• Transmit 5

    I may not use the Mac anymore, but Transmit is one hell of an app. This one adds Rackspace support, which gives me oh so much hope that this support with come to iOS.

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  • IBM’S PLAN TO ENCRYPT UNTHINKABLE AMOUNTS OF SENSITIVE DATA

    Lily Hay Newman: “It can process 12 billion transactions per day on one machine. If you take something like Cyber Monday there’s probably about 30 million transactions that go on,” says Barlow. “So one of these machines can process that kind of crazy workload without even breaking a sweat in less than a day.” Woah.

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  • The Rise and Fall of Working From Home

    Some jackass: “Youngish people need structure,” he said, adding that they have small apartments and might not have a good place to work, anyway. He still offers flex time and lets workers leave at 3:00 p.m. on Fridays.  “I think people have to be trusted,” Laermer said.  “But the working-from-home thing has to be on a […]

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  • Still living in a Notification hell

    Om Malik: And I can’t believe that in 2017 and the notifications have stayed dumb, and are still be used as away to goose daily active user numbers. And these are from companies that paint a future controlled and shaped by artificial intelligence. I hate most non-messaging notifications with a passion.

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  • AgileBits Responds About Local Vaults

    Dave, for AgileBits: And you need not worry about 1Password 7 for Mac, either, as it will continue to support standalone vaults just like version 6 does today. Whew? This post would have been so much better if it weren’t for all the hyperbole to start the post. I’ve read this post several times now […]

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  • Tech needs Emotional Intelligence

    Om Malik: It is time to let go of dogmas that have corrupted how our system itself works.

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  • First Object Teleported from Earth to Orbit

    MIT Technology Review: Teleportation has become a standard operation in quantum optics labs around the world. The technique relies on the strange phenomenon of entanglement. This occurs when two quantum objects, such as photons, form at the same instant and point in space and so share the same existence. In technical terms, they are described […]

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  • Major Changes to 1Password

    Lorenzo Francheschi-Bicchierai: In other words, 1Password really wants you to stop using its local storage version, though Hicks also added that the company is not planning to “remove support for local/Dropbox/iCloud vaults from the software,” at least for now. It’s a bit confusing what the fuck is going on with 1Password, but it seems as […]

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  • Virtues of Merino Wool

    David Vo: Then, travelers saw the light. The textile gods extolled the virtues of merino wool. Could a natural fiber beat laboratory-born inventions like nylon and polyester? And at a price point of some $60 just for a t-shirt, is it worth paying this high price of admission to enter Merino Club? Let’s get stuck […]

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  • Why I had to switch to iPhoneSE

    Om Malik on downsizing his device: Over past few months, I have been experiencing increasing pain in my left wrist and thumb. Sometimes I would wake up in the middle of the night in extreme pain. I thought it was a broken bone or something like that. I mean it was painful and it forced […]

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  • Initial Thoughts on Some Research and Notes Apps

    Shawn Blanc: My biggest quibble with Ulysses right now is the way it handles images. If the image is inline with a note, you see an IMG markdown tag. Or, an image can be attached to a note, but otherwise not shown inline. It’d be great to be able to have images displayed inline. I […]

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  • The New iPad Pro Before It Goes To 11

    M.G. Siegler: In a weird way, I almost feel like the 10.5″ iPad seems more like a smaller 12.9″ iPad versus a larger 9.7″ one.

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  • Your Smartphone Is Making You Stupid

    Patrick Lucas Austin: Participants with phones in another room greatly outperformed those with phones in pockets or on desks in all tasks. Wow.

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  • Tech Workers Need a Humanities Education

    Tracy Chou : It worries me that so many of the builders of technology today are people like me; people haven’t spent anywhere near enough time thinking about these larger questions of what it is that we are building, and what the implications are for the world. And maybe just visit an area which isn’t […]

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  • My New Favorite Computer

    Cory Bohon on the 10.5” iPad Pro: Nearly every task I do with the iPad and the attached Smart Keyboard feels magical and natural — this is clearly the future of personal computing.

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  • 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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