• Lightroom for Your Camera

    Stu Maschwitz on Lightroom for iPhone: But the biggest flaw represents a fundamental misunderstanding of mobile photography. Lightroom mobile strips important metadata from your photos, including time/date and location. That’s right, Lightroom mobile kills one of your iPhone’s best camera features—the always-on GPS. That sucks, I had no idea that happened. Seems like a bug/oversight […]

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  • House of Representatives Moves to Ban Nsa’s ‘Backdoor Search’ Provision

    Spencer Ackerman: By a substantial and bipartisan margin, 293 to 121, representatives moved to ban the NSA from searching warrantlessly through its troves of ostensibly foreign communications content for Americans’ data, the so-called “backdoor search” provision revealed in August by the Guardian thanks to leaks from Edward Snowden. It’s going to be tough for this […]

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  • How Quick We Forget

    Bruce Schneier: It’s a measure of the popular interest in this issue that the German/Danish story isn’t being reported by the US press, and I had to search to find the Congressional vote on the New York Times and Washington Post sites. Only the Guardian had it as a home page headline. No one is […]

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  • Don’t Swipe

    Great app for keeping prying eyes out of your camera roll. You select the photos you want to show someone, then hand them your iPhone and that’s all they can see. Love the concept, and it works pretty well.

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  • Lightroom Mobile

    Yesterday Adobe had a big shindig where they updated a lot of their apps. I am a Creative Cloud user, so it was nice to see updates, but they are updates I really don’t care much about. ((Except better retina display support in InDesign, finally.)) There was one biggy for me: Lightroom for iPhone. Adobe […]

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  • The best simple to-do list for Mac, iPhone, and iPad

    Robert McGinley Myers: Begin’s limited time window feels exactly right. The only reason I don’t use it more regularly is the lack of companion apps, especially on the Mac. I’d love to have it in the upper right hand corner of my screen as I sit working at my desk. I’d love that too.

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  • Ex-NSA Guys’ Startup To Protect You From NSA

    Mike Arrington on Virtru (an encryption startup): Which is great except that the founders are ex-NSA guys who used to be paid to do things like collect emails and phone call information from hundreds of millions of terrorist suspects Americans. That’s a really tough problem we are going to be facing. The people who are […]

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  • The Wrong Camera

    Mike Johnston: There’s nothing worse than seeing a fantastic picture when you don’t have a camera with you. But seeing a fantastic picture when you have the wrong camera with you is almost as bad. Them be some fighting words.

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  • How Nest Is Already Using All That Data From Its Army of Smoke Alarms

    Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan writing about Nest: We’re a long way off from a future where Google can access any of that data—and in fact, it may never. So fret not, if you’re concerned about privacy. Both companies would have to make major changes to their privacy policies before anything even remotely like this will come to […]

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  • Uber Isn’t Worth $17 Billion

    Aswath Damodaran on FiveThirtyEight: For all these companies, the key selling point is “disruption,” one of the tech industry’s worst buzzwords. The companies argue that they’re upending existing ways of doing business — hailing a taxi, with Uber, or finding lodging, with Airbnb — and given the sizes of the businesses they’re supposedly disrupting, the […]

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  • Clipping from Mail using the OmniFocus Clip-o-Tron

    Nice. Beats those AppleScripts I have been hacking away at. [via Shawn Blanc]

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  • How to Make Pancakes with your Japanese Rice Cooker

    Awesome. Excuse me while I try this out. Update: I made these. They rock.

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  • Dan Kois on His Month Without Sitting

    Dan Kois: 2:41 Definitely having trouble getting work done. The idea of opening up a new document to edit feels crushing, as though each task I take on carries with it the additional burden of standing the whole time. But hey, it’s the first day! I’ll get used to this. His experiences, and pain, yes […]

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  • On Interruptions

    UPDATED (on Jul 14, 2014): Richard Koopmann has significantly reworked his data, and while it doesn’t change the outcome, it is worth looking at if you are a data nerd. I’ve preserved this post as original and the new data can be found here. I had this theory, while reading something completely unrelated, and the […]

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  • Quote of the Day: Patrick Rhone

    “Just because you give a fuck does not mean I should give a fuck.” — Patrick Rhone

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  • Testing Your Internet Speed with Keyboard Maestro

    A long time ago I saw this post on Justin Blanton’s site. In it he found a command line tool to use Speedtest.net to test his internet speed. Sounded great, I couldn’t get it to work. Here’s what I did, I followed these instructions, but downloaded the file manually. Ok, that’s neat, it works in […]

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  • LaunchBar and Pinboard

    This is epic: A suite of custom actions for LaunchBar 6 that provide access to Pinboard bookmarks. [via Shawn Blanc]

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  • Amazon, The New Bully

    There’s been a lot in the news about Amazon not selling products from companies or publishers that it is having a spat with. It’s childish, but I am sure makes sense to someone at Amazon. The latest, as I’ve linked to with this post, is that it seems Amazon is restricting some books purchased from […]

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  • Breaking News iOS App

    I’m sure most reading this either have the Breaking News app on your iPhone, or follow the account on Twitter/App.net. Breaking News provides a very real, but only sometimes, very important service. In my opinion there is no doubt that it is the best at what it does. Over the past year I’ve noticed the […]

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  • How Slack Is Changing How Newsrooms Talk Amongst Themselves

    Joseph Lichterman on Slack: The Times of London built a bot that pulls in people’s schedules — so you can ask the bot if someone is busy before you bother them directly. Vox Media’s product team gets alerted through if there’s an issue with any of their sites — and they’ll also get an alert […]

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