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Welcome to this Sunday's Pulse! Like always, I hope you're well, safe โ€” and happily quarantined! Whe
April 26 · Issue #86 · View online
Welcome to this Sundayโ€™s Pulse!
Like always, I hope youโ€™re well, safe โ€” and happily quarantined!
Whether youโ€™re enjoying the lockdown or just bearing it, try to make the best of itโ€ฆ This will end, and youโ€™ll look back at this; make sure you wonโ€™t regret itโ€ฆ
Nowโ€ฆ itโ€™s another long, but fun, issue; so, letโ€™s dive in!

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โ€”ย ๐•ญ๐–Š๐–“ ๐”ฃ๐”ฏ๐”ฌ๐”ช [ย ๐–•๐–Š๐–—๐–˜๐–•๐–Š๐–ˆ๐–™๐–Ž๐–›๐–Š ๐–Ž๐–ย ]

  • Apple is now on TikTok; and UKโ€™s first โ€˜TikTok Houseโ€™ just opened [BBC]
hard to ignore tiktok these days!

  • Facebook launches Messenger Rooms for group video chat; it will allow up to 50 people to join a call; rolling out globally in the coming weeks [TheVerge]
facebook: we donโ€™t need to innovate; let others do it, we just rebuild it :|

  • Telegram now has 400 million MAUs; up from 300M a year ago. Also, secure group video calls are coming to Telegram sometime this year [Telegram]
if youโ€™re on telegram, join us for our tech news channel, main channel, and our discussion group.

  • Apple says it found no evidence of hackers exploiting the newly discovered vulnerabilities in the Mail app for iPhone and iPad [Bloomberg]
not saying it wasnโ€™t there or theyโ€™ve fixed it; more like, donโ€™t worry about it!

  • Apple Watch turned 5 this week and One of its original designers tweeted a behind-the-scenes look at its development [TheVerge]
take a look; itโ€™s quite interesting.

  • UKโ€™s Communication Workers Union says itโ€™s had reports of about 120 cases of abuse, including murder threats, directed at engineers believed to be working on 5G [BBC]
this is how dumb we, as a species, can get! ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™‚๏ธ

  • Google now alerts you when search results suck [TNW]
the power to be self-aware!

  • Facebook invests $5.7 billion in Jio for a 9.99% stake, making it the largest minority shareholder in the subsidiary of Indiaโ€™s most valued firm, Reliance Industries [TechCrunch]
facebookโ€™s commitment to India and competition with Chinaโ€™s ByteDance continuesโ€ฆ

  • Apple launched App Store, iCloud, Apple Arcade, and Apple Podcasts in 20 new countries; Apple Music expands to 52 new countries [Apple]
Apple Music: ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ง
App Store, Arcade, Podcasts, Apple Music, and iCloud: ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡บ; ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ท(excluding Apple Music)

  • Boston Dynamicsโ€™ Spot finds a new career in telemedicine amid COVID-19 pandemic [TechCrunch]
this is one of the coolest things iโ€™ve read this week!

  • Netflix reports Q1 revenue of $5.77B, up 27.6% YoY, vs $5.76B est., global streaming paid net additions of 15.77M, now totalling 182.86M accounts, up 22.8% YoY [CNBC]

  • Snap (Snapchatโ€™s Parent Company) reports in Q1 DAUs increased 20% YoY to 229M, revenue increased 44% YoY to $462M, time spent watching Discover content rose 35%+; stock up 18%+ after hours [Snap]

  • Huawei reports Q1 revenue of $25.8B, up 1.4% YoY, compared to 39% growth in 2019, and net profit margin of 7.3%, down from 8% in Q1 2019 [CNBC]

  • IBM reports Q1 revenue of $17.6B, down 3.4% YoY, total cloud revenue of $5.4B, up 19% YoY, says itโ€™s withdrawing full year guidance amid the COVID-19 crisis [CNBC]

