The Spring-Colors Edition Sunday, February 27, 2022

Use Sound Off To Create Secure, Voice-based Journal Entries On iPhone, by Oliver Haslam, iMore

The idea behind Sound Off is pretty simple — you speak into the app and it records what you have to say. That's it, you've just journaled! Each entry is a self-contained memo to yourself that you can listen to whenever. Not sure what to say? Sound Off offers daily audio prompts to give you some pointers, too.

Hyper Media USB-C Hub Review: Ports And Physical Playback Controls Arrive On iPad, by Andrew O'Hara, AppleInsider

Hyper makes a wide array of USB-C hubs for Mac and iPad, but this one of the first we've tried that has physical media controls built-in alongside a plethora of ports.

Dashkit Creates Custom, Personal Dashboards On Your iPad, by Oliver Haslam, iMore

Dashkit is a new iPad app that lets people create custom and personal dashboards for displaying on their iPad or the big screen via AirPlay.


Leaked Photos Reveal New Colors For Spring iPhone 13 MagSafe Cases, by José Adorno, 9to5Mac

The Spring is almost here, which means new iPhone 13 MagSafe cases. With the first Apple event rumored for nine days from now, leaked photos reveal the new MagSafe silicone cases for the iPhone 13 line.

I Am Begging You To Make This Meeting A Phone Call Instead Of A Zoom, by Torie Bosch, Slate

But a phone call? The thing that used to make me want to tear my hair out has become a little blissful. I can pop in my Airpods and putter around the house. A little movement actually helps me pay more attention than I do on Zoom, when I’m distracted by my jowls or by constant Slack notifications. Some light dusting, window cleaning, sweeping, even (after apologizing in advance for any noise) emptying the dishwasher or chopping vegetables—these meditative movements help me stay focused on the person talking, instead of the digital distractions that abound. When the weather’s nice, it’s even better to do a walk and talk, to get a little exercise in while sharing ideas with colleagues.

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Okay, invites to 'public' virtual events don't really make too much sense anymore, but if the rumors are correct about a March event, this coming week will be the week when invites are sent out. And maybe, just maybe, there will be real clues in the invite's artwork this time round?

Also this week: the finale of The Afterparty on Apple TV+ will be released this Friday, and we will finally find out the solution to the mystery. The only 'spoiler' I've encountered so far was an interview on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert where Apple and phones were discussed.

And I've just borrowed Finna from the library. These, then, are my distractions scheduled for the upcoming week.


Thanks for reading.