It really feels like summer now. Days spent playing outside with the kids, and parties with friends over for food and drink. The last birthday celebrations for this year were had, with my youngest turning two.
Hope you all had a great weekend, enjoy these great reads.
After surviving Mr 6’s tenpin birthday party this weekend, I managed to catch up on some great articles this week. Happy reading.
10 Things To Consider While Keeping a Level Head About AngularJS 2.0 – One Hungry Mind
Day One – The News Print
Josh Ginter has a great review of Day One a beautiful journal app for iOS / OS X . I whole heartedly agree with his review, Day One is the best app out their to catch your thoughts and precious moments in a way pen and paper can’t.
It’s Labour Day Weekend here in New Zealand and I’m having a pretty laid back weekend. It was my annual cleaning of the pool yesterday turning it from emerald green to blue with the help of a lot of chemicals and cleaning. Apart from that I’ve managed to read some great articles from my Instapaper queue to share with you. So enjoy the long weekend wrap-up.
Here’s why public wifi is a health hazard – Medium
You should really use a VPN if you must use wifi at the local coffee shop. I’ve been using TunnelBear myself which gives you 500mb for free and is available on all the popular platforms.
Minecraft is a big hit with my family. My kids and I play together on the Pocket edition creating all sorts of buildings. It keeps us entertained for hours, and hours. It’s the one game I don’t mind the kids spending all that time1 as I see it no different to the hours I spent playing with Lego as a child.
Microsoft buying Minecraft for $2.5 billion might seem like a strange deal to some but let’s face it who would have the capital to buy the 3rd biggest game2 of all time and further build it. More importantly the new Microsoft are starting to embrace the benefits of going multi-platform with Office applications for iPad (Word, Excel and Powerpoint) and the soon to be released Office for Android suite. I’m not worried that they will make it a Windows Phone or Xbox exclusive, there is too much money to turn down.
I’m excited to see where Microsoft can take Minecraft into the future with their cloud services3 expertise.