• PlayBook Could Sell 6M Units First 12 Months

    Bull. Shit. ((The only way I could see this happening is if it was also coupled with 5.5 million returned PlayBooks. Ridiculous.))

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  • TextMate User

    My favorite text editor now has a dedicated blog for fans (too bad it is on Tumblr though). [h/t Justin Blanton]

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  • How the iPhone Mail App Decides When to Show You New Mail

    Basil Safwat on how the iOS Mail app handles new email: The addition of this extra detail has made the app less visible than if the detail wasn’t there. Lovely. It really is pretty neat if you think about it — read this whole post. [via DF]

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  • Top 10 Guesses Why Google CEO Stepped Down

    A rather amusing list of ten reasons why Schmidt stepped down from Brier Dudley, this one takes the cake though: 1. Page and Brin learned a lot from their experiment with “manage a trois.” But they finally decided a 10-year public beta test was long enough. A funny list all around.

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  • Tim Cook and Spreadsheets

    Migeul Helft: “My favorite scenes were meeting suppliers,” said a former Apple executive who had traveled with Mr. Cook frequently and asked to remain anonymous because he did not want to upset their relationship. “He is Mr. Spreadsheet. If things weren’t right, he would torture the suppliers and demand improvement. At the same time, he […]

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  • The iPad: The Best Thing to Happen to Meetings Since the 1960s

    Last week Randy Murray posted about keeping your iPad tucked away during meetings — saying: Clients respond when you do two things: really listen to them AND show that you value what they say. Keep any distractions, including your laptop or beloved iPad off the table and make your notes with a pen and paper. […]

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  • Brett Kelly on Leaving Facebook

    Brett Kelly letting people know why he is personally done with Facebook: The thing is, I’m one dude with a finite amount of time and attention and I simply can’t maintain 500 friendships. I don’t believe anybody can — at least not the type of friendships I’m interested in maintaining. Imagine those people with thousands […]

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  • Quote of the Day: Shawn Blanc

    “There are many great things I want to do and build and ship and start, but I just don’t have the time to do them. However, I’m finding that the real problem is not my lack of time — it’s my lack of focus.” — Shawn Blanc A good revelation to have. We can’t control […]

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  • Quote of the Day: Fraser Speirs

    “Does every Windows user want to run anti-virus? No, but almost all do because that’s what Windows “wants” or, rather, “needs in order to not choke on its own vomit”.” — Fraser Speirs

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  • “Why Eric Schmidt Had to Go”

    Horace Dediu on the management failure of Eric Schmidt: The real condemnation of the leadership at Google is that there has been a failure to create entirely new disruptions. Amen to that. Android could have disrupted Apple, instead Apple laughs it off even today. ((Reference: Tim Cook’s comments on Android tablets in the latest quarterly […]

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  • Why the iPad 2 Rear Camera is Likely FaceTime Only

    Surprisingly I got quite a few emails about my quip I made the other day when linking to some rumors that the iPad 2 will have both front and back cameras: The Samsung Galaxy Tab has a rear facing camera and I felt like a complete idiot holding that thing up to take a picture. […]

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  • Lightroom or Aperture?

    Marco Arment on why he prefers Lightroom: Lightroom is consistently good and very stable. I’ve never felt that I was fighting it. I have come to the same conclusion, click through and read all his thoughts (it is a very short post) — I agree with everything he says and I have been an Aperture […]

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  • How To: Adjust “Twitter Tools” Prefixing

    Since I started this blog I have hated the fact that Twitter Tools prefixes each tweet with something (you can set what, I had it set to: tbr). The problem is that Twitter Tools is the best plugin for tweeting WordPress posts (I feel confident saying that after testing so many of them). Most people […]

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  • Survey Results

    As part of the OmniFocus giveaway I asked that entrants write in with ideas about what they want to see more of on the site. More than a few people expressed concerns that I should not bend to the will of readers and I should do my “own thing”. Reader Bas Hintemann wrote in to […]

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  • Quote of the Day: James Shelley

    “My question is this: why doesn’t the person sitting in a park reading a book get subjected to the same moralization as the guy checking his email?” — James Shelley

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  • A Shared Instapaper Folder for all the #pastblast Links

    Now this is a better way to manage all this awesome links.

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  • A Buck Ninety-Nine a Review

    This guy got an email offering to review iOS apps for $1.99 a review — which is rather pathetic. I wish he hadn’t blacked out the name of the company but a quick Google search of the guys name yields this and it appears he worked for Microsoft here in Seattle area. Oh and he […]

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  • Eric Schmidt a Name You Can Forget

    Eric Schmidt on the Google Blog: Larry will now lead product development and technology strategy, his greatest strengths, and starting from April 4 he will take charge of our day-to-day operations as Google’s Chief Executive Officer. In this new role I know he will merge Google’s technology and business vision brilliantly. I am enormously proud […]

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  • iPad Camera

    Mac Rumors is reporting that the iPad will get both front facing and rear facing cameras in its second iteration. Perhaps I am the only one, but what the hell good is a rear facing camera on a device that weighs 1.5lbs and is the size of a sheet of paper? The Samsung Galaxy Tab […]

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  • Bibliotype

    This is an incredibly clever solution for optimizing sites for readability for the iPad. I think it extends to more devices than just the iPad — MacBook Airs come to mind. I would love to implement something like this on this site, because even when I am not viewing this on the iPad I sometimes […]

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