First Thoughts on Spatial Audio in Apple Music

From The Verge: Problem is, with much of the Dolby Atmos content on Apple Music I’ve sampled so far, it doesn’t seem like everyone is making those right calls. It’s a hit-or-miss game of exploration, and songs that truly showcase the immersive potential of Atmos are more

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What Payment Enablement Companies Actually Offer

On the Numeric Citizen Blog: Explain to us how payment providers can differentiate themselves? It’s a very basic and narrow feature. Why one dev would use XYZ payment processing over Apple’s? It’s not about commission %? Are you sure? That’s the only differentiating factor.As someone who

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What if iOS actually had "small" widgets?

What if iOS actually had "small" widgets?
See this in video form here! iOS 14 brought widgets to the iPhone, and they're awesome! I use a few on my home screen, and we saw more excitement around them than basically any new iOS feature I've seen in the past decade. These widgets came in 3 sizes: small,

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A Better Computer is 1 Year Old!

A Better Computer is 1 Year Old!
A year ago today I kicked off my YouTube channel, A Better Computer. It’s been an absolute blast, and it reinvigorated my passion for discussing technology with all of you! When I launched it, this was my mission: This channel will be devoted to helping you make the computer

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Dynamic Waves (dynamic wallpapers, tutorial, and Pride)

Dynamic Waves (dynamic wallpapers, tutorial, and Pride)
Lots of stuff to cover today, so let's jump into it! The WallpapersLet's get right to the main event: the wallpapers! These are similar to the ones I released a few weeks ago, but we've got new colors and they're all dynamic HEIC files that will look normal in light

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You Should Probably Just Stick with Google Photos

Google is killing off their free unlimited photo backup tomorrow and people are wondering if they should switch. I’ve written long articles about this, and even planned a video covering the alternatives, but I think the answers are pretty simple. I want to keep getting free backupsThey don’t

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Multitasking vs Parallelism

In my mind, “multitasking” in computers is the ability for the user to actively work on several things at the same time. Then there’s “parallelism,” which I think of as multitasking+. Yes, it’s partially me working on different things, but also the ability to me to tell my

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M1 MacBook Air vs. a High End Gaming PC: Who Wins?

Ok, so this is a bit of a cheeky headline, but Dolphin released a new version of their GameCube emulation software with support for Apple Silicon, and people are speaking highly of it. As someone with a large GameCube collection myself, I wanted to see how well the MacBook Air

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Spatial Audio and the Geriatric Millennial

Is spatial audio for music the next great innovation in music production, or is it a whole bunch of nothing? This is the question I’ve been thinking about this week after Apple announced it was coming to Apple music in June. This is largely because my social feeds are

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My Material You-inspired Wallpapers

My Material You-inspired Wallpapers
You had to know they were coming, but I kinda hope they also caught you a little off guard. Google unveiled Material You, the biggest change to Android’s design since, well, Material Design. I think it looks great, and wanted to make a collection of wallpapers that fit in

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