• Digital Magazines Still Have Adverts Non-Shock

    Craig Grannell offers his opinion, refuting Marco’s claim, on magazines that you pay for and still get ads in. I get where Grannell is coming from and he is right that ads in magazines (digital or other) are not that intrusive and act as a subsidy for the magazine. However, that’s only an explanation and […]

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  • Quote of the Day: Dan Benjamin

    “‘My new iOS app uses Facebook for logins’ is the new ‘It only runs on Windows’” — Dan Benjamin

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  • HP Announces It Is Keeping Personal Systems Group

    Matthew Panzarino on The Next Web: “It’s clear after our analysis that keeping PSG within HP is right for customers and partners, right for shareholders, and right for employees,” Whitman said. “HP is committed to PSG, and together we are stronger.” So, what changed? That is, unless, no “analysis” was done when the decision to […]

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  • Quote of the Day: Marco Arment

    “I just don’t feel comfortable paying for an iPad or web publication, no matter how good it is, and then having ads shoved down my throat.” — Marco Arment

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  • Siri Powered TV

    Nick Bilton speculates (guess? has heard from unknown sources?) that the Apple TV (an actual TV) will be Siri driven. Which would be great if you knew what you wanted to watch, but not so great for channel surfing. Seems logical, but at the same time hard to envision without a more full picture of […]

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  • Bloomberg TV+ for iPad

    Live TV on your iPad, for free. For. Free. This is another, in a long line, of examples of Bloomberg getting “it”. Who cares if you don’t like Bloomberg TV, or the industry they serve — the precedent of this move is very big. More like this please.

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  • Amazon Item of the Week: Belkin Mini Surge Protector

    I have been wanting one of these little guys for a long time, but ~$29 — come on. For $11.60? Hells yeah. So I bought one about a month back, it was great move. Here are some of the scenarios that I have used or for, or are planning on using it for: Taking to […]

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  • iPod nano Remote Controls

    Shawn Blanc is dreaming: I think the idea of a product like this — a touchscreen watch that plays music and also has phone-like capabilities and an ability to connect to and control our other devices — is a no-brainer. I see the limited appeal of such a device, but I think it would be […]

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  • Dropbox Announces ‘Team’ Service

    Will Knight: The new service, Dropbox for Teams, which has been in beta for the past year, is aimed at companies. It will provide a terabyte of storage for five users, along with administration tools and support, for $795 per year. Additional user licenses cost $125 per year and come with 200 gigabytes of additional […]

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  • Paul Thurrott on the iPhone 4S Camera

    Paul Thurrott: But the iPhone 4S camera is the best phone-based camera I’ve used so far, and that was obvious after just a few snapshots. This is a great reason to consider upgrading. That’s from the guy that runs the “Supersite for Windows”, so you would be hard pressed to call him a “fanboi”. So […]

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  • 3G MacBook Follow-up

    After posting my 3G MacBook post I have been getting quite a few more emails than normal. The bulk of which agree that Apple should provide such an option, but worry that it never will for various reasons. Among those reasons the most common are: the iPhone already has a personal hotspot mode, data plans […]

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  • Sending a Message

    Marco Arment: Even though there weren’t a lot of them sold, cutting off support less than two years after its launch (and even less time after it stopped being sold) sends a message to the other manufacturers that it’s acceptable not to care about the long-term usage of Android devices. As a nerd I would […]

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  • Patents and Stealing

    Timothy B. Lee talking about patent lawsuits between Apple and Android handset companies: The important question isn’t whether such “stealing” occurred, it’s whether we want to live in a world where it’s illegal. Do you want to live in a world where only Apple is allowed to make phones with pinch-to-zoom capability (and dozens of […]

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  • Google Puts a Price on Privacy

    Sean Sperte reflecting on the recent changes to Google searches: It means, though, that Google’s privacy policies are being dictated by money. That can’t be a good thing. It was a matter of time.

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  • Nokia Lumia 800

    I can’t speak much to the new version of Windows Phone 7, but the Lumia 800 looks like a phone that I would want to hold. And I can’t think of a better compliment to an iPhone competitor than that.

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  • Quote of the Day: Jason Kottke

    “But then you look at the general aesthetics of OSX and iOS…I don’t know, it’s really confusing how the same company, especially one that had such strong design leadership, could produce something as beautifully spare as iOS and something as cheesy as the Game Center app.” — Jason Kottke

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  • Meet Mike Elgan: An Idiot

    Mike Elgan thinks: The truth, it turns out, is that the iPhone 4s kind of sucks. He boldly claims: The iPhone 4s is the first stumble by Apple since the company launched the original iPhone in 2007. The rest of his article is filled with nonsense pilled atop of incorrect information. For example, Elgan states: […]

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  • iMessengers Be Warned

    Chuck Skoda: If you send a text to multiple iMessage users, anyone who responds inline will have their message sent to everyone. I previously thought this was an issue with people having “Group Messaging” enabled in Settings→Messages, but apparently this functionality comes standard with iMessage. He brings up a couple of good reasons why this […]

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  • Gems Revisited: Fantastical 1.1 and Moom 2.3.1

    Dan Frakes does a nice job detailing some of the new features to two of my favorite and daily used little apps: Fantastical and Moom. The big addition to Fantastical is the ability to edit events in the app. Moom also has a big update: you can now have a little grid pop-up and you […]

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  • The $8 HBO

    Peter Kafka on the plans to turn around Netflix: So Hastings is trying to build an $8-a-month version of HBO — a network you pay for in addition to your regular TV package, not one that replaces it. And to make that work, he doesn’t have to have everything — but he has to have […]

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