StickerBook 1.1

The first major update to StickerBook, version 1.1, is out today. The headline feature is being able to use your Stickers outside of iMessage.

New Features:

  • Tapping on a Sticker in the main iOS app now opens the standard iOS share sheet so you can import that sticker in another app or copy it to your clipboard.
  • Added two Today Widgets – one for copying your top Stickers to your clipboard and one for quickly creating new Stickers.
  • Added 3D Touch quick actions for quickly creating new Stickers.
  • Added URL scheme for adding stickers. To add stickers, simply use stickerbook://add?source= where source can be camera, photoLibrary, icloudDrive, or clipboard.
  • Added keyboard shortcuts for for adding Stickers in the main iOS app.


  • Renamed the Document Provider source to iCloud Drive. It still behaves the same.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed crash when trying to add a new Sticker from your camera when the camera was unavailable.

You can pick it up on the App Store.

The 100 Best Burgers in America →

Kevin Alexander for Thrillist:

Most events in life feel ephemeral, the ever-ticking hands of time speeding them through your brain until they become distant memories. Burger Quest was not that. No matter how topically fun it seems, going to 30 cities and eating 330 burgers over the course of one year is a task, one that ropes in many of America’s greatest failings, like air and road travel, and overusing the word “logistics.” There were rental cars, and hotel rooms, and one Airbnb that looked like a mausoleum for an above-average Americana collector. And yet, this was also the greatest trip of my entire life.

Burgers are the most democratic of foods. The best burger in any one city might be in the dankest of dive bars, or in the fanciest of restaurants. Finding the ones that matter takes you all through a city (and outside it) and helps you understand a city’s geography, its class structure, its views on race. I drank warm rum out of plastic cups in a carpeted bar in Cleveland during their first championship parade in 52 years. I sat in a diner on a violently windy day in El Reno, Oklahoma, and watched a 9-year-old shovel ice into my root beer while his dad kept one eye on my burger and the other on a particularly competitive Family Feud. I ate burgers with liquored-up chefs, sober food writers, and moderately buzzed photographers. I ate burgers with some of my best friends in the world. I ate burgers with my mom.

This started as a fairly straightforward mission. I was sick of having to rely on other people’s opinions as to the greatest burger in America and I wanted to figure it out myself. And so I pitched an idea I never thought my editor (or his bosses) would approve — but when they did, and I set off, this somewhat simple exploration of our nation’s best burgers morphed into something much more complex. It became partly about that, but it also became a celebration and documentation of the culinary glory that abounds in America. It turned into stories of people and places as much as food. The quest became a living journal of the way we live, think, and eat now. But, yeah: I also ate a lot of f*cking burgers.

I am generally not interested in Top 10 or Top 100 lists, but for some reason, I make an exception for burgers.

I love that Kevin singled out the Oklahoma-style onion burger in his list (and I can confirm than no one does these better than Tucker’s).

I made sure to write down some of the best burgers from places around the US that I frequent1.

Also, I just now need an excuse to go visit Portland to get the best burger in America.

(Via Chris Gonzales at Tools & Toys)

  1. Dallas made the list an impressive number of times. 

Five Years

This phrase get overused a lot, but I really can’t believe that it has been five years already. I guess that means we are having fun.

In the last five years you went from being a college student to being the best mom and wife I know. I can’t wait to see what the next five years brings.

Happy anniversary babe. I love you! 😍

My favorite picture of us.

They Can Take Away Your Country, Just Like That →

Enes Kanter (of the OKC Thunder) for The Players’ Tribune:

Last week I escaped in the middle of the night from Indonesia. Then I got detained in an airport in Romania because the Turkish government canceled my passport. All on the same weekend. Maybe you saw the videos I posted.

It was my birthday on Saturday, too. I turned 25.

In one second, I was countryless. Just like that.

It was a very weird birthday.

It takes a special type of person to publicly stand up and risk everything to fight against injustice. As an NBA star, it would be easy (and tempting, I’m sure) to see all that you have to lose and just sit back and be quiet.

