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Wearing the Cape

Just finished up reading ‘Wearing the Cape’ by Marion G.Harmon.  It was an ok read.  The store created a world I was interested in reading about.  That being said I didn’t enjoy the actual plot enough for it to keep me reading for more than a chapter or 2 at a time.  It was a book that probably should have only taken a few days at most for me to read, but it took closer to 2 weeks.

Evan Reading With Mom

Evan Reading With Mom

Dec 8
Evan lost a fight with the sidewalk.

Evan lost a fight with the sidewalk.

Dec 8

Evan doing his best to repeat words.

iPhone music apps lost ability to play in background

This morning while in my car I was attempting to use the 8tracks apps and noticed that every time my iPhone automatically went into the lock state the music would stop playing.  This caused me to have to either unlock my phone and reaccess the app every minute, or make sure I tapped the screen before a lock took place to continue hearing the music. 

Once I got to work I tested this with Pandora and the same thing happened.  It seems that at some point my iPhone got all hosed up and would no longer allow music apps to continue playing in the background.  After some searching I discovered on the Pandora site that this is a common enough occurrence that they have a FAQ about it and suggest shutting down the iPhone and restarting to fix the problem. 

I assume since I had the issue in 2 difference apps that it has something to do with iOS and not the Pandora or 8tracks apps.

Developers ask Apple for help against patent troll via bug reports

If these companies can patent such broad ideas without actually making a product that uses the ideas I think I’m going to patent the idea of ‘Talking into a mobile electronic device for the purpose of sending the sound through ‘some’ medium to be received by another mobile electronic device for listening”.  Imagine the lawsuits I can bring forth with that one. 

(Source: addtoany.com)

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