Month: November 2016



  • The Compass 1 versus Compass 2

    This new stand is a piece of shit.

  • iPad-only: Month One

    Matt Gemmell shares another great thought about the iPad as a computer: You grab the actual tool itself, and you’re away. It doesn’t care that it’s actually a computer. I’m not sure it even really knows. Really well put. When your computer is just a glass slab with insane battery life, it basically becomes whatever […]

  • Clarks Desert Boots

    I mean they’re boots, and a quite like them.

  • iPad Productivity Report – 11/28/2016

    Can your relatives work from an iPad, a flowchart for iPad selections, and cellular or not?

  • Android Encryption Woes

    Matthew Green: On the other hand, you might notice that this is a pretty goddamn low standard. In other words, in 2016 Android is still struggling to deploy encryption that achieves (lock screen) security that Apple figured out six years ago. And they’re not even getting it right. That doesn’t bode well for the long […]

  • Ive at Apple

    John Gruber’s stance on Ive’s role at Apple, which is apparently a thing people are worried about: I think if you want to argue that Ive is one step out the door at Apple, you also have to argue that he’s one step out the door of being a designer. That doesn’t sound right to […]

  • The Wrist

    What belongs on your wrist: Apple Watch, or watch? I say watch.

  • iPad Productivity Report – 11/21/2016

    Which iPad, how’s the Pok3r, and reader questions.

  • Outlier Strongworks

    These are replacing my jeans.

  • Feeling Hamstrung

    John Gruber on preferring a Mac to iPad: I think I’m more productive on a Mac than I am on an iPad. I can’t prove it, but even if I’m wrong, the fact that I feel like it’s true matters. I always feel slightly hamstrung working on an iPad. I never do on a Mac […]

  • The iPhone 7 Plus is my only computer

    Justin Blanton: Much of what makes this possible is that I can delegate in one way or another most of what I think of, and can get away with being extremely terse in my emails. At this stage of my career my day-to-day job requires minimal work-product; if I was coding all day, designing websites, […]

  • When traveling, my iPad is essential and my Mac is the add-on

    As a follow-up to my member’s post this week, here’s an article where Jason Snell better articulates what he still needs a Mac for: It’s all gotten a lot better, and for maybe 90 percent of what I need to do, my iPad Pro can do it–in many cases as good or better than my […]

  • iPad vs Surface

    Piotr Gorecki Jr: Most people agree that iPad software is not ready for its prime in terms of desk usage (with keyboard). There are still many glitches, bugs and inconveniences — like support for landscape mode, oversimplified clipboard or between-app communication. But it’s just software. That’s not a hardware limitation. Nor kernel/runtime limitation. I can’t see a […]

  • iPad Productivity Report – 11/14/16

    We talk about fearful Mac users, and good keyboards.

  • What’s Wrong With Apple TV?

    Bradley Chambers: Apple’s model of renting me $5 movies or selling $2 TV shows seems archaic compared to Netflix, Hulu, or Sling TV. I actually really love the Apple TV — it’s the primary way I watch all TV. However, I agree so much with the above statement. I hate constantly having to rent new […]

  • Social Media and Elections

    Fantastic post from Sarah Perez: The social media network has become an outsize player in crafting our understanding of the events that take place around us. We’ve known for some time that its echo chamber could be an issue in terms of exposing us to differing viewpoints. But only today are some realizing how powerful […]

  • Revising the Membership and Paywall

    It’s a whole new paywall out there.

  • Strongbody Apparel

    Strongbody Apparel reached out to tell me about their new Gastown Jacket which is already fully funded on Kickstarter. I personally think it looks like a great jacket — especially for the more casual wardrobes. As a way for me to get to know the brand, Strongbody sent me over their essential workout tank, which is […]

  • 2Do is Free

    I find it terrifying when one of my favorite and most used apps goes Freemium — so I mean it when I say that I really hope this works out for 2Do. What a great app.

  • A New

    Andy Baio on blogging in general: Here, I control my words. Nobody can shut this site down, run annoying ads on it, or sell it to a phone company. Nobody can tell me what I can or can’t say, and I have complete control over the way it’s displayed. Nobody except me can change the […]