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  32. <title><![CDATA[The 10.2-Inch iPad  &#10141;]]></title>
  33. <link><![CDATA[https://www.apple.com/ipad-10.2/]]></link>
  34. <pubDate>Sat, 21 Sep 2019 23:10:00 +0000</pubDate>
  35. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Michael Rockwell]]></dc:creator>
  36. <category><![CDATA[Linked List]]></category>
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  42. <description><![CDATA[I haven&#8217;t had a chance to share my thoughts on the new iPad quite yet, I&#8217;ve been a bit busy lately — in a good way. But this is some pretty solid updates. A larger 10.2-inch display, Smart Keyboard support, Apple Pencil support, the A10 Fusion chip, and more. I am disappointed that Apple didn&#8217;t [&#8230;]<p><a href="https://initialcharge.net/2019/09/ipad-10-2/" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent link to 'The 10.2-Inch iPad'" class="glyph">&#8734; Permalink</a></p>
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  44. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>I haven&#8217;t had a chance to share my thoughts on the new iPad quite yet, I&#8217;ve been a bit busy lately — <a href="https://initialcharge.net/2019/09/joshua-matthew-rockwell/">in a good way</a>. But this is some pretty solid updates. A larger 10.2-inch display, Smart Keyboard support, Apple Pencil support, the A10 Fusion chip, and more.</p>
  45. <p>I am disappointed that Apple didn&#8217;t announce new iPad Pros as well, I was all geared up and ready to upgrade my aging iPad Air 2. But I guess I&#8217;ll have to wait a bit longer before I introduce a new iPad into my workflow. Although this new iPad is an excellent option, the prospect of moving another of my devices to USB-C is just too attractive.</p>
  46. <p>I am left wondering why the iPad Air exists, though. This new iPad is so close to the iPad Air in terms of features, power, and screen size, but at a much lower price point. And if you’re interested in a more powerful iPad, the iPad Pro isn&#8217;t <em>that</em> much more expensive than the Air. Why would someone purchase an iPad Air when the other options seem so much more enticing?</p>
  47. <p><span class="linked-list-source">➝ Source: <a href="https://www.apple.com/ipad-10.2/" rel="nofollow">apple.com</a></span></p>
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  52. <title><![CDATA[Plex Partners With Lionsgate to Expand Its Collection of Free Streaming Movies  &#10141;]]></title>
  53. <link><![CDATA[https://9to5mac.com/2019/09/18/plex-lionsgate-partnership/]]></link>
  54. <pubDate>Thu, 19 Sep 2019 16:54:00 +0000</pubDate>
  55. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Michael Rockwell]]></dc:creator>
  56. <category><![CDATA[Linked List]]></category>
  57. <category><![CDATA[Lionsgate]]></category>
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  59. <category><![CDATA[Plex]]></category>
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  64. <description><![CDATA[I can imagine a future where I don&#8217;t pay for any streaming services at all. Plex already stores all of my ripped DVDs and Blu-rays, adding in free streaming of Warner Bros. and Lionsgate content will give us access to quite a bit content all in one place. ➝ Source: 9to5mac.com &#8734; Permalink<p><a href="https://initialcharge.net/2019/09/plex-lionsgate/" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent link to 'Plex Partners With Lionsgate to Expand Its Collection of Free Streaming Movies'" class="glyph">&#8734; Permalink</a></p>
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  66. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>I can imagine a future where I don&#8217;t pay for any streaming services at all. Plex already stores all of my ripped DVDs and Blu-rays, adding in free streaming of <a href="https://appleinsider.com/articles/19/08/29/plex-to-offer-free-ad-supported-content-from-warner-bros">Warner Bros.</a> and Lionsgate content will give us access to quite a bit content all in one place.</p>
  67. <p><span class="linked-list-source">➝ Source: <a href="https://9to5mac.com/2019/09/18/plex-lionsgate-partnership/" rel="nofollow">9to5mac.com</a></span></p>
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  72. <title><![CDATA[Apple Watch Milanese and Leather Loop Bands Fall to $99  &#10141;]]></title>
  73. <link><![CDATA[https://www.imore.com/apple-watch-milanese-and-leather-loop-bands-fall-99]]></link>
  74. <pubDate>Thu, 19 Sep 2019 16:13:00 +0000</pubDate>
  75. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Michael Rockwell]]></dc:creator>
  76. <category><![CDATA[Linked List]]></category>
  77. <category><![CDATA[Apple]]></category>
  78. <category><![CDATA[Bands]]></category>
  79. <category><![CDATA[iMore]]></category>
  80. <category><![CDATA[Watch]]></category>
  81.  
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  83. <description><![CDATA[I bought a black Leather Loop for my wedding a few years ago and have worn it a dozen or so times since then. It&#8217;s a nice band and I find it even more comfortable than the Sport Loop. For dressier occasions, it&#8217;s just perfect. But my favorite watch band remains the Woven Nylon style, [&#8230;]<p><a href="https://initialcharge.net/2019/09/watch-band-price-drop/" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent link to 'Apple Watch Milanese and Leather Loop Bands Fall to $99'" class="glyph">&#8734; Permalink</a></p>
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  85. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>I bought a black Leather Loop for my wedding a few years ago and have worn it a dozen or so times since then. It&#8217;s a nice band and I find it even more comfortable than the Sport Loop. For dressier occasions, it&#8217;s  just perfect. But my favorite watch band remains the Woven Nylon style, which I&#8217;m still a bit irritated that Apple discontinued.</p>
  86. <p>With this price drop, though, I think I might pick up the Meyer Lemon Leather Loop for myself. And maybe buy one of the Milanese Loops for my wife so she can have a more dressy option.</p>
  87. <p><span class="linked-list-source">➝ Source: <a href="https://www.imore.com/apple-watch-milanese-and-leather-loop-bands-fall-99" rel="nofollow">imore.com</a></span></p>
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  92. <title>Joshua Matthew Rockwell</title>
  93. <link>https://initialcharge.net/2019/09/joshua-matthew-rockwell/</link>
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  95. <pubDate>Mon, 16 Sep 2019 18:55:00 +0000</pubDate>
  96. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Michael Rockwell]]></dc:creator>
  97. <category><![CDATA[Feature]]></category>
  98. <category><![CDATA[Joshua]]></category>
  99. <category><![CDATA[Personal]]></category>
  100.  
