• ‘Stream your podcast audio live from your iOS device’

    This is fantastic, I’ve been wanting to figure this out for a while now.

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  • Release Bash 3.2.53

    MacMiniVault has a really fast way to patch BASH on your Mac.

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  • Ready for Rain

    Great essay about why, we in Seattle, love the rain.

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  • The Placement of Controls for iPhones 6

    Top of the app navigation has got to go, it doesn’t scale for these larger iPhones.

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  • iPhone 6 Design Impressions

    Ole Begemann on the design of his 6 plus: The way the display glass curves around the sides is stunning and feels great in the hand. There is almost no discernible seam between glass and aluminum. It must have taken Apple’s industrial design team tons of work to arrive at this level of workmanship. The […]

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  • Review: The iPhone 6 at 512 Pixels

    Stephen Hackett: The iPhone 6 is actually 17 grams heavier than the 5S but it feels lighter, due to not being as dense. The glass over the screen is thinner, making taps feel more hollow than on the old phone, or even the iPad. The combination of these things makes the iPhone 6 feel cheaper […]

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  • How to setup Medical ID with iOS 8’s Health app

    This is one of my favorite features about iOS 8. It works well, and you can put in a lot of stuff. Do note that you can only see this if you use a passcode to lock your iPhone, but you are doing that right? One thing I added to the medical notes section: a […]

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  • The BASH Vulnerability

    There’s a nasty hole in BASH (think Terminal) which affects Macs and should be patched. You can do so manually by following this thread on StackExchange. I patched my Macs already, but note that you need Homebrew, MacPorts, or Xcode installed to use this method.

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  • In-App Browsers Considered Harmful

    Craig Hockenberry: How many apps on your iPhone or iPad have a built-in browser? Would it surprise you to know that every one of those apps could eavesdrop on your typing? Even when it’s in a secure login screen with a password field? Oh boy.

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  • How Does the iOS 8 Time-lapse Feature Work?

    Dan Provost: I am biased, obviously, but I am of the opinion that if you are putting that much time into the creation of your time-lapse, you should have some say over the final output.

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  • The Practical Aspects of iOS 8

    To many iOS 8 is playing catchup to Android, but to me it is a very magical update.

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  • Is the App Ecosystem Sustainable?

    Bob O’Donnell: The reason is, we’ve now reached a point where there are too many apps (yes, I said it) and there needs to be more focus on quality versus quantity. But if everyone involved seems to think building more mobile apps is their ticket to millions, the problem is just going to get worse. […]

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  • The Brooks Review Podcast: Episode Twelve – The One You Expected

    Shawn Blanc joins me this week to talk about all sorts of stuff. iOS 8, writing, work scheduling. Pat Dryburgh lays down a poem reading for us. Big thanks to Tom Bihn for sponsoring — makers of excellent baggage.

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  • The Plan To Save RadioShack

    MG Siegler: Radio Shack stores seem to be just the right size. The key would be to curate only the best-of-the-best Android devices, Google devices, Microsoft devices, Sony devices, etc. Not everything, just the best. Really smart plan. In 2005 I co-wrote a senior paper for our business course on how to turn around Radio […]

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  • The iPhone 6 Plus

    Gabe Weatherhead: If you rely on one handed use, I can easily dismiss the 6 Plus as an option. If you want the most portable and powerful pocket computer then the 6 Plus is almost perfect.

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  • The iPhone 6 Camera

    Every year the iPhone camera gets better, but this year I am blown away by it.

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  • iOS 8’s New Key Logger

    Gabe Weatherhead: My interpretation of the documentation is that a keyboard extension can enable network access if it is for the purpose of improving the application. What improvements warrant this, is up to the app developer. Don’t worry, not a single keyboard out there is worth it at this point.

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  • The Brooks Review Podcast: Episode Eleven – Maximal Butt-Load

    This week my guest is Conor McClure and together we tackle the nerd relationship with health and fitness. We look at standing to work, walking, step counting, and other ‘fitness’ trackers. There’s also a little giveaway challenge so be sure to listen.

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  • Apple – Privacy

    Tim Cook: Finally, I want to be absolutely clear that we have never worked with any government agency from any country to create a backdoor in any of our products or services. We have also never allowed access to our servers. And we never will. That's almost like a dare to the FISA courts: “Try […]

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  • The Precedent for Bulge-gate

    John Moltz: As it turns out, Apple’s product image for the iPod touch also omits the bump.

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