The hottest Smart Devices Substack posts right now

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Basta’s Notes 122 implied HN points 08 Jul 23
  1. Notifications play a significant role in shaping our daily lives and habits.
  2. Event-driven systems are prevalent in various aspects of technology, such as communication between processes and UI design.
  3. The utility and impact of notifications are crucial, from connecting us with loved ones to potentially influencing our purchasing decisions.
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Rahul’s Newsletter 39 implied HN points 16 Oct 23
  1. Experimenting with using a basic phone instead of a smartphone to reduce screen time and regain focus.
  2. Comparison of features and trade-offs between an iPhone and a basic Nokia phone for different user needs.
  3. Challenges and benefits of transitioning to a basic phone, like missing out on certain apps but gaining better focus and less distraction.
Fulton’s ramblings 19 implied HN points 03 Aug 23
  1. Smart devices with practical uses enhance lives, like doorbells or thermostats.
  2. Be cautious of useless smart features that can lead to unnecessary data collection.
  3. Companies are adding non-essential smart features to products to charge extra and surveil users; consumers can push back by being selective in purchases and expressing opinions.
The Technically Challenged Newsletter 2 HN points 26 Feb 24
  1. The Apple Watch offers useful features like Siri, timers, weather updates, and fitness tracking.
  2. The 'Raise to Speak' feature for Siri and the new double tap gesture on the Apple Watch can be frustrating due to inconsistencies and delays.
  3. Reliability is key, with both features on the Apple Watch not working consistently, making user experience less than optimal.