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  102. <description><![CDATA[After about 19 hours of labor, my wonderful wife Becky gave birth to our first child. His name is Joshua Matthew Rockwell and he’s the coolest little dude I&#8217;ve ever met. He weighed 7 pounds 5.8 ounces. The family is home now. Becky and Joshua are both doing well and we couldn&#8217;t be happier to [&#8230;]]]></description>
  103. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>After about 19 hours of labor, my wonderful wife Becky gave birth to our first child.</p>
  104. <p><img src="https://initialcharge.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/joshua-newborn.jpeg" alt="Newborn Joshua"/></p>
  105. <p>His name is Joshua Matthew Rockwell and he’s the coolest little dude I&#8217;ve ever met.</p>
  106. <p>He weighed 7 pounds 5.8 ounces.</p>
  107. <p><img src="https://initialcharge.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/joshua-day-two.jpeg" alt="Joshua on Day Two"/></p>
  108. <p>The family is home now. Becky and Joshua are both doing well and we couldn&#8217;t be happier to have this little one in our lives.</p>
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  114. <title><![CDATA[Apple TV+  &#10141;]]></title>
  115. <link><![CDATA[https://www.apple.com/apple-tv-plus/]]></link>
  116. <pubDate>Wed, 11 Sep 2019 01:24:00 +0000</pubDate>
  117. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Michael Rockwell]]></dc:creator>
  118. <category><![CDATA[Linked List]]></category>
  119. <category><![CDATA[Apple]]></category>
  120. <category><![CDATA[Apple TV]]></category>
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  126. <description><![CDATA[Coming November 1 for $4.99 a month. And much like Apple Arcade, the subscription can be shared with up to five family members. Here’s the thing about the pricing, though, you might never have to actually pay for it directly. Apple is offering a free year when you purchase a new iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, [&#8230;]<p><a href="https://initialcharge.net/2019/09/apple-tv-plus-details/" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent link to 'Apple TV+'" class="glyph">&#8734; Permalink</a></p>
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  128. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Coming November 1 for $4.99 a month. And much like <a href="https://initialcharge.net/2019/09/apple-arcade-details/">Apple Arcade</a>, the subscription can be shared with up to five family members.</p>
  129. <p>Here’s the thing about the pricing, though, you might never have to <em>actually</em> pay for it directly. Apple is offering a free year when you purchase a new iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or Apple TV. If you buy Apple products with any degree of regularity, you’ll likely be able to string these free years together indefinitely.</p>
  130. <p>If not for the free year deal, I don&#8217;t think I&#8217;d pay for the service. I&#8217;ve been watching less and less content from for-pay streaming services lately. My wife and I spend most of our TV time watching YouTube, game shows on Pluto TV, and various sitcom reruns with our over-the-air antenna.</p>
  131. <p>But who knows, maybe I&#8217;ll watch something on Apple TV+ and end up getting hooked.</p>
  132. <p><strong>Update 9/18/19:</strong> Apparently the free year of Apple TV+ is <a href="https://twitter.com/bzamayo/status/1171535475338694659">limited to one per family</a>, a there won&#8217;t b any way to string these together or stack the offers for multiple years.</p>
  133. <p><span class="linked-list-source">➝ Source: <a href="https://www.apple.com/apple-tv-plus/" rel="nofollow">apple.com</a></span></p>
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  138. <title><![CDATA[Apple Arcade  &#10141;]]></title>
  139. <link><![CDATA[https://www.apple.com/apple-arcade/]]></link>
  140. <comments>https://initialcharge.net/2019/09/apple-arcade-details/#comments</comments>
  141. <pubDate>Wed, 11 Sep 2019 01:06:00 +0000</pubDate>
  142. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Michael Rockwell]]></dc:creator>
  143. <category><![CDATA[Linked List]]></category>
  144. <category><![CDATA[Apple]]></category>
  145. <category><![CDATA[Apple Arcade]]></category>
  146. <category><![CDATA[Games]]></category>
  147. <category><![CDATA[Gaming]]></category>
  148.  
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  150. <description><![CDATA[Coming September 19 with over a hundred games for $4.99. And you can share the subscription with up to five family members. That&#8217;s a great price. As long as the games are good, I can&#8217;t imagine this not being a hit. I’m sure I’ll give the service a try, at least during the one month [&#8230;]<p><a href="https://initialcharge.net/2019/09/apple-arcade-details/" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent link to 'Apple Arcade'" class="glyph">&#8734; Permalink</a></p>
  151. ]]></description>
  152. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Coming September 19 with over a hundred games for $4.99. And you can share the subscription with up to five family members. That&#8217;s a <em>great</em> price. As long as the games are good, I can&#8217;t imagine this <em>not</em> being a hit.</p>
  153. <p>I’m sure I’ll give the service a try, at least during the one month trial, but I&#8217;m not sure if this is something I&#8217;ll keep long-term. I already have a pretty big backlog of games on Switch that I haven&#8217;t played yet. And I haven&#8217;t seen anything on the service that&#8217;s <em>more</em> compelling than what I have on Switch — <a href="https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/super-mario-odyssey-switch/">Super Mario Odyssey</a>, <a href="https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/celeste-switch/">Celeste</a>, and more.</p>
  154. <p><span class="linked-list-source">➝ Source: <a href="https://www.apple.com/apple-arcade/" rel="nofollow">apple.com</a></span></p>
  155. <p><a href="https://initialcharge.net/2019/09/apple-arcade-details/" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent link to 'Apple Arcade'" class="glyph">&#8734; Permalink</a></p>
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  161. <title>What I Want in My Next iPhone</title>
  162. <link>https://initialcharge.net/2019/09/next-iphone-wishes/</link>
  163. <comments>https://initialcharge.net/2019/09/next-iphone-wishes/#comments</comments>
  164. <pubDate>Tue, 10 Sep 2019 02:40:00 +0000</pubDate>
  165. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Michael Rockwell]]></dc:creator>
  166. <category><![CDATA[Feature]]></category>
  167. <category><![CDATA[Apple]]></category>
  168. <category><![CDATA[Apple Event]]></category>
  169. <category><![CDATA[iPhone]]></category>
  170.  
