• What If, No That Couldn’t Happen… Could It?

    Here’s a crazy, yet pretty awesome, thought that I had today: what if Microsoft finally canned Steve Ballmer and hired Scott Forstall as their new CEO? Let’s put aside the fact that Forstall is still working *with* Apple for another year, and the fact that he likely has a non-compete for 6-12 months after that. […]

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  • Mac mini Pro

    Rob-ART Morgan: >Some readers are asking if the ‘late 2012’ Mac mini with a Quad-Core i7 processor can match the power of a Quad-Core Mac Pro. Many Mac Pro owners have a keyboard, mouse, and display they like. Shouldn’t they save a pile of money and replace their old Mac Pro with a new Mac […]

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  • Quote of the Day: Jason Fried

    “Easy feels like a cold Coke on a hot day.” — Jason Fried

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  • Amazon Item of the Week: Simplehuman Wall Mount Paper Towel Holder

    [After ranting about hating my paper towel holder](http://brooksreview.net/2012/10/gray/), I spent countless minutes on Amazon trying to find a better paper towel holder. After reviewing the options for free-standing units I decided to go with a wall/cabinet mounted holder. I didn’t want one of those crappy plastic ones we had when I was a kid, so […]

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  • ‘Gizmodo Has Its Slashdot Halloween Moment 11 Years Later With iPad Mini’

    A great comparison by Daniel Eran Dilger of Gizmodo and Slashdot and the irrelevance that Gizmodo is bringing on itself. Culminating in this conclusion: >But these are the issues that a tech blog like Gizmodo is supposed to draw attention to. Instead, Jesus Diaz simply compared some spec numbers and gave his readers misleading generalizations […]

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  • Google Voice Search for iOS: Not a Siri Competitor, Still a Solid App

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  • Quote of the Day: Matthew Panzarino

    “It was a deal with the devil, made in a moment of desperation, and it’s been haunting Google ever since.” — Matthew Panzarino

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  • The Everyday Pocket Knife

    It’s sad and disturbing to think that when my kid(s) are of an age that I trust them with knives, they simply will not be allowed to carry them at school. Of course, this has always been a touchy subject, but I carried one everyday from third grade on. In fact, 9/11 was the only […]

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  • Apple Delays iTunes 11

    [Om Malik, yesterday, on the Apple shakeup](http://gigaom.com/2012/10/29/from-inside-apple-the-scott-forstall-fallout/): >In conversations, I learned about something that is troubling from a long-term point of view. Unlike in the Jobs era, when the company would ship features when they were ready for primetime, a culture of schedule-driven releases has become commonplace. Jim Dalrymple, today, quoting Tom Neumayr from Apple: […]

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  • Copy Editing Amazon’s Kindle Fire vs. iPad Mini Ad

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  • Apple Shakes Up Executive Team

    Writing was on the wall with this one. Forstall was MIA at the last Apple Press Event, Schiller is the new presentation guy. I’ve read stories that Forstall didn’t get along with others and blah, blah, blah, frankly I don’t really care about any of that. For one reason or another Forstall is leaving and […]

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  • A Pain in My Chest

    We live on the cutting edge of health practices, well my wife does, I live in a world where Pepsi *is* water. So in our household I am the one pushing us to be on the edge of technology and my wife is pushing us to be on the edge of health and medicine — […]

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  • Hard Graft Flat Pack Shore, for 15″ retina MacBook Pro

    I love it when a new bag comes in a bag of its own. Just when I thought I had [found](http://brooksreview.net/2011/12/backpacks-my-bff/) a [bag](http://brooksreview.net/2011/12/sa-pt-ii/) to [last](http://brooksreview.net/2012/02/sa-pt-iii/) me a [lifetime](http://brooksreview.net/2012/05/diaper-bag/) ((Granted, it did almost make it a year before I bought another bag. Thus besting the last record by 9 months.)), someone goes out and makes a […]

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  • Quote of the Day: John Moltz

    “I considered buying one but, as I said below, asked myself this question: ‘Wouldn’t you rather have two iPad minis?’” – John Moltz

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  • DuckDuckHack

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  • A Dozen USB Chargers in the Lab: Apple Is Very Good, but Not Quite the Best

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  • Quote of the Day: Marco Arment

    “The Surface is partially for Microsoft’s world of denial: the world in which this store contains no elephants and Microsoft invented the silver store with the glass front and the glowing logo and blue shirts and white lanyards and these table layouts and the modern tablet and its magnetic power cable.” – Marco Arment

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  • Retina MacBook Pro Comps

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  • Groklaw, Totally Unbaised

    PJ, in a post titled: “Apple’s ‘We’re Not A Bit Sorry’ Bratty and Not Cool Notice That Samsung Didn’t Copy” writes: >What has happened to Apple? This, ladies and gentlemen, is what happens when you see yourself as being in a Holy War and listen only to your lawyers, who probably keep telling you that […]

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  • Quote of the Day: Apple U.K.’s Masterful Legal Notice

    “So while the U.K. court did not find Samsung guilty of infringement, other courts have recognized that in the course of creating its Galaxy tablet, Samsung willfully copied Apple’s far more popular iPad.” — Apple U.K.’s Masterful Legal Notice

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