• GORUCK GR2 On Sale

    While the GR1 (even in black) has hit $295, the GR2 is at an insanely low price of $355. I have a 34L already but I took this opportunity to pick up a 40L. Can’t beat that price. If you have a 26L GR1, get the 40. Otherwise get the 34L, fantastic bag.

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  • Apple Siri Eavesdropping Puts Millions Of Users At Risk

    This is not cool, and I am a little shocked at Apple’s non-chalant response: The firm told The Guardian: “A small portion of Siri requests are analyzed to improve Siri and dictation. User requests are not associated with the user’s Apple ID. Siri responses are analyzed in secure facilities and all reviewers are under the […]

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  • Big Zoom Security Flaw

    If you run the Mac app, I’d delete it. Zoom is way too calm about this.

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  • GR1s on Sale, and More

    GORUCK is holding their annual X-Mas in July sale, and GR1s in many colors are down to $275. That’s used price levels so there is very low risk to buying, and it is the best backpack money can buy. What a deal. Other stuff is on sale too, but GR1.

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  • The WSJ on News+

    Comically I read this criticism on News+, and wouldn’t have seen it otherwise. If you skip past the first 1/3 of the article where the writer talks about who would want this, etc etc, there are good points about how the app works. News+ really isn’t there from a software perspective on Apple’s side. There’s […]

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  • Finding the Right Backpack Material

    I’m not a huge fan of the way Evergoods bags look, but damn if I don’t appreciate this nerd level of caring.

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  • My iPad Writing Setup in 2019: Using a Stand, Keyboard, and Ulysses

    Good setup and delightfully simple. But someone get that guy a better keyboard.

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  • Ulysses 15, Better than Ever

    Image previews for all! Ulysses has always done this polarizing thing among Markdown purists: they previewed images you put in your document. If you step back, this was and is a great innovation and one that I have always loved, but never been able to use. Until now. With Ulysses 15 the app will now […]

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  • Why Daylight Saving Time Is a Good Thing

    The title of this link is likely to be extremely unpopular among those who read this site. The common belief basically amounts to “fuck daylight saving time” and I certainly have held that opinion for a while. Especially this morning. However this article is an extremely interesting counter point to the common refrain. Worth your […]

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  • Do Not Disturb: How I Ditched My Phone and Unbroke My Brain

    This post is meh, but this quote from Kevin Roose is gold: I even use an app to pretend to meditate. Perfect.

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  • The Axios Harris Poll 100

    Interesting poll: The Axios Harris Poll 100 ranks the reputations of the most visible companies in the United States. The survey is conducted among 18,228 Americans in a nationally representative sample. Powered by twenty years of proprietary research from The Harris Poll Reputation Quotient, The Axios Harris Poll 100 is a measurement of what real […]

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  • Misuse of Eastern Ideas

    I don’t love this post from Amy Olberding, because I don’t think it applies s neatly to Marie Kondo as it does to the examples of Sun Tzu in the article (which is misused and the analysis is spot on). With Kondo it is a bit different but bordering on stupidity at this point, that […]

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  • Reasons Why Men Should Carry a Purse

    I mean you can just carry a bag, but for the love of everything don’t call it a man-purse or a murse. There’s just no need. You know what’s a good name: ‘hand bag’.

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  • Cutting the Five Tech Giants

    Kashmir Hill on the experience: I’ve just traded one huge corporation seeking to monetize my searches for another, less competent one. I think that’s astute and something most people miss when they try to cut out too many of the big companies. It’s fair to say that you should cut out Google and Facebook as […]

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  • GORUCK Spring Cleaning Sale

    Some good deals on select items from GORUCK in their Spring Cleaning Sale. The Kid Ruck is down to $125, which makes it a good buy again. Even better is the GR2, which is back down to its old price of $395 — so if you want the best large sized travel backpack, I’d jump […]

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  • Screen recording scamalytics face App Store ban

    Zack Whittaker: Apple is telling app developers to remove or properly disclose their use of analytics code that allows them to record how a user interacts with their iPhone apps — or face removal from the app store, TechCrunch can confirm.

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  • Some iPhone apps are secretly recording your screen

    Michael Grothaus: Using Glassbox’s session reply technology, app makers can see every tap and swipe you make. Keystrokes are also recorded and any text you write is captured as well, though text inputs are usually masked so as to hide sensitive information like credit card or passport numbers. However, TechCrunch found that not all apps […]

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  • A New Report on Internet Usage

    Matthew Hughes: That figure sounds like a lot, but it’s absolutely astronomical when spread across an entire year. It equates to more than 100 days of online time every year for every Internet user. That’s more than 27 percent of every year.

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  • New Study On Facebook Use

    Nicole Karlis, reporting on the new study: As the researchers state: “We find little evidence to support the hypothesis suggested by prior work that Facebook might be more beneficial for ‘active’ users—for example, users who regularly comment on pictures and posts from friends and family instead of just scrolling through their news feeds.” The whole […]

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  • Facebook’s Exploitation of Teenagers for $20/mo

    Josh Constine: We asked Guardian Mobile Firewall’s security expert Will Strafach to dig into the Facebook Research app, and he told us that “If Facebook makes full use of the level of access they are given by asking users to install the Certificate, they will have the ability to continuously collect the following types of […]

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