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  172. <description><![CDATA[I highly doubt any of these features will be offered in the iPhones that Apple announces tomorrow, but if I could build my perfect iPhone, this is what it would have: A home button. Maybe I&#8217;m clinging to the old ways and I just need to give it an honest try, but I&#8217;ve never had [&#8230;]]]></description>
  173. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>I highly doubt any of these features will be offered in the iPhones that Apple announces tomorrow, but if I could build my perfect iPhone, this is what it would have:</p>
  174. <ul>
  175. <li>A home button. Maybe I&#8217;m clinging to the old ways and I just need to give it an honest try, but I&#8217;ve never had a home button let me down and am not convinced that the new interface is an actual improvement.</li>
  176. <li>Something roughly the same size as the iPhone 8, or smaller. I&#8217;ve been critical of the industry’s push toward larger and larger displays. I just want something that fits comfortably in my pocket. And any interest I might have had in a larger display is nearly eliminated now that I work from home. I spend a large portion of my life with my iPad, iPhone, and MacBook within arm’s reach. When I want to use an iOS device, I usually reach for my iPad.</li>
  177. <li>Color options for the rear casing, but retain the black glass on the front. Whenever there’s been color options, I’ve only ever chose the black or space gray model. Almost entirely because I prefer the black bezels on the front. When my display is off, I don&#8217;t want to see where the display ends and the bezels begin. Space gray is neat and all, but I&#8217;d really like to have the option to change it up this time around.</li>
  178. <li>A two or three lens rear camera system. <a href="https://initialcharge.net/2019/05/expecting/">We’re expecting</a> our first child soon and will be taking <em>a lot</em> of photos when he arrives. I’d like the photos I take to be the highest quality possible.</li>
  179. <li>The ability to wirelessly charge other devices by placing them on the back of my iPhone. Although this seems like a ridiculous gimmick, the reality is that it would be super clutch for me when traveling. It would let me go on a trip with my Apple Watch without having to worry about actually bringing the charging cable for it. That&#8217;s one less cable in my bag and I could even charge both my iPhone and Apple Watch with only a single output on my power adapter.</li>
  180. <li>USB-C. I was a huge advocate of moving to <a href="https://initialcharge.net/2017/03/transitioning-to-lightning/">all Lightning everything</a> in my travel bag, but that was unfortunately a short-lived endeavor. Once I added my MacBook Air and Nintendo Switch into my regular packing list, the writing was on the wall — USB-C is the only way to go. I plan on purchasing a new iPad this Fall, which will presumably come with a USB-C port. If my new iPhone comes with USB-C as well, just about everything in my bag will charge with the same connector type.</li>
  181. <li>A less slippery shape. It&#8217;s less of an issue now that I&#8217;ve grown used to it, but its still impossible for me to rest my iPhone on our couch’s arm rest without it slipping off and ending up under the cushion. Having flatter edges like the iPhone SE would help and using something other than glass on the back would help too. I don&#8217;t exactly know what the perfect shape and material combination would be, but I can assure you that the iPhone 8 doesn&#8217;t have it.</li>
  182. </ul>
  183. <p>Here’s the thing, I know very few, if any, of these hardware features will be included in the next iPhone. And I&#8217;m almost certainly going to end up with whatever iPhone XS replacement Apple ships — from a size and price perspective. That line offers the best combination of power, size, and camera capabilities. But I sure wish Apple would develop smaller iPhones again.</p>
  184. <p>There’s a bit of hope that the iPhone 8 chassis will make a return next Spring with <a href="https://9to5mac.com/2019/09/04/cheaper-smaller-iphone-spring/">the spiritual successor to the iPhone SE</a>. But I wish they’d announce something that shipped alongside the flagship models in the Fall. Because a new iPhone this Spring isn&#8217;t going to help me much when I&#8217;m preordering my next iPhone in a handful of days.</p>
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  190. <title><![CDATA[Search Ads for Competing Products  &#10141;]]></title>
  191. <link><![CDATA[https://mjtsai.com/blog/2019/09/05/search-ads-for-competing-products/]]></link>
  192. <pubDate>Mon, 09 Sep 2019 04:05:00 +0000</pubDate>
  193. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Michael Rockwell]]></dc:creator>
  194. <category><![CDATA[Linked List]]></category>
  195. <category><![CDATA[Ads]]></category>
  196. <category><![CDATA[Basecamp]]></category>
  197. <category><![CDATA[Google]]></category>
  198. <category><![CDATA[Michael Tsai]]></category>
  199.  
