In This Issue: 5ft Blue CAT6 Ethernet Patch Cables, Easyboot (Ferrari-style) | Apple’s Privacy Updates | News to Start Your Day
Happy National Shrimp Scampi Day! On this day, we honor the delicious dish of shrimp cooked with butter, garlic, lemon juice, and white wine. Is your mouth watering just reading that? Same here.
The CK Daily – Where did April go?? + Coupon Code
If you are anything like me right now, you are wondering where in the world did April go???? I mean, May starts on Saturday…that is just nuts! This year is flying by. This month has been an absolute blur, but so much good stuff going on.
I am in the house and everything is about 95% set up. I am loving this place! Moved the guest bed into the guest room last night. That was the last big piece of furniture to move. Thank goodness! Got the Green Egg set up yesterday and I am ready to start cooking on it and the weather is helping with that. Can’t wait to smoke some chicken or do a brisket on there. Looking forward to enjoying the big backyard too!
Some other awesome things going on right now have to do with work and our website. We are making some big moves to make improvements for all of you when you go to the site to shop, read articles in the learning center, or need help with something. We are working to improve our site search to help get you to what you need more quickly. We are looking to add some product recommenders to product pages and we will be improving the shopping cart and checkout areas. Most of these things have been worked on or pushed to the site this month. We are also looking at adding some awesome new products to the site over the next few months. It has been a busy month!
So as we look back through April and all that has gone on, we can look forward to an amazing May! Remember, April showers bring May flowers. With that in mind, here is a coupon to help celebrate April and jump into May:
15% OFF CableAndKits Coupon Code: REWIND
Have a good one!
Product Spotlights & Updates:
We aren’t sure about the origin of the Ferrari-style name, legend has it that Enzo Ferrari himself named this style of cable (even though Cat5 wasn’t released until 7 years after his death). We may never know where this name came from, but to avoid confusion, we decided to call it Easyboot. Why? Well because it makes it easy to grab a hold of the RJ45 end of the patch cable to remove it from a port.
Moonboot cables, while they have their place in the world, are a pain to grab a hold of. Some of us have even had to resort to using a small screwdriver to push down the RJ45 ends in order to get it out of a port. Not so with the Easyboot, not only is it more comfortable to handle, but it looks good too! We can’t stress this enough… your fingers will thank you with our Easyboot cables! We’re astonished that these weren’t invented sooner.
Right now the 5ft Blue Cat6 version, PC6-BL-05-EZ, is on sale and is lower than the cost of a traditional moonboot cable. In fact, all of the Easyboot cables are either the same price or lower than the Moonboot cables! Once you switch to the Easyboot you’ll forget the moonboot even existed… Make Enzo Ferrari proud and tell your friends that you have Ferrari-style cables in your network closet.
Apple’s Privacy Updates and its Impacts on Your Facebook App
OK, iPhone owners, it’s decision time.
Apple has released updates to its device operating systems that will require apps to ask for permission to track your activity online.
Once you update to iOS 14.5 on your iPhone – or update your iPadOS – and you launch apps such as Facebook, you are likely to get some prompts asking whether you want to let the apps track you across other companies’ apps and websites.
This has been a sore spot for Facebook, as less access to such data could crimp its U.S. digital advertising business, estimated by eMarketer to be about $40 billion. Consumers should appreciate the tracking because it helps Facebook deliver better, targeted advertisements, the company says. Apple CEO Tim Cook has said data collection is excessive and could be exploited.
“The way it is going to work is that users have to ‘opt in’ to what Facebook wants,” said Patrick Moorhead, founder and president of Moor Insights & Strategy.
Consumers who opt-out of tracking will likely see fewer relevant ads and Facebook could see U.S. advertising revenue decline as much as $3 billion annually.
Today’s News to Start Your Day:
- As of this morning, in the US, there are 6,810,611 active COVID cases, 25,584,747 have recovered and there have been 588,337 deaths.
- Tonight is the first night of the NFL Draft! Who will your favorite team select! Be sure to tune in tonight at 8 pm EST to find out!
- Meet the pumpkin toadlet, a new species of poisonous frog! This new species was discovered in the Mantiqueira Mountain range. The most obvious thing about them is that they’re colored like a hearty, delicious pumpkin soup! Check them out here!
- Apple is on a hot streak at the moment, but it turns out they are dealing with the same microchip shortage that has snarled companies and industries around the world. This issue is impacting their supply of iPad tablets and Mac laptops and desktops.
- President Biden, in his first address to Congress, pitched an ambitious new government-spending plan to boost the economy, recover from the pandemic, and support families and children.