My thoughts after using Fitness+ for eight months

Even though exercise and fitness have always been very important to me for both physical and mental health, I’ve never had a gym membership. I don’t like the atmosphere, cost, and questionable hygiene of gyms (even before the pandemic), and I’m a big believer that exercising regularly requires a low barrier of entry if you aim to do it daily. If it takes 30–40 minutes to pack a gym bag, drive somewhere, find parking, and drop your stuff in a locker room before you’ve even started exercising, that extra time and effort…


No way, man! I've waited long enough for this one. I really don't have any confidence that Apple is going to support ATV on any kind of regular, let alone accelerated, refresh schedule. I saw the rumors about an ATV/soundbar combo, but I don't think that's coming any time soon. There's also the rumor that Apple killed the gyroscope and accelerometer because they're going to make their own game controller, but I can also see them being happy enough to use Sony or Xbox controllers. If a new ATV is based on Apple finally taking hardcore gaming seriously, I wouldn't hold my breath.


Apple should care more about our biggest screens

The new Apple TV 4K

After a nearly four-year wait, Apple has finally upgraded the Apple TV set-top box. And what we got was…a pretty minor, fairly underwhelming spec bump — an A12 bionic chip that debuted in 2018, a redesigned remote, and support for 60 frames per second 4K HDR and Dolby Vision. Basically, it’s the upgrade we should’ve gotten two years ago, which would’ve followed the previous schedule of Apple TV releases. …


They are, and you might want some

The Runner Pro bone conduction headphones by Naenka

One could argue that we are currently in the Golden Age of Headphones. Everyone is carrying smartphones that can stream infinite hours of listenable content, including not only music, podcasts, and audiobooks, but also games, video, social media, Zoom calls, and new live audio entrants like Clubhouse. So it makes sense that dozens, if not hundreds of companies have stepped in to sell a dizzying number of personal listening options of every type, size, connectivity, feature set, and price point.

It’s also becoming more obvious that, budget permitting, it makes sense for a…


I also disagree on this, and there are also pretty straightforward solutions to the issues you had. Using cloth diapers doesn't mean you need to use them 100% of the time — the perfect doesn't need to be the enemy of the good. For overnight and when the baby will be out of the house for several hours, we use disposable diapers. When we're home, we use cloth, which generally need to be changed every 2-3 hrs. Yes, some brands leak more than others, and leaks are common when a baby's thighs aren't chunky enough to create a good seal…


If this is against anti-Asian racism, it sure doesn’t feel like it

It started, as many discussions do, with a social media post.

In the days after six Asian women (and two non-Asian victims) were murdered in the Atlanta area by a white shooter, America and the media’s attention focused, for perhaps the first time in my life, on anti-Asian racism in the United States and the 150% spike in anti-Asian hate crimes caused by Donald Trump. So I posted this on Facebook and Twitter:


Misunderstood until the end

With Apple’s recent announcement that the original HomePod was being discontinued, and that the $99 HomePod mini will now be the focus of Apple’s smart speaker strategy, the saga of one of Apple’s most maligned and misunderstood products seems to have come to an end. If Apple is ever going to make a large HomePod again — especially one priced at $349 — it almost certainly won’t be for a long time. …


I think when you look at what Apple got for their $3 billion — a streaming music business, the most popular and profitable headphone company, and a handful of beloved and respected music industry icons — I think Apple got exactly what it wanted. I’m not sure what else you think they were expecting. Apple Music is the 2nd most popular music streaming service that is already profitable, has better relationships with artists, and has few of the headaches Spotify is contending with. I agree that Beats headphones don’t have industry-leading flat/neutral sound quality, but that is because of their…


So your argument is that to REALLY reduce e-waste, the iPhone shouldn't come with cord OR charger? While true, that simply wouldn't be acceptable for the majority of people. Besides, to REALLY reduce e-waste, you'd encourage people not to buy phones at all, which also isn't a viable option. While not totally eliminating all possible e-waste, I'm glad Apple at least took this step to remove the charger and other Android vendors are following. I think Apple knows that the vast majority of people buying iPhones are upgrading from older iPhones, so they probably already have several workable cords and…


Keep an eye on the aspect ratio

Something that I continually find striking about Disney/Marvel’s WandaVision on Disney+ is what a deeply weird, dark, and wonderful show it is. What makes this even more impressive is when you consider what Disney+ had riding on WandaVision as Marvel Studios’ first true effort to bring the characters and storylines of the multibillion-dollar Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) to the small screen. …

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