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  201. <description><![CDATA[A great collection of links and quotes from Michael Tsai. Apparently Google lets companies purchase ads on search results using a competitors’ brand name as the keyword. The folks at Basecamp were essentially forced to purchase ads for their own name in order to prevent competitor’s ads from being listed above their own, organically high [&#8230;]<p><a href="https://initialcharge.net/2019/09/basecamp-google-ads/" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent link to 'Search Ads for Competing Products'" class="glyph">&#8734; Permalink</a></p>
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  203. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>A great collection of links and quotes from Michael Tsai. Apparently Google lets companies purchase ads on search results using a competitors’ brand name as the keyword. The folks at <a href="https://basecamp.com/">Basecamp</a> were essentially forced to purchase ads for their own name in order to prevent competitor’s ads from being listed <em>above</em> their own, organically high ranking homepage.</p>
  204. <p><span class="linked-list-source">➝ Source: <a href="https://mjtsai.com/blog/2019/09/05/search-ads-for-competing-products/" rel="nofollow">mjtsai.com</a></span></p>
  205. <p><a href="https://initialcharge.net/2019/09/basecamp-google-ads/" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent link to 'Search Ads for Competing Products'" class="glyph">&#8734; Permalink</a></p>
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  209. <title><![CDATA[&#8216;iCloud Clusterfuck&#8217;  &#10141;]]></title>
  210. <link><![CDATA[https://furbo.org/2019/09/04/icloud-clusterfuck/]]></link>
  211. <comments>https://initialcharge.net/2019/09/icloud-sync-ios-13/#comments</comments>
  212. <pubDate>Wed, 04 Sep 2019 23:09:00 +0000</pubDate>
  213. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Michael Rockwell]]></dc:creator>
  214. <category><![CDATA[Linked List]]></category>
  215. <category><![CDATA[Craig Hockenberry]]></category>
  216. <category><![CDATA[iCloud]]></category>
  217. <category><![CDATA[iOS 13]]></category>
  218. <category><![CDATA[The Cloud]]></category>
  219.  
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  221. <description><![CDATA[Craig Hockenberry: The months since WWDC in June have been a terrible experience for both customers and developers alike and the literal center of the chaos was Apple’s iCloud syncing service. For us, it all started with customers reporting lost Linea sketches in their iCloud Drive. Initial investigations led to a common factor: all of [&#8230;]<p><a href="https://initialcharge.net/2019/09/icloud-sync-ios-13/" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent link to '&#8216;iCloud Clusterfuck&#8217;'" class="glyph">&#8734; Permalink</a></p>
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  223. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Craig Hockenberry:</p>
  224. <blockquote>
  225. <p>The months since WWDC in June have been a terrible experience for both customers and developers alike and the literal center of the chaos was Apple’s iCloud syncing service.</p>
  226. <p>For us, it all started with customers reporting lost Linea sketches in their iCloud Drive. Initial investigations led to a common factor: all of the people affected had installed the iOS 13 beta release.</p>
  227. <p>And when I say lost, I mean really lost. Entire folders were either gone or corrupted. Apple’s mechanism to <a href="https://support.apple.com/kb/PH27917?locale=en_US">recover deleted files</a> was of no help. The customers with weird folder duplicates were the “lucky” ones.</p>
  228. </blockquote>
  229. <p>I installed iOS 13 on my iPhone relatively early on in the beta cycle. I ran into issues with Shortcuts and promptly downgraded back to iOS 12 a few days later. Since then, I&#8217;ve stayed <em>far away</em> from the idea of running the beta on <em>any</em> of my devices.</p>
  230. <p>Here’s the thing, the data I keep in iCloud is just too darn important for me to take a chance with. Especially with beta releases like we saw with iOS 13.</p>
  231. <p>Luckily, there is an <em>eventual</em> happy ending to this story, though:</p>
  232. <blockquote>
  233. <p>Now it appears that <a href="https://twitter.com/macguru17/status/1168777874880499713">the entire stack</a> is getting rolled back and there won’t be new iCloud features in iOS 13 (at least initially.) I honestly think that’s <a href="https://twitter.com/chockenberry/status/1168916561597521920">the wisest course of action</a> at this point. My only wish is that Apple would make an official statement.</p>
  234. </blockquote>
  235. <p>If it&#8217;s broken, fix it before it ships. And that&#8217;s exactly what Apple appears to be doing.</p>
  236. <p>I really like Craig’s suggestion for the future, too — iCloud simply <em>can’t</em> be a beta again. But I actually think having the ability to backup and restore all of your iCloud data is a more attainable first step that would mitigate a lot of fear from situations like this in the future. Essentially, Apple could prevent beta releases of iOS from touching iCloud data unless the service first confirms that the user has completed a download of an iCloud backup file. Then, if anything goes wrong, the user can at least restore from that point.</p>
  237. <p><span class="linked-list-source">➝ Source: <a href="https://furbo.org/2019/09/04/icloud-clusterfuck/" rel="nofollow">furbo.org</a></span></p>
  238. <p><a href="https://initialcharge.net/2019/09/icloud-sync-ios-13/" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent link to '&#8216;iCloud Clusterfuck&#8217;'" class="glyph">&#8734; Permalink</a></p>
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  241. <slash:comments>1</slash:comments>
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  243. <item>
  244. <title><![CDATA[128GB Storage Options on iPhone  &#10141;]]></title>
  245. <link><![CDATA[https://ljpuk.blog/2019/09/04/a-128gb-iphone-11-pro/]]></link>
  246. <pubDate>Wed, 04 Sep 2019 22:34:00 +0000</pubDate>
  247. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Michael Rockwell]]></dc:creator>
  248. <category><![CDATA[Linked List]]></category>
  249. <category><![CDATA[iPhone]]></category>
  250. <category><![CDATA[Lee Peterson]]></category>
  251. <category><![CDATA[Storage]]></category>
  252.  
