• Sean Sperte on Friends

    Sean Sperte on the first problem he has with the new Friends app for iPhone: The app requires a question (“where do I go?/what do I do?”), answer (“I think I want to see what’s new”), and solution (after searching, “I guess I tap Posts”) from the user on its home screen. This is a […]

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  • iOS and My Calculator Solution

    I have three calculators installed on my iPhone and two on my iPad. Those three are: Soulver, Calcbot, Apple’s Calculator (iPhone only). Add to that Convert and INCHcalc on the iPhone and I really look like I have a problem doing math. ((I do.)) Today I decided that enough was enough and I was going […]

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  • Improving Search and Maybe Auto-Correct

    This is the first I had heard of Idilia that was founded in 2000 and as reported by Erica Naone: The software focuses on the problem of word-sense disambiguation—choosing the meaning of a word based on what makes the most sense in context. Word-sense disambiguation is an old artificial intelligence problem that has proved thorny […]

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  • If Your Mac is Waking Up In Your Bag

    Some great tips from Macgasm. My MacBook Pro used to wake up all the time in my bag and would feel like a hot stove when I pulled it out. Be sure that your Mac is asleep when you put it away – MacBook Air has not yet had that problem which is good because […]

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  • Mini Review: Keyboard Maestro

    Quite a while ago I download Keyboard Maestro, installed it and quickly gave up on it. At that time I really just didn’t have a need for what it could do. Since then I have become quite the keyboard junkie and I really hate having to use the mouse. I find it is slow and […]

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  • A Great Hazel Rule from Shawn Blanc

    Shawn Blanc shared a great Hazel rule tonight on Twitter – it reveals a zip files contents when you expand it within Mail.app. A nice addition.

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  • Chris Rawson’s Response to Joshua Kors

    Chris Rawson responding to Joshua Kors–whom I have already deemed an idiot: Frustrated with his inability to work with Mac OS X, Kors decided to attempt to install a virtual machine of Windows using Parallels. But when Parallels asked him for a Windows installation disc, he cried, “where the hell am I going to get […]

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  • Why IE 9’s Anti-Tracking Feature is Bogus

    Simson Garfinkel on why IE 9’s anti-tracking feature will not work: More important, the new feature won’t stop the websites you access from tracking you. And since you won’t block the websites you are using, you won’t block the tracking.

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  • John C. Dvorak: No One Under 30 Wants an iPad

    John C. Dvorak asking if he is wrong about the notion that the iPad is an old persons computer, and no one under 30 wants to own one: Am I wrong about this? Yes, yes you are. You said so yourself earlier in your article: I’m sure every department store Santa Claus has heard an […]

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  • Review: CNN’s iPad App

    I had a swamped morning. When I saw, on Twitter, that CNN had launched a free iPad app I was pretty excited to give a whirl. To date there have been very few news apps for the iPad that have been worth a damn. I am sad to say that the CNN app is among […]

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  • Joshua Kors: Idiot of the Decade?

    There is so much false stuff and stupid things Joshua Kors says I had a hard time choosing: I knew that, unlike a PC, I wouldn’t be able to connect one computer to another and transfer over my documents. Yes, Joshua Kors thinks that Macs cannot network. Idiot. If you want a good laugh read […]

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  • My Interview on Intrvws

    A while back Ian Hines asked me if I would like to participate in an interview for his new site ‘Intrvws’ I was honored to do so and it was a lot of fun too. Don’t just click through to read my interview, click through and read the ones that interest you, then subscribe to […]

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  • Patrick Rhone on the MacBook Air

    Patrick Rhone speaking about his 11″ 64GB MacBook Air: So far, my experience has been a great one. I’m using it as close to “out of the box” as I can and being very picky about the apps I install. As of this writing I still have over 30GB available. That is pretty incredible restraint. […]

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  • James Kendrick calls 2010 the Year of the Tablet

    James Kendrick This year was definitely the year of the tablet, even with only a few models reaching consumers’ hands. I disagree, 2011 will be the year of the tablet. Tablets no doubt took off in 2010 and the market was transformed by Apple’s iPad. But sales were far to slow, next year with more […]

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  • Top Twitter Trends in 2010

    What I would really like to see that is missing from this list: top Twitter clients.

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  • Mg Siegler’s Take on the Cr-48

    A very in-depth look at the Cr-48. Mg Siegler does a great job going over the machine and the OS as a whole, one of the better product reviews I have seen in a while.

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  • Random Thought: The Eventual Demise of Power Buttons

    It was late ((For me, which means it was about 11pm.)) and I was at my computer trying to figure some annoying coding problem on my wife’s website. I was tired and I stared blankly at the keyboard on my MacBook Air. I was praying that some how that keyboard would type the answers for […]

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  • Save Yourself Some Typing When Visiting TBR

    I have for a while now owned the URL ‘tbr.co’ but due to how long it took me to get that URL I had already purchased ‘tbr.mx’ to use as a URL shortener. Well tonight Ian Hines helped me out and showed me how to get everything pointed at ‘tbr.co’ to redirect to the same […]

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  • Andy Ihnatko’s Google Chrome Cr-48 notebook first look

    Andy Ihnatko: But without a connection to the Internet, this cutting-edge machine had become little more than a Notebook-Shaped Object. The six or seven open browser tabs in front of me were just ghosts of webapps that joined the choir invisible as soon as they lost contact with their servers. I still want to play […]

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  • Pornoscanners Actually Don’t Work

    Leon Kaufman & Joseph W. Carlson: It is very likely that a large (15-20 cm in diameter), irregularly-shaped, cm-thick pancake with beveled edges, taped to the abdomen, would be invisible to this technology, ironically, because of its large volume, since it is easily confused with normal anatomy. Thus, a third of a kilo of PETN, […]

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