I’m in northern Italy with the Bear folks.

Is pretty country. The prosciutto is divine.

I need to travel more. The US is killing my soul.

Do noise canceling headphones also cancel ambient noise for callers? Could I do a call in a medium noise cafe and my recipient won’t hear said noise?

Hi.

Andy Rubin was forced out of Google after sexual misconduct (investigated and verified). Google paid him $90 million for no reason to leave (it wasn’t required by contract). Then he founded Essential.

There are plenty of other interesting things to talk about.

iOS 13 comes out Thu, Sep 19. My free Finer Tech tips newsletter all about #iOS13 comes out Sat morning.

Coincidence? No, just impeccable timing.

On your part.

If you subscribe now (and check out past issues!)

To folks heading to #Macstock2019, I’m sorry to say I need to bow out this year due to some personal issues.

I’m really sorry, I was looking forward to seeing old friends and making new ones.

But enjoy! It’s a fun con with great people.

‪Can we all agree that the iPhone X/XS display is not “edge to edge?” Cuz there’s a big ol’ bezel around it.‬

I started working with a new client recently, Draftbit. It’s a browser-based, drag and drop mobile app design tool.

I know they aren’t the first or only, but it’s an intriguing concept. They’re very early on, the 1.0 isn’t finished yet. But I’m curious to hear y’all’s thoughts.

Lil Dicky: Earth - Official Music Video

A few lines are NSFW. But this made me happy.

If you aren’t familiar with Lil Dicky, he’s kind of the Weird Al of rap. Except I don’t think he does parody covers, more just self-aware (and critical of the industry) humor and now activism.

I can’t decide which Oscar photo I like more: the vibrant or vintage (there are two photos in this #PixelFed post). What about you? Best part is: he farted in his sleep while I edited these (in Darkroom for iOS, FWIW).

#dog #dogs #sleeping #edited

“What was the point of developing opposable thumbs just to snap pictures of our heads, post them on the internet, and wait for validation??”

This story from a comedian, er puppet, buying a bookshelf is glorious.

youtu.be/Mq_wZE93Z…

Could someone please endorse me on LinkedIn for “Has become quite adept at tapping Apple Watch complications with his nose. And I don’t just mean that big circle activity button on the Activity Analog face, oh no. I mean any of the 8 complications on the Infographic face!”

Brother asked me a question today, we could use more feedback: for folks who have owned more than one iPhone and usually longer than a year, how soon do you feel you start noticing the battery isn’t performing as well as it used to?