  253. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://initialcharge.net/?p=18224</guid>
  254. <description><![CDATA[If I had the option to purchase a 128GB iPhone last time around, that&#8217;s the model I would have bought. But with a little one on the way, I plan to buy an iPhone with the largest storage capacity I can reasonably afford. ➝ Source: ljpuk.blog &#8734; Permalink<p><a href="https://initialcharge.net/2019/09/128gb-iphones/" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent link to '128GB Storage Options on iPhone'" class="glyph">&#8734; Permalink</a></p>
  255. ]]></description>
  256. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>If I had the option to purchase a 128GB iPhone last time around, that&#8217;s the model I would have bought. But with <a href="https://initialcharge.net/2019/05/expecting/">a little one on the way</a>, I plan to buy an iPhone with the largest storage capacity I can reasonably afford.</p>
  257. <p><span class="linked-list-source">➝ Source: <a href="https://ljpuk.blog/2019/09/04/a-128gb-iphone-11-pro/" rel="nofollow">ljpuk.blog</a></span></p>
  258. <p><a href="https://initialcharge.net/2019/09/128gb-iphones/" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent link to '128GB Storage Options on iPhone'" class="glyph">&#8734; Permalink</a></p>
  259. ]]></content:encoded>
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  261. <item>
  262. <title><![CDATA[MacRumors Shares Details on Software Related to Apple&#8217;s Upcoming Tile Competitor  &#10141;]]></title>
  263. <link><![CDATA[https://www.macrumors.com/2019/08/30/apple-tile-like-tag-item-tracker-what-to-expect/]]></link>
  264. <pubDate>Tue, 03 Sep 2019 03:18:00 +0000</pubDate>
  265. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Michael Rockwell]]></dc:creator>
  266. <category><![CDATA[Linked List]]></category>
  267. <category><![CDATA[Apple]]></category>
  268. <category><![CDATA[Joe Rossignol]]></category>
  269. <category><![CDATA[MacRumors]]></category>
  270. <category><![CDATA[Steve Moser]]></category>
  271. <category><![CDATA[Tile]]></category>
  272.  
  273. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://initialcharge.net/?p=18217</guid>
  274. <description><![CDATA[Joe Rossignol and Steve Moser, reporting for MacRumors: Apple is developing a Tile-like accessory that will help users keep track of their personal belongings, such as their keys, wallets, and backpacks, according to an internal build of iOS 13 seen by MacRumors. The internal build contains an image of the accessory that suggests it will [&#8230;]<p><a href="https://initialcharge.net/2019/09/apple-tile-competitor/" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent link to 'MacRumors Shares Details on Software Related to Apple&#8217;s Upcoming Tile Competitor'" class="glyph">&#8734; Permalink</a></p>
  275. ]]></description>
  276. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Joe Rossignol and Steve Moser, reporting for MacRumors:</p>
  277. <blockquote><p>Apple is developing a Tile-like accessory that will help users keep track of their personal belongings, such as their keys, wallets, and backpacks, according to an internal build of iOS 13 seen by MacRumors.</p>
  278. <p>The internal build contains an image of the accessory that suggests it will be a small, circular tag with an Apple logo in the center, similar to many other Bluetooth trackers. The image could be a mockup or placeholder, however, so the final design of the tag may vary at least slightly.</p></blockquote>
  279. <p>I’m a big fan of <a href="https://www.thetileapp.com">Tile</a> — I keep one in every bag I own. But I&#8217;m curious to see what Apple brings to the table in this category of products. Having a single app where I can locate <em>all the things</em> is pretty enticing. But there will need to be some innovative or unique hardware and software features in order for me to jump over to these instead of using my current Tile setup.</p>
  280. <p><span class="linked-list-source">➝ Source: <a href="https://www.macrumors.com/2019/08/30/apple-tile-like-tag-item-tracker-what-to-expect/" rel="nofollow">www.macrumors.com</a></span></p>
  281. <p><a href="https://initialcharge.net/2019/09/apple-tile-competitor/" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent link to 'MacRumors Shares Details on Software Related to Apple&#8217;s Upcoming Tile Competitor'" class="glyph">&#8734; Permalink</a></p>
  282. ]]></content:encoded>
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  284. <item>
  285. <title><![CDATA[Plex to Offer Free, Ad-Supported Content From Warner Bros.  &#10141;]]></title>
  286. <link><![CDATA[https://appleinsider.com/articles/19/08/29/plex-to-offer-free-ad-supported-content-from-warner-bros]]></link>
  287. <pubDate>Tue, 03 Sep 2019 03:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
  288. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Michael Rockwell]]></dc:creator>
  289. <category><![CDATA[Linked List]]></category>
  290. <category><![CDATA[Media]]></category>
  291. <category><![CDATA[Plex]]></category>
  292. <category><![CDATA[Streaming]]></category>
  293. <category><![CDATA[Warner Bros.]]></category>
  294.  
