The On-to-Next-Quest Edition Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Notes Apps Are Where Ideas Go To Die. And That’s Good., by Matthew Guay, Reproof

By letting go, you’ve cleared up space for new quests. No more dozens of tabs open forever; you saved them, then let them go back into the ether. No perpetual thinking on an idea; you wrote it down, let your second brain remember for you.

Then we’re free. We’ve stalked the prey, secured it for later nourishment. We can safely forget. We’ve insured against faulty memories. Now on to the next quest, finding something new to stash.

How This Husband-and-wife Team Are Making It Easier To Find Black-owned Restaurants, by Randi Richardson, Today

EatOkra connects users to Black-owned restaurants in their city. And the name of the app itself symbolizes connection.

"The okra seed was brought over from West Africa to the Americas during the transatlantic slave trade," said Janique. "My family is from South Carolina, those are my roots, and Anthony's family is from Louisiana and Alabama. So the name really was just a way for us to give a nod to our culinary heritage and our family and our roots and the role that food has played in our lives and how we connect with each other and connect with our community."

How To Safely Store Sensitive Files In The Cloud, by Pranay Parab, LifeHacker

But lots of people risk more than they need to, and end up storing quite a lot of personal information on a cloud storage service like Google Drive, iCloud, or OneDrive. If you do too, consider better protecting the data by encrypting it with a password. We’ll show you a few ways to encrypt sensitive files before you upload them online.


macOS Big Sur 11.6.4 And Security Update 2022-002 Catalina, by Agen Schmitz, TidBITS

Apple has released macOS Big Sur 11.6.4 and Security Update 2022-002 for macOS 10.15 Catalina to patch security vulnerabilities in Big Sur and Catalina.

Apple Updates Support App With Repair Cost Estimates In Some Locations, by Juli Clover, MacRumors

Apple today updated its Apple Support app designed for the iPhone and iPad, introducing a new feature that provides price estimates for common repairs in select locations.

A Cheaper Alternative To Apple TV If You Want Apple TV+, by Glenn Fleishman, Macworld

Nobody can beat Apple for the richness of apps and hardware performance. But if all you’re looking for is straightforward streaming access, Roku might have the right features and price tag.

Rewatch The Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show On Apple Music, by William Gallagher, AppleInsider

Apple Music has released a new feature focused on the Super Bowl's halftime show and other music performances, featuring Dr. Dre, Jhene Aiko, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, and more.


Apple Music’s Spatial Audio Strategy Is Paying Off With More Listeners, Major Releases, by Micah Singleton, Billboard

Apple Music’s Spatial Audio push helps the company differentiate itself in a commoditized market. With every major music streaming service maintaining the same catalog of songs, an improved and easily noticeable audio experience would help the company separate itself from its competitors like Spotify. For the labels, remastering catalog music in Spatial Audio can reinvigorate streams around an album or artist and provide new artists with an additional promotional tool alongside the improved listening experience for fans.

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I no longer trust my brain to remember things. Everything that I need to do goes into Todoist, and everything that I need to do at a specific time goes into Due.

Or at least, that's the plan. My brain also likes to procrastinate too, and I have no idea how to fix that yet.


Thanks for reading.