• Exclusive First Look: RIM’s Playbook Prototype*

    After criticizing the very existence of the RIM’s iPad competitor, the Playbook, I came home to a little surprise – a RIM Playbook Prototype to, um, play with. I must say this is a cute little device very tiny and I could see how the size might be appealing. But I am getting a little […]

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  • Due for iPhone: to-do, task, reminders management app

    From the developer: Ever wished you could jot down a task and set up a reminder really, really fast? What a great little app, the stored timers are killer for me – baking will be much more accurate now. Not that I do much baking, but when I do – watch out. [via Daring Fireball]

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  • The Single-Use Blog

    Pretty neat idea, creating a new blog (something on Posterous maybe) for each trip or event in your life. I think this is a great thing for the non-techie people out there (especially with how easy Posterous is). For me though I would rather set up a custom page on an existing blog or something […]

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  • Does RIM Have Working Playbook Prototype Yet?

    Justice Gödel Conder argues that RIM only showed people a dummy device and has yet to make an actual Playbook: The PlayBook was never demoed at the Live Announcement. The dude is supposedly holding the device in his hands and he doesn’t touch the screen once. Let me repeat that. He never touches the device […]

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  • John Gruber: “Apple and the Open Web”

    John Gruber’s video presentation at the Web 2.0 Expo. [via DF]

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  • 430 One Star Ratings

    Dave Caolo on the ratings of the new New Yorker iPad app: Out of the 582 ratings left as of this writing, 430 are only one star. The vast majority of low scores come from subscribers who are opposed to the app’s cost. The problem: Apple has yet to provide a way for publishers to […]

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  • Engadget Reviews the Apple TV

    Joshua Topolsky: If you just want a dead simple movie rental box and you’re not that picky about content, the Apple TV is a no-brainer. If, like us, you’re looking for options good enough to make you can the cable, Apple’s new box still feels a lot like a hobby. Looks like I will be […]

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  • Everday Carry [dot-com]

    From the site info: Everyday Carry, or EDC, generally refers to small items or gadgets worn, carried, or made available in pockets, holsters, or bags on a daily basis to manage common tasks or for use in unexpected situations or emergencies. In a broader sense, it is a lifestyle, discipline, or philosophy of preparedness. If […]

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  • The Dropbox Syncing Text Editor iPad App Smackdown

    It appears that TUAW.com is running a similar story – great minds I guess. It seems like all the rage right now is to make a ‘writing app’ for iPad users (you know the device that is for content consumption only) – the requirement though seems to be that said writing app must sync in […]

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  • Idiot of the Week: Eric Zeman [Updated]

    Eric Zeman for InformationWeek on why the RIM Playbook is better than an iPad: The PlayBook has a 1GHz dual-core processor with multi-symmetric processing. The iPad has a single core 1GHz processor. We haven’t seen any benchmarks yet, but two cores is twice as good, right? RIM claims the PlayBook is the “Fastest. Tablet. Ever.” […]

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  • The Value of a Donation of Facebook Shares to Newark

    Apparently Zuckerberg will be setting up a company that will house $100 million worth of Facebook shares for his pledged donation to the New Jersey schools. Andrew Ross Sorkin for the New York Times writes: People involved in the donation process say that the Facebook shares pledged will be worth $100 million based on the […]

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  • ‘Omnifocus Brings Desktop Caliber GTD To iPad’

    Brandon Pittman reviewing OmniFocus for the iPad: $20 for the iPhone version is fair and $40 for the iPad version can be justified because I actually feel like it’s of desktop quality, just on your iPad. I can’t get behind $80 for the Mac version of Omnifocus though. I use it the least of the […]

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  • Typedia’s Q & A with Mark Simonson

    Mark Simonson on the tools he uses for Font design: Eventually, I realized that the tools I had were more than good enough, had been good enough for a long time, and that all I was doing was procrastinating. I still get hung up about it sometimes, and I have to remind myself to get […]

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  • AOL Officially Acquires TechCrunch

    The linked item is the press release, I didn’t read it because a) it looked boring b) it doesn’t matter. All that matters to me is that they continue to let MG Siegler do his thing, he is the best writer they have.

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  • Microsoft Replacing Windows Live Spaces with WordPress.com

    This should be very interesting for WordPress – if they can handle this with no downtime it should be a huge win for everyone. I am curious though – why didn’t Microsoft just buy WordPress.com?

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  • AOL Close to Buying TechCrunch? [Updated]

    Om Malik is reporting that the deal is close to being done, and it all reminded me of a tweet from a while back from Kevin Rose talking about TechCrunch being sold. I can’t find the tweet now (email if you can), essential Rose @replied to Arrington (the founder of TechCrunch) saying that he got […]

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  • PlainText — Dropbox text editing for iPad & iPhone

    Hog Bay Software’s new Dropbox text file editor for the iPad is now available in the app store. It is free and ad supported an update will bring an ad-free version for a $4.99 in-app purchase price. I have been waiting for this little app for a while now – however it will be interesting […]

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  • Stephen Hackett’s iPad Life

    Editors note: This is the first in what I hope to be a longer email interview series looking at how different people across the web are using their iPads on a daily basis. Tell me a little about yourself, what do you do, where do you live? My name is Stephen Hackett. I’m the IT/Multi-Media […]

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  • RIM introduces Poorly Named Device

    Joshua Topolsky on RIM’s new tablet named ‘Playbook’: The device will connect via Bluetooth to BlackBerry devices, though the content is cached only temporarily on the PlayBook. More info is coming our way as we type, and we’ve got a full feature list, press release, and video after the break! What a dumb name. What […]

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  • Kno Creates 14-inch Tablet For Students

    They are making a 14-inch tablet aimed at students that they are hoping will be under $1000 to buy. I just don’t see a student wanting this over an iPad, but dumber things have happened.

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