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Colin Kaepernick has been named GQ’s 2017 Citizen of the Year. Some may not agree with this honor being given to Kaepernick. But regardless of your opinion of him, he’s getting people talking. Which is extremely important at a time when everyone is so afraid to say how they feel about certain issues. I may appear to come across as a bit of a left-wing softie, but I think it’s important for everyone to understand inclusion. What does that mean for us in 2017? What does that look like? Who are we excluding from the conversation as a result?
Getting back to Kaepernick. He is being called this generations civil rights leader by Olympian John Carlos. Carlos is known for raising his fist in protest during the 1968 Olympics. I wonder what it was like to be alive during those times? Did Carlos get as much flack as Kaepernick when it comes to this kind of protest? My guess is no, but that could also have something to do with the fact that the internet exists now. Word spreads faster, and more and more people (like myself) get to have opinions on these things.
Kaepernick makes an incredibly strong statement on the cover of the magazine. Kaepernick wears a very simple black leather jacket and turtleneck, which serve as a powerful backdrop for the GQ logo highlighted in three colors – you guessed it, red, white and blue. … Read the rest
Some people are still trying to work through the gesture features on the iPhone X. The fact that there is no home button is still causing some issues. Perhaps not with all the gestures, but there are a ton of gestures after all. How do you remember them all anyway? Some people aren’t finding it to be an issue at all, but for those of you who are there is a trick Well, it’s not really a trick. But there is a feature in iOS called AssistiveTouch. It’s found under the accessibility settings and it helps people with disabilities to be able to use the iPhone. What’s interesting about this is that Apple is utilizing universal design. Meaning – it’s not just for people with disabilities. It benefits anyone. And this is my favorite thing in the world.
AssistiveTouch is a feature in the accessibility settings of iOS that puts a floating, virtual home button on your screen that you can drag wherever you want. You can configure the button to perform four different actions based on whether you tap, double tap, 3D touch or hold it down. You can make the button look opaque so it won’t draw attention to the feature. If you’ve got free space on your home screen, this is the thing to do. That is if you’re really missing the home button. Enabling AssistiveTouch doesn’t necessarily turn off or get rid of the swiping gestures. It merely provides you with another option.… Read the rest
The response around the iPhone X has been overwhelmingly positive. Which is kind of odd, isn’t it? I mean, when do we consumers absolutely love anything? There has been no major backlash over any of the features. Including the switch from a home button to the gestures. Which I could see people raging against. But they’re getting used to it. Slowly accepting the change and attempting to be on board with the new design. So why are people so happy with the phone? To start, it’s an amazing phone What’s not to like? I mentioned some things that you will need to get used to, but there’s nothing really wrong with the phone.
Further to that, the iPhone X is the most dramatic change to an iPhone. Many people tend to be afraid of change, but people seem to be on board with these changes. But what people can’t see might be the best asset that the iPhone X has. Every other phone on the market right now has incredibly large bezels at the bottom. The iPhone X doesn’t. How did Apple get the phones display to stretch all the way to the bottom of the phone? This is an incredible feat considering that no other company could do this.
Rumors had surfaced long before the iPhone X had launched that Apple was going to use flexible OLED display panels on the phone. But a few months later, designs had leaked showing a perfectly flat iPhone. … Read the rest