The Freedom-Matters Edition Monday, July 25, 2022

Democrats Want To Outlaw Apple From Thinking Differently, by Louis Anslow, Daily Beast

Thinking differently didn’t just make Apple great, it contributed to progress in the free world. It’s why freedom matters, it’s why freedom creates prosperity, and it’s why Apple products should continue to be “designed by Apple in California” not “by bureaucrats in Washington, D.C.”

Apple's Patent History Reveals A Major Push Into Autos, by Kotaro Fukuoka and Naoshige Shimizu, Nikkei Asia

Vehicle-related patent applications by Apple began to gather steam in 2008, the year after it released the first iPhone. Apple initially sought to focus on connectivity between iPhones and cars. Specifically, its initial efforts centered on navigation, paving the way for the 2014 launch of Apple CarPlay, which allows some vehicle functions to be performed with the iPhone.

But in 2016, patent applications by Apple -- which had been fewer than 10 per year until the middle of the 2010s -- began to increase, totaling 44 in the year, up sharply from seven in 2015. And in 2017, the company filed a record 66 applications, including those related to autonomous driving.


Apple Lists Products Eligible For Upcoming Sales Tax Holidays In Nine U.S. States, by Joe Rossignol, MacRumors

Depending on the state, eligible Apple products may include Macs, iPads, iPhones, and/or peripherals like the Apple Pencil and Studio Display.

Dystopian Document Thriller Papers, Please Is Coming To iOS And Android On August 5th, by James Vincent, The Verge

The self-described “dystopian document thriller” Papers, Please is getting a new mobile port for iOS and Android, out on August 5th as a paid, standalone app.


You Should Take More Screenshots, by Alex Chan

Each of these images tells a story of something I made. They’re not as good as having the original, working thing – but they’re much better than nothing. I can dip in quickly and easily, and instantly be reminded of the creativity of my past self.

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I did do a lot of one-off temporary little projects and scripts just to amuse myself. Unfortunately, a lot of these stuff have already been deleted and forgotten.

But honestly, I don't think most of these forgotten stuff are useful to even me.

Oh, and I am playing around with Swift Playground lately. I am impressed with the automatic syncing between my Mac and my iPad.


Thanks for reading.