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A Quiet Place’s sound designers on building its very loud silence

When I saw the first trailer for this movie, I knew I'd be fascinated by the sound design. I still haven't seen it but I really enjoyed this article.∞ Read this on The Loop

Learning the Delta Blues

Brent Simmons: Lately I’ve been trying to learn to play delta blues. I’m not ever going to play like Robert Johnson — nobody ever will — but I’d like to learn it as well as I can. Well enough so

Apple closing Atlantic City Store

“Due to a sharp decline in tourism and visitors to the area, we have made the difficult decision not to extend our lease,” an Apple spokesman said in a statement. “We are offering all of the store’s

Beats “Decade Collection” headphones

A special "Decade Collection" range of Beats Headphones are currently being promoted by online retail merchants ahead of scheduled availability on June 4, suggesting Apple will officially announce the
Daylite Mac CRM: Win More Business & Get More Done

Daylite Mac CRM: Win More Business & Get More Done

My thanks to Marketcircle for sponsoring The Loop this week. Are you looking for a better way to manage the relationships you build with customers? What about organizing your workload better? Is

∞ Waterproof compact camera roundup 2018 between Olympus, Nikon, Fujifilm, and Panasonic

Point and shoots are definitely on their last legs but there are still some very specific situations where I recommend them to very specific people. Good to see my favourite "tough" camera, the

Yesterday’s Obscura 2 announcement

I love these "inside baseball" stories of how indie developers go about creating their work.∞ Read this on The Loop

Amazon Echo recorded couple’s conversation and sent it a contact

According to KIRO 7 News, an Echo Dot recorded the private conversation of a husband and wife in Portland, Oregon and sent it to the husband’s colleague all the way in Seattle. The colleague then

Samsung ordered to pay Apple $539 million for infringing iPhone

Samsung must pay Apple $539 million for infringing five patents with Android phones it sold in 2010 and 2011, a jury has found in a legal fight that dates back seven years. Good, now pay up.∞ Read

∞ The Dalrymple Report: Prince, Elvis and Google Photos with Dave Mark

Dave and I had a great time during this show talking about Prince, and a new HBO documentary on Elvis. We also talk about how Google Photos uploads your pictures to its service and whether the process

Obscura 2 camera app released

Obscura is designed to make it fast and easy to capture stunning images. Whether you're shooting in portrait or landscape, the Control Wheel fits into your hand perfectly. You won't be fumbling around


This is a complete waste of time. But I loved every minute of it.The idea of this game is a game minimalist's dream. Click and roll your mouse to generate points. Get enough points, wheel over and

Human curated illustration in the App Store

Khoi Vinh, on last year's App Store redesign: I myself paid it scant attention until one day this past winter when I realized that the company was commissioning original illustration to accompany its

Epic Bill Gates e-mail rant from 2003

Boing Boing: In 2003 Bill Gates tried to download Microsoft Movie Maker from Microsoft.com. His confusing, frustrating, futile experience prompted him to write a terrifically scorching email to the

The 25 Best Mac Games of 2018 (existing and upcoming)

Looking for a Mac game? This is a nice resource, with enough of a writeup on each game to give you a sense if it's your cup of tea.∞ Read this on The Loop

Federico Viticci’s second life

I can't praise this essay from Federico Viticci enough. After a long, harrowing bout with cancer, Federico writes about his second life, and a renewed focus on exercise, mindfulness, and

Apple to use self-driving vehicles for employee shuttles

Apple has signed a deal with Volkswagen to use Volkswagen vans as self-driving shuttles designed to transport employees around its various campuses and office buildings in the San Francisco Bay Area,

Uber ends Arizona self-driving program

Uber Technologies Inc is not shuttering its entire autonomous vehicle program, a spokeswoman said, adding that it will focus on limited testing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and two cities in

5 minute tip: Universal Audio’s dbx 160 Compressor/Limiter

In this video, learn how to add parallel compression to drums, even out a bass performance, and bring presence to acoustic guitars with the dbx 160 Compressor/Limiter. This is one of my favorite

∞ How I became The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

[VIDEO] If the headline rings any bells at all, spend a few minutes watching this well edited and entertaining video (embedded in main Loop post) of Will Smith talking through all his trials and