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Interrupt #6 - iPhone subscription, Lapsus$, Plaintext Productivity, MDN Plus, Sony's Game Pass service
Interrupt is a weekly newsletter compiled from the most interesting things I have come across this week. Sometimes along with my original writing.
Big News and Happenings
Music. Movies. TV Shows. Games and now phones. In future, it looks like everything will be available on subscriptions. Well why not? Companies love recurring guaranteed revenue.
Google and Spotify are experimenting with giving users alternative ways for payments. It will open up to more app developers gradually.
Nvidia unveiled its new 144-core Arm-based Grace CPU Superchip at GTC 2022 and claims that it's 1.5x faster than AMD's EPYC Rome
After years in denial phase that Game Pass is not profitable, it looks like PS's subscription service might be launched next week.
Genuinely the best changes they have done recently. Everyone has been asking for it. Now iPad app please!
What I Found
The Plaintext Productivity system is for knowledge workers who are getting things done.
Takes a folder of images (as a palette), and an image, and figures out how to tile the palette to resemble the image!
MDN is the best there is. Although not happy with changes, MDN is an invaluable resource that deserves all web developers' support.
What I read
Russia says Meta is an extremist organisation and banned Facebook and Instagram but WhatsApp is a different story.
Has someone asked you to do something recently that you know you don't have time to do but felt like you needed to do anyway? Or has someone tried to get you to help with something and impressed upon you just how important it is? You probably told them "yes" out of guilt or obligation…
A weeks-long investigation by The Caravan shows the Swedish company has used India’s lack of a comprehensive legal framework surrounding data protection to advance its business.