Credit: Ravi Roshan on Unsplash
Credit: Ravi Roshan on Unsplash
What brings out the worst?
One more question: Is it possible to adjust your life so that you show up more often in situations that bring out the best? Can you have an agenda, a rider or an itinerary that makes it more likely that the world around you is what you need it to be?
Because if you canโ€™t, thereโ€™s one other option: Can you change your posture so that the situations youโ€™re in a lot bring out your best instead of your worst?
Ideal situations are often rareโ€”now more so than ever. But we can redefine โ€˜ideal situationโ€™ if we choose.
note to self: youโ€™re more powerful than you think you are; specifically, here.

Zoom's Growth - Credit: Statista
Zoom's Growth - Credit: Statista
Zoom Grows Exponentially
The usage of popular productivity tools like Slack andย Microsoftย Teams have increased drastically since the beginning of social distancing restrictions from COVID-19. Now, one of the most widely used video conferencing tools has released data showing its number of daily users has grown exponentially.
Video conferencing company Zoomย released dataย showing the number of daily users in meetings is roughly 300 million. Thatโ€™s an astounding 50 percent increase from the 200 million number they released just a month earlier. Even more shocking, Zoomโ€™s daily user rate was reportedly only roughly 10 million in December of last year. Thatโ€™s an increase of 30 times in just four months.
Read more on Statista.
can zoom sustain this rate of growth post-pandemic? probably notโ€ฆ

COVIDโ€‘19 - Mobility Trends Reports by Apple COVIDโ€‘19 - Mobility Trends Reports by Apple
COVID-19 - Community Mobility Report COVID-19 - Community Mobility Report
Benedict Evans
Playing with data visualisation. The 2008/9 crisis totally changed the picture for print. Wondering about contemporary parallels in other industries (and whether this needs a key)
๐Ÿงต worth reading ๐Ÿ‘†


  • Bobby: Keep track of your subscriptions [iOS]
been using it for a long time and itโ€™s pretty handy!

  • everysize: Check your responsive webpage in every size ๐Ÿ–ฅ ๐Ÿ’ป ๐Ÿ“ฑ ๐Ÿ‘€
working with web and design? this is so useful!

  • 98.css: a CSS library for building interfaces that look like Windows 98
again, if youโ€™re a designer โ€” and remember windows 98!

this is fun ๐Ÿ˜†

  • PodLink: The easiest way to share podcasts
found this today, seems handy; and i really liked their UIโ€ฆ

  • Instagram is working on account memorialisation [link]
  • TikTok lets you login & view profile analytics on the web [link]
  • Instagram is rolling out a Challenge sticker [link]
  • Instagram is highlighting new camera features for stories [link]
  • Twitter is testing the ability to view quote tweets! [link]

Brooklinen: Vicki and Rich Fulop - How I Built This with Guy Raz
๐Ÿฆ TWEETS of the WEEK
[first person to eat an onion] this apple is haunted
Fast, lift, sprint, stretch, and meditate.

Build, sell, write, create, invest, and own.

Read, reflect, love, seek truth, and ignore society.

Make these habits. Say no to everything else.

Avoid debt, jail, addiction, disgrace, shortcuts, and media.

Relax. Victory is assured.
i owe the Jurassic Park franchise an apology, it is in fact very realistic the rich would reopen a park in spite of it consistently resulting in mass death

Jenny Yang
i don't want to hear another word about bat soup ๐Ÿ˜‘
Had to post it here too. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Iโ€™m glad Iโ€™m not the only one who thinks Iโ€™m a genius ๐Ÿ™ƒ
Chaz Hutton
Thought Iโ€™d draw a more accurate calendar for 2020 so far....
This is too real ๐Ÿ˜‚ This is too real ๐Ÿ˜‚
taylor garron
oh to be a cat who has dunked his lil face into nacho cheese
Kids running around in a glass maze are hilarious
That's all for this week...
letโ€™s hope thereโ€™s another one coming! see you then.
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