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Monday Rundown: Wants an iPhone 5
It’s Monday, and if you’re new to Quarterlife Man (welcome), you’re new to the Monday Rundown. The Monday Rundown is a compendium of randomness compiled over the course of each week. Enjoy…
––Today Begins Apple’s WWDC
Don’t worry if you’re unfamiliar; today is the beginning of Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference. This is the week when Apple makes boys out of men and announces product updates and the like. Per the Apple website: ‘It’s the week we’ve all been waiting for.’
Here are some things to expect and things we’re hoping for:
- iOS 6: As usual, an update of the Apple mobile operating system is to be expected. You will probably (and I hope) see enhancements to Siri, the voice-activated “personal assistant” that arrived with the iPhone 4S last fall. There’s also desperate hope for iPad integration.
- OS X Mountain Lion: What we know it offers… iOS-like Messages, Reminders, Notifications and Game Center, AirPlay Mirroring, and a new security effort called Gatekeeper.
- New Macbooks: Featuring the slim profile of the Macbook Air. I should’ve waited another year…
- A NEW IPHONEEEEEE: Come on, baby. For the love of Tim Cook, please give us a new iPhone this fall. There was a fairly convincing video of some supposedly leaked parts that lends credence to the fact that a new iPhone is coming. Here’s a (smart) prediction from ComputerWorld:
[box_light]Will Cook really unveil a new iPhone now? If recent history is any indicator, the next iPhone will be unveiled at an event this fall, along with a new iPod and iPod touch. A new iPhone hasn’t been announced at WWDC since theiPhone 4 arrived two years ago, but there’s no better place to give your developers a head start on updating their apps to support a new resolution then to announce it at WWDC.
The catch? Announcing a new iPhone would extinguish current iPhone 4S demand overnight. Unless Apple plans to ship the iPhone within the next few weeks I’m dubious of any announcement. Anything different would kill iPhone sales as everyone waits for the new one, hitting Apple’s bottom line for the quarter.[/box_light]
I don’t care about Apple’s profits. Just give me that darn iPhone 5. #FirstWorldProbz
––From the pages of ‘things we kinda need’
…I give you the Milkmaid. Check it:
If you’re too lazy to watch the video, you need to realign your priorities. Totally kidding. Maybe? Anyway. This thing tells you how much milk you’ve got left… heck, it even texts you when the milk’s gone bad. How cool is that?
I’m not sure how much I would pay for this… but considering my notorious and laborious milk-drinking habits, this might be needed.
––Getting Serious For A Second
[box_light]Don’t believe me that this is coming? The photos that the drones will take may be retained and used or even distributed to others in the government so long as the “recipient is reasonably perceived to have a specific, lawful governmental function” in requiring them. And for the first time since the Civil War, the federal government will deploy military personnel inside the United States and publicly acknowledge that it is deploying them “to collect information about U.S. persons.”
It gets worse. If the military personnel see something of interest from a drone, they may apply to a military judge or “military commander” for permission to conduct a physical search of the private property that intrigues them. Any “incidentally acquired information” can be retained or turned over to local law enforcement. What’s next? Prosecutions before military tribunals in the United States?[/box_light]
That’s an excerpt from an article by Andrew P. Napolitano, a former judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey and the senior judicial analyst at Fox News Channel, regarding the U.S. government’s use of drones to spy on private citizens. Although I don’t know the whole story: how plausible drones are, how soon we could see them, and just who’s privacy would be infringed, I think we can all agree on one thing: spying on Americans is un-American.
Also: After using those Street View snoopers, Google and Apple use planes that can film you sunbathing in your back garden.
––Mister Rogers, Autotuned
This is Mister Rogers remixed by Symphony of Science’s John D. Boswell for PBS Digital Studios. It’s called “Garden of Your Mind” and it’s brilliant:
(**If you like this video, please support your local PBS station.** http://www.pbs.org/donate)
A Hamburg street artist creatively added the Photoshop toolbar to some H&M swim ads in Europe. Genius.
[box_success]Thanks for reading. Check back next Monday for more of the Rundown and, as always, tweet us (@QuarterlifeMan) if you have any suggestions![/box_success]
About Jayson SchmidtFounder of the Quarterlife movement. Building an empire for the glory of God and living my dream to make the name of Jesus famous. Get at me on Twitter (@JaysonSchmidt).
Christian Shoddy is Still Shoddy
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We Are Not Hoodlums.
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Of Hobbits and Angels
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- Posted 66 days ago
Rags to Riches and Back to Rags Again
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- Posted 77 days ago
Are We There Yet?
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Verse of the Week
––1 Thessalonians 5:21 (ESV)