🔗 Using AirPods as a Hearing Aid

Tune the devices to your hearing needs and benefit from the enhancements of transparency mode… Garry Knight: “Using AirPods as a Hearing Aid…” - Toot.Cat The way you set them up is buried deep in the Settings, so it’s not surprising that not many people know about it. Here’s where you need to go. You need to have the AirPods connected to your iPhone or iPad. Settings Accessibility AirPods Audio Accessibility Settings Headphone Accommodations Custom Audio Setup Headphone Audio Customisation Here’s the list of devices it works with, and the news is good for anyone with any of these devices:...

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  1. Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works

Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works. Anything that’s invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it. Anything invented after you’re thirty-five is against the natural order of things. Douglas Adams (via High Scalability – 3 Rules that Describe Our Reactions to Technologies)

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Spritz : First, your eyes do not have to move from word to word or around the page that you’re reading. In fact, there’s no longer a page – with Spritz you only need 13 total characters to show all of your content. Fast streaming of text is easier and more comfortable for the reader, especially when reading areas become smaller. (via This Insane New App Will Allow You To Read Novels In Under 90 Minutes | Elite Daily )

🔗 Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek – Multimedia Feature – NYTimes.com

Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek – Multimedia Feature – NYTimes.com Magnificent piece that has brought together so much of the new and old media as to have defined for the first time the parameters of the future of journalism.

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Technology giants at war: Another game of thrones | The Economist (via Charted Territory – Tao of Mac )

🔗 “Every Time Technology Changes, It Changes What People in the Plot Can Do.” An Interview With Margaret Atwood

“Every Time Technology Changes, It Changes What People in the Plot Can Do.” An Interview With Margaret Atwood Reading and writing has always changed depending on how it was delivered. This is not a new thing. We tend to be “Golden Age” about everything. We imagine a past about things being better, but we’ve forgotten a lot of stuff. People are always scared of new technology. On the first trains, people had nervous breakdowns, because they were going too fast....

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[BJ Fogg’s] Behavior Model shows that three elements must converge at the same moment for a behavior to occur: Motivation , Ability , and Trigger . When a behavior does not occur, at least one of those three elements is missing. (via BJ Fogg’s Behavior Model )

📺 Behaviour Design

http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1&isUI=1 BJ Fogg explains “Behaviour Design” ( Source: http://c.brightcove.com/ )

📜 Put hot triggers in the path of motivated people

Put hot triggers in the path of motivated people. BJ Fogg (“the most important 9 words in behaviour design are: …”)