Meet the 84-year-old Japanese app developer who inspired Tim Cook

Ignore the (possibly mistranslated) headline, this is an article that, at the very least, reminds us that seniors have different needs, wants, and desires from technology than “young people” do and there is a market for developers to cater to them.

‘The Mandalorian’ could be the best TV Western since ‘Justified’

OK, this is just crazy talk. Justified was one of the best TV series ever and we’re only two episodes in to The Mandalorian. Make no mistake – I loved Justified and I mildly enjoyed The Mandalorian but it will take quite a bit more for the latter to match up to the former.

The mistake that toppled the Berlin Wall

Today is the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, one of the most momentous events of the 20th century. I remember watching it on TV and thinking, “This can’t be happening. There’s no way they will let this continue. It’s going to end in bloodshed.” Thankfully, it didn’t.

Apple reveals major update to its privacy webpage

Privacy is hugely important but “annoying” and “boring” for many average users. Apple does a great job of trying to lead people to learn and understand what the company is doping to protect users.

What companies don’t tell you about extended warranties

There are very few situations where I’d recommend an extended warranty – I have one on my motorcycle because I’m mechanically incompetent – and am very happy to have my warranties doubled buy buying on a credit card.

Apple TV+ official trailer for “The Banker”

“Oh, I’m sorry. Did I not wake up black this morning? Because I’m pretty sure I did. Yup…still black.” It may be my own personal biases coming through but with this storyline and this cast, this may be the one thing on Apple TV+ that makes me really want to sign up.

In the hot seat

I have an aversion to this kind of painful spicy food but the show, while at times too fluffy, is entertaining nonetheless.

Chrome recipe filter

If you like reading or collecting recipes (I use the website and iOS app for AnyList), you know the aggravation of just wanting to see the recipe and not the family history or some such five pages of nonsense. This extension puts the recipe at the top.