Apps and Tips For Upgrading Yourself
I recently posed the following query on App.net: Please reply with your favorite apps, utilities, tools, books, tips that fall under the idea of “The Best Upgrade Is You” Here are some of the responses I got: Apps TextExpander — Create text “snippets” that expand to complete words, phrases, and more. MailActOn — Move around and apply rules to email messages using the keyboard. MailTags...
Review: iPad mini →
I picked up my iPad mini and iPad 4 from Apple just after the special event ended last week in San Jose and have been using them ever since. I haven’t used the mini to the exclusion of my iPad, but I wanted to see where this new device would fit into my lifestyle without being forced. What I found was surprising to me. I actually used the iPad mini more than my iPad. First review I have seen....
The Machine Starts - Our Digital Fossils →
Will there ever be a point at which our data accurately and completely defines us? How much of it would there have to be in order for our true essence to be captured in columns and rows? Is such a thing even possible? Data is like a new kind of nuclear waste. It doesn’t really ever go away and once it has amassed in great quantities for which we have no use, it is left to one side on...
Minimal Mac | Minimal Mac: What We Believe In —... →
Just a reminder, if you are new to the site and looking for the easiest way to get caught up on what you missed and get to the heart of what we believe in, this is it.
The iPad Mini is about Killing the iPod Touch |... →
Historically, Apple’s responses to competitors has always been strategic – not direct and obvious. Additionally, they’ve always been comfortable killing off popular products for the sake of an easy-to-understand product line. For all these reasons, the iPad mini isn’t about competing directly with the Kindle Fire or Nexus 7 – it’s about quietly killing off the albatross of the iOS family – the...
Your iPad is not obsolete | 52 Tiger →
Your iPad 3 is still a fantastic device, and will continue to work admirably for years. The new iPad with Retina display does not diminish your existing iPad’s usefulness. It can be disappointing not to have the very latest and greatest, but it’s not the least bit necessary.
The Best Upgrade Is You
I have come to believe that the best and most cost effective technology upgrade that one can make is to themselves. I’m not talking cyborg implants here. I’m speaking about knowledge. That is, increasing your skill, aptitude, and understanding when it comes to any device, application, or tool. For instance, one of the best technology upgrades I have ever made is to learn the keyboard...
The iPhone is Here to Work — Shawn Blanc →
Though exquisite in design, it was not born as art to be put on display. It belongs in our pockets. It is a tool. A utility. A gadget of gadgets. The iPhone is here to work. Truth.
Jack's: Let's reconsider our "users" →
jacks: us·er /ˈyo͞ozər/ Noun 1. A person who uses or operates something, esp. a computer or other machine. 2. A person who takes illegal drugs; a drug user. Synonyms consumer During a Square Board meeting, our newest Director Howard Schultz, pulled me aside and asked a simple question. “Why do you all call your customers ‘users’? What’s interesting is that I express this exact...
FoldingText — Plain text productivity for geeks →
One of my new favorite Mac things is now available in the app store. That link above is to a great little movie that shows exactly what FoldingText is and what it does and why you might find it useful. Which is great because, trying to describe it with words often falls short.
atebits 2.0 →
My goal is simple. Make things. Fun things, useful things, new things, improved things. Some may be popular, some may be failures. But I love creating, so that’s what I’m going to do. A maker’s gotta to make.
70Decibels - Blog - Our First Birthday →
This thing here is my labour of love and I am so thrilled that I get to share it with a bunch of people that seem to really enjoy and care about what we do. The work Myke is doing with the entire operation is nothing short of inspirational and I’m humbled to have played a small part in it. Of all of the things I put out into the world, the Enough podcast on 70Decibels is one of the...
» My Essential Mac Setup :zenhabits →
Recently I had a geeky talk with my friend Suraj, showing him my favorite Mac apps as he played with his new Macbook Air. There are some programs I find almost indispensable to my workflow, and sharing them with him was fun. I’ve decided to share them with all of you, also for fun, and in hopes that there might be something useful for you in this list. I’m a sucker for setups and there...
The Magazine →
The Magazine is for people who love technology, especially the internet, mobile, truly great personal computers, and related fields influenced by technology such as photography, publishing, music, and even coffee. Beautiful new publication from Marco Arment, creator Instapaper. Finally, a reason to use Newsstand — even on the iPhone.
patrickrhone / journal » The Today Card →
Related to the previous post, for those wondering how I drive my day. No matter what app I use to store my “big list”, I always come back to using pen and paper and this is the only thing I really follow and stays constant no matter what.
Coding Horror: Todon't →
Here’s my challenge. If you can’t wake up every day and, using your 100% original equipment God-given organic brain, come up with the three most important things you need to do that day – then you should seriously work on fixing that. I don’t mean install another app, or read more productivity blogs and books. You have to figure out what’s important to you and what...
The ball itself isn’t what was important. All of the memories I relayed in this...– Dave Caolo — A lesson on impermanence from a ruined baseball | Unclutterer
On the J. Crew Ringspun Jersey Hoodie — 512 Pixels →
This is a review of a hoodie. Yes, a hoodie. It has absolutely nothing to do with phones, tablets, personal computers, or anything, at all technology related. So, why am I linking to it here? Because, there is a deeper message here that I’m not sure my friend Stephen intended. One that resonates with me deeply and, in very large swaths, reverberates through my purpose for this site and...