• Quote of the Day: David Pogue

    “Still, on balance, the TSA’s irrational half measures and out-of-date electronics policies don’t protect us all that well from terrorists. They do, however, make life miserable for the innocent.” — David Pogue

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  • WTHR

    This may not be the most useful weather app out there, but in my opinion it is the most beautiful weather app in the App Store — down to the icon. Update: I am being told there is a bug in the app right now that keeps location services running (a fix is in the […]

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  • Podcasts App From Apple

    Apple launched their new Podcasts app — and this looks like a strong competitor/clone of Instacast, Downcast, et al. Interesting. Update: Turns out there is also a redeem button in the new app. Interesting.

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  • Sublime Text 2.0

    It’s out and it truly is a very nice text editor. I may have to give it a go in place of TextMate — may.

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  • ‘Can Cisco Re-Invent the Router?’ Probably Not.

    Cisco is pimping a new router that has iOS apps that interact with it, and easy traffic priority. The first is a “finally” feature. The latter is completely useless to all but the most advanced users — who aren’t going to want this router any way. Cisco needs to focus on making a router that […]

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  • Damn the TSA

    TheIndyChannel.com reporting on the latest TSA outrage, when a TSA agent inspected (by hand) the cremated remains of the a man’s grandfather — John Gross, was carrying the remains through the TSA checkpoint and said that after she spilled some of the remains on the ground, this is what happened: “She didn’t apologize. She started laughing. […]

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  • [Sponsor] The new Doxie Go

    Just announced: The new, turbocharged Doxie Go. The next generation Doxie makes it easy to scan anywhere – no computer required – then sync to your favorite devices and the cloud. A major upgrade today adds lots of new features: legal size scanning, enhanced Dropbox integration, document signing & faxing with HelloFax, Basecamp integration, a […]

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  • Encrypted OmniFocus Syncing

    What a fantastic solution — I had no idea that one could encrypt this data, but I just switched over to this.1 Don’t act surprised, and if you are: read this site more. ↩

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  • ‘How Microsoft and Apple Are Fighting the Prejudice That Tablets Are Not for Creating’

    Shawn Blanc: Microsoft needs a compelling reason for customers to see the Surface as a legitimate computing device. And since they don’t (yet?) have a gangbusters App Store, they built keyboard cover instead. Not only do I think Shawn is spot on, I think this is very Microsoftian too. Well said.

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  • Retina MacBook Pro Heatmap

    The post isn’t in English (though there are others who have re-written the post, I figure you guys are savvy enough to know how to translate it), but shows some great images of where the heat on the new retina MacBook Pro is centered. This jives with what I recorded and noticed, again I never […]

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  • Apple Reportedly Replacing “Ghosting” Retina MacBook Pros

    After I posted my retina MacBook Pro review this weekend, a couple of readers pointed out some articles talking about ghosting issues. I haven’t seen it, but it sounds like some are and that some are getting replacements from Apple. As McCarty notes in the linked post, this is a common problem with IPS displays. […]

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  • Speaking of Privacy

    Jeffrey Rosen reporting on “the right to be forgotten” on the web: But the right to be forgotten also gives people the right to demand the removal of embarrassing information that others post about them, regardless of its source, unless Google or Facebook can prove to a European regulator that the information is part of […]

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  • ‘Apple Wants to Protect Your Identity … by Cloning You ‘

    Megan Garber reporting on a patent, owned by Apple, that could help users remain private on the web: The overall point, the patent text notes, is to “make any data collection about a principal less valuable and less reliable.” Hmm, now this is just a patent, but man if that doesn’t seem like a threat […]

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  • Calling Bullshit

    Justin Blanton on the ‘Apple sets all laptop screens at 70 degrees’ story: Can we all agree too that no matter what angle a laptop screen is at when a customer approaches it, that person will move the screen so she can see it better, because of preference, stature, lighting, etc.? Who starts playing around […]

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  • The Retina MacBook Pro: Sexy is Back

    “I’m done buying laptops. I’m not buying another laptop. I don’t need a laptop anymore because my iPad is my laptop.” -Me as of Monday, June 11th, 2012 9:00am PT. That’s what I’ve been telling myself for the last few months. That’s what I kept telling Shawn Blanc for the last few months. So, of […]

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  • ‘Microsoft’s Developer Problem’

    Marco Arment: The even bigger problem, I think, will be the lack of dogfooding: most developers of the kind of apps Windows 8 needs don’t use Windows. This is a great post about not only a Windows 8 problem, but why iOS took off the way it did.

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  • ‘Slippery Surface’

    The Macalope: Now the only question is if the runner will score or if Microsoft will go one-two-three from here, as is traditional for baseball teams from the Pacific Northwest. So true.

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  • Snitchware

    My thanks to Snitchware for sponsoring this week’s RSS feed to promote WeatherSnitch 2 — their update to a very good weather app. Most readers know by now that I have, and continue to, try most every iOS weather app out there. Over this past week I have been using WeatherSnitch 2 to plan painting […]

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  • Striped SSD RAID

    Ever wonder what would happen if you take two extremely fast SSDs from OWC and put them in a striped RAID on a brand new MacBook Pro (using the optical drive for another SSD)? Well OWC wondered, and here’s the result: Yow! With this setup, we averaged over 1000MB/s read speeds and write speeds that […]

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  • Justnotes v. 1.1

    They changed/fixed my biggest issue with the app: Updated file naming of notes synced with folders (filename is same as note title). Boom, go buy it. It’s my favorite notes app for the Mac.

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