AirTags: How do they work, an FAQ

I’ve been watching your questions pile up on AirTags, and how to keep from losing your stuff.

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The best summary: Making sense of the Apple products just announced, April 2021 version

Apple announced a lot of things yesterday: new iMacs, new Apple TV and remote, a new iPad Pro, and a purple iPhone. What should you get, what will actually help you, and what’s better than the last version? Buckle up, I’ll help you make sense of it.

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Nintendo Amiibo cards are bullshit

Nintendo, in partnership with Sanrio, released cards for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Basically, they sell cards with NFC chips in them to make the game attract villagers in the appearance of the Sanrio characters to your island in the game. Why are they bullshit? Because it makes no sense to program chips, print cards, packaging, and ship them around the world for what is essentially a 540 byte file for an Internet-connected game console.

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How to get that lawyer’s cat

A viral video of a lawyer on a zoom call appeared, showing a judge, opposing counsel, and a lawyer as a cat. “I’m here live, Judge. I’m not a cat,” the lawyer said.

He was absolutely frustrated by the cat filter, and the judge’s attempts to help him remove the filter. “I’m prepared to go forward with it,” the lawyer said, in a way that recalls Larry David / Arrested Development script-writing.

But that’s not important here. What’s important here is, how can we get that cat?

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