Dithering Digest 1 - Weekly Roundup

Posted by Colin on Thu, Nov 2, 2023

Welcome to the first issue of the Dithering Digest!

Every Friday we will share a handful of fun and interesting tech articles we have found in our travels across the web that will pique your geeky interest or give you new projects to try out.

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So without further ado, onto the links!

This week on Intelligent Dithering

This week’s post was about reasons to upgrade immediately to the iOS 17.1 update. You can read that post here

🔗 https://intelligentdithering.com/4-reasons-to-update-to-ios-17-1-now/

Enhance your reminders with iOS 17

HowToGeek show you how to get the most out of Reminders using some new features implemented in iOS 17. Column view gives a kind of KanBan board experience and the Early alert system looks great!

🔗 https://www.howtogeek.com/how-to-enhance-your-reminders-with-ios-17/

Apple news

New Apple Silicon

This week Apple hosted their first ever evening event dubbed “Scary fast” and they released the new M3 line of Apple Silicon. New MacBook Pros released with the new chips along with an updated iMac. This article breaks down the differences in the new chips.

🔗 https://www.makeuseof.com/m3-vs-m3-pro-vs-m3-max-difference/

New Apple Pencil

Apple also released a new Apple Pencil with USB-C charging support. It is the cheapest pencil they offer and does not have pressure sensitivity but looks like a great starter for students wanting to draw or take notes on the iPad.

🔗 https://www.macstories.net/news/apple-announces-a-new-more-affordable-apple-pencil-thats-coming-in-november/

Behind the scenes of the Apple Event

Apple had one last little thing at the end of the event video. A single line that revealed that the entire event had been shot using iPhone 15 Pro Max. Obviously they were using studio lights and camera jigs and fancy microphones but those things would be needed with a professional camera too!

🔗 https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2023/10/behind-the-scenes-at-scary-fast-apples-keynote-event-shot-on-iphone/

WinAmp coming to iPhone and Android??

Well here is a blast from the past for the more seasoned geeks among us! The creators of WinAmp released a new web version recently after years of silence, and apparently have mobile versions in the works and nearing release. The question is, will it still “whip the llama’s ass”?

🔗 https://www.howtogeek.com/winamp-is-coming-to-iphone-and-android/

Home Assistant updates

Home Assistant just released a pretty sizeable update with to-do lists integrated and customisable wake words for their new voice integrations. Home Assistant have been on fire recently and this latest update seems to be no exception!

🔗 https://www.home-assistant.io/blog/2023/11/01/release-202311/

Raspberry Pi 5 NVMe boot

The ever amazing Jeff Geerling shows off how he got the new Pi 5 to boot from an NVMe drive using an external PCIe connector. This gives the Pi a significant storage speed and reliability boost and is just a cool project in its own right too. If you are interested in Raspberry Pi at a more technical level, be sure to give his YouTube channel a subscribe, you won’t be disappointed!

🔗 https://www.jeffgeerling.com/blog/2023/nvme-ssd-boot-raspberry-pi-5

That’s it for the inaugural Dithering Digest. Hope you have enjoyed the links and we will see you all next week!

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