• Organizing an iPhone 5 Homescreen

    Ages ago (last year) I wrote a post about my methodology for organizing my iPhone and iPad homescreens. I still use that methodology for my iPad, but with the extra row of apps on the iPhone 5 I had to rethink my organization system. At first I simply added another row of apps to the […]

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  • A Space Shuttle on the Streets of Los Angeles

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  • Color to Shut Down

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  • Only in ‘America’

    Emily Heffter reporting on the overturning of a Seattle, Washington law that allowed customers to opt-out of getting a shit-pile of yellow paper left on their door steps: >The court ruled the city’s law is unconstitutional, saying yellow pages are protected, like other publications, by the First Amendment. I say we start calling the cops […]

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  • ‘Amazon, Watch Your Back: Target, Best Buy to Match Online Prices’

    Tiffany Hsu: >Tired of being used as showrooms by customers testing products in person before buying them cheaper online, Target and Best Buy have both pledged to offer the same prices in stores as major Internet shops. It’s about time, as it made no sense for them to be higher. Now, price is the only […]

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  • Amazon Item of the Week: Incase EC20056 USB Cable Kit

    Very nice little kit of cables that comes with a nylon storage case. I bought it to use with my new [Flat Pack](http://www.hardgraft.com/products/flatpack-shore) as a smaller case to carry the cables and added to it just the [dock-to-lightning adapter](http://store.apple.com/us/product/MD823/lightning-to-30-pin-adapter) to complete it. These four items really are all the cables I ever find myself needing […]

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  • Check the Weather

    David Smith has produced the first, to my knowledge, iOS weather app that uses the Dark Sky API to get short-term precipitation forecasts. ((Outside of Dark Sky itself.)) Smith gave me an advance copy last week to play with it before it launched. Here’s my take on the app: it’s good, solid, but it is […]

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  • ‘Here Is a Downloadable Template for Opting Out of PayPal Arbitration Clause’

    In case you ever want the right to sue the shit out of PayPal, you have until December 1, 2012 to send this to them. Let’s flood their mailbox.

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  • The Future Is Hypocrisy

    [Google’s Jonathan Rosenberg pens a post in Google’s *Think Quarterly* titled](http://thinkwithgoogle.com/quarterly/open/the-future-is-open.html): “The Future is Open”. And what a gem it is. Let’s dissect it a bit, shall we? We shall. >Three years ago this December, I sent an email to my fellow Googlers, attempting to pin a clear definition on a term being batted around […]

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  • Quote of the Day: John “Very Nice” Moltz

    “Windows 8 may end up being a positive first step, but it’s going to be a hard one for a lot of people to take.” — John “Very Nice” Moltz

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  • The Microsoft Surface Mystery Machine

    Harry McCracken has a two page report on the Microsoft Surface, which I am sure has nothing to do with page views and everything to do with not enough bandwidth to put it all on one page, anyways he has a couple of non-boring sections that I want to point out. The first: >Surface’s 1366-by-768 […]

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  • ‘Unveiling Intellectual Ventures’ Hidden Web of Patents’

    An Indiegogo crowd-funding project to find all the patents that Intellectual Ventures and their shell companies hold and put that information in a database. This sounds awesome, mark me down for $50.

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  • Why Do We Behave So Oddly in Lifts?

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  • Quote of the Day: Cyrus Farivar

    “Though they differed in their reasoning, the justices were unanimous in ruling that e-mail stored in the cloud (like Gmail or Yahoo Mail) does not meet the definition of electronic storage as written in the statute.” — Cyrus Farivar

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  • Captchas

    Nicole Perlroth reporting on voter database vulnerabilities in Washington and Maryland has this gem of idiocy: >Washington officials also cite their use of “captchas,” which are meant to help weed out humans from computer programs. That seems like a valid response, until of course you take into account the rest of the story, like this […]

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  • Quick Route: Bringing the Google Back

    Here’s the app for all of you that miss Google maps, and some of you that just like maps. Really nice take on Google maps, I’ve not played with it much, but it has a couple of great features: + Pull to re-route. This was always a huge limitation of Maps before and now if […]

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  • We Can’t Get Rid of it, So We Fix It

    Michael Lopp on email: > For a new topic, my expectation is that the subject line gives me an inkling of what I’m about to read. “Question” is not a subject. “Question regarding the impending disaster in engineering” is a better subject. The best, “Calamity is a man’s true touchstone.” This seems really cool, but […]

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  • Trolls Filed 40% of Patent Infringement Lawsuits in 2011

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  • Quote of the Day: Mary Beth Quirk

    “If you find yourself mildly freaking out when you’re not near your phone, you might have nomophobia, otherwise known as the fear of losing or being unable to use a cellphone.” — Mary Beth Quirk

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  • Selfstarter

    A neat project that allows you to self-host your own Kickstarter type of project. I like that it is built to use Amazon payments, but can be tweaked to use something better (maybe Stripe). When I first saw this I chuckled and thought: “No way I would trust some random guy to charge me for […]

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