Upgrading My iPhone Part Two: The Unexpected

FaceID on the X I actually thought I would hate FaceID. I read the terms of service carefully. Apple claims the FaceID data never leaves the phone and is not shared with any apps that use FaceID for authentication. Apps merely get a passed/failed authentication response from the hardware. Apple did not explicitly say that 3rd party apps would be… Continue reading

Spotify and SoundHound

I’ve recently been really getting into Spotify. They have an expansive and diverse music library that I find organized in a way that is easy to explore in understandable ways. I’ve especially enjoyed their Coffee Table Jazz playlist, as well as others. Today I clicked on the Intense Studying playlist. I wasn’t going to be studying, but was looking for… Continue reading

Now That’s Just Cool

I love stumbling upon a cool technology trick. Working out compression settings for video distribution is part art, part science, and a whole lot of witchcraft. Compression is just often difficult and can be very frustrating. Well, tonight I learned that if you take a movie file that has already been compressed (select one, of course, that looks really good… Continue reading