  295. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://initialcharge.net/?p=18214</guid>
  296. <description><![CDATA[I&#8217;m a proud Plex Pass owner and have gone all-in on it for storing my media. I use it for music, ripped movies and TV shows from DVDs and Blu-rays, and have even stripped the DRM from all my iTunes content to keep in Plex too. I typically use Infuse for playing back video content, [&#8230;]<p><a href="https://initialcharge.net/2019/09/plex-warner-bros/" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent link to 'Plex to Offer Free, Ad-Supported Content From Warner Bros.'" class="glyph">&#8734; Permalink</a></p>
  297. ]]></description>
  298. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>I&#8217;m a proud Plex Pass owner and have gone all-in on it for storing my media. I use it for music, ripped movies and TV shows from DVDs and Blu-rays, and have even <a href="https://initialcharge.net/2016/11/plex-requiem/">stripped the DRM from all my iTunes content</a> to keep in Plex too. I typically use <a href="https://firecore.com/infuse">Infuse</a> for playing back video content, but that could change if this Warner Bros. deal turns out well.</p>
  299. <p><span class="linked-list-source">➝ Source: <a href="https://appleinsider.com/articles/19/08/29/plex-to-offer-free-ad-supported-content-from-warner-bros" rel="nofollow">appleinsider.com</a></span></p>
  300. <p><a href="https://initialcharge.net/2019/09/plex-warner-bros/" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent link to 'Plex to Offer Free, Ad-Supported Content From Warner Bros.'" class="glyph">&#8734; Permalink</a></p>
  301. ]]></content:encoded>
  302. <post-id xmlns="com-wordpress:feed-additions:1">18214</post-id> </item>
  303. <item>
  304. <title><![CDATA[Apple&#8217;s New Independent Repair Provider Program  &#10141;]]></title>
  305. <link><![CDATA[https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2019/08/apple-offers-customers-even-more-options-for-safe-reliable-repairs/]]></link>
  306. <pubDate>Sun, 01 Sep 2019 04:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
  307. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Michael Rockwell]]></dc:creator>
  308. <category><![CDATA[Linked List]]></category>
  309. <category><![CDATA[Apple]]></category>
  310. <category><![CDATA[Parts]]></category>
  311. <category><![CDATA[Repair]]></category>
  312.  
  313. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://initialcharge.net/?p=18210</guid>
  314. <description><![CDATA[Apple: Apple today announced a new repair program, offering customers additional options for the most common out-of-warranty iPhone repairs. Apple will provide more independent repair businesses — large or small — with the same genuine parts, tools, training, repair manuals and diagnostics as its Apple Authorized Service Providers (AASPs). The program is launching in the [&#8230;]<p><a href="https://initialcharge.net/2019/09/apple-independent-repair/" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent link to 'Apple&#8217;s New Independent Repair Provider Program'" class="glyph">&#8734; Permalink</a></p>
  315. ]]></description>
  316. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Apple:</p>
  317. <blockquote><p>Apple today announced a new repair program, offering customers additional options for the most common out-of-warranty iPhone repairs. Apple will provide more independent repair businesses — large or small —  with the same genuine parts, tools, training, repair manuals and diagnostics as its Apple Authorized Service Providers (AASPs). The program is launching in the US with plans to expand to other countries.</p></blockquote>
  318. <p><span class="linked-list-source">➝ Source: <a href="https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2019/08/apple-offers-customers-even-more-options-for-safe-reliable-repairs/" rel="nofollow">www.apple.com</a></span></p>
  319. <p><a href="https://initialcharge.net/2019/09/apple-independent-repair/" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent link to 'Apple&#8217;s New Independent Repair Provider Program'" class="glyph">&#8734; Permalink</a></p>
  320. ]]></content:encoded>
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  322. <item>
  323. <title><![CDATA[Apple Invites Press to September 10 Event  &#10141;]]></title>
  324. <link><![CDATA[https://www.loopinsight.com/2019/08/29/apple-sends-invite-for-september-10-event/]]></link>
  325. <pubDate>Sun, 01 Sep 2019 04:07:00 +0000</pubDate>
  326. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Michael Rockwell]]></dc:creator>
  327. <category><![CDATA[Linked List]]></category>
  328. <category><![CDATA[Apple]]></category>
  329. <category><![CDATA[Apple Event]]></category>
  330. <category><![CDATA[Jim Dalrymple]]></category>
  331. <category><![CDATA[The Loop]]></category>
  332.  
  333. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://initialcharge.net/?p=18208</guid>
  334. <description><![CDATA[Jim Dalrymple: Apple on Thursday sent an invite to press for a special event to be held at the company’s Cupertino, Calif. headquarters. The event will be at The Steve Jobs Theater on September 10, 2019 at 10:00 am. I’m due for a new iPhone this year, so I&#8217;m pretty excited to see what Apple [&#8230;]<p><a href="https://initialcharge.net/2019/09/apple-event-invites/" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent link to 'Apple Invites Press to September 10 Event'" class="glyph">&#8734; Permalink</a></p>
  335. ]]></description>
  336. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Jim Dalrymple:</p>
  337. <blockquote><p>Apple on Thursday sent an invite to press for a special event to be held at the company’s Cupertino, Calif. headquarters. The event will be at The Steve Jobs Theater on September 10, 2019 at 10:00 am.</p></blockquote>
  338. <p>I’m due for a new iPhone this year, so I&#8217;m pretty excited to see what Apple has in store.</p>
  339. <p><span class="linked-list-source">➝ Source: <a href="https://www.loopinsight.com/2019/08/29/apple-sends-invite-for-september-10-event/" rel="nofollow">loopinsight.com</a></span></p>
  340. <p><a href="https://initialcharge.net/2019/09/apple-event-invites/" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent link to 'Apple Invites Press to September 10 Event'" class="glyph">&#8734; Permalink</a></p>
  341. ]]></content:encoded>
  342. <post-id xmlns="com-wordpress:feed-additions:1">18208</post-id> </item>
  343. <item>
  344. <title><![CDATA[I&#8217;m Not Not Excited About the Relaunch of NetNewsWire  &#10141;]]></title>
  345. <link><![CDATA[https://anxiousrobot.net/2019/08/netnewswire-release/]]></link>
  346. <pubDate>Sat, 31 Aug 2019 17:18:00 +0000</pubDate>
  347. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Michael Rockwell]]></dc:creator>
  348. <category><![CDATA[Linked List]]></category>
  349. <category><![CDATA[Application]]></category>
  350. <category><![CDATA[Justin Blanton]]></category>
  351. <category><![CDATA[NetNewsWire]]></category>
  352. <category><![CDATA[RSS]]></category>
  353.  