I have a tremendous amount of respect for Enes Kanter for not taking that easy road.

From Shared to Personal to… →

Ben Brooks on how Amazon and Microsoft are pushing products that bring back the old paradigm of computing devices that are meant to be shared by multiple people (instead of personal devices like phones that only one person primarily uses)1:

The current state of computing seemingly runs counter to the notion of shared computing. Our devices, at current, are highly personal devices and often shared only as a last resort. I think a good case could be made that even in a life and death situation a not insignificant amount of people would not share their phone passcode.

And now Amazon and Microsoft want us to loop back to a shared device? That seems unlikely. Would you rather share your iMac, or your iOS device, even if the iOS device had multi-user support, you’d likely share your iMac first. The reason for this is because the iMac feels like a less personal device and devices in general have become highly personal the more you diverge from a traditional desktop.

In fact, I have a quick test to determine if a device is meant to be highly personal or not: If the device comes in colors, it’s meant to be personal. iPhones, iPads, MacBooks — all things you would be reluctant to hand over to a stranger to use for even a moment — even reluctant to let a good friend or family member use. But a home phone? An desktop computer? Yeah sure, why the fuck not. Whatever.

And I don’t see that trend reversing either.

I think that his color test is a little off. I would propose that a more correct test would be: if I device is portable, it is meant to be shared. Currently, at least for Apple products, those two lists are pretty much the same.

  • Personal: iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad, MacBook
  • Shared: Apple TV, iMac, Apple Home (a.k.a. Siri Speaker)

He then goes on to talk about how the idea of sharing products does not really fit into Apple’s business model.

For Apple’s part, they want to sell you stuff. As much stuff as possible, so shared anything is bad for Apple. Buy more stuff, not fewer things. So colors are not only a way of getting people to buy more things, but making the devices feel like they cannot be shared.

For devices meant to be used around the house, being able to effectively share them across the house will not limit sales (the exception being desktop Macs). For devices like the hypothetical Apple Home and the Apple TV, being able to share them will lead to more sales.

I would put an Apple TV on every TV in the house if I knew that everyone in the family could access their content on any of them2.

I would put Apple Homes all over the house if everyone in the house could use them with their content.

I am not arguing that every device needs to have multiple user support3, but any device that is primarily meant to be used around the house needs to have it to be competitive. I am tired of seeing Sesame Street and Daniel Tiger on my Apple TV’s Up Next queue next to Better Call Saul and Westworld.

  1. I would add Google to this list. The day before he wrote his piece, Google announced that their Google Home smart speaker is gaining the ability to tell who is speaking to it and do different things based on that information. 
  2. This is a bad example for me because we only have one TV in the house, but you get the idea. 
  3. There is a good case to make that the iPad should get it simply to be more compatible in schools. 

A couple of my favorite Mother’s Day shots of @carissakimes being a great Mommy. (Portrait Mode made these shots so much better.)

Classic Consoles Board Book →

Shaun Inman:

It is cool when you find smart and creative people on the internet that are going through similar life circumstances as you are. Seeing things that they come up with to handle to certain situations of their lives can give you ideas that you can incorporate into your own life.

Like me, Shaun Inman currently has a young child.

A couple month ago Lincoln surprised us while reading to him by repeating back the word excavator. That’s a big word compared to his daily vocabulary (at the time) of mama, dada, and (ba)nana. It got me thinking. We have lots of books about construction vehicles but how often really is he going to find himself on a construction site? He spends time daily in our family room, if we’re going multisyllabic, let’s break out the Nintendos and the PlayStations!

He made his son Lincoln a custom wood book full of high quality pictures of some of his favorite game consoles. What a great idea.

Another cool parenting thing that he did was create Little Fingers, a macOS app that will disable all keyboard and trackpad input with a key command. It is perfect for when you are working on your Mac and a little toddle wants to climb up in your lap and mash his fingers on the keyboard.

These two are pretty great 😍

First take at iced coffee.