• Voice Interfaces

    Dustin Curtis: The reason current voice interfaces suck is because they force the speaker to consciously enter a “voice” mode and then create context around the action they want the computer to perform. This makes no sense; the computer should just always be listening for potential commands within the context of whatever the user is […]

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  • Welcome Text

    While out of town this weekend I was talking with Shawn Blanc about the new design here. He mentioned that one frustration he has is there is nothing to indicate that he is logged in. Technically this is not true, the menus change when you are logged in, but practically this is true. I added […]

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  • The Design Priority

    Why the iPhone went big, and why it was a long time coming.

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  • The Bump

    Apple sure tries hard to hide that camera bump.

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  • Six Plus As Only Device

    Stephen Hackett: The question is if this is a problem for Apple. Myke isn't alone in thinking that the iPhone 6 Plus could be his only device. Clearly, there is a segment of the consumer market that may forgo buying an iPad and instead carry just the 5.5" iPhone. Apple likely made the 6+ knowing […]

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  • New Fujifilm Gear

    A bunch of new camera gear from Fujifilm, which I think is worth some attention. A new X100T which is probably one of the best cameras you can get (the X100S which it replaces was universally heralded). Can't wait to try one out. The highly anticipated XF 50-140mm f/2.8 lens. Something that many pro users […]

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  • The Screen Size Fragmentation Argument

    Remember when Apple didn’t have many screen sizes to design for? That’s no longer a strength.

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  • The Tablet Loses

    Even small tablets are too big, but phones are too small to feel productive.

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  • Phone Sizes

    Luka Mathis: That’s why phone size is such a difficult topic. It depends on you, and it depends on what you do with it. I’m glad that Apple is about to introduce a larger phone,6 but I also still believe there are people who would benefit from an additional phone that’s even smaller than the […]

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  • Comcast Being Comcast

    David Kravets reporting on Comcast injecting ads on top of webpages when connected to their public wifi hotspots: “We think it's a courtesy, and it helps address some concerns that people might not be absolutely sure they're on a hotspot from Comcast,” Douglas said. Now they will know, and can promptly make the wise decision […]

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  • Blogs Are Cool Again

    Mustapha Hamou: If you choose to follow a blog, no company like facebook can decide whether or not you can read its posts Except for when you go to share the blog post. I think that Twitter is going to cause quite a stir the moment they start filtering timelines (and they will). Good thing […]

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  • The iOS “@@” Shortcut As A Text Expander For Emails

    What a great tip. Love it.

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  • The Infamous Nature of Being a Dick

    Don’t be a dick, it’s really not worth it.

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  • The Brooks Review Podcast: Episode Ten – No, Really.

    Longer episode than normal, but a lot of fun courtesy of Garrett Murray and his thoughts on my Twitter bio. Thanks to Macminicolo.net and Rego for sponsoring.

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  • The Leak Heard ‘Round the World

    Let’s stop blaming victims and companies for the illegal actions of others.

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  • New Membership Plan: Quarterly

    In honor of the seventh major design revision to the site, I am now offering quarterly memberships (for a limited time) at just $7 every three months. The plans are live, and remember you can switch plans if you want. The plans are now: $7 every three months $40 a year $4 a month The […]

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