July 31st, 2015
iTunes has been bloated for years — this is no secret.
Many have called for it to be stripped back and simplified, with certain features (such as managing your iPhone) moved out to their own dedicated applications.
The recent launch of Apple Music has ignited discussion once more for iTunes to find some clarity. As such, concepts of just what a simplified iTunes would like have started to pop up. Andrew Ambrosino took a stab at mocking up what a ‘just music’ iTunes would look like.
I like it.
Concept: Apple Music, hold the iTunes
apple, Apple Music, concept, itunes
July 27th, 2015
Once you accept the premise that a life is only worthwhile if it is truly notable and great, then you basically accept the fact that most of the human population sucks and is worthless.
Interesting read from author Mark Manson on what it means to be ‘average’.
In Defense of Being Average
June 30th, 2014
I’ve been using Instagram for a few years now, and never thought to share here on my blog that I was using the service.
I was a little apprehensive when
Facebook announced they would be buying the photo-sharing app, but ever since the 2012 acquisition the app has largely remained unchanged, with any alterations only positive. Yes, ads are coming, but that’s a required component of a free service.
If I’m not taking pictures of my cats then you’ll no doubt find snaps from my travels.
My handle, like my Twitter, is @chrisbrandrick.
facebook, instagram, photography
January 23rd, 2013
Jeff Garlin has a new podcast, and if you are a fan of HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm then you’ll definitely enjoy the first episode. His guest is Larry David.
You can listen to the show, By The Way, here.
Jeff Garlin, Larry David, podcast
November 30th, 2012
The Verge reviews the new 2012 iMac and Mac Mini, noting that the hybrid SSD/HDD Fusion Drive is a “very good idea” adding that although “Apple didn’t invent the idea”, “it nails the execution” – something which is safe to say about a lot of Apple’s work.
apple, imac, mac mini, storage
October 22nd, 2012
October 18th, 2012
Yup, seems like confusion about Windows 8 and the Surface is rife, even for Microsoft Store employees.
microsoft, surface, windows
October 17th, 2012
Late-sixities former L.A. resident revisits the city he grew up in, virtually:
“a refreshingly thoughtful-almost intellectual-scenario that I would not have expected in something called a game”.
Good read from Eurogamer.
games, Los Angeles, rockstar
October 16th, 2012
“there’s something refreshing about the idea that millions of people spent at least a few minutes marveling at the old-fashioned exploits of a brave man in a spacesuit”
Felix Baumgartner, Red Bull, science
October 10th, 2012
A great little site highlighting how important it is to get your web copy
Lots of clear well put forward common sense advice.
mailchimp, voice and tone, web