• Files.app

    Rene Ritchie makes the case for iOS 6 to have a ‘Files.app’ of sorts: Files deserve equal status under the OS. Since Apple has has already done a lot of interface work for Documents in the Cloud, the material is all their. They just have to give it a face. It’s an interesting proposal to […]

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  • ‘Motorola Will Be Google’s Most Interesting Project Yet’

    Dan Frommer: One opportunity would be to formally split Android devices into three tracks: Plain-old-Android, do what you want with it; the Nexus program (significant Google control, available to select partners); and a third line (complete Google control, exclusive to Motorola, ideally the highest-quality line). We’ll see if that happens — and if it does, […]

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  • The iBaby Monitor

    When one has a baby, they quickly realize that baby gadgets/toys/furniture is almost universally horrible. No, honestly. By that I mean that if you think you are “good” or “pro” at putting together IKEA furniture, then you are going to be dumbfounded by the unnecessarily complex procedure that has been “designed” into baby furniture. Anyways, […]

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  • ‘Fine Line’

    Kyle Baxter on the Readlists dis-service: It’s very easy to cross over from saving articles for later to saving articles and distributing the content on your own, for your own purposes. Baxter spells out the fine line that apps like Instapaper and Pocket walk, guess which side of the line he thinks Readlists falls on?

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  • ‘The Facebook Fallacy’

    Michael Wolff: Facebook is not only on course to go bust, but will take the rest of the ad-supported Web with it. That’s the opening sentence, and it only gets better and harder to argue with from there. Wolff makes some great points, not only about Facebook, but about web advertising in general. Typically when […]

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  • Google Officially Acquires Motorola (Closes the Deal)

    CEO of Google, Larry Page, today (May 22, 2012): Sanjay Jha, who was responsible for building the company and placing that big bet on Android, has stepped down as CEO. I would like to thank him for his efforts and am tremendously pleased that he will be working to ensure a smooth transition as long-time […]

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  • A New Service to Take Writer’s Content and Redistribute it as an eBook to the Web, Thus Avoiding Visiting the Writer’s Site

    I debated about writing this, but I can’t stand to be silent on this matter. Some of you will think this is a vendetta I have against Readability, so you can ignore me if you honestly believe that. Today I was made aware of Readlists which is a service from Arc90 and Readability. Essentially a […]

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  • Let’s Sing

    A fun new game from Lex Friedman and Marco Tabini where you pick a competitor and then hum the tune of a song (out of three choices, where you can listen to the songs as well), they they have to guess the song. As I tell Shawn all the time on our podcast, I am […]

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  • Amazon Item of the Week: Canon Pixma PRO9500MkII

    I’ve had this printer for a while now and I have to say: it’s the best printer I have ever owned. I specifically chose this printer for the quality and the size. Because looking at 8×10 prints is neat, but looking at 13×19 prints is fantastic. My wife and I don’t really buy artwork to […]

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  • ‘The Touchscreens Are Coming’

    Chuck Skoda: One thing though of which I’m convinced — the child confused that her swipes and pinches leave the magazine unaffected will not find it any less strange to have a laptop screen ignoring her gestures en masse. Personally I don’t see a point in touchscreens on computers, but when you put it the […]

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  • RIAA Math

    Sarah Jacobsson Purewal commenting on the $75 trillion in damages that the RIAA is seeking from LimeWire: That’s right, the music industry wants LimeWire to pay more money than exists in the entire world. Talk about starting high to negotiate down…

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  • Facebook vs. Twitter

    Nick Bilton concluding a great post about privacy and trust differences with Twitter and Facebook: In the long run, people will trust Twitter more than they do Facebook. And when it comes to building a long-term, trusting relationship with its users, Twitter will take it slowly and steadily, and in doing so, could win the […]

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  • ‘Cooking up Complicated Schemes’

    J.D. Tuccille on the TSA: But necessary evil or not, it’s increasingly apparent that the TSA is spectacularly inefficient and inept at everything it tries to do. Great article rounding up most of what is hilariously wrong with the TSA.

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  • Quote of the Day: Jeffrey Zeldman

    “That’s not all these apps do, but it’s one benefit of using them, and it indicates how pathetic much of our web design is when our visitors increasingly turn to third party applications simply to read our sites’ content.” — Jeffrey Zeldman

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  • [SPONSOR] Dark Sky

    Dark Sky is a new kind of weather app. It uses state-of-the-art weather forecasting to predict when it will rain or snow — down to the minute — at your exact location, and presents it to you alongside the most beautiful radar visualizations you’ve ever seen. Now only $3.99 in the App Store.

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  • ‘Regarding the Talk Show’

    Dan Benjamin shares his thoughts on The Talk Show leaving 5by5. Sometimes a scandal, just isn’t the scandal that the Internet wants it to be. I used to have a 45 minute commute and Dan & John were a large part of keeping me sane during that commute — thanks to both of them for […]

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  • AppTag

    I forgot to link to this after last week’s B&B podcast, but this iPhone laser tag gun looks downright awesome.

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  • WP Tweets Pro

    I have been using the WP to Twitter plugin for WordPress for a long time now — I much prefer it over Twitter Tools because it works faster and lighter. Not only that, but I can easily customized the tweet and automatically post “updated” tweets when I edit a post. There has been one problem […]

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  • ‘Soft’ Ware

    Chuck Skoda on the Facebook IPO: Someone could be building something right now, in secret, that could obsolete Facebook. Software is ‘soft’ for a reason, it can change fast. Some really smart points. Facebook’s massive user base does not mean it can outlast a good competitor,that could be launched tomorrow, by default. It’s going to […]

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  • Twitter Is Tracking You on the Web

    Dustin Curtis: Basically, every time you visit a site that has a follow button, a “tweet this” button, or a hovercard, Twitter is recording your behavior. It is transparently watching your movements and storing them somewhere for later use. Right now, that data will make better suggestions for accounts you might want to follow. But […]

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