Apple Book Sale: ‘How to Disappear’ is Only a Dollar

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

This one caught my eye as I was browsing for sales on BookBub (seriously, use BookBub). How to Disappear is the authoritative and comprehensive quide for people who seek to protect their privacy as well as for anyone who’s ever entertained the fantasy of disappearing-whether actually dropping out of sight or by eliminating the traceable evidence of their existence. The author, Frank Ahearn, was a skip tracer, people who specialize in locating others.

Apple Book Sale: ‘How to Disappear’ is Only a Dollar

REGEX 101

· Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun · Video Tip

Want to know more about REGEX? Check out this mini-segment from Mac Geek Gab 881 on REGEX101 to build, test, and debug your regex.

Airbnb Adds New Wi-Fi Speed Test Feature to App

· Andrew Orr · Link

Airbnb Wi-Fi speed test

On Thursday Airbnb announced it added a Wi-Fi speed test tool to its app to let Hosts easily advertise their speeds.

While Hosts have been able to manually add wifi speeds to their listing pages for some time, we’re now providing an easy and efficient in-app solution to allow them to measure the wifi speed in their listing using the Airbnb app.

Hosts can test their listing’s connection speed right within the Airbnb app, and easily have their wifi speed information posted on their listing page, making their listings more appealing to guests looking for connected stays.

Innovation: The Interplay of Consistency and Change

· W. Abdullah Brooks, MD · Analysis

Innovation concept.

Dr. Brooks argues that tangible imperatives, whether threat or aspiration, drive humanity to ‘think outside the box’ and to innovate.

'Watch the Sound with Mark Ronson' Out on Apple TV+

· Charlotte Henry · Cool Stuff Found

Watch the Sound with Mark Ronson Apple TV+

Music technology docuseries Watch the Sound with Mark Ronson is out now on Apple TV+. All six episodes, each exploring a specific technology and topic, are available for subscribers to stream. Over teh course of the series, various stars join the superproducer, including Dave Grohl, Charli XCX, and Sir Paul McCartney. There are also associated tools in GarageBand to help viewers practice the concepts discussed.

Xebec Tri-Screen Turns Your Laptop Into a Portable Workstation With Multiple Displays

· Charlotte Henry · Cool Stuff Found

Lots of people add an additional display to their laptop, but such a setup doesn’t tend to be portable. Xebec offers a solution with its Tri-Screen 2 portable workstation. It allows users to quickly attach two thin 6.5mm monitors to their device, with a kickstand helping to balance the whole thing. It costs US$499 with free U.S. shipping.

Uber Drivers to Receive Free Rosetta Stone Language Lessons

· Andrew Orr · Link

Rosetta Stone software boxes

Uber announced on Thursday a partnership with Rosetta Stone to offer free language courses to drivers.

The deal is being extended to drivers and delivery workers in select markets where Uber operates. Rosetta’s digital language learning programs, which cover 24 languages, will be fully integrated into the Uber app used by its workers. And the company is working with Rosetta on developing language skills directly related to their work as ride-share drivers and delivery workers.

How Educators in Australia are Embracing Swift

· Charlotte Henry · Link

Swift Australia school
Some educators at schools in Queensland, Australia are embracing Apple’s Swift programming language. The company published a feature that includes some teachers and students sharing their experiences.
At Siena Catholic College and St Augustine’s College, two high schools in Southeast Queensland, teaching students the principles of app development using Swift is unlocking their creativity and allowing them to reach new levels of innovation and problem solving. “Our decision to choose Swift was clear and based on the simplicity, versatility, and limitless creativity the language provides,” says Paul Dionysius, who teaches technology courses at Siena Catholic College. “Every day we’re seeing our students develop enterprising ideas and designing real-world solutions to problems, building the essential skills for success in the 21st century. We have future blockbuster developers here today — I am certain of that and incredibly proud.”

New App ‘Nanogram’ is a Telegram Client for Apple Watch

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

Nanogram is a brand new Apple Watch app that acts as a Telegram client. Features: Send, receive, and see all your messages & notifications right from your wrist – even when you don’t have your phone around. Experience the freedom of going truly phone-less with just your Apple Watch, while staying connected to your friends & family. Also supports FlickType Swipe Keyboard, for faster & more private replies on the go (vs Scribble & Dictation, respectively). Nanogram does not collect any information. Requires Apple Watch Series 3 or later, running watchOS 7 or later.

New App ‘Nanogram’ is a Telegram Client for Apple Watch

Total War: WARHAMMER II - The Silence & The Fury Available for Mac

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

Feral Interactive has announced that The Silence & The Fury, the final Lords Pack for Total War: WARHAMMER II, is out now for macOS. The Silence & The Fury introduces new Legendary Lords for the Lizardmen and the Beastmen, each leading their own factions with new characters and units, as well as unique gameplay mechanics and narrative objectives. A feature-packed free update to Total War: WARHAMMER II for macOS is also available today, including reworks to the Beastmen and Dwarfen factions, a new Dawi Legendary Lord, and the introduction of Ogre Mercenaries for Total War Access Members. A trailer can be watched on YouTube.

Total War: WARHAMMER II – The Silence & The Fury Available for Mac