Preparing for Distance Learning – Episode 337

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This week Melissa is focused on retrofitting her home in preparation for distance learning. She has many thoughts and questions about what to expect when entire households are all online all at the same time.

Elisa can be found at http://twitter.com/senseidai or www.threegeekyladies.com
Melissa can be found at http://twitter.com/themacmommy or www.themacmommy.com  (As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases from links on this site.)

QuaranTV – Episode 336

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This episode we discuss the shows we’ve been watching to escape the challenges of being stuck at home. Out in Arizona, Melissa feels like she’s living in a Hobbit movie where things are on fire. Mike is excited for another celebrity spotting in South Dakota. In New York, Elisa has been knitting her way through a TV watchlist like none other, so tune in and make a checklist along with us. We are all just waiting around to Upload anyhow. 😉

Reelgood – Streaming Guide app for iOS and tvOS, for Amazon Fire TV, and for Android

Elisa’s Watchlist:

Amazon Prime
Hunters
Just Mercy
Modern Love
Hulu
Mrs. America
Little Fires Everywhere
Apple TV+
Dads
Defending Jacob
Dear …
Netflix
Spaceforce
Extraction
Hollywood
Uncut Gems
Schitt’s Creek
Ozark
Elisa’s pick: Ancestry All Access Plan 6 months

Melissa’s Watchlist:

Community Netflix
The Great Hulu
Upload Amazon Prime
Melissa’s pick:
Bissell ProHeat 2X Revolution Pet Pro Carpet Cleaner

Mike’s Watchlist:

Bless This Mess  Hulu
God Friended Me  CBS
Letterkenny  Hulu
Marvel’s Runaways Hulu
Mike’s pick: Fire TV Cube

WWDC20 Reactions – Episode 335

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Apple Special Event June 2020
After watching and listening to WWDC20 demonstrations and announcements, Elisa thinks the new App Clip will be really useful. Melissa is excited for macOS and iOS to finally have some UI consistency. Mike is looking forward to kicking the tires on the new Apple CarPlay.

Here are the links we followed for our discussion:
iOS 14 Preview
iPadOS 14 Preview
watchOS 7 Preview
macOS 11 Big Sur Preview


Melissa is happy to eat her rant about the lack of adding metadata using the native Photos app in iOS 14. Though there wasn’t time to demonstrate everything in the Keynote, this would have been an amazing thing to see!! From Apple’s iOS 14 All New Features, scroll to the Photos section and you will see:

“Add context to photos and videos with captions

View and edit captions to add context to your photos and videos, and easily find captions you’ve added in the Search tab. With iCloud Photos enabled, captions sync seamlessly across all your devices.”

Mike can be found at http://twitter.com/dscchipman or mike-mcpeek.com
Elisa can be found at http://twitter.com/senseidai or www.threegeekyladies.com
Melissa can be found at http://twitter.com/themacmommy or www.themacmommy.com  (As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases from links on this site.)

Simply The Worst – Episode 334

Photo by Jamie Street on Unsplash

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Last episode we discussed what makes a great design and what we liked most or felt was life-changing. This time, we’re flipping it to talk about the Terrible Product Designs We Love to Hate. How could these product designs be improved to make the world a happier place? Dealing with waste and bad design takes some thinking outside the box.

13 horribly designed everyday products that need to be reinvented” — Business Insider, May 1, 2017
10 exasperating design flaws in everyday objects” — Creative Bloq, July 06, 2018
7 Bad Designs Of Everyday Objects You’ve Become Used To” — Ed Times, June 2, 2018
Examples of Bad Design in the Real World” — Site Builder Report, July 8 2015
The guy who invented USB finally admits it’s annoying to plug in” — Digital Trends, June 24, 2019
The Pros and Cons of Switching to a Shampoo Bar” — Mind Body Mastered, February 11, 2020

Our Picks
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Mike:

Mike can be found at http://twitter.com/dscchipman or mike-mcpeek.com
Elisa can be found at http://twitter.com/senseidai or www.threegeekyladies.com
Melissa can be found at http://twitter.com/themacmommy or www.themacmommy.com  (As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases with links on this site.)

Design of the Times – Episode 333

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What is a product or service you believe is so well-designed that it makes life easier to navigate? We share our gratitude for design by discussing our top-of-the-list, favorite products inspired by an article Elisa found in Fortune Magazine The 100 Greatest Designs of Modern Times.

Tip: in Safari browser on iOS or macOS, you can use Reader View to cut out distractions from ads.

Our picks for what we most look forward to doing again once it’s safe outside of stay-at-home practices:
Elisa: going to concerts and hitting the beach.
Melissa: family entertainment parks such as her local Funtasticks Family Fun Park.
Mike: going out to eat.

Mike can be found at http://twitter.com/dscchipman or mike-mcpeek.com
Elisa can be found at http://twitter.com/senseidai or www.threegeekyladies.com
Melissa can be found at http://twitter.com/themacmommy or www.themacmommy.com (As an Amazon Associate, I may earn from qualifying purchases linked in our show notes.)

You can look for and listen to Melissa in an upcoming episode of Foodie Flashback with Patrice.