• Past Blast: Frank Sinatra Has a Cold

    [This is part of Shawn Blanc’s blast from the past idea where you link to an old post that is still great.] This is my last past blast for the day and it is one of the best articles I have ever read. Gay Talese: When his voice is on, as it was tonight, Sinatra […]

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  • Past Blast: Writing Sensible Email Messages

    [This is part of Shawn Blanc’s blast from the past idea where you link to an old post that is still great.] Merlin Mann giving you advice to interleave your email replies back in 2005, actually this entire post has nothing but excellent email tips. Merlin: Make it easy to quote – Power email users […]

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  • Automatic Email Message Filing in Mail.app

    Since posting about interleaved email replies, I have gotten a good amount of emails from people asking if I could share some more email tips and tricks to help them out. So why not throw a few more out there for people. Today’s tip is about two Mail.app plugins that I leverage from Indev Software […]

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  • Past Blast: “Be a Better Designer”

    [This is part of Shawn Blanc’s blast from the past idea where you link to an old post that is still great.] This post from Shawn is about more than just being a better designer. Shawn Blanc: That was the first and last time I ever acted like a high-and-mighty graphic designer who treats his […]

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  • Past Blast: iPhony

    [This is part of Shawn Blanc’s blast from the past idea where you link to an old post that is still great.] John Gruber on iPhone rumors…in 2002: Other than Jobs himself, who confirms nothing about an Apple iPhone, Mr. Markoff’s only sources are “industry analysts”. Industry analysts know nothing about Apple, and given their […]

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  • Frank Chimero on Excess

    Frank Chimero, in what must be the best thing I have read in 2011: This is what we want from everything we let into our lives: a good fit, so we can achieve full mastery of our tools, so we can milk all the potential out of everything that we have. If we can do […]

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  • Ten Billion Apps Yet?

    Simple website that tells you how long before the ten billionth app with be downloaded.

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  • Starbucks Starts Accepting Mobile Payments Nationwide

    Jennifer Van Grove: Starbucks Card Mobile [iTunes link] lets users add their Starbucks Cards, track rewards and reload cards as needed via PayPal or credit card. To pay with their phone, app users simply select “touch to pay” and hold up the barcode on their mobile device screen to the 2-D scanner at the register. […]

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  • NYT: iPhone 5 Will Be ‘Completely Redesigned’

    This whole report sounds like rubbish to me. Sarah Perez: To start, the iPhone 5’s internals will be different – the device will run on a new, combined CDMA/GSM/UTMS chipset from Qualcomm, which will support both AT&T and Verizon here in the U.S., as well as other carriers worldwide – perhaps even an expanded lineup, […]

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  • Quote of the Day: Tim Cook

    “We are all very happy with product pipeline and the team here has an unparalleled breadth and depth that Steve has driven in the company, and excellence has become a habit.” — Tim Cook, COO of Apple, Inc.

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  • Work E-Mail Not Protected by Attorney-Client Privilege, Court Says

    Interesting decision: work emails are for work and if you are communicating with your attorney you don’t get privilege there — meaning your work can use those emails against you in court even though you were communicating with your attorney.

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  • Why I Need To Quit Facebook

    So. True. (At least it was true when I was still on Facebook, maybe it has changed but I sincerely doubt that.)

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  • “Worth”

    I get so very tired of analysts, pundits and bloggers assigning an arbitrary dollar value to Facebook and other privately held companies and declaring that amount is what the company is “worth”. I have no problems with valuation, but I do have a problem with equating a perceived valuation as the market value of a […]

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  • TBR RSS Feeds

    A few people over the past couple of weeks wanted to know if there is anyway to get an RSS feed that contains only the Articles and not the linked list items. Indeed there is and has always been a way, but I kept it secret for an unknown reason. Hit this link to see […]

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  • I Smell a Winner

    Before I announce the winner I wanted to thank everyone who entered the contest. Your feedback is invaluable and very much appreciated. I will be writing a post later this week (hopefully) talking a bit about the feedback I received, but until then let’s get to the goods. The winner of the OmniFocus giveaway is: […]

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  • Cold Water on the iPad 2 Retina Display Hype

    John Gruber on the iPad 2 retina display rumors: Rumors are rampant that the upcoming iPad 2 will feature a higher-resolution retina display. Long story short: No, it won’t. I was about 670 words into a post that comes to this same conclusion, only I don’t have any sources like Gruber. As much as I […]

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  • Facebook is a Ponzi Scheme

    Joseph Perla on why Facebook is a ponzi scheme: Eventually, though, and this might take a long time, but it is finite, everyone will have tried Facebook ads and know that they are useless. Eventually, after 10 million businesses have invested $1000 each, and Facebook has earned $10 billion in revenue in total, then they […]

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  • “New Twitter Has Become Browser Poison”

    Mike Cane on Twitter.com: So, if you’ve been experiencing browser slowdowns, close that damn New Twitter tab and I bet everything will get better fast. Interesting, since I don’t use Twitter in the browser ever I haven’t seen this. Nor can I seem to reproduce it when I try, which leads me to wonder if […]

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  • Some Quick Interleaved Reply Tips for iOS and Mail.app Users

    Now that I have been using interleaved responses for a bit longer I thought I would share some general tips and tricks that I have learned to help speed along your replies. iOS Don’t set an email signature. In fact go into your Settings.app in iOS and open up the signature for editing — hit […]

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  • Quote of the Day: Merlin Mann

    “In fact, it’d be great if we could each skip needing outside permission to be awesome by not waiting until the universe starts tapping its watch.” — Merlin Mann The one thing I have learned about life is that: all you get when you wait for permission is a whole lot of regret. I don’t […]

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