• For Most People the iPad Is Better Than the Kindle

    Earlier today Brett Kelly posted his thoughts on why (for him) the Kindle is a better book reader than the iPad: I know that a great many folks think that the iPad is a “Kindle killer” (ugh, always with the killing), but I can say pretty confidently that the Kindle is going to fill a […]

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  • Revisiting Solid State Hard Drives

    Jeff Atwood: […]because if you care at all about how your computer performs, solid state hard drives remain a life changing experience. Agreed.

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  • The Best Subtle Things About New Twitter

    Great overview of what is new by MG Siegler, honestly though the only time I use the web interface is to change my profile picture. I want a new version of Tweetie for Mac.

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  • Google Engineer Stalked Teens, Spied on Chats

    People at Google can and do look at your ‘private’ data – if you want true privacy Google is not the way to go (nor is anything that you don’t host yourself). Though for the record this is the creepiest looking guy, seriously look at the pictures.

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  • Alarms

    Very clever looking Alarm and timer program for scheduling some tasks. I think this will fit in my workflow very nicely (for those things that don’t need to be in OmniFocus). [via Shawn Blanc who found it via Patrick Rhone]

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  • MG Siegler on the Verizon App Store

    This is incredible interesting, Verizon will be making their own curated app store (much like Apple’s curation process) that will be preinstalled on select Android devices (version 2.2 and up). So they quality should be better and easier to find that the normal Android store, Verizon and the developers get a cut of money, not […]

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  • Giving up on Google

    Rob Sheldon lamenting on his experiences with Google: The experience I have with Google every day has convinced me that they’re no longer concentrating on their original mission. Google is now a marketing company, and what was supposed to be their “core competency” has been neglected in favor of rolling out new features and services. […]

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  • The Commute Map

    Very cool Map mashup that shows you where people in your zip code are commuting to and from. [via Flowing Data]

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  • Security Advisory for Flash Player

    Adobe: This vulnerability (CVE-2010-2884) could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. There are reports that this vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild against Adobe Flash Player on Windows. Adobe is not aware of any attacks exploiting this vulnerability against Adobe Reader or Acrobat to […]

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  • New Kindle Pool Ad

    I love the new ad, but I think this tweet from Corey Thomas (@thecore) sums it up best: @gruber By Amazon’s logic, the woman in the Kindle ad should have a woman next to her gloating about a paperback book. [via John Gruber]

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  • Google Feels the Need to Justify Itself

    I don’t get Google here, why do they feel the need to justify themselves to the ‘media’? This makes no sense, let your product speak for itself, your users know if they are still using your product so what more do you need.

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  • I Remember When: Tribute to Mac OS X’s Tenth Birthday

    Today marks the tenth anniversary of the release of the Mac OS X beta. It wouldn’t be for another three years that I would get my first taste of OS X on an iBook during a communications course at my University. A year later I would come home to find my laptop stolen and a […]

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  • Mark Zuckerberg opens up for The New Yorker

    Truly fascinating interviews and accounts of Facebook and Zuckerberg.

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  • Exchange “remote wipe” is a terrible, terrible bug

    Did you know that when you setup and exchange account on your mobile device the Admin can wipe it – whereby ‘it’ I mean your entire device? Neither did I. [via DF]

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  • Rui Carmo on the Samsung Tab

    Rui Carmo: A Tab is, physically, almost exactly half the size of an iPad, and although we could go on about specs, features, ergonomics and whatnot, the mere fact that the built-in productivity apps are shameless dumbed-down rip-offs of Apple’s (without addressing functionality gaps or providing distinctive features) kind of sets the tone for the […]

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  • Fraser Speirs On Battery Life

    Fraser Speirs: Simply put: if your device doesn’t last for 10 real-world hours of use, your device is no longer competitive in education. I think we can expand that to more than just education at this point.

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  • dConstruct 2010 Talks

    I just downloaded these over the weekend to listen to on my morning and evening commutes. The first one was great this morning. [via Merlin Mann]

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  • Need Help? Start Listening.

    You may or may not know this, but by day I am a commercial property manager, in a nutshell this means I collect rent, schedule maintenance, and listen to complaints. It is without fail that every working day I get the same type of call, someone has a problem and they need my help. This […]

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  • QoTD: The Single, Most Important Secret to Success

    Running a small business is like flying an airplane. There’s not a single thing that keeps you in the air. It’s doing a lot of things right. But the truth is that whether it’s landing a plane or running your business, you can screw some things up and still be successful. –Mike Taber

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  • The Macalope Weekly: Choices

    The Macalope: The horny one is confused, though. What exactly is Google’s path to “victory” if carriers can make phones that exclusively use Bing? I couldn’t agree more. Be sure to read the last bit about Acer, pure gold.

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