  354. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://initialcharge.net/?p=18192</guid>
  355. <description><![CDATA[Justin Blanton: Finally, and to be clear, I’m happy NNW is “back” (the more people using RSS the better as far as I’m concerned), but I think a lot of the excitement around the launch is rooted in nostalgia more than anything. Same. I&#8217;m glad NetNewsWire has been relaunched, but it has a way to [&#8230;]<p><a href="https://initialcharge.net/2019/08/blanton-netnewswire/" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent link to 'I&#8217;m Not Not Excited About the Relaunch of NetNewsWire'" class="glyph">&#8734; Permalink</a></p>
  356. ]]></description>
  357. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Justin Blanton:</p>
  358. <blockquote>
  359. <p>Finally, and to be clear, I’m <em>happy</em> NNW is “back” (the more people using RSS the better as far as I’m concerned), but I think a lot of the excitement around the launch is rooted in nostalgia more than anything.</p>
  360. </blockquote>
  361. <p>Same. I&#8217;m glad <a href="https://ranchero.com/netnewswire/">NetNewsWire</a> has been relaunched, but it has a way to go before I would consider it a top contender in the feed reading space.</p>
  362. <p><a href="https://initialcharge.net/2019/08/blanton-netnewswire/" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent link to 'I&#8217;m Not Not Excited About the Relaunch of NetNewsWire'" class="glyph">&#8734; Permalink</a></p>
  363. ]]></content:encoded>
  364. <post-id xmlns="com-wordpress:feed-additions:1">18192</post-id> </item>
  365. <item>
  366. <title><![CDATA[A Travel Packing List Shortcut  &#10141;]]></title>
  367. <link><![CDATA[https://shawnblanc.net/2019/01/my-travel-packing-list-shortcut/]]></link>
  368. <pubDate>Wed, 21 Aug 2019 03:56:00 +0000</pubDate>
  369. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Michael Rockwell]]></dc:creator>
  370. <category><![CDATA[Linked List]]></category>
  371. <category><![CDATA[Shawn Blanc]]></category>
  372. <category><![CDATA[Shortcuts]]></category>
  373. <category><![CDATA[Travel]]></category>
  374.  
  375. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://initialcharge.net/?p=18180</guid>
  376. <description><![CDATA[Shawn Blanc: Having a pre-populated packing list is one of the greatest “travel hacks” I’ve ever done. It takes all the guesswork out of packing. And it saves me quite a bit of time as well. I just follow the list and when I’m done I don’t have to worry if I forgot about anything. [&#8230;]<p><a href="https://initialcharge.net/2019/08/packing-list-shortcut/" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent link to 'A Travel Packing List Shortcut'" class="glyph">&#8734; Permalink</a></p>
  377. ]]></description>
  378. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Shawn Blanc:</p>
  379. <blockquote>
  380. <p>Having a pre-populated packing list is one of the greatest “travel hacks” I’ve ever done.</p>
  381. <p>It takes all the guesswork out of packing. And it saves me quite a bit of time as well. I just follow the list and when I’m done I don’t have to worry if I forgot about anything.</p>
  382. </blockquote>
  383. <p>He setup a Shortcut to generate a packing list in <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id1016366447?at=11lctu">Bear</a>, which is a pretty slick setup.</p>
  384. <p>My current packing list is built in <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id904237743?at=11lctu">Things</a>. I have a project that contains all of the items I need for traveling. When I have an upcoming trip, I’ll duplicate the project and give it a name to match the location I&#8217;m going. It&#8217;s worked out well, but it means I have an omnipresent project called “Packing List” in Things’ sidebar.</p>
  385. <p>I think I&#8217;m going to give Shawn’s approach a try. My biggest concern is that I might be less likely to revise my packing list overtime, since Shortcuts isn&#8217;t exactly the ideal app for editing the list. But removing the project from Things and keeping the whole setup out of view unless I need it might be worth the trade off.</p>
  386. <p><a href="https://initialcharge.net/2019/08/packing-list-shortcut/" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent link to 'A Travel Packing List Shortcut'" class="glyph">&#8734; Permalink</a></p>
  387. ]]></content:encoded>
  388. <post-id xmlns="com-wordpress:feed-additions:1">18180</post-id> </item>
  389. <item>
  390. <title><![CDATA[Surrendering Curation and Promotion  &#10141;]]></title>
  391. <link><![CDATA[https://seths.blog/2019/07/surrendering-curation-and-promotion/]]></link>
  392. <pubDate>Fri, 16 Aug 2019 23:54:00 +0000</pubDate>
  393. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Michael Rockwell]]></dc:creator>
  394. <category><![CDATA[Linked List]]></category>
  395. <category><![CDATA[Algorithms]]></category>
  396. <category><![CDATA[Online Publishing]]></category>
  397. <category><![CDATA[Seth Godin]]></category>
  398. <category><![CDATA[Social Networks]]></category>
  399. <category><![CDATA[Weblogs]]></category>
  400.  
