• Your New Car, Laser Powered (Kinda)

    You know that to propel your car you are basically blowing up gasoline in your engine right? Well currently that is being done with a spark plug (or glow plug in the case of diesel) and it is (apparently) not the most efficient method. What is more efficient is firing lasers at the explosive mix […]

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  • Quote of the Day: John Gruber

    “These aren’t “beta” tablets. They’re bad tablets.” — John Gruber

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  • Ross Miller Reviews a Dual Screen Laptop

    Ross Miller: The top screen should be easy to comprehend—it’s a touchscreen Windows 7 device, meaning one in every three icons will be larger than usual while the rest of the menus will remain tiny as can be. He also notes that it has a mind blowing 2 hour battery life. If you are interested […]

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  • The Economics of Dropbox

    Michael Woloszynowicz taking a look at what it would cost to run Dropbox for a month: Adding all this up gives us a cost in the range of $3.1M – $5.8M per month. So what can we infer from these numbers? First off, working with these same assumptions (less payroll costs) we can determine that a single […]

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  • Shawn Blanc on News.me

    Shawn Blanc discussing the trends evident in News.me (a new iPad app): I think it’s obvious that this is the direction things are going with news — as readers we want to know what our friends are interested in and what they are reading. Shawn goes on to talk about the second trend of supporting […]

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  • Gruber on the Location Tracking Log

    John Gruber on the “consolidated.db” location-tracking log: I don’t have a definitive answer, but my little-birdie-informed understanding is that consolidated.db acts as a cache for location data, and that historical data should be getting culled but isn’t, either due to a bug or, more likely, an oversight. I.e. someone wrote the code to cache location […]

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  • Dropbox on Employee Access to User Data

    Drew and Arash on the Dropbox Blog: Some concerns have been raised about our Help Center article and other statements that discuss employee access to user data. We agree that we could have provided more details and we will be updating these to make them more clear. Like most major online services, we have a […]

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  • September iPhone 5 Speculation

    Federico Viticci ruminating on why a September iPhone 5 launch makes sense: Last, a September release means Apple could move the iPhone against the much more profitable holiday season. If a new iPhone comes out in September, how many users are going to buy one come Thanksgiving and Christmas? Remember the golden iPod days? Right. […]

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  • The Bro Show Episode 54

    I had the honor to be a guest on the excellent Bro Show with Myke and Terry. We talked about a bunch of different things, including: the unicorn iPhone, iPhone location tracking, Apple v. Samsung, and Twitter buying Tweetdeck.

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  • More on the iPhone Location Hubbub

    Watts Martin: What’s grating about this reporting is, as usual, the emphasis being placed on the fact that it’s an Apple product. The headlines are all variants of “Apple is recording your every move!” In fact, there’s no indication that Apple has any way to access this data at all—the only way to get it […]

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  • Randomly-Selected Snippets in TextExpander

    Brett Kelly shows you how to randomly select a TextExander snippet, in TextExpander. A pretty neat trick that will come in handy for a few very specific users.

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  • Steven Sasson — Sitting in the Pixel Chair

    A nice quick video interviewing the inventor of the digital camera.

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  • Quote of the Day: Susan Sontag

    “Real art has the capacity to make us nervous.” — Susan Sontag

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  • Bullet Point

    Growing up there was really only one bullet point on computers that I cared about: clock speed. I knew that the faster the CPU, the faster the computer. This drove my buying decisions (rather, my guidance of my parents buying decisions) for many years — this also lead the buying decisions of many consumers during […]

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  • iPhone Tracker

    Apparently your iPhone and iPad stores a hidden, unencrypted, file on the device and backs it up to your Mac — in this file is location data on where you have been. This is both surprising and not that surprising all at the same time, some clever guys did this: This open-source application maps the […]

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  • Tweetbot versus Twitter app (HIP Method)

    This is a fantastic way to look at Tweetbot versus the Twitter app, Kaishin L.Reda explains: To see if Tweetbot lives up to the hype, I tried to pit it against the official client using a GOMS-inspired, oversimplified human information processing model (HIP) on a set of frequent as well as less frequent tasks we […]

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  • OmniFocus Love

    Stephen M. Hackett: Am I using OmniFocus to its full potential? Probably not. But in another, very real way, I am, since I’m getting things done with better results than ever before.

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  • “Customization for Customization’s Sake”

    Justin Williams on fully customized UIs: The second item on improving usability, however, is a must. Never customize the interface of your application just for the sake of customization. Do it because you truly believe it offers a better experience over the standard iOS way for all of your users. That’s a great take and […]

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  • Dropbox and Security

    Miguel de Icaza: This announcement means that Dropbox never had any mechanism to prevent employees from accessing your files, and it means that Dropbox never had the crypto smarts to ensure the privacy of your files and never had the smarts to only decrypt the files for you. It turns out, they keep their keys […]

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  • Full Rundown of Apple’s Lawsuit Against Samsung

    Nilay Patel breaks down the case and makes it a damned interesting read.

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