Month: September 2013



  • Ignore the Fact that it Looks French

    A while back, one of my favorite little curated deal sites,[Huckberry][1] ((Sign up with that link and you get $5 and I get $10 when/if you buy something.)) , was selling the [TGT Americana 2.0 wallet][2]. I don’t remember what I paid, but the wallet is sold through TGT for `$34.00`. TGT Wallet Until I […]

  • Favd: Share Your Pictures

    Just released, based, Instagram-like, photo sharing app. I tested this a few times while it was in development and it really is a nice app. It’s free with in-app purchase for buying some lovely photo filters to add to the base set. You can still share to Twitter, Facebook, and too. I can’t […]

  • To-Do Lists Don’t Work

    [Daniel Markovitz arguing for less todo lists and more calendaring][1]: > Putting your work in the calendar enables you to better determine whether or not you can (or should) say yes to a new project. And if you do say yes, you can better determine when you realistically might be able to get it done. […]

  • ‘Underscore Price Dynamics’

    [Marco Arment on the paid iOS market][1]: > The market has shown that free apps will be downloaded at least an order of magnitude more than paid-up-front apps, and smart use of in-app purchase in a free app is likely to make more money. Over time, this trend has only become stronger and more clear. […]

  • ‘Start Your Day Off Right With Begin’

    A little “selfish” promotion, Nathan Snelgrove writing about [Begin]( > This is solely about managing your daily tasks, not micromanaging every detail. That’s the thing that surprised me the most about Begin when I was working with Kyle on it. Begin actually compliments OmniFocus really well in my workflow. Allowing me to plan projects and […]

  • ‘Keeping Your Laptop Plugged in All the Time Will Kill Its Battery Faster’

    [Roberto Baldwin][1]: > Cadex Electronics CEO Isidor Buchmann told WIRED that ideally everyone would charge their batteries to 80 percent then let them drain to about 40 percent. This will prolong the life of your battery — in some cases by as much as four times. I bet he’s right, but why bother? As Buchmann […]

  • Quote of the Day: Seymour Hersh

    “I would close down the news bureaus of the networks and let’s start all over, tabula rasa. The majors, NBCs, ABCs, they won’t like this – just do something different, do something that gets people mad at you, that’s what we’re supposed to be doing” — Seymour Hersh

  • Quote of the Day: Tim Carmody

    “Technology is for us. All of us. People who carry things.” — Tim Carmody

  • Bags… Again

    Oh, here we go again. Which bag will I love today?

  • ‘The Lawsuit Against Google for Email Scanning Will Go Forward’

    [Ben Richmond reporting on Judge Lucy Koh’s decision to let the case move forward][1]: > She wrote in her decision that, “a reasonable Gmail user who read the Privacy Policies would not have necessarily understood that her emails were being intercepted to create user profiles or to provide targeted advertisements.” And: > “Google has cited […]

  • Quote of the Day: Dustin Curtis

    “Once I tweet something, I stop thinking about it; it’s like an emotional release of idea liability.” — Dustin Curtis

  • Regarding My ‘Ridiculous’ Assertion that RF is Not Wireless

    I had a long post penned defending this stance, but after some really great conversations on and in my inbox, I am changing my stance a bit. While I still feel it is disingenuous to call something wireless when it needs a dongle, I do concede that perhaps a better overall approach is to […]

  • Editorially, Writing, And Being Boring

    I posted recently about the launch of Editorially, but I didn’t expand very much on my thoughts (the launch caught me by surprise). I have been using Editorially from almost the moment that they opened for beta testing. It’s a tool that I use daily, and in fact Editorially has its own icon on my […]

  • Marked 2 has Launched

    Brett Terpstra has launched Marked 2 — outside the Mac App Store — and has some great new stuff packed in the update. My favorite is the support for MarsEdit, as well as the clipboard previewing. Great stuff and $12 seems like a bargain.

  • ‘Review: Simplenote for iOS 7’

    Chris Gonzales: > Simplenote has become the perfect note-taking app for me. It allows me to very quickly and easily jot down whatever’s in my head before I forget it, which is hugely invaluable to me. On top of that, finding anything I’m looking for from previous notes couldn’t be easier.

  • Marco’s Keyboard

    At the end of August, [Marco posted his review][1] of Microsoft’s Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard. It actually looked like a good keyboard — so I went ahead and picked one up to try out. I have had the keyboard for only a short time, but I am returning it. It’s not so much an issue with […]

  • Quote of the Day: John Moltz

    “Like the best camera being the one you have with you, the best security is the one you’ll actually use.” — John Moltz

  • ‘Google to Encrypt ALL Keyword Searches: Say Goodbye to Keyword Data’

    Google is trying to encrypt all search traffic, which is fantastic news for users. [Pamela Vaughan is outraged][1]: > This means marketers won’t even be able to get keyword data for searches conducted by users who aren’t even signed in. (Cue marketers everywhere raising their fists in fits of rage.)  Her entire post is a […]

  • A Touch ID Hackers Thoughts on Touch ID Security

    Marc Rogers: > First you have to obtain a suitable print. A suitable print needs to be unsmudged and be a complete print of the correct finger that unlocks a phone. If you use your thumb to unlock it, the way Apple designed it, then you are looking for the finger which is least likely […]

  • ‘On the New Simplenote’

    [Matt Mullenweg has a great post up with a little Q&A about the revised Simplenote.][1] [Shawn Blanc also loves it][2] — as do countless others. I used Simplenote for a very long time before switching to Notesy, but as [most of you][3] know now I have [deleted][4] my Dropbox account. I did so without even considering […]