• The Future of the Office Space

    I tend to read a lot of posts about the future of the office — be it about office design, or working from home. I read these posts because not only will it eventually effect me, it likely will effect my business (being in real estate) much faster. When you read these articles the facts […]

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  • The Best on The Brooks Review

    I’ve created a new page which I vow to update at least monthly. It contains items that I think are the best in their particular category. The stuff that I feel I have really tested and made a decision on. I’ll be adding more items over the next week, and then updating it regularly. Drop […]

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  • Quote of the Day: Maciej Cegłowski

    “Imagine if we didn’t have to worry about privacy, if we had strong guarantees that our inventions wouldn’t immediately be used against us.” — Maciej Cegłowski

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  • Find Me Via Passbook

    Justin Williams: While there, I’ll be running around with an iBeacon in my backpack that you can use to locate me at parties, sessions, or any other event you may be at. Nerd.1 What a great idea too! ↩

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  • After Google Bought Nest, It Removed One of the Company’s Biggest Competitors From Search Results – Kind Of

    James Robinson has a post of questionable truth up about Google removing search results for Vivint (a Nest competitor) from Google search. Now, Matt Cutts clears up that this was part of a SPAM thing and says it has nothing to do with the Nest acquisition. This though will always be a problem. When search […]

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  • Quote of the Day: Roger Sterling

    “I’ll tell you what brilliance in advertising is: 99 cents. Somebody thought of that.” — Roger Sterling

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  • The Split Screen iPad

    For a while now rumors have been swirling that Apple is gearing up to introduce multi-tasking on the iPad — the kind where two apps run side-by-side. The thing about it, the solution seems rather unApple to me. Perhaps you disagree, but how in the world do you run two apps side by side in […]

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  • PDF Expert 5.1

    Not to be outdone, Readdle updated PDF Expert — which is hands down the best PDF app on iOS — to version 5.1 and added: The iPhone version is finally as powerful as the iPad one. Now you can create freehand drawings and figures, manage pages and merge PDFs, select annotation groups and edit them, […]

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  • Editorial 1.1: Another Step Forward for iOS Automation

    Speaking of Editorial, Viticci has an epic review of the latest update (which is bigger than the version number would suggest). I haven’t read through this post yet, I am saving it for when I can really read it in-depth.

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  • Editorial Workflow Backup

    With the release of Editorial 1.1, we get an iPhone version. I use Editorial for posting links and quotes to this site when on iOS, so this update is very welcome. However I was stumped on how to move my workflows to the iPhone. Turns out there is a workflow for doing that (but you […]

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  • Truecrypt is Dead

    I store a lot of stuff in Truecrypt volumes so this is particularly troubling. Cory Doctorow: The response to the Truecrypt news is mostly frank bafflement. The software is licensed under an obscure “open source” license that makes it unclear whether third parties can support the now (apparently) orphaned codebase. No one really knows how […]

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  • Update to: Reuters’ Bullshit Commuting Post

    I added a great comment from a reader, so be sure to check out the updated bit at the end of the post. (Update made on May 28, 2014 at 1544 PT.)

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  • Should Microsoft buy something to respond?

    Emily Parkhurst: So, what should Microsoft buy to help it along? Spotify? Pandora? I suspect RealNetworks could be acquired on the cheap. Uhhh, I, umm, hmmm… I know RealNetworks is still around, you see their logo in Seattle on their headquarters, but I actually don’t know what they do anymore. (Looks it up.) Ok, I’m […]

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  • Apple Confirms Its $3 Billion Deal for Beats Electronics

    Brian X Chen: The Beats brand will remain separate from Apple’s, and Apple will offer both Beats’s streaming music service and premium headphones. That’s the only thing I was wondering about. From the sound of the article Beats will remain it’s own brand, but very much will be a part of Apple instead of “independent […]

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  • Quote of the Day: Derek Lowe

    “But no matter what, there’s one area that never does seem to turn into a big, open, collaborative share-space: wherever the higher-level executives work. Funny how that happens.” — Derek Lowe

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  • Reuters’ Bullshit Commuting Post

    I saw a post titled: “Your commute is costing you more than you realize” on Reuters and saved it away to read this morning. I was keen to read as I drive a bit for my job, and previously commuted about 90 minutes a day (round trip) to get to work. I just wanted to […]

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  • Unlocking the Mystery of How Your Brain Keeps Time

    Amy Kraft: Some researchers speculate that during novel situations, time feels slower because the brain pays more attention. To assess this, in 2004, Dartmouth College neuroscientist Peter Tse performed a computer-based experiment in which a repetitive image flashed on the screen followed by a unique one. All of the images were shown for the same […]

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  • Dispatch 2.0 on The Sweet Setup

    Robert McGinley Myers writing for The Sweet Setup, about the Dispatch 2.0 update: There are a number of other smaller new features added to the app, and my favorite is that if you take action on an email, such as sending it to Evernote, you get a little check mark next to it to let […]

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  • Dispatch 2.0

    So happy about this update. This is hands down the best email client out there — Mac or iOS. I'm linking to the Beautiful Pixels write up because they have updated screenshots and the official site doesn't (at time of writing) If you don't have it, go buy it.

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  • Creating New OmniFocus Tasks with a Linked Email Message

    The other day I posted a link to Matt Henderson where he created a system of adding mail message links in OmniFocus — it was neat — but used the OmniSync Server, so I didn’t want to use it. Today, Matt posted a follow-up creating a system whereby the entire process happens on your Mac. […]

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