7 Things This Week [#55]

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

1️⃣ I was going to do a post like this, checking to see which iOS 15 features were still MIA, but José Adorno beat me to it. It looks like everything announced has shipped! [Link - José Adorno // 9to5mac.com]

2️⃣ A staggering animation by the folks at NASA shows the dramatic increase in temperature on Earth over the last 150 years. [Link - @kirstinferguson // twitter.com]

3️⃣ This older piece by Nilay Patel about giving his parent a Chromebook (rather than an iPad or traditional laptop) got me thinking. Is the future the web, not apps? Which is more beneficial for a non-nerd to learn? [Link - Nilay Patel // theverge.com]

4️⃣ This new iOS app lets you scan and convert braille to text. Or copy and paste the braille itself. Very cool. [Link - @azzoor // twitter.com]

5️⃣ It looks to me as though Apple went all-in on using Shortcuts to build their April Fools’ Day game this year. Michael Potuck has the deets. [Link - Michael Potuck // 9to5mac.com]

6️⃣ I got the Grace Kelly” song stuck in my head yesterday, so I fell back down the rabbit hole on its TikTok challenge. I could listen to these compilations all day. [Link - youtube.com]

7️⃣ I spent way too much time today reading about The Mighty Mountain Megamarathon, where folks try for the best time in climbing all 55 of the Colorado 14ers. This webpage looks like a time capsule from the year 2000 but is packed with the rules, myths and lore, and stats from its author, Cave Dog. [Link - Cave Dog // thedogteam.com]

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