iOS 11 Contacts App Icon gets a Little Gender Flexibility

· · Cool Stuff Found

iOS 11 Developer Beta 4, and now Public Beta 3, changed the Contacts icon from a notebook with the silhouette of a man to a man and a woman. That’s a subtle detail, but one that people are noticing. The tech world has a strong cis male bias—so much so that women, transgender, and anyone that doesn’t embrace the good-old-boys-club attitude are often ridiculed and harassed—that needs some serious shaking up, so sometimes those little things can be a big deal.

iOS 11 Contacts App Icon gets a Little Gender Flexibility

Final Draft 10: $127.49 with Coupon Code

· · TMO Deals

Final Draft 10

We have a deal on Final Draft 10, screenwriting software for Mac and Windows. Features include Story Map, Beat Board, collaborative capabilities, and much more. We have it for $149.99 in our deal site, which is already 40% off, but we also have a 15% coupon code for you that brings it down to $127.49. Enter coupon code FINALDRAFT15 at checkout to get the discount.

TMO Background Mode Interview with Author, Photographer and Pilot Maria Langer

· · The Mac Observer's Background Mode Podcast

Maria Langer on Background Mode.

Maria Langer is legendary for the 85 books she’s written about computers from 1991 to 2012. That was merely the middle part of her career. Maria started her career with a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Hofstra University. After a few stints as a financial analyst and auditor, she decided to dump the 9-to-5 grind and delved into writing computer books. Basically, if you wanted to learn anything about computers in those days, you read her stuff. Around 2011, that came to an end, and so, inspired by a childhood ride, she started helicopter pilot lessons. Today, she owns her own helicopter and tour business, working out of both Arizona and Washington. Maria and I are both aviation enthusiasts, geeked out about aircraft in our chat, and Maria tells some interesting stories about flying choppers.