7 Things This Week [#70]

A weekly list of things I found interesting, posted on Sundays. Sometimes themed, often not.

1️⃣ Such good shots came out of this year’s comedy wildlife photo contest! I love all the smirks. These are going to make for some great memes. [Link - comedywildlifephoto.com] (Via The Verge)

2️⃣ Jason Snell spells out how Apple uses the same tech for iMessages, all remote push notifications, and now Live Activities, and explains how that means even free in-flight Wi-Fi can keep you updated with those features. [Link - Jason Snell // sixcolors.com]

3️⃣ In the wake of Elon Musk’s hostile and chaotic takeover of Twitter, this video of Steve Jobs sharing his vision and the core values for Apple when he brought the company back from the brink of collapse is like a glass of ice water in hell. Looking from the outside, Musk’s approach has been akin to a bull in a china shop, whereas Jobs’ was more like a honed Samurai sword. One exudes confidence and competence, the other…does not. [Link - The Apple Vault // youtube.com] (Via MacSparky)

4️⃣ BasicAppleGuy returns with more incredibly detailed schematic wallpapers for the iPhones 14 and 14 Pro. [Link - BasicAppleGuy // basicappleguy.com]

5️⃣ The Slopes app by Curtis Herbert is nothing short of amazing for skiers and snowboarders. Detailed tracking, nearby friends notifications, beautiful design, thoughtful features. It’s got it all. [Link - Slopes // apps.apple.com]

6️⃣ I mentioned The Rookie with Nathan Fillion a few weeks ago, but I didn’t mention that it’s a wildly engaging show. It follows Fillion’s character who is a man starting his second career as a rookie cop for the LAPD. He and the other rookies do, well, cop stuff. But the character development is top-notch, and I can’t help but watch whenever my wife has it on. [Link - The Rookie // hulu.com]

7️⃣ And here’s a new blog I’m following, written by Jonathan Ruiz, with an excellent name: Thermal Corner. It’s a personal blog with a tech focus, which is my jam. Good writing so far, and the site has a great design. It’s also, if I’m not mistaken, built on Blot. [Link - Jonathan Ruiz // thermalcorner.net]

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