The Selling-Other-Computers Edition Saturday, November 28, 2020

On The Apple Silicon M1 MacBook Pro, by Nadim Kobeissi

I love what Apple is doing here. I’m selling all my other computers. This is the computing experience I’ve been waiting for my whole life, and I’m satisfied.


Shazam Promotion Offers Users Up To Five Free Months Of Apple Music, by Tim Hardwick, MacRumors

Apple is offering up to a five-month free trial of Apple Music to new users of the streaming service, with the promotion appearing in the company’s Shazam music identification app.

Apple’s Health Strategic Team Creates A Cool Video Ad Campaign For Lumipoints, by Niel S,

We have learned that Apple’s strategic health content team has been helping with designing the ad campaign for the roll-out of Lumipoints.

Coppice Is A New App For Cultivating Your Thoughts, by Oliver Haslam, iMore

Coppice is a difficult one to describe, but the gist is that the app wants you to fill it with your thoughts – no matter what they're about, it doesn't really matter – and then use the ability to link them together as a mechanism for finding commonalities and connections.

Neatsy App Aims To Solve Online Footwear Fit Problem, by Michelle Russell, Just-Style

Start-up Neatsy AI is tackling the problem of online footwear fit with an app that makes an accurate 3D foot scan using only an iPhone.


I’m In Bed With A Stranger – And Finally Getting Some Sleep, by Hadley Freeman, The Guardian

My extremely longsuffering partner finally broke my well-established ban on solutions and suggested one. Once I stopped raging at him, I tried it and – extremely Chandler Bing voice here – OH. MY. GOD. I always sneered at sleep apps because staring at your phone is so clearly self-defeating if you want to sleep. But out of deranged desperation, I downloaded Calm. If you’ve heard of Calm, it’s probably because there are a lot of celebrities on it. But if the weirdness of modern life is stopping me from sleeping, it seems unlikely that Harry Styles reading me a story is going to help. So, in a very un-me way, I swiped past the celebs and listened to someone called Tamara Levitt.

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The key to me getting to sleep on insomniac nights is to listen to my Go-to-sleep playlist on the podcast app. Set a sleep timer to have it stop at the end of a podcast episode, and hope for the best. On particular bad nights, I will have 'listened' to quite a few episodes, usually spaced-out throughout the night because I keep waking up and failing to fall back to sleep.

Some podcasts are quite effective to shut down the voices in my brain.


I don't think I've ever had the dream where you are wandering around in the public before you realize you are naked.

But I've just had the dream where I was wandering around in the public before I realize I was not wearing my mask.


Thanks for reading.