• LPT Request: Is There a Comfortable Position for Reading a Book in Bed?

    How do people have that many pillows? This topic can double for using the iPad in bed. Now, excuse me as I head to buy 25 more pillows.

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  • Outrage of the Week

    They’re spying on me‽ The horror! Warrantless eavesdropping on people who have done nothing wrong – the largest system of suspicionless mass surveillance ever created – is inherently abusive and unjustified, and one shouldn’t need a report that this was done to the Benjamin Netanyahus and Pete Hoekstras of the world to realize that.

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  • The All-in Party

    Fraser Speirs is making his iPad Pro his only computer: The iPad Pro was just the icing on the cake. It took everything that was good about iOS 9 on the iPad Air 2 and made it much, much better. The iPad Pro is fast, capable and packs a screen basically the same size as […]

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  • Ginter’s iPad Pro

    I think the way Josh Ginter is using his iPad Pro at work is great: I use a laptop PC at the office with an external monitor, but my desk has a keyboard tray. I don’t want my personal email flooding my work computer, and I have no way of sending iMessages on the laptop. […]

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  • More Gun Taxes in Seattle

    This new gun tax in Seattle is great: At least some of these new revenues, moreover, will be used to throw a handful of sand into a canyon dug by pro-gun lawmakers at the federal level. Though some portion of the funds will go to research on gun violence, such research is sparse because of […]

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  • Touch ID Is Too Good

    Dr. Drang on the notion that Touch ID is too fast: So these “edgy” interface fans want to unlock their phones by pressing the home button, swiping on the “slide to unlock” area, and then putting their thumbs back down on the home button for Touch ID. I’m sure Apple will get on that right […]

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  • Opting Out

    The greatest control Americans have had over the abusive and pointless security theater of the TSA has been to opt out of body scanners. That has now changed: Indeed, the only thing the TSA is alluding to is the fact some passengers will be denied the right to opt-out “in order to safeguard transportation security,” […]

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  • Newsletters in 2015

    You told me newsletters are great, but all I see is a way to fragment my readership.

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  • RNI Films- an App Review

    My takeaway from Erin’s review: this is as close as you can get to Fujifilm, film simulations with filters.

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  • Powered by WordPress, Proudly or Not

    Don Melton on moving to WordPress: What I really needed was a publishing system easily accessible from anywhere — even mobile devices — to quickly create and deploy content. Which is the whole point of having a blog that people want to read. See, I just don’t understand people who bother using non-Wordpress blogging platforms.

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  • The Future of Computing Is in These Three Computers

    The MacBook, Surface Pro 4, and iPad Pro are moving use away from traditional laptops to the devices we really need.

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  • Fujifilm X100T- a Camera Review

    Erin Brooks on the camera she stole from me: It’s so easy to use. Even not knowing all of the technical rules about cameras and photography, a person would be able to get fabulous shots using this camera. There aren’t a lot of settings that I need to tinker with, so I can have a basic understanding […]

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  • THE BROOKS REVIEW’S WEEK IN REVIEW FOR 12-11-2015

    I sent out a newsletter containing all the links and a general thought for this week. I am going to move to this approach instead of posting links on the site when I come across them. I’m not sure Friday is the right day, but it’s the day for this week. The link above will […]

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  • The Microsoft Surface Pro 4

    I want to love it, so many good ideas, but that battery. BUT THAT BATTERY. And where’s the apps?

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  • Standard’s Carry-on Backpack

    It holds a deceivingly large amount of clothes and gear.

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  • Ulysses Beta

    Sign up to get on the beta for the iPhone and iPad Pro. It’s really great.

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  • iPad Pro vs. Surface Pro 4 Comparison

    I’ve given The Verge a lot of shit over the years, but this video is basically the most helpful comparison I have seen on the two devices.

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  • The Tom Bihn Daylight Briefcase

    It’s small enough to travel with inside another bag, but perfectly good as your EDC bag too.

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  • Study Finds Quitting Facebook Makes You Happier and Less Stressed

    Jack Lowe: The results were incredibly revealing – after just 7 days 88% of the group that left Facebook said they felt “happy” as opposed to 81% in the group still using the site. They also felt less angry, less lonely, less depressed, more decisive, more enthusiastic, and enjoyed their lives more. Ditching Facebook also […]

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  • Authors Ask Supreme Court to Overturn E-Book Ruling Against Apple

    Luke Dormehl: In fact, the group is arguing that, “Apple’s conduct … enhanced competition by increasing e-book output, the number of e-book titles, and the number of e-book distributors, which led to technological improvements in the e-book market and enhanced freedom of expression and access to e-books.” Instead of focusing on Apple, the group claims that the […]

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