• Facebook Fixes Logout Issue, Explains Cookies

    Nik Cubrilovic: Facebook has changed as much as they can change with the logout issue. They want to retain the ability to track browsers after logout for safety and spam purposes, and they want to be able to log page requests for performance reasons etc. I would still recommend that users clear cookies or use […]

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  • More Than 1/3 of U.S. Android Phones Run on 4G

    This isn’t that interesting of data, what would be far more interesting is the number of owners with 4G capable phones that actually use the 4G service. Kim seems to state that the usage is 36.6 percent, but if you read the article it looks like that is the amount “owned”. From what I have […]

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  • Amazon Item of the Week: An Aesthetically Pleasing USB Hub

    I purchased this Belkin 7-port USB hub at a local Apple store a while back and absolutely love it. It looks fantastic, feels good, and most importantly does its job. I can’t speak to the speed of of the hub because I never test these things beyond the “it feels fine” test. I will say […]

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  • Gowalla 4 and Loss of Personal Milestone Data

    Garrett Murray on the new Gowalla 4 app: I think this is a terrific idea, and I think it’s something relatively unique in the check-in app space. But it’s not what I want. It’s not what I want either and I will be switching over to Foursquare for now. Gowalla is great and I love […]

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  • Facebook Defends Getting Data From Logged-Out Users

    Facebook has responded to the debacle over the weekend with regards to the company installing cookies that persist on a users computer after they log out, Jennifer Valentino-DeVries has the story: “The onus is on us is to take all the data and scrub it,” said Arturo Bejar, a Facebook director of engineering. “What really […]

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  • On the Assumption that a Pundit Knows What Apple “Needs”

    Mike Elgan wrote a lengthy post for Cult of Mac on Saturday that argues: Facebook is now a major threat to Apple. Elgan sees Facebook’s move towards Movies and Music as a major threat to Apple’s core business: Facebook is now more directly threatening to Apple’s business model than Microsoft, Google and Sony combined. That’s […]

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  • Run Your Own Race

    Seth Godin on racing and competition: If you’re going to count on the competition to bring out your best work, you’ve surrendered control over your most important asset. Real achievement comes from racing ahead when no one else sees a path–and holding back when the rush isn’t going where you want to go. This applies […]

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  • There Will Be a Public Alpha Release of TextMate 2, Before Christmas of This Year

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  • Can You Sign Up for Spotify Without Facebook?

    Darren, a Spotify employee: Unfortunately you will need a Facebook account to access Spotify from now on, unless you already have an account set up. That is lame. [via Craig Grannell]

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  • Netflix Secures Streaming Deal With DreamWorks… in 2013

    Brooks Barnes and Brian Stelter: Netflix will begin streaming DreamWorks films starting in 2013. A good grab for Netflix — but studios need to get a clue. These deals need to happen quicker — more than a year out? That’s crazy.

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  • Facebook Disconnect

    Brian Kennish created a new Chrome plugin: Facebook Disconnect blocks all traffic from third-party sites to Facebook servers, but still lets you access Facebook itself. I’d say that is a must have for any Facebook user. UPDATE: This plugin is a bit more robust in blocking many other services.

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  • Logging Out of Facebook is Not Enough

    Nik Cubrilovic on the recent spat of Facebook privacy issues: With my browser logged out of Facebook, whenever I visit any page with a Facebook like button, or share button, or any other widget, the information, including my account ID, is still being sent to Facebook. The only solution to Facebook not knowing who you […]

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  • Apple’s Icons Being Used on Samsung’s Wall of Apps in Italy

    John Paczkowski: Samsung has not yet responded to a request for comment. Honestly, who at Samsung is approving this and thinking they can get away with it.

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  • Facebook is Scaring Me

    A freaky, but unsurprising, revelation by Dave Winer that Facebook is now allowing sites you visit to share that you visited those sites — all without troubling you by making you press a button. Read Winer’s take on this, it’s pretty creepy of Facebook — what’s more scary is the possibility of Google doing this […]

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  • QuickCal 3.0

    Pat Dryburgh has a nice run down on QuickCal 3.0 — a version that he helped to design the UI elements of. I was given a sneak peek at this build and I fell in love with the quick entry window. It doesn’t seek to replace your current calendar the way that Fantastical does, it […]

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  • AnyPlay

    Jordan Golson: The product, called AnyPlay, allows Comcast subscribers to view live television on their iPad as long as it’s connected to their home network; users must have a special Motorola box which, apparently, takes the live cable stream and sends it directly to the Xfinity TV iPad app over a local wireless network. The […]

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  • The B&B Podcast – Episode 28: Viticci, We Love You

    Shawn powered down two cups of coffee before recording this, so yeah, he has an 18 minute opening monologue on coffee bean roasting. We did however discover a possible new holiday gift idea from it. There’s also so chatting about iOS 5, the next iPhone, Federico Viticci, and Time Machine.

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  • Groupon Restates Revenue

    Shayndi Raice: Daily deals site Groupon Inc. said it was restating its financial results “to correct for an error in its presentation of revenue,” and said its chief operating officer was exiting after just five months. As a result of the restatement, Groupon’s revenue for 2010 fell by more than half from what was previously […]

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  • The PC Weenies Thoughts on Dual Display Setups

    Krishna M. Sadasivam offers a rebuttal to my theory that a single, small, display is better: A dual display eliminates the need for me to shuffle back and forth between apps, thereby improving my productivity. The interesting thing for me in catching up with the responses to this post, is that most people seem to […]

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  • Layout Bitching

    I honestly think that an overwhelming amount of people just use Facebook so that they can bitch.1 I mean, get a blog amiright… ↩

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