Really interesting thoughts on the MacBook, especially his take on the keyboard. I can’t wait to get mine.
Nice rundown of what you have out there right now. But I’ll remind you that one does not buy the new MacBook to plug shit into it. If that is your plan, get a different computer. I, for one, am looking forward to not having shit plugged into my laptop.
I can let my eyes and hands be free to do other things, yet still yield value from the digital world. This, in my opinion, will be the area where wrist-worn computers of all shapes, types, and sizes, will compete and move computing another step forward.
My new favorite app. The default Belkin WeMo app is shit, and really slow. QuickSwitch isn’t just a watch app, it’s a far better WeMo controller (works with just the WeMo switches for now). Really great work.
Matt Henderson goes over the woes of Face management in Photos.app. I’ll admit that the feature is very cumbersome — overly cumbersome actually.
The same discriminatory thinking lies behind the continuing gender gap in pay and why there are still so few women in office in the West. The root of this prejudice lies deep in our histories, but its impact is felt every day. It is not women and girls alone who suffer. It damages all of us. The evidence shows that investing in women and girls delivers major benefits for society. An educated woman has healthier children. She is more likely to send them to school. She earns more and invests what she earns in her family.
Google’s long rumored wireless network has been announced. The most interesting part is the pricing. I would really love to see this succeed to pressure the likes of Verizon and AT&T on plan pricing and international data rates.
This should be all the information you need to delete this keylogger.
Over on The Syndicate, I wrote up how we work across a bunch of time zones at MartianCraft.
Rare day that I don’t have any quobbles with what The Wirecutter publishes, but their bag choices look very good, and overall I agree with most things on this guide. Well done.
If you think of a “watch” as purely a device for telling the time of day, then Apple Watch is not just a watch. But if you think of a “watch” as a wrist-worn glance-able display of status information (including, perhaps prominently, perhaps not, the time of day), and as a signifier of your personal taste and style, then Apple Watch is very much a watch.
Sometimes, perhaps not often, perhaps often, I like to think of my lawnmower not as a machine for cutting the lawn, but as a machine for exercise.
I’m glad someone took the time to write this, because I wasn’t about to research it.
Mike Bates has a great post responding to my calls for bag setups. Interesting use of a sleeve as his lightest carry option.
This is the notebook for people who love their iPad but want something with a real keyboard and a bigger screen. It's a great second computer to complement an iMac or a larger MacBook Pro.
I read all the MacBook reviews today, Christina's is the best of the lot. The design of the page is stunning too.
Clever setup from Jennifer Mack, I need to see if it works with Markdown formatting instead as I prefer to keep all my posts formatted that way. But looks cool.
Chris Vannoy shares his work travel gear.
John Shiffman and Kristina Cooke:
The undated documents show that federal agents are trained to “recreate” the investigative trail to effectively cover up where the information originated, a practice that some experts say violates a defendant’s Constitutional right to a fair trial. If defendants don’t know how an investigation began, they cannot know to ask to review potential sources of exculpatory evidence – information that could reveal entrapment, mistakes or biased witnesses.
I guess I won’t be using that metric anymore — I always thought something felt a little off with those claims between manufacturers.
There have been many cautionary tales about Apple’s cloud services and photo management apps, but I think they nailed it this time. I’m happy with iCloud Photo Library because it’s seamlessly integrated with my iPhone’s camera and photos – I don’t have to manually upload anything, and I don’t have to think about managing photos.
This is absurd. Any officer that signed that police report should be kicked off the job.