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    I always thought the watch face apps for Apple Watch were essentially static and useless. They’re surprisingly more capable than I thought. But I’m not sure where they’re getting their weather data from. It’s definitely not correct.

    Thinking of going back to Spark Mail since it’s now available through SetApp. But that would mean I would probably have to go back to Fastmail from Proton. 🤔

    After unsubscribing from the podcasts that can’t stop talking about the Vision Pro, my podcast app is all but dormant. @HemisphericViews needs to go weekly.

    I found the first The King’s Singers album I ever owned. I have long lost my physical copy and it was unavailable everywhere I looked. But I have now purchased and downloaded the files.

    So, a fun new feature in iOS 17.4: after CarPlay reads an incoming text, Music plays a random song.

    I’ve been a longtime user of Overcast, but I think I’ll give Castro a try for this week’s podcast listening.

    An increase in Vision Pro coverage + an increase in Relay FM subscription prices = cancelation of my Connected Pro subscription

    I’m pretty happy with how the digital program project for my wife came out. As far as I know, this is a first of its kind. Usually, groups will just make a PDF of their printed program available, but that’s an awful experience. I created a mobile-first site that scales with the device.

    Beluga: Neat Idea, Wonky Implementation

    Beluga is a neat idea. It is “designed for nerds,” as they say, but the entry hurdle is not so difficult that most folks couldn’t figure it out. (Ignore all of my posts about the onboarding process because I was overthinking everything.) But…

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    Others have said this before, but there really needs to be a way to log in to Micro.blog other than a link sent to an email address. I’m trying to log in on my iPad and still haven’t received the email.

    I’m giving the server setup for Beluga a try purely out of curiosity. It’s a pretty painful process so far.

    I honestly don’t know that Netflix is wrong here. I don’t see the Vision Pro being relevant for at least three to four years; maybe longer. Right now, it’s a just a professional Apple blogger’s toy.

    Developers to the entity that gave them their success: I love you, you’re perfect, now change. I don’t know why the fake controversy over the way Apple operates its app store bothers me. I don’t have a dog in the hunt. I guess it’s the duplicity. I’ll shut up about it.

    Some nice new tweaks to the Apple Maps UI. Let’s see if they fixed the issue with the location indicator being too far ahead.

    The new Galaxy S24 Ultra has an in-call translation feature. Is anything like that available for iPhone? I’m assuming not, but I’d love that for making phone calls to Spanish speaking families of students.

    The few Dolby Atmos tracks I’ve compared sound significantly better on Tidal than on Apple Music.

    As I do once or twice a year, I’m using Tidal for a month or so. The live session idea is kind of neat.

    I’m really curious about the Samsung Galaxy S24 devices.

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