Chess seems to be gaining more and more attention in the media. Grandmaster chess players like Hikaru have been successful at live streaming over the past year. The Netflix Original series The Queen’s Gambit came right as chess is gaining momentum and popularity. How good is the series?Continue reading
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Let’s be honest. The Star Wars franchise is struggling. A large part of the fanbase has voiced discontent after the sequel trilogy. The Mandalorian proved to be a beacon of hope for the franchise in its first season. Earlier this week, the second season came to a conclusion when the season finale was released on Disney+.Continue reading
In an industry where Disney and Netflix dominate the headlines, Amazon Originals are struggling to get the same attention. The Boys does exactly that, it grabs your attention. It grabbed my attention a bit too well and I binged it over 2 days. Mild spoilers ahead.Continue reading
While looking for an interesting podcast to listen to while trying to sleep, I found Murmurs. It’s description was very vague but sparked interest. The podcast features ten episodes with each episode featuring a new story.
“There’s a crack in reality and something’s breaking through. Ten mind-altering tales from some of the best new drama podcast writers.”BBC Sounds
A friend of mine who also enjoys self-improvement books recommended Shoe Dog, the memoir of Phil Knight, the founder of NIKE. A few days ago I finally finished it.Continue reading
Horror is a genre filled with cheap jumpscares and other devices that aren’t really terrifying at all. The Haunting of Hill House delivered real, exciting horror two years ago. How does the second season, The Haunting of Bly Manor, compare?Continue reading
With over 1 billion downloads in the Google Play Store, Google News is the most downloaded news reader. It’s not just the Google brand why it’s so popular.
Google News has the best interface from the apps I have used. There is a light/dark theme option and both look nice. The browser is seamlessly integrated into the app. I’ve never run into any problems on that front.Continue reading
DailyArt is a simple and straightforward app. Every day a different piece of art is highlighted with some background information. Previous entries are stored in the archive and can be sorted by artist or museum. The app keeps track of which entries you have seen and you can store your favourites in a separate list.
After getting a new Note 20 Ultra two months ago, I have been constantly been on the hunt for useful new apps. Basically, I need an excuse to use this amazing phone more. While looking into news apps, I installed several apps, including Squid. Here are my thoughts.