• Owen Cain – A Feel Good Story

    Emily B. Hager for the New York Times: Owen will turn 8 on Nov. 11. While his condition is not expected to worsen, he is extremely sensitive to infection and once nearly died of pneumonia; three specialized therapists and a nurse help keep him alive. Though he cannot speak, his parents have taught him to […]

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  • Does Things.app Have Over-the-Air Sync?

    Nice single serving site: To this day, Things.app does not have Over-the-Air syncing. OmniFocus for iPhone was released on July 10, 2008. From day one, it featured some form of Over-the-Air syncing. Customers of CulturedCode have waited over two years for Over-the-Air syncing. The company says they are working on it, but every day that […]

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  • Some Sites Should Never Go Down

    Earlier today PayPal was down – there are some sites that should never go down, this site and banking sites are among those. PayPal going down would be akin to you local bank branch closing to go on vacation – who’s OK with that?

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  • Good Deal on an SSD

    I am selling my old SSD drive on eBay – save yourself $100 over the price of a new one and buy this one. I am even throwing in an external enclosure so you can clone your current drive. You can also buy the MacBook Pro I busted the other night if you are so […]

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  • Mint Data

    Want to know how much a person normally spends when they go to a restaurant you are checking out? Enter Mint’s new data portal that tells you just that based on actual transactions. This is all sorts of data porn – awesome. [via Gina Trapani]

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  • Marco: ‘The Mac App Store isn’t for today’s Mac developers’

    Marco Arment: So I expect a lot of iOS developers to start making Mac apps, especially individuals and very small teams. Agreed.

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  • David Pogue: “Office for Mac Isn’t an Improvement”

    David Pogue on Office 2011 for the Mac: The Mac suite now includes the Ribbon, a horizontal toolbar that’s built into Office for Windows. What I don’t get is this: Last time I checked, computer screens were all wider than they are tall. The last thing you’d want to do is to eat up that […]

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  • The Value of ‘Pro’ v. ‘Lite’

    After writing about trials/demoes yesterday I got to thinking about in-app purchases to upgrade to full versions and the perceived value of calling software ‘Pro’ versus ‘Lite’. It occurred to me that there is an inherent value in the ‘Pro’ tag and there is an inherent devaluation that happens when you tag something ‘Lite’. Look […]

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  • The 13″ MacBook Air Scares TSA – The 11″ Not So Much

    Jeff Gamet: U.S. air travelers can leave their shiny new 11.6-inch MacBook Air laptops in their bags when passing through airport security checkpoints according to the TSA. The 13.3-inch model, however, is too big and still must come out for separate screening. Yet another reason why the 11 is going to make inroads with first-class.

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  • While You Wait: An Epic MacBook Air Review

    I wasn’t going to post AnandTech’s review, but it really is excellent for people thinking about making the same switch that I made. The ‘while you wait’ part? That is because I am working on my review – you are waiting for that, right?

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  • Trials, Demoes & App Stores

    One little annoyance about Apple’s App Store model (both iOS and presumably the Mac App Store) is that there is only one way a developer can really offer customers a demo or trial of the software: ‘lite’ versions. As it currently stands on the Mac there are three methods that I can think of that […]

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  • Macworld Looks at Hybrid Drives

    These drives have had me curious for quite sometime, they take a small SSD (usually about 4GB) and combine it with a normal platter based HD. The result, according to Macworld, is a slightly faster drive with some of the benefits of SSD storage. Interesting, I wouldn’t buy this drive in lieu of an SSD […]

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  • Upgrade Your MacBook Air DIY

    So a company is claiming to make a flash memory module that you can swap out with the built-in storage on your MacBook Air, giving you 256GB of storage. They also give you a USB 3.0 housing for your chip that you take out. Sounds pretty neat, no pricing yet (that is going to determine […]

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  • Calendars Coming to iPhoto ’11

    In my iPhoto ’11 review I mentioned that there is no Calendar printing feature like there used to be, well apparently it just wasn’t ready yet. This note from Apple says that it is coming soon and that your calendars from the past are not lost. [Hat Tip to reader Grady Haynes]

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  • Bare Feats Tests the 2010 MacBook Air

    In both the CPU and GPU tests the 13″ MacBook Air is right there with the 13″ MacBook Pro – very impressive. The 15″ blows them all away though.

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  • The 11 (inch MacBook Air that is)

    About 500 words into this post I deleted everything because I saw this: Right now you can get any new MacBook Air with the ‘Ships in 24 hours’ availability, except for the base model 11 – that model has a 1-3 day wait on it. That alone doesn’t say all that much, but if you […]

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  • White iPhone to Be Called Duke Nukem Forever Version

    Reuters says that the white iPhone is delayed until next year, so you can buy your white iPhone 4 while everyone else gets their iPhone 5s. Coincidentally Duke Nukem Forever is also set to ship next year.

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  • Mac Security Alert: Boonana Trojan Horse

    Secure Mac: SecureMac has discovered a new trojan horse in the wild that affects Mac OS X, including Snow Leopard (OS X 10.6), the latest version of OS X. The trojan horse, trojan.osx.boonana.a, is spreading through social networking sites, including Facebook, disguised as a video. The trojan is currently appearing as a link in messages […]

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  • Aaron Mahnke Wants a Better PayPal

    Aaron Mahnke on what a freelancer really needs: What we need is a simple online payment system for freelancers that doesn’t have all this baggage and unpredictability. Create a profile, tie it to your checking account, and give the link to clients. All it needs to do is direct the funds to my bank. No […]

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  • The Nook Color – Smaller than an iPad, Does Less, All With Less Battery Life

    This may be a Kindle competitor, but I mean come on, are they even trying? A 7″ IPS capacitive touch screen (good), 802.11n WiFi (good), $249 (good), 8gb memory with expansion (OK), 8 hours of battery life with WiFi off (WTF). Hey Barnes & Noble, buy some Duracells® huh?

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