• Readability’s new service

    Marco Arment on Readbility’s new service: Today, they launched an entirely new Readability service: you pay a small fee each month, and they give most of the proceeds to the authors of the pages you choose (by using the Readability bookmarklet on them, or adding them in other ways). It’s a great way for readers […]

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  • USAA App for iPad

    Remember how I was saying that USAA is the best bank you can get — well check out their new iPad app. I can tell you from first hand experience that this app is killer.

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  • How Apple and Google Probably Won’t Kill the Password

    Mike Elgan wrote an exhaustive piece full of technology day dreams for a world where we can rid the password. He talks about how Apple is presumable pursuing NFC technology and how Android is set to include it. NFC is a word that is going to be annoying for the next few years — it […]

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  • The next Nokia OS: Android or Windows?

    Fabrizio Capobianco debating Nokia’s mobile OS options: The big question is: will there ever be a lot of MeeGo developers? Hard to say, the ship has sailed a long time ago. Developers today build for iPhone first, then Android. If they have a good reason (i.e. Microsoft paying) they build for Windows Phone 7. If […]

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  • Egypt. Internet. Stupidity.

    Christopher Mims: In a country where users are ahead of the authorities in terms of their ability to exploit the relatively new “social” media, blunt instruments must be used, and the economic consequences for Egypt could be profound. A fascinating look at Internet filtering versus turning off the Internet completely.

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  • Marco Arment’s Speculation on the Next MacBook Pro

    Marco has a hard time seeing Apple dropping the Ethernet and FireWire ports in the 15″ MacBook Pro in order to obtain a wedge shape.1 What if Apple decided that USB 3.0 was the way to go, thus theoretically allowing a Gigabit USB Ethernet adapter and FireWire speeds? I don’t know if you could do […]

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  • Researchers Enable Mesh WiFi Networking for Android Smartphones

    Casey Johnston: Individual phones can also act as relay points, and theoretically should be able to bridge together a phone in a remote area with no service to one with access to the cellular network, where the call can finally be relayed to its intended recipient. This is really cool — as many of us […]

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  • Quote of the Day: Shawn Blanc

    “There is something magical about the early morning. It’s a time when the world belongs to only those few who are awake. And we walk around like kings while others remain unseen in their beds.” — Shawn Blanc Typically I like to let quotes stand on their own with no commentary, but I can’t leave […]

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  • The Times’s Dealings With Julian Assange

    I finally had a chance to read this very long article from the NYT about their interactions with Assange and WikiLeaks. I found these two bits fascinating, as reported by Bill Keller: On the fourth day of the London meeting, Assange slouched into The Guardian office, a day late. Schmitt took his first measure of […]

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  • Three Great Apple StackExchange Threads

    There are three really great threads going on at the AskDifferent StackExchange site: Terminal Tips and Tricks where people are listing out a ton of terminal tricks for Mac users. Even if you don’t know anything about the Terminal, I bet you can find some neat stuff here. Mac OS X Hidden Features and Tricks […]

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  • Federico Viticci’s iPad Life

    Please welcome Federico Viticci the editor-in-chief of MacStories.net, where he always has great scoops on Apple and their products. Federico was kind enough to take some time from his busy schedule and geek out about iPads with me. Tell me a little about yourself, what do you do, where do you live? Hi, my name […]

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  • Quote of the Day: Blake Gopnik & Gijs Bakker

    “What Bakker loves about his iPhone is the way the object is barely there at all; you don’t have to praise its look because it’s so easy to ignore it.” — Blake Gopnik reporting on what Gijs Bakker thinks of the iPhone

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  • Texting While Working

    Seth Godin on why you shouldn’t text, eat chips, or update social networks while you are working: After all, if you sit for an hour and do exactly nothing, not one thing, you’ll be ashamed of yourself.

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  • OmniFocus Aid

    Shawn Blanc elaborating on an idea from Ian Hines: OmniFocus Aid would be lightweight, easy to use, and built for the sole purpose of throwing tasks into your OmniFocus database when at your Mac. I am plus one to that idea. I think for many people the cost of OmniFocus for the Mac is a […]

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  • Quote of the Day: Jeff Yang

    “Apple products are as defined by what they’re missing as much as by what they contain” — Jeff Yang

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  • Ask Different

    A new site from Stack Exchange for Apple related questions and answers.

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  • 10 Awesome but Impolite Email Filters

    Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten writing for The Next Web: I know it is very polite to say thanks when I answer your question offline and face to face. But in email, when you ask me a question, I answer it and you are happy with it, there really is no need to send an email […]

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  • David Karp Has a Short Fuse

    PostDesk reporting on a response that a Tumblr user received from co-founder David Karp: Karp responded abruptly, saying that “…we have no interest in customers that will go out of their way to discourage our entire team” continuing to say that this is a “…team that regularly spends their nights and weekends working feverishly to […]

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  • OmniFocus Quick Tip: Using Start Dates

    There is this little feature in OmniFocus that most of you have probably seen, but have never used. That feature is: Start Dates. We all know that we should be assigning due dates to time sensitive tasks in OmniFocus, but you should also be assigning start dates to help you keep a clear mind. Start […]

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  • An Open Letter to Twelve South

    Twelve South, You make some of the best looking and best functioning computer accessories that I have ever had the chance to use. Currently I own your BookArc stand, BackPack shelf, BookArc stand for iPad and your Compass mobile iPad stand. These are each excellent products and exactly what I wanted when I purchased them. […]

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