In the News

35: 5G, Smart Thread, and Green Bubbles

January 21, 2022
In the News
35: 5G, Smart Thread, and Green Bubbles
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Watch the video!
https://youtu.be/RIcb1ENGPRw

In the News blog post for January 21, 2022:
https://www.iphonejd.com/iphone_jd/2022/01/in-the-news611.html

  • Shipping AirTags
  • Life-Saving AirPods
  • Are You a Green Bubble or a Blue Bubble?
  • Threading Your Smart Home
  • How Fast Are Your “G’s”?
  • Brett’s Site: Five Books
  • Jeff’s Apps: Flipster and Hoopla


Sarah Sicard: Army wife uses AirTag hack to track her movers while PCSing

Julie Mazziotta: Woman Saves Her Own Life by Calling 911 on Her AirPods After Falling: 'I Would Have Died'

Jason Snell: Google is wrong. Apple’s iMessage is actually a failure

John Gruber: Seeing Green

Andrew O’Hara: Wemo Stage with Thread review: Finally a reliable HomeKit button

Phillip Tracy: Despite Warnings of Airport Mayhem, Verizon and AT&T Just Turned On True 5G

Joanna Stern: 3G Is Shutting Down. I Brought My iPhone 4 Back to Life to Say Goodbye. | WSJ

Brett’s Site: Five Books https://fivebooks.com/. Over the last few months I’ve been enjoying reading PAPER (gasp!) books from my local library which, through technology, gives me access to books from ANY library across the state of Ohio! Been enjoying sitting in the evening, putting on jazz instrumental channel on Spotify (I created one called “Jazz Ballad Salad”) and read. But WHAT do you read? There’s so much! Recently found the Five Books site and I’ve spent a LOT of time looking through the top 5 recommended books in a wide variety of categories and just having a great time. The only thing that’s suffering is my hold list at the library now.

Jeff’s Sites: Flipster - read magazines, for free, on your iPad thanks to your local library
https://www.iphonejd.com/iphone_jd/2019/12/review-flipster.html. And Hoopla - read graphic novels, books, and more for free on your iPad thanks to your local library
https://www.hoopladigital.com/. Some recommendations for graphic novels: 

  • Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
  • Y: The Last Man by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra
  • Watchmen by Alan Moore
  • Sandman by Neil Gaiman


Brett Burney from http://www.appsinlaw.com
Jeff Richardson from http://www.iphonejd.com

Support the show
Shipping AirTags
Life-Saving AirPods
Are You a Green Bubble or a Blue Bubble?
Threading Your Smart Home
How Fast Are Your “G’s”?
Brett’s Site: Five Books
Jeff’s Apps: Flipster and Hoopla