It’s one thing to know how the mechanics of iPad multitasking work. Split view, slideover, multi-window, and the like are easy enough to learn. And they’re things I’ve understood since they were released.

But it’s another thing to use these things in a strategic way to actually get things done smartly and efficiently.

This video kind of blew my mind, he introduces some amazing strategies I’ve never really considered before when it comes to using iPad’s multitasking to get focused work done.


Raymond Wong at Input (one of my favourite sites lately!):

Fitness+ workouts and Time to Walk all tie neatly into this habit-building. A person like me, who already took daily walks to decompress and exercise my body and mind, will get very little out of Time to Walk since walking and firing up a podcast or music is already a routine. But for a large population who may find themselves sedentary, whether because of work or school or whatever, Time to Walk may be enough of a small push to start them down the road of self-improvement.

This article resonated…


Brad Frost:

How do you recover from this? How do you deprogram millions of cult members? It will take a massive and concerted effort that I suspect will take generations. And I’m not hopeful we’re up for the task. Hell, we’ve shrugged off a pandemic that continues to kill hundreds of thousands of US citizens. “Let’s fight a deadly pandemic” should be the most uncontroversial statements of all time, but Americans’ brains are so scrambled that apparently even that is a controversial topic.

Brad manages to describe a complex phenomenon clearly and succinctly in this article. Love his blog.


In 2020, my personal YouTube usage got out of hand. Here’s what I’m doing to reclaim my free time in the new year

Photo by Christian Wiediger on Unsplash

For various reasons, my YouTube usage in 2020 was really heavy. Looking back, I can see I was using it as a way to distract myself from the things in my own life I was procrastinating on.

Basically, since I spent a significant chunk of the year at home being jobless, during idle moments I would just go to the YouTube homepage and have fun watching video after video, letting YouTube’s algorithm do precisely what it was designed to do.

I was watching stuff from all sorts of creators: not just tech and gaming content, but also beauty stuff, and…


Considering the worlds within games, the experiences games can give us, and the unique, new kind of memories we can draw from them

I grew up in a really small town, and I think that is a part of what got me so interested in the worlds that exist within games from a young age. Being somewhat isolated made me really apprecaite the adventures I could go on within games. Though I didn’t hate growing up in the middle of nowhere, I was looking for ways to see more, do more, and be more.

Millions of people are more isolated now than they’re used to, and that’s why they’re looking for new ways to have experiences, just like I did when I was…


The launch, impact, & future of Apple’s daring timepiece

I’ve been an Apple Watch user on and off for a long time now. Most days I do wear it, but there are other days where the feeling of having a full blown computer on my wrist is too much to handle. The always connected nature of the product makes it hard to feel totally in my element, so that’s why I don’t wear it all the time, so in the evenings I usually take it off a couple hours before bed. But the playfulness, ease of use, and convenience of the watch keeps me putting it on each morning.


Deciding what content we want to consume shouldn’t be stressful, yet it is. Let’s try and fix that.

After I get home from work, eat dinner, and finish cleaning up, most of the time, I want to just chill out and enjoy myself by watching something, playing something, or reading something.

But there’s a problem: there’s so much to choose from, how in the hell do I decide what to spend my precious free time doing?

If I just open Netflix and pick something at random, I can’t shake this feeling of what if I chose the wrong thing to watch? …


It’s interesting how much information an inanimate object can know about your body just by carrying it around in your pocket.

Have you ever looked at the Health app on your iPhone? It’s honestly packed full of data.

Since Apple released Health with iOS 8 back in 2014 almost 5 years ago now, your iPhone has slowly obtained all kinds of different information that it automatically tracks about you and how you move. Such as:

  • Steps taken
  • Distance walked
  • Calories burned
  • Flights climbed
  • Hours slept

If you have an Apple Watch, it’ll automatically track several interesting things regarding your heart rate as well.

But in addition to the stuff it tracks automatically, you can also input your own information the phone…

Gary Colwell

Designer, writer, and illustrator from Vancouver. → garycolwell.net

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