  401. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://initialcharge.net/?p=18175</guid>
  402. <description><![CDATA[Seth Godin: The platforms are built on the idea that the audience plus the algorithm do all the deciding. No curation, no real promotion, simply the system, grinding away. This inevitably leads to pandering, a race to the bottom. This is a thought that I just keep coming back to, but I think we’d all [&#8230;]<p><a href="https://initialcharge.net/2019/08/godin-algorithm-curation/" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent link to 'Surrendering Curation and Promotion'" class="glyph">&#8734; Permalink</a></p>
  403. ]]></description>
  404. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Seth Godin:</p>
  405. <blockquote>
  406. <p>The platforms are built on the idea that the audience plus the algorithm do all the deciding. No curation, no real promotion, simply the system, grinding away.</p>
  407. <p>This inevitably leads to pandering, a race to the bottom.</p>
  408. </blockquote>
  409. <p>This is a thought that I just keep coming back to, but I think we’d all benefit if there was a bit more activity on weblogs and a bit less activity on algorithm-powered social networks. Personal curation matters, taste matters, and algorithms will never be able to replicate it.</p>
  410. <p><a href="https://initialcharge.net/2019/08/godin-algorithm-curation/" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent link to 'Surrendering Curation and Promotion'" class="glyph">&#8734; Permalink</a></p>
  411. ]]></content:encoded>
  412. <post-id xmlns="com-wordpress:feed-additions:1">18175</post-id> </item>
  413. <item>
  414. <title><![CDATA[App Store Today Editorial Stories Are Now Available on the Web  &#10141;]]></title>
  415. <link><![CDATA[https://9to5mac.com/2019/08/15/app-store-today-web-browser/]]></link>
  416. <pubDate>Fri, 16 Aug 2019 23:23:00 +0000</pubDate>
  417. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Michael Rockwell]]></dc:creator>
  418. <category><![CDATA[Linked List]]></category>
  419. <category><![CDATA[9 to 5 Mac]]></category>
  420. <category><![CDATA[App Store]]></category>
  421. <category><![CDATA[Benjamin Mayo]]></category>
  422. <category><![CDATA[RSS]]></category>
  423. <category><![CDATA[Stephen Hackett]]></category>
  424. <category><![CDATA[The Web]]></category>
  425.  
  426. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://initialcharge.net/?p=18177</guid>
  427. <description><![CDATA[Benjamin Mayo, writing for 9 to 5 Mac: Apple has recently updated its App Store Preview pages for stories to allow users to view the full content of stories from inside their desktop web browser. App Store stories have always been shareable as links, but the web version was just a title and a navigation [&#8230;]<p><a href="https://initialcharge.net/2019/08/app-store-today-web/" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent link to 'App Store Today Editorial Stories Are Now Available on the Web'" class="glyph">&#8734; Permalink</a></p>
  428. ]]></description>
  429. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Benjamin Mayo, writing for 9 to 5 Mac:</p>
  430. <blockquote>
  431. <p>Apple has recently updated its App Store Preview pages for stories to allow users to view the full content of stories from inside their desktop web browser. App Store stories have always been shareable as links, but the web version was just a title and a navigation link to ‘open this story in the App Store’.</p>
  432. <p>Between August 9th and August 11th, Apple has upgraded the experience and now includes full imagery, app lists and paragraphs copy in the web version. This means you can access the same content online as you would be ale to find in the native App Store experience.</p>
  433. </blockquote>
  434. <p>A big step in the right direction. Maybe they’ll add RSS feeds next.</p>
  435. <p>(Via <a href="https://512pixels.net/2019/08/app-store-editorial-now-visible-on-web/">Stephen Hackett</a>.)</p>
  436. <p><a href="https://initialcharge.net/2019/08/app-store-today-web/" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent link to 'App Store Today Editorial Stories Are Now Available on the Web'" class="glyph">&#8734; Permalink</a></p>
  437. ]]></content:encoded>
  438. <post-id xmlns="com-wordpress:feed-additions:1">18177</post-id> </item>
  439. <item>
  440. <title><![CDATA[Disney Announces $12.99 Bundle for Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+  &#10141;]]></title>
  441. <link><![CDATA[https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/6/20757626/disney-plus-espn-hulu-bundle-price-date-streaming-service]]></link>
  442. <pubDate>Wed, 07 Aug 2019 02:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
  443. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Michael Rockwell]]></dc:creator>
  444. <category><![CDATA[Linked List]]></category>
  445. <category><![CDATA[Disney]]></category>
  446. <category><![CDATA[ESPN]]></category>
  447. <category><![CDATA[Hulu]]></category>
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  452. <description><![CDATA[This is a great price for all of these services, but I hope they offer a bundle with the ad-free version of Hulu. Maybe something like $18.99 a month? I can&#8217;t imagine moving from my existing Hulu plan to the bundle unless there is an ad-free option. &#8734; Permalink<p><a href="https://initialcharge.net/2019/08/disney-streaming-bundle/" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent link to 'Disney Announces $12.99 Bundle for Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+'" class="glyph">&#8734; Permalink</a></p>
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  454. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>This is a great price for all of these services, but I hope they offer a bundle with the ad-free version of Hulu. Maybe something like $18.99 a month? I can&#8217;t imagine moving from my existing Hulu plan to the bundle unless there is an ad-free option.</p>
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  459. <title><![CDATA[Spotify Premium Now Bundled With AT&#038;T&#8217;s Top Unlimited Plan  &#10141;]]></title>
  460. <link><![CDATA[https://9to5mac.com/2019/08/05/free-spotify-premium-att/]]></link>
  461. <pubDate>Tue, 06 Aug 2019 01:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
  462. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Michael Rockwell]]></dc:creator>
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  464. <category><![CDATA[AT&T]]></category>
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  472. <description><![CDATA[Bundling entertainment services alongside connectivity will inevitably end poorly — if cable companies have taught us anything. But in the meantime, I guess you’re better off taking advantage of these deals than not. We currently have free HBO through our AT&#38;T plan and have been more than happy with it. Just keep an eye out [&#8230;]<p><a href="https://initialcharge.net/2019/08/spotify-att/" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent link to 'Spotify Premium Now Bundled With AT&#038;T&#8217;s Top Unlimited Plan'" class="glyph">&#8734; Permalink</a></p>
  473. ]]></description>
  474. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Bundling entertainment services alongside connectivity will inevitably end poorly — if cable companies have taught us anything. But in the meantime, I guess you’re better off taking advantage of these deals than not. We currently have free HBO through our AT&amp;T plan and have been more than happy with it. Just keep an eye out for rising prices or signs of overall service degradation. That&#8217;s when we need to start complaining.</p>
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