• Apple’s Silent Email Filtering Is just Plain Wrong

    Kirk McElhearn: There’s a serious problem when your emails may not be delivered and you are not notified. That’s messed up, I’m glad I switched from using iCloud as my primary email last year.

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  • This Map Shows Every School Shooting Since Sandy Hook

    Made the rounds yesterday: It was the 74th school shooting since Adam Lanza’s infamous assault on Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut — and, as this map shows, they’ve happened all over the country. Ridiculous…

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  • A History of Application Launchers

    Epic post about launchers, and the power of LaunchBar 6 from Shawn Blanc

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  • Possibilities

    Watts Martin: While Android has had a lot of these capabilities for years, I haven’t found anything like Launch Center Pro or Editorial in terms of automation and scriptability, and those apps manage to do what they do on today’s iOS. Imagine what we’ll see when these arbitrary restrictions get lifted. The thing is: I […]

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  • Time Versus Inspiration

    John Carey: Some of us live in the past, others are perpetually stuck in the future, lest not we forget the present for it is what dreams are made of. That is, if you’re doing it right.

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  • Interruption Survey

    I’d appreciate you taking a moment to fill this out (note this is an iframe, you need to scroll the frame to get to the “finish” button): Note: I’m assuming you want to interrupt someone and they are using the device. View Survey

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  • David Sparks’ OmniFocus Perspectives

    This is the post I have been waiting for. Immensely helpful.

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  • Obama On Gun Violence

    President Obama’s recent remarks on gun violence, via David Jackson at USAToday: His “biggest frustration” as president, Obama said, has been that “this society has not been willing to take some basic steps” to keep guns away from people who “can do just unbelievable damage.” The president again criticized Congress for blocking a proposal to […]

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  • App.net Versus Twitter: The Real Deal

    This would have probably been far more timely a year ago, but oh well. The one thing that users of App.net (myself included) like to point to is that you have better, deeper, conversations on App.net then what you find on Twitter and therefore App.net is better. It’s as if theory gives far more meaning, […]

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  • LaunchBar 6

    Today LaunchBar 6 was launched (sorry) and it is a tool I have been relying on for years — switching to it after the death of Quicksilver. It’s a fantastic launcher, but it can and should be used for so much more. LaunchBar is now put in an interesting position with the expansion of the […]

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  • Gore on Snowden

    Al Gore on Edward Snowden (via David Sirota): But what he revealed in the course of violating important laws included violations of the Constitution that were way more serious than the crimes he committed. In the course of violating important laws he also provided an important service because we did need to know how far […]

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  • An Apple Device Is an Apple Device

    Matt Drance: The “Continuity” suite of features says more to me than anything else announced last week, naturally blurring the line between Mac and iPhone and iPad while still accepting each product for what it is. Recent updates to OS X seemed intent on forcing iOS down the Mac’s throat. Last week, for what felt like […]

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  • Quote of the Day: Bruce Schneier

    “We’re starting to see a proliferation of smart devices that can be controlled from your phone. The security risk is, of course, that anyone can control them from their phones. “ — Bruce Schneier

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  • Run, Don’t Walk

    Liam Spradlin on a new feature he says is coming to Android, as this alleged text from the new feature called Google Nearby: When Nearby is turned on for your account, Google can periodically turn on the mic, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and similar features on all your current and future devices. Google+ and other Google services […]

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  • Syndication and Theft

    Matt Gemmell has a truly fantastic article about dealing with republication requests — something that is a must read for anyone who makes and sells things on the web (even if that is just a blog) because if you get a popular post two things will happen: You will get those annoying emails Matt references. […]

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  • What Task Management Apps Are Missing

    As I’ve been struggling to find the perfect task management app for me, I’ve come across some things that I don’t think many task management app designers think long and hard enough about. (Note: Begin ignores almost everything on this list by design, it’s meant to be overly simple. What I am referring to is […]

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  • Fifteen Dollars

    Recently the City of Seattle passed a $15/hour minimum wage. It’s not as brutal to businesses as many make it out to be (it raises from current level to $15 over a few years). What’s interesting isn’t so much the debate, national or local, or the dollar amount. But to me the most interesting part […]

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  • Ios 8 Randomises the Mac Address

    Redditor iOSecure: In iOS 8, Wi-Fi scanning behavior has changed to use random,locally administered MAC addresses. The MAC address used for Wi-Fi scans may not always be the devices real (universal) address. Once the iOS device is done scanning it will give the real MAC ID. Very cool feature to make it harder to “track” […]

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  • Pixel Winch

    I heard about this from some drama going on surrounding it, but man am I glad I heard about it. This is like xScope, in that it is for measuring things — but holy shit is it awesome. There’s a free beta right now, so give it a shot if you design at all on […]

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  • Unread for iPad

    I’ve been beta testing the app, and it is wonderful. Most of what I said about Unread for the iPhone apply — well the good things. I don’t really like checking RSS on my iPhone anymore — it’s too good on the iPad. Here’s what Stephen Hackett had to say: Like most apps that exist […]

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