When I am alone in Iceland, Svalbard, or Alaska, I am looking for that same moment of silence away from the noise that engulfs us every day — a moment that allows me to think, breathe, and enjoy. And when I find it, I make it into a photograph that can be brought home and savored later.
After a round of bulletpoint mini reviews, I think I’m ready to prose on Apple Arcade as a product.
There’s a very good reason why I almost never play free games: the developers are there to make money off of me, one way or another. If I don’t pay something up front, they are gonna get the money somehow. In a rare fortunate case, I pay to unlock the full game — a clean, one-time transaction. This is no different than a paid game with a trial period.
In other cases, there’s the hook for you to pay up, and micro transactions have made it super easy to plug in such hooks. The levels are made extremely hard so you’d either have to wait 6 hours to retry or pay $0.99. Pay $2.99 and your coins will be doubled forever and ever, essentially giving a 50% discount to the weapon you need to guarantee a win.
With the most recent update, HRZN 3.0.2 supports iPhone 11 and 11 Pro for real.
The last time with Version 3.0, I had no iPhone 11 to test on (I still don’t have a friend who can loan me an 11 Pro). As a result, the zoom factor was wrong:
(as I thought)
|iPhone 11 Pro, 13mm||0.5x||1x|
|iPhone 11 Pro, 26mm||1x||2x|
|iPhone 11 Pro, 52mm||2x||4x|
|iPhone 11, 13mm||0.5x||1x|
|iPhone 11, 26mm||1x||2x|
|iPhone XS, 26mm||1x||1x|
|iPhone XS, 52mm||2x||2x|
这两天又从 Apple News 重新回到了 RSS。当初从 RSS 移走是两个考虑，一个是真的对 Apple News 有一些好奇，终于来了加拿大总要试一试；一个是觉得 RSS 有一个巨大的弊端：因为 RSS 只能看到你订阅的 source，这样很容易就陷入一个 echo chamber。
这两天又回到 RSS 其实原因也很简单：其一是我不好奇了，Apple News 也就这样，包括 News+ 几百个杂志对我也没什么利益点；其二是 Apple News 并不是 echo chamber 的解决办法，反而一些杂乱的新闻来源看了平添烦恼。