This Just In: Bio Tracking

This Just In: Bio Tracking

Do you know what your resting heart rate is? JJ Abrams guest-edited a 2009 issue of Wired Magazine titled “The Mystery Issue.” From Abrams’ editorial to uncrackable CIA codes, every corner of the magazine engaged the reader with games, puzzles, and an exploration of the unknown. At the end of the magazine, an article explored the…

This Just In: Apple Updates

This Just In: Apple Updates

Why I’m using Google Chrome again… Apple announced macOS 11 and iOS 14 earlier this week. While the public releases are a few months away, developer betas are available now. When betas come out, I usually ignore the warnings and dive in headfirst, installing them on my computer and my phone. No safety net, no problem….

Introducing SiriLibs: The First Mad Libs Style Game For Siri Shortcuts

Introducing SiriLibs: The First Mad Libs Style Game For Siri Shortcuts

When Apple released iOS 12, Siri Shortcuts quickly became the hero. Shortcuts provided a level of development and creativity previously unavailable on a mobile platform. Last month I published two shortcuts: Daily Day One Entry, a shortcut based on my three daily questions that creates an entry in the Day One app Daily Weight and…

Get Off The Internet

Get Off The Internet

“Card games, now that’s a good way to pass the time.” An older woman observes my group of fifteen high school students huddled in circles playing games. We’ve just spent a week in the Dominican Republic and are enjoying a layover in the Miami airport before our final flight home. Throughout the week, card games…