara, AppleInsider

Many iPad Pro users end up with some sort of iPad stand, a USB-C hub, or both. The StudioDock is a combination device that acts both as a magnetically mounting stand as well as a versatile USB-C hub.

Canadians Flocking To Food Rescue Apps To Reduce Grocery Bills And Waste, by Paul Chiasson, The Canadian Press

The app, which is used by supermarket conglomerate Loblaw Corp., was started by Toronto entrepreneur Josh Domingues in 2016, after his chef sister threw out $4,000 of food following a catered event.

The app offers produce, meat, fish, bread, dairy and pantry staples nearing their best before date and often marked down by at least 50 per cent. Some items last for weeks, if frozen or cooked. Others have a day or two left.


From L.A. To Rome: Take A Look Inside Some Of The Coolest New Apple Stores Around The World, by Tom Huddleston Jr, CNBC

When you walk into one of Apple's more than 500 retail locations around the world, you can be pretty sure you'll be greeted by the minimalist aesthetic of the tech giant's signature crisp white walls and sleek displays.

But that's not all you'll see in some of Apple's new stores in Rome, Istanbul and Los Angeles. There, you might find a little extra architectural pizazz.

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I still have not visited the Apple Store at Marina Bay Sands.

Thing is, I have nothing to buy right now.



Thanks for reading.