While splurging on a piece of rubber, I was pleasantly surprised by a new method of buying items through a web page. In addition to using the normal options of credit cards or Paypal, Cozy Industries also offers Apple Pay.
After clicking the Apple Pay button I was asked to enter my cell phone number to receive a text message. The text message contained a link to open the purchase in an iOS app called Checkouts.
The purchasing process was simple. The vendor and total were displayed in the app and I was asked to provide my biometric identifier. My shipping address was automatically set to my Apple Pay address and the transaction completed instantly. I even received the tracking number right within the app and an email confirmation was sent to my Apple Pay address. This was also the first time I've seen an Apple Pay option to select the shipping method from within the app.
I really hope this is the future. Can this be the future? Please, let's do this.
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I'm still a big fan of Feedbin. Just when I think they are starting to coast they add something new and awesome. Now I can subscribe to email newsletters in my RSS reader.
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This latest beta sounds pretty great.
Content Search You can now use Mac Finder to quickly search the content of indexed files within mounted folders on your Synology NAS.
Even the little bits are huge improvements. Like this little note about synchronizing with Google Drive:
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These were conincidentally back to back in my pinboard reading list.
Imposter Syndrome or Not by John Scalzi
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Vulture has been creating some interesting reading material lately. The 100 Jokes That Shaped Modern Comedy is delightful not for some laughs but becuase it's interesting to see how culture and sense of humor changes over time. What a great compilation.
The latest TaskPaper beta is coming along nicely. The new date formatting for filters is a welcome addition. It's a nice combination of natural language and modifiers. To filter on tasks starting in the next 7 days
@done <=[d] next week +7ddoes the trick.
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