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Apple updates MacBook: rose gold, no Thunderbolt 3

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The updated MacBook features sixth-generation dual-core Intel Core M processors up to 1.3 GHz, with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.1 GHz, and faster 1866 MHz memory. New Intel HD Graphics 515 deliver up to 25 percent faster graphics performance, and faster PCIe-based flash storage makes everyday tasks feel snappier — from launching apps to opening files.* And now with up to 10 hours of wireless web browsing and up to 11 hours of iTunes movie playback, MacBook is the perfect notebook for all day, on-the-go computing.

The updated 12 inch MacBook is now available in rose gold.But, it still just has the one port, and that port is USB-C, not Thunderbolt 3




Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference Kicks Off June 13 in San Francisco

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Apple PR:

Monday’s kickoff events, including the keynote address, will be held at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. The rest of the week’s conference sessions will take place at Moscone West.

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Developers can apply for tickets via the WWDC website (https://developer.apple.com/wwdc/register/) now through Friday, April 22 at 10:00 a.m. PDT. Tickets will be issued to attendees through a random selection process, and developers will be notified on the status of their application by Monday, April 25 at 5:00 p.m. PDT. For the second consecutive year, there will be up to 350 WWDC Scholarships available, giving students and STEM organization members from around the world an opportunity to earn a ticket to meet and collaborate with some of the most talented developers of Apple’s ever-growing app ecosystem (https://developer.apple.com/wwdc/scholarships/). Additionally, this year, we will provide travel assistance to up to 125 scholarship recipients to ensure aspiring developers with financial limitations have an opportunity to participate.

It is interesting that they’re moving Monday’s events to the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium.

That’s where they held the iPhone 6S/iPad Pro event last September.




Being Dapper with Dapper Vigilante

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The Conrad Navy Blue Silver Anchor Rope Bracelet

I grew up in Newfoundland, some of my earliest memories involve going fishing for your dinner. So when I saw these Dapper Vigilante rope bracelets, I ordered one immediately, the fine folks at Dapper Vigilante actually threw in the fish hook bracelet as a gift, which was a nice thing to do as I was planning on ordering that one next.

The Chuck Grey & Blue Matte Black Fish Hook Rope Bracelet

These bracelets are a nice conversation piece, people ask all the time where I got them. For me, it's the simplicity of them, they are essentially a piece of rope with an anchor or a fish hook attached to it, but I like it.

If you're interested in checking them out, Use this link for a $10 dollar off coupon.




Should I use Grid or Flexbox?

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Two sentences from Rachel Andrew that explain when to reach for which layout choice:

Flexbox is essentially for laying out items in a single dimension – in a row OR a column. Grid is for layout of items in two dimensions – rows AND columns.

Flexbox can wrap, making it sorta-kinda two dimensions, but it still flows in a single dimension.