• Microsoft’s New Surface Pro Tablet Is Stellar Hardware Weighed Down By Windows

    The Surface line has taken off like gangbusters in the past because it was the middle choice — it’s not really a tablet, but it’s not really a laptop. It’s for that very reason the device sucks. As this article points out, Windows is the problem with Surface devices. But, Windows is also the only […]

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  • The Real Threat of Artificial Intelligence

    Kai-Fu Lee: So if most countries will not be able to tax ultra-profitable A.I. companies to subsidize their workers, what options will they have? I foresee only one: Unless they wish to plunge their people into poverty, they will be forced to negotiate with whichever country supplies most of their A.I. software — China or […]

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  • Laptop Replacement

    Matt Gemmell writing about iPads and the notion of replacing a laptop: I’m not sure what they’re afraid of. Fantastic post, especially for people who get real mad at the idea that iPads work well for people.

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  • Giving the iPad a full-time job (warning, Medium link)

    Justin Searls: I’ve found that virtually any painful-to-accomplish task can be automated away to some extent with the excellent (and recently Apple-acquired) Workflow app, so I’ve been pretty aggressive in creating an automated workflow as soon as I recognize a certain action is more awkward than necessary Love that description, and I think for most […]

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  • 10.5” is the Ideal Size for the iPad Pro

    Brian Renshaw: The text is larger enough to read easily and the writing window is plenty sufficient. This is a similar feeling I’ve had with the keyboard. Its just big enough, which, at the end of the day, makes a massive difference. Apt description of the keyboard size.

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  • App Update Sizes

    What you see, is not what you get.

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  • Uber’s CEO is out because of pressure, not some ethical epiphany from the board

    DHH: But let’s not kid ourselves. Kalanick didn’t get the boot because Uber’s board had some ethical epiphany. They presided over his misdeeds for years. Fat, golden years steered by toxic leadership and fueled by depraved acts.

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  • Apple goes after clones and spam on the App Store

    It’s great to see Apple going to this length to remove the bullshit.

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  • Apple just created, and killed, a generation of AR businesses

    Matthew Panzarino: So now here we are, with the ability for just about anyone to spin up an AR window inside their app. I predict that we’re going to see some real crap over the next few weeks and months as people just “put an AR on it.” But aside from that, we’re going to […]

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  • Social Cooling

    John Naughton linked to this in his post, but this site is worth bookmarking. It’s often annoying (on a good day) to try and explain privacy implications to “normals”, instead send them this site and ask them to take a look.

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  • Surveillance Capitalism and Google

    John Naughton: The idea that being watched on this scale isn’t affecting our behaviour is implausible, to put it mildly. Throughout history, surveillance has invariably had a chilling effect on freedom of thought and expression. It affects, for example, what you search for. After the Snowden revelations, traffic to Wikipedia articles on topics that raise […]

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  • F-Secure FREEDOME VPN

    To answer your question, given my last post, I’ll be using Freedome VPN from here on out. I like Private Internet Access, but Freedome is much faster.

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  • Some Important Changes at Cloak

    The Cloak Blog: We will be utilizing Google Firebase and Fabric.io to receive anonymized feedback to help deliver the same exceptional experience on as many devices as possible. Kudos to them for not burying this info, as they could have, but instead putting it at the bottom of a blog post sure to be popular […]

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  • One Way to Fix Uber: Think Twice Before Using It

    Farhad Manjoo: Don’t do it — at least not without considering the full weight of your decision, and the many alternatives you might turn to instead. Try Lyft. Use a taxi, a bus or a train. Heck, hire a limo and a chauffeur with a golden top hat. To encourage a better Uber, it’s time […]

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  • Message Startup Slack Said to Draw Interest From Amazon.com

    Alex Sherman , Eric Newcomer , and Alex Barinka: Buying Slack would help Seattle-based Amazon bolster its enterprise services as it seeks to compete with rivals like Microsoft Corp. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google. The company’s cloud-hosting unit, Amazon Web Services, in February unveiled a paid-for video and audio conferencing service — Amazon Chime — that […]

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  • Which cloud storage option gives you the most bang for your buck?

    Matt Birchler: What this chart really shows is that Box is the worst deal in almost all scenarios. Charging $10/month for 100GB of storage is just terrible in 2017. Paying them $15/month gets you unlimited storage, which is really the only place where they are even competitive. iCloud, contrary to what nerds bitch about, fairs […]

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  • End-to-End Encryption in Day One

    This really is a “finally” feature. Day One has long asked that you put some of your most private things in the service, then sync it with them. All without proper encryption. So yeah, fucking finally.

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  • The 2017 iPad Pros

    John Gruber on the new iPad Pros with iOS 11: It feels like a hand has been untied from behind my back, and this amazing hardware has finally been allowed to run free. Apt description even for current model iPad Pros.

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  • The 10.5” iPad Pro: Future-Proof

    Federico Viticci: A common misconception about the leather sleeve is that it can only fit the iPad with no cover attached, but it’s actually the opposite. The leather sleeve is best used when the iPad is attached to a Smart Cover or Smart Keyboard; otherwise, the device will be loose and it might slip out […]

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  • An iPad Pro 10.5″ Not Review

    Matthew Panzarino: Think of every iPad up to this point as a glass of water set on a shelf — in wait for some future moment of need. This iPad is Apple’s “swing away” moment. It executes on the years of insistence that the iPad is the future of light work computers. But that moment […]

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