• Screens — Smart VNC

    I want to extend a big thanks to Luc Vandal of Edovia for sponsoring the RSS feed this week, he’s been a great supporter of TBR and of other quality sites. His apps are some of the best out there. Screens is one of the more frequently used apps that I have on my iPad […]

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  • That Stuff I Share on Your Site Is Not the “Story of My Life”

    Frederic Lardinois commenting on Facebook’s new timeline feature: If you really feel the need to share everything you do on Facebook and you think that that’s a good representation of your life, you seriously need to get out and try living your life a bit harder. We never share everything, we never want everybody else […]

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  • HP’s CEO Revolving Door Will Hurt It in the Long Run

    Dean Takahashi has an excellent take on the HP mess: Now what is Whitman going to do? Hire all the fired WebOS people back? You should read the entire article.

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  • A Business Insider Retrospective

    Marco Arment on Business Insider’s practice of linking to everything they can: But what offends me even more than rewriting my titles and burying my links is how their layout so strongly implies that I’m a Business Insider writer and I endorse my name and writing being splattered all over their site: Same thing happened […]

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  • Hip-Checked

    John Gruber reminded us all that Robert X. Cringley called Whitman’s hip-check to Apotheker a while back: She’ll eventually get around to hip-checking Apotheker and taking his job. This is a terrible move by HP in every respect. It shows a clear lack of direction, strategy, vision, and control. I would guess that when Apotheker […]

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  • Netflix Split to Set Up Amazon Streaming Merger?

    Larry Dignan on why Netflix had to split out the DVD business before an Amazon acquisition would be likely: The tax issue is that an acquisition of Netflix’s DVD business would give Amazon more sales taxes to collect. You know what Amazon is 100% opposed to paying: sales tax. This idea isn’t as far fetched […]

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  • Color Recasts Itself as a Facebook Photo and Video App

    Jenna Wortham: The primary reason Color fell flat on its face after it was released, its creators say, was because there weren’t enough people using it to make it interesting enough to revisit on a regular basis. Chicken and egg problem here. Apps like Color rely on mass usage to be interesting to users, but […]

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  • Quote of the Day: Mike Rundle

    “Color reinvents itself as Facebook photo browser. Nice pivot, idiots.” — Mike Rundle

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  • Oracle-Google Damages Claims May Be Higher Than Ever

    Florian Mueller: As always, let’s not forget that damages are only a “B” outcome for Oracle. The “A” outcome for Oracle is a permanent injunction, which would enable it to extract from Google whatever royalties it can command in a situation in which Android might otherwise go down the tubes. In that scenario, court-ordered damages […]

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  • A Quick Guide to Common Miscapitalizations of Tech Names

    Complete with a TextExpander bundle for you to download.

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  • Schmidt Admits Google Monopoly in Senate Hearing

    A great breakdown of Eric Schmidt’s Senate hearing by Paul Thurrott. What’s interesting isn’t that Schmidt admitted Google is probably a monopoly, but that he sounds like he is saying: “Yes we are a monopoly, but remember we are not evil.” As if to say it is OK for Google to be a monopoly. I […]

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  • Whitman Expected to Get HP CEO Nod After Markets Close (And Not for the Interim Either)

    Title says it all. HP’s board should be fired if this is true — terrible move.

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  • Meticulous

    Circa 2006 I was a huge proponent of computing with dual display setups. I often used my MacBook Pro with the lid open and an external display attached. A multiple monitors setup is supposed to make you more productive and efficient on your computer, but does it truly do as it claims? The problem with […]

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  • Bing Bleeding Billions

    MG Siegler on the Microsoft “Online Services” loss: Microsoft’s real problem here is that in order to beat Google in search, they can’t just be better — they have to be exponentially better to get people to switch. And I’m just not sure that’s possible. That’s a great point and is best shown in how […]

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  • HP Board Said to Weigh Ousting Apotheker as CEO

    Aaron Ricadela and Carol Hymowitz reporting for Bloomberg on rumors that current HP CEO Leo Apotheker is on his way out: Whitman, who joined Hewlett-Packard’s board in January after a failed bid to become California’s governor last year, had a mixed record at EBay. As CEO for a decade, she took the company public and […]

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  • How to Return the “Bounce Message” Feature to OS X Lion Mail

    This fixes the removal of my favorite Mail.app feature. Though I am experiencing the deleted message re-appearing problem, but it is a small price to pay to get this excellent feature back.

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  • Google Wallet Opens for (limited) Business

    David Sarno: The app, which will be released as a downloadable “over the air” update, is available only to Sprint wireless customers — and of those, only owners of the Sprint Nexus S 4G smartphone. and later: The other problem is that NFC-enabled credit card terminals are still relatively rare — though they are now […]

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  • Instagram v2.0

    Instagram announcing a major update: See the world through Instagram’s stunning effects before you even snap a photo. Simply select a filter, hold the camera up to the scene and see the world through Instagram’s visual effects. We’ve re-written your favorite Instagram filters to be over 200x faster so even after having taken a photo, […]

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  • Amazon Item of the Week: Western Digital Elements 3 TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive

    Just picked up one of these drives ((With Prime same day shipping for $3.99, which was crazy awesome.)) to replace my current “media” drive. It feels cheap, but who carries around an external drive? The drive looks decent and the light is in the back. There is no power switch (bonus) and even better: unlike […]

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  • Dosh: Warranty

    Following my review I decided that I would try to return the wallet to Dosh, here’s what I found out from Dosh’s site: What if I don’t like what I ordered? No problem. If this occurs we will gladly refund the cost of the purchase once the products have been returned to us, provided the […]

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