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In praise of the poetry of the Notes app (may mine be deleted upon my death)

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On the home screen of my iPhone – on the very left, second row from the top – sits an app I frequent regularly. In fact, according to my diagnostics, an average of six minutes a day. The small rounded-square logo – ye...

Julian Lennon to auction NFT of Paul McCartney’s notes for Hey Jude

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Paul McCartney’s original notes for Hey Jude are being sold, digitally at least, by one of John Lennon’s sons. Julian Lennon has announced details of a Beatles memorabilia sale in which outfits, guitars and the song n...

From flexible working to voice notes: 11 things in our lives that are ‘normal’ for 2022

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There are many things we consider normal today that we wouldn’t have done just three years ago. To a certain degree, that’s life. It moves on. But at the same time, the happenings of the past few years – from extreme ...

Intimate or irritating: are voice notes killing the phone call?

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I lay on my bedroom carpet looking at the blue of the ceiling, feeling like I was in a teen movie. My phone buzzed and I picked it up to respond to my crush’s last text – except this time it wasn’t a text, but a voice...

A woman’s boyfriend was holding her captive. Sticky notes helped her escape

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On Tuesday, a 7-year-old girl arrived at her Las Vegas elementary school with a stash of sticky notes in her hand, which she gave to her teacher. The notes, from her mother, were a cry for help. The woman wrote that s...

Jane Campion leads roll-call of worthy winners as Baftas hit all the right notes

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The Power of the Dog, the story of a troubled family of ranchers in 1920s Montana, is an essay in dysfunction, a film in the business of upending social and generic norms. It is a hugely satisfying, intriguing, stimul...

Take a bow to Baltimore: a fiddle festival in Ireland that hits the high notes

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It’s difficult for things to go quiet in an Irish bar, but right now you can hear a bone button drop. An eight-year-old girl called Aibhlinn is sitting on the floor astride her instrument case playing her squeezebox w...

Notes on a Wordle: Kamala Harris describes love for online word game

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Kamala Harris plays Wordle as a “brain cleanser” between official duties and has never failed to guess the five-letter word of the day, but cannot share successes with friends because her official phone does not let h...

Scandal! Horror! Biden’s press-briefing notes prompt rightwing outrage

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Joe Biden’s first press conference has caused some strong reactions from the conservative side of the aisle after he was caught … reading notes. On Thursday night, Fox News dedicated considerable time covering just ho...

‘Condescending’: Jacob Rees-Mogg leaves notes for WFH civil servants

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Jacob Rees-Mogg has been called “condescending” after leaving notes deemed to be passive-aggressive on civil servants’ desks in an effort to stop them working from home. As part of his campaign to push workers back in...

Love letters: football commentators on their handwritten notes

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John Murray, the football correspondent for BBC Radio 5 live, sits in his office, surrounded by lined A4 paper. By his side, two one-foot piles of it constitute the notes he has prepared for commentary so far this sea...

The Hong Kong Diaries by Chris Patten review – handover notes

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Chris Patten’s appointment as Hong Kong’s last governor in 1992 marked a cultural change for the colony. His predecessors had mostly been diplomats or administrators – Patten was a senior UK politician with reforming ...