• “Market’s Expectations”

    Yenting Chen and Joseph Tsai responding to iPhone 5 rumors: […] however, the sources believe that the leaked specifications are rather the market’s expectations for iPhone 5. Shocking.

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  • The New ‘HP Way’

    Al Lewis on how you kill HP in one years time: Raise your financial estimates, twice. Then miss them, twice. He has a ton more examples of the mis-management of HP, but his penultimate paragraph really sums it all up: this is the new HP way.

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  • Some Apps I’m Playing With

    I haven’t talked about iOS apps in a bit, but I have been doing my duty and playing with a bunch of them. I wanted to talk (briefly) about a few of those apps. Glassboard Just launched “private group sharing” client. It is mobile only, which is interesting. Personally I don’t much care for it, […]

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  • Apple Removes TV Rentals From iTunes

    So consumers get the peace of mind of “owning” the shows and studios get the higher per-episode-price that they want. Win-win?

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  • The B&B Podcast – Episode 24: Weed Whackers

    Shawn and I spend way too much time talking about the design of this site and blog design in general. Luckily we find time to talk about application launchers and the review of one that Shawn is working on, as well as talking about Steve Jobs’ resignation. Many thanks to our sponsor: Paste Interactive

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  • Hunter Research and Technology

    My thanks to Hunter Research and Technology for sponsoring the RSS feed this week. They specifically wanted to promote their Wx app that is one of the nerdiest weather apps out there. I recommend that you check out Wx for Mac especially with the storms that are brewing on the east coast of the U.S. […]

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  • Thoughts on a Kindle Tablet

    Dan Provost on the rumored Amazon Tablet: For the life of me, I can not think of one good reason why Amazon would ditch all of the benefits of their e-ink display in favor of competing directly with Apple with a full-fledged tablet device. It would seem destined to suffer the same fate as all […]

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  • “The Post-Personal iPad”

    Khoi Vinh: So our phones are the devices reflect us as individuals, while iPads seem to be the devices reflect our closest relationships. This is where I think it’s more accurate to think of the iPad as not just a post-PC device, but as harbinger of a post-personal flavor of computing, one that is more […]

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  • Hurricane Irene to Challenge Cell Phone Networks

    It’s interesting watching and listening about the preparation for Hurricane Irene from afar. I have seen tweets from Comcast and several other infrastructure providers reporting on getting crews ready to keep services up and running. There is no doubt in my mind that cell networks will be overloaded — they always seem like they are […]

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  • Court Orders Google to Return ‘Immediately’ a Damning Email Previously Withdrawn From Evidence in Oracle Case

    Florian Mueller: Google will keep fighting, but realistically, the jury will get to see the Lindholm email. As a result, there’s a fairly high risk for Google that it could be found to have infringed Oracle’s Java-related intellectual property rights willfully, which in turn would result in triple damages and, even more importantly, an injunction […]

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  • WWSD?

    James Allworth, Max Wessel, and Rob Wheeler for the Harvard Business Review: Now, the culture has coalesced to such a point that every time someone at Apple makes a decision — from the color of metal panelling in the retail stores to the animations on the iPhone’s interface — that Apple employee has one overriding […]

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  • Mr. Chairman

    Steve Jobs has resigned from Apple. I don’t care to speculate on the health of people, but I would guess that Jobs did not want to step down at this point — rather he needed to step down. There is about to be rampant speculation and rumors running amok about this: ignore them all. Here’s […]

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  • Letter From Steve Jobs

    Steve Jobs in his resignation letter: As far as my successor goes, I strongly recommend that we execute our succession plan and name Tim Cook as CEO of Apple. Very sad, but very interesting to know that (as rumored) the plan was to appoint Cook all along.

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  • “Big, Beautiful Displays”

    Mike Gikas: Phones running the Android operating system dominate our newest cell-phone Ratings, thanks to incredibly sharp displays that often measure 4 inches or more and exclusive access to 4G networks, now available on all four major carriers. If you click on the chart (which you have to be a member to see the full […]

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  • Google’s $500 Million Fine for Being Evil

    Claire Cain Miller for NYT: The fine, which the Justice Department said is one of the largest such penalties ever, covers revenue that Google earned from the illegal advertisers and revenue that the Canadian pharmacies received from United States customers.

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  • Lenovo Unveils the ThinkPad Tablet With Android

    Paul Eng: The Lenovo tablet’s touchscreen, for example, can accept input from a digital pen, which will allow users to draw and annotate documents and pictures. An optional portfolio case contains a built-in wireless keyboard, complete with Lenovo’s TrackPoint—an eraser-like nub that moves the on-screen pointer. Prices start at $500. I bet RIM is scared […]

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  • GAget

    The difference between this Dashboard widget for Google Analytics users and the others that I have tried? This one actually works. (Side note: Please don’t email me about other analytics systems, I have tried them all. Also Mint is the best, but unfortunately it overruns my server for an unknown reason if I even allow […]

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  • Enable HiDPI Mode for Higher Resolution Displays

    Another tip from Mac OS X Hints, this time about how with Xcode 4.1 you can enable HiDPI. I tried it out and was able put my Cinema Display into 960 x 600 HiDPI resolution. Things look amazingly huge, yet the text was crystal clear. This should be cool once we get full software and […]

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  • Monitor Your Wi-Fi With Wi-Fi Diagnostics

    A very cool built-in tool with Lion that I had no clue existed until I saw this. This will help quite a bit the next time I need to position and set up a WiFi network.

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  • Mac Pro Fast

    Robert X. Cringely responding to reports of “new Macs” and “radical” changes, theorizes on Apple killing the Mac Pro and instead doing this: I expect Apple to move to a modular architecture where the building blocks for high performance computers are generally Mac Minis. Start with a new Mini or with a Thunderbolt iMac and […]

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