• Apple is looking for terrible web sites

    Brian Heater on a new tool Apple us using to find shitty web development/design/marketing/revenue models: This form of data collection is the first of its kind for Safari, aimed at identifying sites that use excessive power and crash the browser by monopolizing too much memory. Apple is also documenting the popularity of these problematic domains, […]

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  • Science confirmed: text replacements do not sync

    Brian Stucki proves that text replacement syncing on iOS is fundamentally a pile of shit (my words), but its made even more odd because: From my own experience, syncing of all other data via iCloud has really improved. Notes, Calendar, address book, reminders, photos, etc all sync almost instantly across all devices. I can echo […]

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  • Mystery Ranch Urban Assault Review

    Good review on the Urban Assault (I reviewed it here). One thing which cracked me up is his score, I’ll not comment on the craziness of his scoring system overall, but this bit is amazing: The score is a bit deceptive.  This is a pack that I would easily count as one of the best […]

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  • Facebook, Elections & the Spin

    This is a really good question from Om Malik

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  • iPhone 8 Plus Camera Review: India

    If that’s how good the iPhone 8 Plus camera is, then with the iPhone X… Well does anyone want an X100T?

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  • Review: The iPhone 8 is a look into the augmented future of photography

    Good review. I suspect the iPhone 8 will be, in many ways, a better upgrade for most than the iPhone X.

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  • Keyboard Maestro 8.0: Work Faster with Macros for Mac OS X

    I miss this app so much (because I don’t use a Mac any more). And I’m so happy to see it still being updated with amazing new features.

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  • What Is Trump Worth to Twitter? One Analyst Estimates $2 Billion

    Title says it all. So next time you think about when/if Twitter will act on all the user complaints about stuff, well remember the above.

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  • Advertisers are Super Mad

    Marty Swant reporting on advertising groups being super sad about coming privacy standards in Safari: In an open letter expected to be published this afternoon, the groups describe the new standards as “opaque and arbitrary,” warning that the changes could affect the “infrastructure of the modern internet,” which largely relies on consistent standards across websites. […]

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  • Say Hello to Darkroom 3

    This is an awesome update, and I love the new styling. I forgive them for using Medium.

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  • Wirecutter, but for Everything

    Jacqui Cheng: What differentiates Wirecutter from other review sites is the rigor of our review process, the transparency we provide to our readers about that process, and our reader-centric, useful approach to recommendations. The most important thing to us is not to only practice those values when it comes to home and tech, but to […]

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  • Steve Jobs’ legacy & The iPhone X

    Om Malik: Every single event leaves me more in awe of Apple’s semiconductor group – and what they seem to achieve with each passing year. He makes a good case (which I agree with) that Apple’s core strength right now is the silicon which powers iOS. I mean the iPhones are now as “fast” as […]

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  • iPhone X leaked benchmarks match MacBook speeds and destroy Android

    Napier Lopez: So yeah, Apple’s apparently built a smartphone that’s faster than a 2017 laptop, at least by GeekBench’s metrics. Not just a laptop, a MacBook Pro. Craig Mod, on Twitter: (the thing that will push professionals to iPad is that it will be the fastest machine available) Keep in mind, the iPad Pro typically […]

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  • Knife Steel Roundup v2! Best, Worst, Overpriced, Versatile etc

    A really great video round up on knife edge retention between steels. Really like the insight in this video.

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  • Facebook Wins, Democracy Loses

    Siva Vaidhyanathan: The audacity of a hostile foreign power trying to influence American voters rightly troubles us. But it should trouble us more that Facebook makes such manipulation so easy, and renders political ads exempt from the basic accountability and transparency that healthy democracy demands. And profits from it. As much as I dislike Facebook, […]

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  • U.S. House unanimously approves sweeping self-driving car measure

    David Sherpardson: The U.S. House on Wednesday unanimously approved a sweeping proposal to speed the deployment of self-driving cars without human controls by putting federal regulators in the driver’s seat and barring states from blocking autonomous vehicles. I honestly thought this would not happen this fast. Awesome, hopefully it moves through the Senate easily.

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  • Hard Work or Easy Clicks

    Gabe Weatherhead: Podcasting provides an outline for ideas but it does not provide much introspection. Several writers that I once respected for their deep insight and critical thinking have become mediocre podcast talkers. It’s not because I think they were phonies. It’s because they traded the ease of recording for the difficulty of writing. Podcasting […]

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  • Soulver Updated with Split View Support and File Management Features

    Great app, but this took a stupidly long time to be added.

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  • Stop Faking Service Dogs

    This is such a problem, and it is near impossible to deal with privately, it has to be a public push. When I ran a property management firm it was one of the toughest issues for us to deal with. People are assholes.

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  • Interview with Ev Williams about Medium

    I can’t imagine why anyone would publish on Medium after reading this. My take aways from the interview: They are still not sure how to pay writers. They don’t believe all writers should be paid. They will keep changing their minds until something works. The risk here is: what if you want to be paid, […]

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