Week 8 miscellany: using your phone, Trump inspiration, crazy skiers, great photos

At last the evenings are getting lighter! I cycled up round the back of Arthur's Seat and saw this.

I know I talk a lot about how we're using (and being used by) our smartphones but it's important, and when Alastair Roberts gets going on a subject it's worth trying to follow him.

On a slightly more trivial note in the same subject, Vlad Savov argues that phone accessories are starting to be more interesting than phones themselves. He's not talking about colourful covers, by the way.

Can you be inspired by Donald Trump? Well, in one way, John Piper suggests, you can. Especially if you're as old as he is.

Ben Bailie explains why we all need some Martyn Lloyd-Jones in our lives.

The 2016 Sony World Photography Awards have some worthy entrants, introduced by Alan Taylor.

If you want to see some humans being absolutely ridiculous in the snow, watch this video from about the 20-minute mark...