• The B&B Podcast #82: Interview With David Smith

    Shawn and Ben are joined by David Smith, an indie iOS developer. We talk about some of the things David has learned in his years developing software, and we talk about his most recent app, Check the Weather, including all that went in to building it, preparing for launch, and then handling customer feedback afterwards. […]

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  • ‘Defining Quality’

    Allison Gibson: The nature of quality is that it’s hard to pin down. I can look into it forever and never find two matching definitions. Because, ultimately, it’s about intuition. I do know that sometimes quality is a thing so desirable it’ll lead you to chase the rising sun across a barren desert just to […]

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  • Atebits’ Letterpress

    It’s fucking good. I’ve been playing it all day and have 20+ games going right now. Retro theme is my current choice, FYI. It’s massively simple, yet very strategic and mostly highly addictive. The UI is better than most are giving it credit for — almost feels like the UI formerly called Metro, with a […]

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  • What is Microsoft’s Strength?

    David Pogue in his Surface review hits hard on Microsoft with these two statements: So that’s the amazing, amazing hardware. Now the heartbreak: software. And: And how ironic that what lets the Surface down is supposedly Microsoft’s specialty: software. Is that Microsoft’s specialty? Has Windows, Office, or IE really ever been amazing software? I’d argue […]

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  • Which iPad?

    Whenever a new device comes out, I often wait until a certain person analyzes it before I form a full opinion. For screen and build quality I look to John Gruber, for reading and font rendering I look to Marco Arment, for speed Bare Feats, and so on. We all have the “guy” that we […]

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  • Saving Browser Tab Sets

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  • Different Lenses

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  • Quote of the Day: Matthew Honan

    “Nobody asked me about my Surface. I tried flashing it all over the place. But despite my best efforts, no one seemed curious.” — Matthew Honan

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  • The Verge Nerve

    Harry Marks detailing the four articles that The Verge posted which amount to less said than one Macworld article, summarizes succinctly with: Of course, you won’t find one backlink in the Macworld article, but many of those Verge pieces are chock full of SEO-masturbatory goodness. As I was busy flooding App.net with my stream of […]

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  • The iPad Mini Screen

    John Gruber: Screen resolution-wise, it’s exactly what I expected for a 163 PPI display in 2012: noticeably nicer than the 133 PPI iPad 1/2, noticeably worse than the 266 PPI iPad 3/4. The iPad Mini display seems brighter and to have better contrast than the iPhone 3GS display, but unsurprisingly, rendered text looks exactly like […]

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  • ‘Assorted thoughts on the Apple event’

    Great thoughts from Marco on Apple’s recent product announcements. I agree with him that the 13″ retina MacBook Pro is now the best Apple laptop to recommend to people. It’s so close to the Air, but so much more powerful that I think it is silly to go with the Air right now unless you […]

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  • Samsung to Cease Providing LCD Panels to Apple in 2013

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  • “Curation”

    What you do on your Tumblr blog is probably closer to copyright infringement than it is to “curation”. Don’t get me wrong, Rich Kids of Instagram is funny as hell, but that’s the minority not the majority. What I’m more curious about is who is being fooled by the term “curation”, that is: are you […]

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  • You’ve Got Link-Bait

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  • Release and Creation of Pinbook 1.0

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  • Make the Things You Want to Exist

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  • Fastest 6Gbps SSDs Compared

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  • BusyCal 2

    When BusyCal first came out I jumped right to it and used it for a couple of months. Slowly I moved back to, what was then, iCal on my Mac. Then Apple added the little torn jaggies of paper and after I stopped banging my head into my desk I basically made the move to […]

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  • Quote of the Day: Richard Dunlop-Walters

    “The old backscatters will remain in smaller airports where time delays and public safety aren’t as much of an issue.” — Richard Dunlop-Walters

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  • ‘Apple Sued Over Deal Locking iPhone to AT&T Network’

    Interesting lawsuit filed against Apple by two iPhone users that claim Apple is in violation of anti-trust laws by locking iPhones to AT&T. I don’t care about the legality of the matter, but think about the implications. Should Apple lose, what happens? iPhones sold by Apple will be carrier unlocked and Apple will have to […]

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