In a world overwhelmed with information, catching up with everything you want to read and listen to is difficult. Yet, one habit allows you to consume more of the content you want

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Podcasts, Audiobooks, and even YouTube Videos can be worthwhile content. However, especially podcasts and audiobooks tend to have daunting time costs for people getting into it. That’s where speed-listening comes in. Consuming some content faster provides some crucial benefits.

Listening to things and twice their average speed or even just 1.5x allows you to consume more content. You can read, respectively, listen to two books in the same time it previously took you to read one. Listen to more podcasts in the same time. Whatever you are speed listening to, you can consume more of it in the same time.


A tile user with a 2018 iPad Pro (11") attempts to justify buying the new 12.9" iPad Pro and a four-pack of Airtags. Let’s see how that goes.

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After Apple’s spring loaded, my bank account already began sweating. The new iPads and the Airtags instantly grabbed my attention, and of course, soon after the money.

As of today, April 30th, 2021, you can preorder the new iPad Pros. I did precisely that, and according to Apple, between the 21st and the 27th of May, my brand new, 12.9" iPad Pro should be delivered to my doorstep. The four-pack of Airtags…


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All the tools are laid out in front of me. The keyboard’s backlight shining in a dim white, inviting to type on it. The screen, just a blank canvass, white, staring at me the same way I am staring at it. The smooth tunes of Spotify’s Jazz Study playlist seemingly igniting my creativity.

But

I forgot something, the water bottle on my desk, empty, like the blank page before me. I can’t start like this. I get up, fill it. The steady stream of water coming out of the tab should be the words filling this page.I sit down again…


Can an over three-year-old, basic-spec’d, 12-inch MacBook be a formidable programming machine? It would seem the device would be too old, the specs too outdated and weak. It turns out such a machine can be a very formidable programming computer.

About two months ago, my dad, a long-time mainframe developer, stumbled upon a 2017 MacBook that was on sale. Over three years old, the device had its battery swapped out by Apple for a fresh one and was sold as unused. It was probably just a device that wasn’t sold, and now the store tried to get rid of it and still have some revenue off it. The 12-inch device has the basic specs of those MacBooks, the 1.2 GHz Intel Core m3 chip with the built-in graphic card. It also has 256GB of SSD storage accompanied by 8 Gigs…


Big sound and a big brain in a mini form factor, that’s the sales pitch for Apple’s latest smart speaker, the HomePod mini. Does the tiny speaker live up to these claims though?

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When Apple entered into the smart speaker market with the launch of the original HomePod in 2018, it wasn’t the big hit the Cupertino company hoped it would be. While the HomePod produced outstanding sound, its smart speaker capabilities weren’t up to par with the competition. Also, the competition didn’t sleep with Amazon as well as Google constantly introducing new smart speaker models, varying in sizes, pricing and capabilities.

While the competition was pumping out new models of smart speakers, Apple took their time and took almost 3 years to come out with an addition to their HomePod lineup. …


Seemingly max sound for max price. Here’s what we know and my advice for people thinking about preordering them.

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Apple isn’t done with releasing new hardware to the public in 2020. On December 8th, the Cupertino company announced yet another new product the AirPods Max. However, this time it was without a cinematic keynote. While the announcement wasn’t as stunning as previous, the price of the AirPods Max is, at $549 they aren’t cheap to say the least.

Design

The over-ear design is typical Apple, the AirPods Max come in a sleek, yet extremely recognisable shape. The stainless-steel frame is padded with a soft-to-the-touch material and provides space for the telescopic arms. The frame is best described as to Y’s…


The holiday season is approaching fast and with Black Friday right around the corner, this is the perfect time to find presents for your favourite Apple lovers. Whether you’re looking for a gift for someone who just into Apple, or is a longtime Apple lover, there is something for everyone on this list.

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The first stores are already playing Maria Carey’s “All I want for Christmas is you.”, the neighbours are bringing out their Christmas decorations and soon the sweet smell of Christmas cookies will fill the homes. And while Christmas looks different everyone, there are some presents that could be just the right thing for many people, especially if they like Apple.

The gift to rule them all, AirPods Pro


After close to half a year of public beta testing and a rather “un-Apple-like” launch, macOS 11 Big Sur is finally here. So, here are my impressions of the first two days of use.

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First of all, macOS 11 Big Sur is special. It is the first operating system for Mac’s since 2001 that isn’t some version of macOS X. It is the operating system that enables the new Mac’s with Apple Silicon. Hence, it certainly is a huge leap forward for Apple and Mac users around the world.

Apple presented Big Sur at WWDC to the world, and public beta testing lasted almost half a year. However, when they released the operating system on the 12th of November, there were some issues. Extremely long download times (five days displayed), error messages, and websites…


One more thing turned into three new products and one new chip. Takeaways from Apple’s presentation of their new Mac’s and the new chip for them.

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On Tuesday, November 10th, Apple held its third digital event in two months. This time around, they presented three new Mac’s, all running on the new M1 chip. Once again, the event was produced gorgeously, taking the viewer through the company’s headquarter and showing off cinematic proficiency.

Even though Apple did not communicate officially that the event would be about the new Mac’s, it was apparent, as it was the last product that already had been announced but not yet showed. Hence, the stage was set for the Cupertino company to present their newest, best computers.

The Thing

The obvious star of…


In a three-hour-long interview, the podcast host gave the listeners insight into Kanye West’s mind and how one of the biggest stars thinks about the world.

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Joe Rogan is a phenomenon that doesn’t need any further explanation. The guy who smoked a blunt with Elon Musk and interviewed stars like Mathew McConaughey and Mike Tyson is currently one of the most prolific podcasters. Yet, the podcast with Kanye West was one of Rogan’s best episodes I have ever had the pleasure to hear. Over three hours, the stand-up comedian listened to Kanye explaining his vision, going off on tangents, and talking about everything from faith to becoming president and designing sneakers. …

Raffael Hüberli

A swiss enthusiast for tech, sports, writing and more. Either you find me throwing a football, skiing down a mountain or sitting in front of my computer.

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