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iOS home screen - September

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iThoughts got knocked off as I welcome Tumblr to the fray. Editorial and Tumblr are getting a lot of work done in them as of late.

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With the release of the all new Foursquare early last month, I’ve moved to it full time. The location data is the best out there and the all new “tastes” feature is fantastic. They’re continuing to make incredibly smart decisions with the app. Tips are no longer forced to be “Forever”, you can set a time limit to a tip… this is a fantastic change and others can learn from it.

The other change: Humin. My go-to app when I need to deal with people. Calls. Contacts. When/Where/How I met someone.

I’m thoroughly enjoying Overcast. It’s saved me hours of time without speeding up the podcast playback at all. The UI is simple. The features are smart. The job is not over, by a long shot, but Marco is doing a great job on the app’s development.

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The only block to that is if the account owner has enabled “two-factor authentication” (2FA) – an extra layer of security that will send a code to the owner’s phone before it allows login. Comparatively few people use 2FA, however, either because they don’t know about it or find it cumbersome.

When an extra security measure, that more and more people should be implementing is either difficult to find and/or found to be cumbersome is a problem. Security for the end user should not be a problem. Passwords that are brute force attacked are a problem, there isn’t a single password that cannot be forced by a computer given enough time.

Two things could be added here to address concerns going forward:

  • limit the number of attempts made in a given period
  • make 2-factor-authentication (2FA) more available/known
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When you’re really good, it doesn’t take long for your next gig to take shape.

Three cheers to Anand, here’s to the great things coming to you and to Apple for a great move.

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Replacement work laptop and dock required a change in monitor setup. I think this’ll do well.

Replacement work laptop and dock required a change in monitor setup. I think this’ll do well.

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I’d be willing to bet this structure is to test HomeKit and the wearable that Apple may or may not release. There is no other reasoning that I can foresee to build such a structure if it’s just an iPhone or two being announced.

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Today on Twitter

There was quite the chatter today in my timeline, here are the highlights:

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A comment for the ages.

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Pelican 1200 case with pick-n-pluck foam for custom fit GoPro and accessories.

Pelican 1200 case with pick-n-pluck foam for custom fit GoPro and accessories.

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Open this URL on an iOS device with Launch Center Pro and Deliveries installed.

The action will take your clipboard contents (tracking number) and ask you where the item is coming from:

  • Apple
  • FedEx
  • UPS
  • USPS
  • other (keyboard prompt)

It’s one of those things to scratch your own itch, but works well for me.

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There’s a difference between being busy, being active, and being productive!