• A Feature

    It would — perhaps — be egotistical to assume that above was about, or directed at, me. Perhaps, but I am going to assume that this is at least directed at me in some small way and I want to address two things about this statement. First: Yes, UI and UX can be a differentiating […]

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  • Businessweek for iPad

    I have to admit that I have been a long time fan and reader of Businessweek ((I refuse to add that Bloomberg bit, I didn’t add McGraw-Hill when they owned the publication.)) . When I saw that they had an iPad app out, well, I shuddered to think what it would be like. There are […]

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  • Quote of the Day: Chuck Skoda

    “It seems like a significant amount of mindshare keeps solving the same problems over and over again.” — Chuck Skoda

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  • I Swear I Just Saw This

    Amber Nettles Eric Fadden (sorry for the wrong attribution): > But developers must not lose sight of functionality. A Ferrari that lacks an engine is, for all intents and purposes, useless. The same goes for applications. I had no knowledge of this post when I used the analogy in my post. Please do not associate […]

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  • It’s Not the Size of Your Chip…

    Ian King and Ari Levy reporting on a new chip from Tilera that puts 100 cores on one small chip: >Simply increasing the speed at which a processor handles instructions from software has its limits. That approach generates a lot of heat and requires expensive cooling systems. “Turning up the clock frequency has given us […]

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  • UI, UX — Style

    Sean Sperte takes exception to my views on Tweetbot: > The problem I now have with Ben’s perspective is that he’s confusing UI style for UX style. For instance he’s quick to dismiss some of Tweetbot’s features (like swipe to view conversations or list-as-timeline) as “a wrapper”, but I think those are true features – […]

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  • AppSuration and Unique Traits

    #### App Saturation and the Lack of Unique Features #### On [episode #8 of the B&B Podcast](http://thebbpodcast.com/2011/04/episode-8/) Shawn Blanc and I discussed the hottest new Twitter client: [Tweetbot](http://tapbots.com/software/tweetbot/). While I have yet to decide if I like Tweetbot any more, or less, than I like the official Twitter app — I did note two annoying […]

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  • Save Drive Space, Banish Old Email

    Mr. Blanc pointed out this tip that saved him 25GB of space, I got back about 5GB — be sure to check it out. [via Shawn Blanc]

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  • The Case for An Apple TV…Set

    MG Siegler makes a nice case for Apple building a TV set. >It certainly would be. Conventional wisdom says that Apple cannot build a television. The same conventional wisdom also said that no one wants a tablet computer. Apple thrives by defying conventional wisdom.

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  • Quick Takes on Five Apps #9

    This is the ninth [installment](http://brooksreview.net/tag/quick/) of the Quick Takes series, where I look at five apps and tell you my thoughts on them. ### [Atari Greatest Hits](http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ataris-greatest-hits/id422966028?mt=8) (iOS Universal) ### It’s junk. You can download it for free, but then you have to use in-app purchase to buy any of the good games. I bought […]

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  • Outlook with Metro UI

    I really hope that Microsoft keeps putting the Metro UI to work on their apps, this is probably the best looking Outlook there has ever been. Who knows if it is good — what matters most is that it doesn’t look like a cluttered mess.

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  • B&B Episode #8

    Have you been wondering what my thoughts on Tweetbot are? Well you are in luck because that’s what Shawn and I talked about on the latest episode of the B&B Podcast. We also threw in some weather talk for good measure.

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  • Massive Shut Down of Online Poker Sites

    Jacqui Cheng: >As a result, the 11 individuals behind the three poker sites now face “at least” $3 billion—you read that correctly, billion—in money laundering penalties, in addition to the shut-down of 76 bank accounts in 14 countries. That is a lot of money, a lot of money. Also be sure to read the second […]

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  • Are We Over Simplifying the Secure Password Debate?

    Dr. Drang: >A cracking program trying to hack my GMail account has no idea how long the password is, nor does it know the character set I’m using. Does it start with a dictionary attack? If so, does it try multiple words before moving on to random strings? Does it try lowercase passwords before moving […]

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  • Password Security

    Thomas Baekdal: >It is 10 times more secure to use “this is fun” as your password, than “J4fS

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  • Quote of the Day: Eric D. Snider

    “We were like stewardesses handing out peanuts on the Hindenburg.” — Eric D. Snider I loved his post so much I had to post about it twice.

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  • Great Account of This AOL/HuffPo Mess

    Eric D. Snider: > It’s the old “I like you, I’ll kill you last” routine. The whole thing is pretty great. [via Marco Arment]

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  • Amazon’s Appstore Sets Off Alarms

    IGDA Board of Directors: >Many journalists have noted the unusual nature of Amazon’s current store terms, but little has been said about the potential implications of those terms. In brief: Amazon reserves the right to control the price of your games, as well as the right to pay you “the greater of 70% of the […]

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  • Why No Company That Values Their Data Should EVER “Go Google”

    Colin on e1ven.com: >The problem is, Google is entirely useless whenever there finally *IS* a flaw. After all the stuff I have been posting about why free is not good, and about Google support — this is yet another example of why using Google apps costs a lot more than the $50/user charges.

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  • Quote of the Day: Jessica Hische

    “The work you do while you procrastinate is probably the work you should be doing for the rest of your life.” — Jessica Hische

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