• RIM Has Made a Non-Carboard PlayBook

    My favorite bit is when the presenter in the video says, “because we’ve been talking about this for a while.” By which of course he means since some time around, oh I don’t know, say, January 27th 2010. [via DF]

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  • RE: Where Gruber Thinks the MacBook Air Fits In

    Last night John Gruber posted on Daring Fireball that he feels the MacBook Airs place in the Mac lineup is as a second computer for the 13” and a sort of iPad Pro for the 11” model. It is an interesting perspective and I was glad to read it, but I completely disagree with him.1 […]

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  • MG Siegler Makes My Wait Unbearable

    MG Siegler on his 13″ MacBook Air (aka my future computer): It’s funny that I haven’t really even talked about the size of the machine yet — that’s the glittering lure that ropes people in. But the Air has always had that. What it didn’t have previously was a great price and killer performance. Now […]

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  • Lightening Review: iPhoto ‘11

    The difference between the last version of iPhoto and the new version is: fullscreen. That is, iPhoto ‘11 is billed as a full-screen app all the time. Now of course you don’t have to use it in that mode, but why not, right? Well the odd thing is that you can go full-screen, but you […]

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  • How Long Does a Flash Drive Last?

    Josh Bressers filled all but one block on his Sony flash drive, then kept writing to the drive until it failed and this is what he found out: It took 90593104 writes for the drive to die. That’s 90.5 million, well beyond my expected 30K. and: I can still mount and read from the drive, […]

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  • Lessons in Being an Ass

    Look no further than Google CEO Eric Schmidt, who says that they only drive somewhere once with their Street View cars – so you know if you don’t like that you can just move after the cars has come through. Because you know if you don’t like something Google is doing it is your damn […]

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  • Secret Button Sequence Bypasses iPhone Security

    This appears to be solved in the 4.2 beta builds right now – so perhaps Apple already knows about it and was trying to keep it hushed until the new update came out, I don’t know. Either way this is not good.

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  • Macworld Puts the New MacBook Airs Through Their Paces

    James Galbraith: The 15-inch 2.4GHz Core i5 MacBook Pro’s Speedmark 6.5 score is 55 percent higher than the 11-inch MacBook Air, and 22 percent higher than the 13-inch MacBook Air. However, the flash storage in the new MacBook Air still beat the standard hard drive in the Core i5 MacBook Pro, but in tests that […]

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  • Think the 11″ Air is Slow? Think Again

    Leander Kahney reviewing the new 11″ MacBook Air (base configuration): In an initial test, I opened up 17 applications and launched more 40 tabs in Safari and 24 tabs in Google’s Chrome browser (each is its own separate process). A funny thing happened: nothing. It kept on cranking. There were no spinning beachballs, no stuttering in […]

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  • Some MacBook Air Benchmarks For You

    Looks like the base configuration of the 13″ MacBook Air fairs well considering its size. Be interesting to see how well the 2.13GHz version does.

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  • Chris Bowler’s iPad Life

    Please welcome Chris Bowler, he was kind enough to participate in this weeks iPad Life. Tell me a little about yourself, what do you do, where do you live? My name is Chris Bowler and I am a Christian and a father of 6. I run a little boutique company called Fusion Ads and an […]

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  • Shawn Blanc’s Take on OmniFocus

    This is not just another review – if you are thinking about whether to go with one task management app or another you need to read this first. It is an epic write up of one of the most valuable tools on my computer. OmniFocus is not just a great task management app, but it […]

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  • The Forgotten Souls of 1 Infinite Loop

    This morning I was looking at the Apple Store website and noticed a few things that just seem to never really get any attention – which made me wonder, has Apple forgotten about them? The Forgotten Apple Wireless Keyboard: I know how do you make improvements upon a keyboard? And yes I know that Apple […]

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  • Might The Mac App Store Lead To A New Class Of Micro-Apps?

    Mg Siegler is curious whether the Mac is about to see a deluge of cheap apps, specifically cheap games, when Apple launches the Mac App Store. In a word I think we will definitely see a deluge of these sub-$10 games. Why? Because the question I am often asked by ‘normal’ computer users when they […]

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  • “So it’s not an ability thing, just a speed thing?”

    That was the question my wife posed to me the other day when I was rambling on about whether or not I should get the new MacBook Air. It was the question (well the answer really) that made me go ahead and place the order. What was being implied was that there really isn’t anything […]

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  • Additional, Additional Thoughts: Do I Become an Air Instead of a Pro?

    This has really been bugging me since yesterday when I posted that I was probably going to order a new MacBook Air. Do I really need to give up the horsepower of the MacBook Pro for the mobility of the MacBook Air? How much of a difference is it? Will I be happy with a […]

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  • Additional Thoughts on the New MacBook Air

    I have just returned from a hands-on at my local Apple Store with both the 11.6” MacBook Air and the 13” MacBook Air. I went to the store with the thought that if the MacBook Air could handle a few ‘tests’ that I wanted to run I would buy one on the spot – unfortunately […]

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  • Some Good Quick Links

    Instead of a deluge of links as I clear my Instapaper Backlog here are some links that I think are worth time if you have it – perhaps not must reads for all if you don’t have the time. AppleInsider looks at the new scrollbars in Lion I must say – I like them, I […]

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  • HP Slate = Ballmer’s iPad

    It costs $799 and I didn’t read anything else about it – why? Because I say the pictures of it and stopped caring. Gruber says that this picture of the permanent slide out panel (that serves no purpose) sums up the device. I say it is this picture depicting the fact that you need a […]

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  • No Flash Player With Mac OS X

    John Gruber after receiving confirmation that new Macs will not ship with Adobe Flash Player installed: This also absolves Apple of responsibility for the distribution of Flash Player security updates. Recall the controversy last year when Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6) shipped with a slightly older version of Flash Player, with a few known […]

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