• “Like Hiring Temps as Your Design Consultants”

    This is so good I couldn’t NOT post it. Edward Tufte: The WP7S layout and typography have a looseness found in posters, commercial art and marketing, an inappropriate metaphor for a handheld information and communication device. In the splashy panoramas, there are hints of design-by-focus-group (which is like hiring temps as your design consultants). Instead […]

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  • The Windows Phone 7 Home of an Ugly Ass Keyboard

    In AnandTech’s epic review of Windows Phone 7 they showed of the keyboard – which gave me reason enough to never want Windows Phone 7. The 2D nature of the OS is great and looks very nice through most of the UI – but goodness that keyboard…

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  • Adobe v. Apple Round 2?

    Nilay Patel in breaking down the important Mac App Store rules for non-developers has this little quip: Seriously, we can’t wait to see what happens when Adobe and Microsoft submit their application suites to this store. He can’t wait because both app suites have notoriously buggy programs in them (Word, Photoshop). It certainly will be […]

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  • App Store for Mac highlights two major App Store flaws

    Should be interesting to see how Apple deals with upgrades in the Mac app store. The demos/trials part though is less interesting as I would assume it will work just like the iOS App Store where people will have ‘lite’ versions of the app that is free if they really want to get a demo […]

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  • Thoughts on the Mac App Store

    Thoughts on the Mac App Store for N00bs Switching to a Mac is very easy – in my experience most people can fully adapt in just two weeks of normal usage, with 50% of all switchers feeling comfortable after just 10 days. That said the most difficult thing to explain to any Mac user is […]

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  • The Touch Gestures in Lion Look Like a Pain

    One thing that I noticed when Mac OS X Lion was being demoed yesterday was how difficult of a time the demo person was having utilizing the multi-touch gestures on the Magic Mouse. Take a look at the video from yesterday, you can clearly see that when he is trying to perform the swipe to […]

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  • The MacBook Air Full Flash – Hardware Only

    I guess Apple decided to help everyone out and not make then have to install Click2Flash – instead they just ship the new MacBook Airs without Flash. I bet Adobe is pissed. I wonder if this is the direction Apple will take moving forward with 10.7 Lion?

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  • How the New 11-inch MacBook Air is Not the New 12-inch PowerBook

    Before the ‘Back to the Mac’ keynote kicked off today I lamented on Twitter that I really didn’t see the point of an 11.6” MacBook Air. To which Shawn Blanc responded: @BenjaminBrooks The 12” PowerBook is considered one of the favorite Apple laptops of all time. Though now we’re all used to big screens… Which […]

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  • FaceTime for Mac

    Go download your beta for the Mac now. [Updated: 10/20/10 at 1:33 PM] It will also ring your Mac even when the program is closed – most excellent.

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  • Watch Apple’s Event Live

    I watched the last iOS event with Apple’s live streaming and it is quite impressive.

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  • Thoughts on Stand Up Desks

    I recently set up a standing workstation at my office so that I could spend at the very least a few hours each day standing while I worked. I have only had this setup for a short time, but I wanted to share my thoughts on standing while working. A Bit of Background A year […]

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  • MG Siegler Lays the Smack Down on Microsoft

    MG Siegler on Microsoft’s statement that perhaps the iPhone 4 is Apple’s Windows Vista moment: Total sales for Windows Phone 7 last quarter? Approximately 14.1 million less than the iPhone, Apple’s “Vista”.

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  • An Update From Fraser Speirs on His Schools iPad Deployment

    Frasier Speirs: In class, we are seeing greater collaboration and sharing with iPad. The design of iPad directly lends itself to working together and collaborating – even without specific software support for networked collaboration. The iPad can be handed over to another pupil, turned around to show results and quickly connected to a classroom projector […]

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  • Tired of Gruber? Here Are 4 Writers you Should be Reading.

    On Twitter the other day Chris Bowler lamented: Have had the thought lately of unsubscribing from DF. Sacrilege, I know. But my time is sacred, and I don’t care much for business news. DF of course is Daring Fireball, John Gruber’s site. Gruber is no doubt an excellent writer, but most of the time he […]

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  • Apple’s Retail Stores vs. Disneyland

    Take a look at this graph, insane.

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  • Does the Angry Blue Bird multiply its mass?

    Rhett Allain on whether the Blue Angry Bird is more powerful if you expand it to the three little birds: Therefore, you will have more of an effect if you expand the blue bird before it hits something. There is unlikely to be a situation where you would be better off not expanding them. In […]

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  • Paperless Office Tips

    Back in my University days I used to start off each semester with the lofty goal of making that semester the point that I would go 100% paperless. Oh the dream of a paperless office has long been with me and many geeks a like. I was never able to achieve anything close to being […]

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  • Yojimbo 3

    Now with a 100% more iPad support. Free upgrade for Yojimbo 2 users and $20 upgrade for older users. iPad support is read only for now (hoping for more later) and the app costs $9.99 for the iPad. Very nice.

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  • Complete Transcript of Steve Jobs from the Oct 18th Earnings Call

    Jobs was very frisky on the call, luckily Macworld did something about Macs and transcribed the call. Good job Macworld. It is well worth the read.

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  • More Steve Jobs Quotes About 7-Inch Tablets

    Brian X. Chen has compiled all of Steve Jobs’ quotes pertaining to 7-inch tablets from yesterdays earnings call. Bottom line: Apple is not making a 7-inch tablet.

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