• The Doxie Go

    I want to thank Apparent for sponsoring the RSS feed this week to promote the new and improved Doxie Go. I love the Doxie Go and after seeing what they announced, Doxie sent over one of the new cases for the Doxie Go for me to check out. Here’s what it looks like: It’s a […]

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  • Amazon Item of the Week: SanDisk ImageMate All-in-One USB 3.0 Reader/Writer

    I’m busy updating all my gear to USB 3.0 where I can — surprisingly, or not — some of the USB 3 gear isn’t great. I found this card reader though and there’s a few things I like about it: It’s by Sandisk and I’ve had this model (though non-USB 3) before and it still […]

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  • How to Ensure Failure

    Just follow RIM’s lead: Delay your next OS and next-gen devices — the only hope you have at competing and thus making money. Announce massive drops in revenue and profit. Lay off the 5,000 people that you will need in order to not let the next- gen device and OS slip even further into the […]

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  • If You Use Two Macs and Dropbox to Sync Yojimbo…

    I’m a big fan of Yojimbo and have been using this tip to sync Yojimbo using Dropbox — except that I never had two Macs using Yojimbo before, so for me this was mostly just a backup solution. Now that I have two Macs I need to make sure that Yojimbo closes on one before […]

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  • The B&B Podcast #67: Sweaty & Uncomposed

    A great show this week for you while Shawn is on vacation I had John Moltz fill in for him. John and I discuss all things Google and Microsoft — talking about tablets, phones, and corporate adoption. We both share our secret hope that this is a turning point for Microsoft.

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  • ‘8 Reasons Why Mimi Would Dump Steve Ballmer’

    Keith Fitz-Gerald’s reason number 5: Microsoft spent $26 billion on research over the last three years. Meanwhile, Apple spent $5.54 billion and managed to crank out products light years better than anything Microsoft has come up with. No question which group of shareholders is getting the most bang for the buck. Great list of reasons. […]

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  • ‘Google-Ocracy’

    The Macdrifter doesn’t (wholly) agree with my assessment that Google’s selling of tablets for cost is a bone headed move, saying: Build a logical model of how you make decisions and sell ads to leverage that model. It’s simple and lucrative. Except that it is short-sighted. Because showing someone an ad doesn’t make the ad […]

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  • Today in TSA Failings

    It must be my lucky day, because man does the TSA want to be made fun of today. First let’s start with this gem out of JFK, from the NY Post: The TSA’s bungling reached a new low yesterday when a JFK Airport terminal had to be evacuated and hundreds of passengers marched back through […]

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  • AnandTech Looks at the Nexus 7

    Looks like solid hardware when compared to the Kindle Fire, I ordered one last night to check it out. This will be the third 7″ Android tablet I have used, and I am not going to lie when I say that the addition of an Android Instapaper app is probably going to be the biggest […]

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  • NetSpot: WiFi Survey & Wireless Scanner

    New-to-me free little Mac utility will map the WiFi coverage in your home/office. It’s pretty neat too and easy to use: you just walk from place to place in your home, with your laptop, stopping to tap where you are on the map. From there the software scans all wireless networks available and notes the […]

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  • Quote of the Day: Michael Lopp

    “How long can they keep it up? I don’t know, but I do know that Apple believes the future is invented by the people who don’t give a shit about the past.” — Michael Lopp

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  • ‘What Happened to the Android Update Alliance?’

    Andrew Cunningham: While it looks to be a solid update to last year’s Ice Cream Sandwich, there’s a big question that always looms large over the announcement of any new Android version: these features look nice and all, but will my device ever be upgraded? Here I am — practically begging Apple to stop updating […]

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  • Google’s Tablet Strategy

    Ina Fried for a site with a URL has this quote from Google’s Andy Rubin on the Nexus 7 tablet: “When it gets sold through the Play store, there’s no margin,” Rubin said. “It just basically gets (sold) through.” In other words: Google isn’t making a profit off the Nexus 7. I absolutely do not […]

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  • Google Glass and Reality

    Andy Ihnatko on Twitter: Interesting that Google is being so open about Glass dev process. Prob because they’ve no idea how to turn this neat idea into a product. I’d clarify that statement as such: Google has no idea how to turn this idea into something that is neat, let alone an actual product. When […]

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  • An App Keeps Spies Away From Your iPhone

    Tom Simonite: A new app called Silent Circle tries to change that by encrypting calls, e-mails, and texts. It’s aimed at activists, companies, and individuals who fear they’re being spied on. In other words: it’s aimed at me. Think of this though, for all you spy lovers, this would be a way to finally have […]

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  • (Poorly) Supporting Legacy Devices

    Everyday I use two devices from Apple: an iPhone 3GS and an original iPad. The 3GS is basically an iPod that sits in my car all day, but I use an old iPhone so that Instacast can update itself when I park in my garage. That old original iPad is in use as a dedicated […]

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  • iBank for iPad

    I have tried a lot of the Mac banking apps and every time I come back to iBank. While I don’t use iBank on my iPhone — their new iPad app is really nice. It feels a bit sluggish to me right now, but looks great1 and has a lot of functionality. As a bonus tip […]

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  • ‘What Am I Missing Out on by Not Having an iPad?’

    Luckily, Prashant Sachdeva has that question covered.

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  • Apple & Fashion

    Sheel Mohnot: In 1986, Apple decided to extend its brand… into clothing. And it wasn’t a black mock turtleneck and jeans. And it also wasn’t good…

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  • Macbook Pro Retina Review from a Photographer

    Luminous Landscape has a nice review up of the retina MacBook Pro. Two nice points in the review: An explanation of why apps need to be “retina enabled”. A comparison of drives on Thunderbolt versus USB 3.

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