The Wave-Like-A-Mad-Person Edition Sunday, January 15, 2017

AirPods Make Their Video Debut, by John Voorhees, MacStories

Apple posted three 15-second advertisements featuring AirPods. Each video is black and white, except for the screens of the iPhones that make an appearance in two of the clips. All three also features the single ’Down’ by Marian Hill.

Apple’s First AirPods Ad Reminds Me Of The iPod Ads, by Romain Dillet, TechCrunch

More importantly, it shows that you can finally move around without thinking about it. There’s no wire, so if you want to wave your arms like a mad person, you can.


Game Day: Open Bar, by John Voorhees, MacStories

There are a lot of puzzle games on the App Store, but Open Bar strikes a unique balance between smart gameplay and a fresh design that makes it stand out from its peers.

As WhatsApp Becomes Latest Victim, Are Any Messaging Apps Truly Secure?, by Nathaniel Mott, The Guardian

There will never be a one-size-fits-all in the secure communications market. Just as these services have to decide on what problems they wish to solve, consumers must choose the app that best suits their needs. More apps support end-to-end encryption than ever, and even if none of them are perfect, this means private communications are more secure than before. These are nuanced problems that must be considered with care instead of being oversimplified.

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I like the new AirPods ad, except for the part where our dancer walks on light bulbs.


Many many months ago, when my daughter was younger and bedtime story reading was a nightly activity, one of the book series that we both enjoyed awas "A Series of Unfortuante Events." That's why I've had to stop watching the other series I'm following on Netflix this past week when Neil Patrick Harris' TV series showed up.

Which is my long-winded way of telling you that I've been pronouncing the name Baudelaire wrongly all these years.


Thanks for reading.