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Sat, Aug 22, 2015The Get-Something-Done! Edition

How To Survive Working At Home, by Daniel Jalkut, iMore

I want to share with you some of my advice for getting the most out of working from home, whether you're relocating for a short stint, or it's the start of a life-long change in how you do your work.

Some of the lessons I've learned fly in the face of those dreams we hold on to in the office: All those delicious freedoms turn out to be some of the hardest aspects to the setup. No alarm clock? Good luck figuring out when you start your day. No lunch time? Don't forget to eat. No boss looming over you? Better make sure you actually get something done!


Dr. Dre Apologizes To The ‘Women I’ve Hurt’, by Joe Coscarelli, New York Times

While he did not address each allegation individually, he said: “Twenty-five years ago I was a young man drinking too much and in over my head with no real structure in my life. However, none of this is an excuse for what I did. I’ve been married for 19 years and every day I’m working to be a better man for my family, seeking guidance along the way. I’m doing everything I can so I never resemble that man again.”

Apple, where Dr. Dre, 50, now works as a top consultant, also issued a statement: “Dre has apologized for the mistakes he’s made in the past and he’s said that he’s not the same person that he was 25 years ago. We believe his sincerity and after working with him for a year and a half, we have every reason to believe that he has changed.”

Spotify CEO: Sorry About Our Super Creepy New Privacy Policy, by Caitlin McGarry, Macworld

Spotify is in full damage-control mode after the streaming music service’s new privacy policy spurred a wave of Internet outrage. Spotify CEO Daniel Ek apologized for the kerfuffle on Friday, and promised that the company is revising its privacy policy in the coming weeks to “better reflect” its intentions.

Terms And Conditions Are The Biggest Lie Of Our Industry, by Natasha Lomas, TechCrunch

You’re not going to read 20,000 words before using the iTunes Store.


Apple Launches iSight Camera Replacement Program For iPhone 6 Plus, by Juli Clover, MacRumors

Apple today launched an iSight Camera replacement program for the iPhone 6 Plus, which will see the company replacing the camera module in a small percentage of iPhone 6 Plus devices that have a faulty rear-facing camera.

'Pooductive' Is The iPhone App That Lets You Talk To Complete Strangers On The Toilet, by Jeff Parsons, Mirror

'Pooductive' is an app that turns toilet time into a sociable activity. It lets you chat or play games with anyone else who happens to be "taking care of business" at the same time.

Trade Your Writing Pad For Your iPad And Take Notes In Whink, by Sandy Stachowiak, AppAdvice


How To Remind Users They Changed Their Password, by UX Movement

Instead of giving users a wrong error message, tell them how long ago they changed their password. This will help them realize why logging in with their old password is failing.

How Apple Got Siri To Run Much Faster, For A Lot Less Cash, by Matt Weinberger, Business Insider

Apple has moved to a hot new technology called Apache Mesos to make sure that its Siri personal digital assistant continues to get faster — and for a much cheaper server infrastructure bill.


Unraveling The Enigma Of Nintendo's Virtual Boy, 20 Years Later, by Benj Edwards, Fast Company

How the 1990s VR craze inspired an infamous—and still misunderstood—failed video game console.

Parting Words

There's not a day goes by that I don't think about this caption.

— Dan Berry (@thingsbydan) August 21, 2015

Thanks for reading.