• Engadget’s Motorola Xoom Review

    Joshua Topolsky reviewing the Moto Xoom: One other big note: a lot of the new software feels like it isn’t quite out of beta (surprise surprise). We had our fair share of force closes and bizarre freezes, particularly in the Market app and Movie Studio. Most applications were fine, but there definitely some moments where […]

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  • Using Your iPad as a Business Productivity Tool

    Dave Caolo has written a book on using your iPad as a business tool. If you don’t buy this I will be sad and Dave will be sad — so in effect buying this book makes the world a touch happier. Here’s what Dave has to say about the book: I’ll then wrap the whole […]

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  • The Droid is Dead

    “Droid Does” Remember seeing that tag line everywhere? I do, I used to see it on the same billboard everyday on my way into work. It was the anti-iPhone, anti-Apple statement made by the biggest U.S. wireless carrier (you know the one that just got the iPhone). It wasn’t about Android or Google — it […]

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  • Mac OS X Lion

    And now, the most important announcement today: Lion. Here are some key highlights of Lion: Mail 5: “Just like Mail on iPad, Mail 5 in Mac OS X Lion features a new layout that takes advantage of the widescreen display on your Mac.” Finally. AirDrop: “With AirDrop in Mac OS X Lion, you can send […]

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  • New MacBook Pros

    Thunderbolt is real and should clearly be showing Apple’s hand in regard to USB 3.0 — meaning I bet the stay with Thunderbolt + USB 2.0 for a while. If Thunderbolt takes off they will never have a need for USB 3. The new Pros also feature the new FaceTime HD camera, touting 3 times […]

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  • FaceTime for Mac

    Apple has released FaceTime for $0.99 in the Mac App Store. It has the additional support of HD video calling, which means FaceTime cameras should be getting a bit better. (Personally I would like to see some software side stabilization on iPhones during FaceTime calls — feels like the Blair Witch Project with all that […]

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  • Leaked Windows Phone 7 ads challenge your phone head-to-head

    Now this is closer to what I was talking about.

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  • Gruber on Why In-App Subscriptions Are a Good Thing

    John Gruber: Again, if this subscription policy knocks a bunch of good apps out of the store, sure, that’ll be bad for iOS users. But that hasn’t happened, and clearly, Apple thinks it isn’t going to happen. That’s what I have been saying.

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  • A good demonstration of Light Peak/Thunderbolt

    Now that is cool. [via DF]

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  • An interview with Rob Janoff, designer of the Apple logo

    Great stuff.

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  • “OmniFocus Barriers to Entry”

    J. Eddie Smith, IV on why you should and shouldn’t buy OmniFocus: Like any power tool, OmniFocus’s features are best appreciated if you come to OmniFocus with a real need for those features. It will probably fail in utility if you try to fit your workflow to the features. Don’t buy bandaids so you can […]

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  • Three Reasons I Don’t Use Twitterrific

    Dave Caolo lists three reasons that he uses Twitterrific on the Mac, which is funny because I think they are three reasons why you shouldn’t use Twitterrific.

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  • Sprint & T-Mobile’s Fate

    A quick visit to both Sprint and T-Mobile’s websites will show you two companies that are hocking cheap Android phones — no exclusive brands that are set to entice anybody born in the last 40 years. The last big “win” for T-Mobile was getting the first “Google” phone, the G1, way back when. The last […]

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  • More on iPad Usage in Meetings

    David Sparks weighs in on how he uses the iPad in meetings: Instead, I use it to make me look brilliant. I’m okay with that.

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  • Matt Drance on the Subscription Mess

    Matt Drance: Are Apple staffers seriously going to check every vendor website for sale prices on a regular basis? A great question. The short answer: no way.

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  • Quick Response (QR) Codes on Permits

    Mayor (of New York) Mike Bloomberg’s Blog: By scanning the QR code on these documents, New Yorkers will learn more information about who is performing this work, including the addresses and telephone numbers of property owners and job applicants, which is typically a licensed architect or engineer or general contractor on the project. That’s a […]

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  • Getting Out of a Speeding Ticket With a Smartphone

    A clever use of GPS tracking data.

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  • “It’s a Matter Of Power”

    Randy Murray recalling a conversation with a traveler on a plane who had a dead laptop battery: “I had a full charge when I sat down in the terminal.” iPad FTW.

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  • “I Will Check My Phone At Dinner And You Will Deal With It”

    MG Siegler hits on a point of contention in my life. My wife doesn’t like it when I check my phone at dinner, or while we are out. I try to limit it to just checking in and reading @replies and the like. I don’t find it rude when someone does it — I do […]

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  • Quote of the Day: James Shelley

    “Productivity, as an isolated concept, can be the greatest red herring on the horizon.” — James Shelley As a side note you really should be reading James Shelley’s blog, it is full of great prose and high level thinking. I love it.

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