Social Media And Depression

Tracy Brower wrote Social media use also has an opportunity cost. If we’re at home snapping our friends on Snapchat or posting photos on Instagram, we’re not connecting with them in person. Even if we are with people in person, being heads-down on a device means that we miss out on meaningful interactions. I feel very mixed on social media, in one respect it has put me in touch with some people ...

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iPhone 11’s Deep Fusion Camera: Is This All There Is? | Toms Guide

I wanted t make a simple link post, but there were so many little things I wanted to pull out it just didn’t work. Jason Snell wrote a long post for Toms Guide about the incoming Deep Fusion camera technology and left me all confused.  Apple and its competitors know that smartphone buyers really do care about the camera more than anything else. I can’t agree with this, I don’t think the ...

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I’m glad that Android exists | Excursions

Amit Gawande wrote There is no doubt that the always-connected1 and accessible Android devices have enabled all these use cases. The two combined have also managed to pull millions of more people into the digital age. Sure, iOS might be the more secure, more private platform that’s better for everyone. But it is not for everyone because it is not affordable to everyone. Many people seem to forget this, Android has made ...

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What’s taking eSIM so long to become mainstream? | Android Authority

Robert Triggs wrote: While remote SIM provisioning and a tiny secure chip are supposed to solve these problems, there’s still the issue of practicality. Checking and comparing data plans is easy enough online, but there’s currently not a good way to apply said plans quickly to your eSIM. Customers often have to pop into stores or buy eSIM packs, scan QR codes and mess around in settings menus. This is arguably more ...

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How Much Money Do Podcasters Make? | Jack Rhysider

Jack Rhysider wrote: Some numbers. Libsyn is one of the largest podcast hosts and they put out numbers on what the average size shows are. 7.1% of podcasts get 5,000 downloads per episode 2% of podcasts get 20,000 downloads per episode 1% of poddcasts get 37,000 downloads per episode This is important to remember when whetting a podcast. I am now several years deep into podcasting and have never made a thing. I'm ...

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Advice To The Teenage Me

There are thousands of posts just like this all over the internet. Posting knowledge for others to consume as if they are some wise old prophet with a WordPress blog. Having read a few, there were some golden nuggets extracted, and I began to think about what I would tell myself if I could travel back in time.

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Hey Siri: Remember To Make Reminders Work

On June 3rd 2019 and with a little trepidation, I pushed the upgrade button Apple flashed before my eyes. I'd stayed up late to install the first beta of iOS13 and already knew I would regret it in some way. During the next couple of months, I would run into a whole host of bugs and crashes - but that was ok because I knew what I was doing and ...

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Apple’s abysmal Mail toolbar design in iOS 13

Craig Grannell wrote: A major differentiator since Apple’s earliest days has been interface design. Apple has long prided itself not only on creating more beautiful interfaces, but also much more usable ones. The aim has always been to make things more obvious, and also more efficient. So what happened in Mail for iOS 13? There is a whole lot of weirdness in iOS13 and this is one of the strangest decisions in ...

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Aggressive Twitter

Perhaps it’s the lack of characters, perhaps it’s just how Twitter is, but more than ever I am finding Twitter full of opinions that are pushed on everyone else. People are taking themselves to seriously and are expressing themselves aggressively and I’m not sure if I can continue to read it. I find Twitter quite meditative when done in the right way. Simply sit down a couple of times a day ...

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Prepared to Walk Away | The Minimalists

Joshua Fields Millburn wrote: If I take on a new idea or habit, I do so because it has the potential to benefit my life. New ideas shape the future Me. Same goes for habits. Over time my ideas change, improve, and expand, and my current habits get replaced by new ones that continue to help me grow. Our readiness to jilt ideas or habits means we’re willing to grow—we’re willing ...

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