• Seasonality Go, Weather Done Better(ish)

    I had a ton of questions come in after researching the iPhone weather apps, none more frequent than people wanting to know what I thought about iPad apps. I left them out for many of the reasons that Marco lists here. I was turned on to one app from a follower on Twitter called: Seasonality […]

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  • Marco Arment on Weather Apps

    Marco Arment: I’d like to know if it’s going to be noticeably humid or dry, but only if that humidity level is unusual for the season and region. Me too. Marco lays out some really good points and there is a reason I didn’t go into Weather apps on the iPad, it is just a […]

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  • “How to beat Apple”

    Jason Kottke on how to beat Apple: Openness and secrecy. Competitors should take a page from Apple’s playbook here and be open about stuff that will give you a competitive advantage and shut the hell up about everything else. Open is not always better. His entire post is excellent.

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  • Windows Phone 7 Location Data Storage

    It is interesting that Microsoft went on the offensive to detail how Windows Phone 7 stores location data and it honestly looks like they have a decent system in place. One thing that is noted though is that this data is not stored on the phone. I know many will think that is a good […]

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  • Finding a Good Weather App for the iPhone

    Last week my favorite iPhone weather app was updated to include iAds — not just any iAds, but ones that are pixelated and crappy looking. It is so bad that I don’t even want to use the app any more. So I set out to find an app that would show me the same type […]

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  • Just In: Sitting All Day is Still Really Bad

    Patti Neighmond on workers who sit all day: “Those who were sitting more were substantially more likely to die,” Blair says. Specifically, he found that men who reported more than 23 hours a week of sedentary activity had a 64 percent greater risk of dying from heart disease than those who reported less than 11 […]

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  • iPhone Knowledge

    Alexis Madrigal on his iPhone: This thing remembers more about where I’ve been and what I’ve said than I do, and I’m damn sure I don’t want it falling into anyone’s hands. It’s pretty impressive what tools like Lantern can rebuild about your life with physical access to your phone. Impressive and scary.

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  • Quote of the Day: Mike Lee

    “So busy bitching about iPhone location logs I forgot to check in on Foursquare.” — Mike Lee

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  • Turning Left

    Breaking habits.

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  • iOS Notification is Fundamentally Flawed

    Nik Fletcher makes some great points about why the iOS notification system is flawed in general, not just for the tech obsessed bloggers out there.

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  • Black Screen of Death

    If you are Microsoft and you decide that, in order to remove negativity from your OS, you are getting rid of the infamous “Blue Screen of Death” (BSOD) — so you change it into a black screen, which you can also abbreviate BSOD. Meaning you have changed nothing. Come on.

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  • Quick Takes on Five Apps #10

    This is the tenth installment of the Quick Takes series, where I look at five apps and tell you my thoughts on them. World War (iPhone) This is a game that, from the icon and splash screen, makes you think that you are getting a first person shooter. Then you get into the actual game […]

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  • “Oh yes they do.”

    In an email response allegedly from Steve Jobs, responding to the statement that a user may switch to a Droid because it won’t track his location: Oh yes they do. We don’t track anyone. The info circulating around is false. That’s a great statement. We know that Android users are tracked as well, but to […]

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  • Design Is Not the Goal

    Francisco Inchauste: Content has always been king, until we forgot about it when some shiny device came out and designers went crazy with the pixels. Even if you can raise millions and build up a ton of hype for your startup, people will soon discover whether or not the content is all that, or just […]

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  • Rinse

    Real Networks: Rinse is the smartest way to seamlessly organize and repair your iTunes music library. We’re powered by an intelligent online database which finds what you need without searching or typing. A lot of people having been giving Real crap for creating an Adobe Air application that does something many other people can do […]

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  • Quote of the Day: @WillFerrell

    “Facebook is like jail, you sit around and waste time, you write on walls and you get poked by people you don’t know.” — @WillFerrell (a parody account)

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  • Cranking

    This is the first thing you should read this weekend and the last thing you should read before Monday. This is Merlin Mann and the written word at its best. Merlin, if you are reading, thank you.

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  • Topolsky on The iPhone 5

    Joshua Topolsky over at This Is My Next is reporting on a mock up of the next iPhone based on his sources. Look at that mock-up and think about what is being rumored here. Then ask yourself, how does a phone that thin, or even as thin as the iPad 2, have respectable battery life […]

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  • B&B Podcast Episode 9: Glass Half Empty

    Shawn and I discuss News.me and RSS feeds and how news curation is a hot area right now. Huge thanks to our sponsors United Camera and Tommy Schaefer — be sure to listen to see how you can win an hour of free tech support.

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  • Butcher’d Twitter-Tweetdeck Analysis

    Mike Butcher wrote this article for TechCrunch and the entire article makes no sense. I also couldn’t disagree more. Let’s take a look, shall we? Butcher on the importance of Tweetdeck’s users: But as any journalist or social media expert will tell you, these are power users, producing many of the most influential content. Indeed […]

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