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Goodies: September 15

Well, it appears we all survived the onslaught of Apple news last week and have stumbled into that awkward in-between time in the Apple press where we know what Apple is releasing, but we can’t get our hands on any of it yet. I for one am over the moon for 3D Touch and am a little let down by the iPad Pro.

But enough about Apple, let’s get to what we all came here for today: goodies! First up is an incredibly moving interview between Stephen Colbert and Vice Predident Joe Biden. It’s not your normal late night interview by any means, and I hope you take the time to watch.

New Games

  • Destiny: The Taken King (PS4/XBO/PS3/X360)
  • Forza Motorsport 6 (XBO)
  • NHL 16 (PS4/XBO)
  • Skylanders: SuperChargers (All on Sunday)

Bite Size Tech: Episode 19

Links of Note

  • From Products to Platforms - Stratechery
  • How the new NFL extra point rule could change football - Vox
  • All about that base: Metal Gear Solid 5's FOBs are glorious - Eurogamer
  • The Day Kanye West Killed Gangsta Rap - Complex
  • The Smart UI Design Behind Apple’s Frictionless 3D Touch - Wired
  • The @font-face dilemma - Viget
  • The New Apple Era - Above Avalon

Swag of the Week

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iA Writer is a delightful writing app for the Mac, iOS, and Android. It’s a little more minimal than my typical writing app, Byword, but iA Writer sets itself apart with beautiful typography and cool navigational gestures. I still love Byword, but I find myself constantly falling back in love with Writer.

iA Writer is $9.99 for iOS and $19.99 for the Mac.

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