The iPhone is boring only to the rumor mongers who published every blurry...– Curious Rat - Home - Boring This. This. This. Yes, this. This is why I avoid most gadget “news” sites at all cost. This is also why I avoid mentioning most of it here. Most, at best, are link-baiting sensationalist hypocrites who specialize in spectacle for amusement and profit.
Daring Fireball: Thoughts and Observations... →
Astute observation and analysis as usual.
Have a CrashPlan →
To many, a Time Capsule backup, a SuperDuper backup at home and work plus a cloud backup will sound excessive. Fair enough. But it sucks to have gone through this experience and it really sucks to have lost our valuable family memories. So if you’re not nearly as crazy as I am (lucky you), let me at least urge you to have at minimum one backup at home and another up in the cloud. If you have...
The Only Thing You Need To Read About All The New... →
This is a fantastic simple rundown giving you all the need to know with a little humor injected along the way. Nice work, Buzzfeed.
One of the best things about being here is getting to meet all the incredible...– Dave Grohl at today’s iPhone 5 event (via Live iPhone 5 launch coverage – gdgt live)
Disable Notification Center & Remove the Menu Bar... →
You know, because, notifications are evil.
The Unlikely Geek: Wonderful Simplicity in the... →
theunlikelygeek: It’s just over a week into using an iPad as my tool of choice for taking notes in class and I’ve already grown extremely fond of the setup… The iPad - whether on it’s own, or paired with the Apple Wireless Keyboard - is exactly what I needed. While some may consider the vague multi-tasking a fallback of the iPad, I would easily consider it the strength of being used for...
70Decibels - Enough - Ep 167 - Nice Happy Sounds →
If you have not listened to my podcast, Enough, in a while (or never before) now might be a good time to start up again. It has recently changed in format and length in ways that the listeners have told us is for the better. Whereby we used to discuss a single topic on a shorter show, we now discuss a variety of topics and allow ourselves to go a bit longer. For instance, this week we discuss...
One Year Later, the iPad Is Still My Favorite... →
I’m pretty sure it’s not just journalists who are using iPads as computers. I see people doing it in airplanes. I’ve seen them doing it on the subway. When I’m out and about, strangers run up to ask me about my keyboard. Something’s happening here, and it’s happening quickly — and so I thought I’d update you on my experiences as of the one-year mark. Great update from Harry McCracken about...
Steve Jobs: unseen images by Norman Seeff, 1984 |... →
Some really great rare shots here. (via The Loop)
Information Diet | Notifications are evil →
These notifications are not meaningful requests for your immediate attention, they’re things designed to get you to lose half your day to the service that created them. That’s evil.
Strata Drive, by Nespec -- Indiegogo →
I don’t feature too many crowd funded products on this site so, when I do, you know it is likely one that I find really, really, cool and will likely be backing myself. The Strata Drive meets that criteria.
A Plain Text Primer →
In order to attempt to prove that I’m not insane (likely a futile endeavor), I wanted to try and clarify why I believe plain text files to be a better way to create words for the web. Great overview of the reasons and methods for using plain text wherever possible (as I have for years now).
Today's Technologies Need an Off-the-Hook Option -... →
Sure, you can turn off your smartphone when you want some alone time, but when it’s turned back on, like the grand finale of a fireworks show, the phone will boing, chime, trill, marimba and vibrate erratically with text messages, voice mail, app notifications, e-mails and a cannonade of messages from all the social networks you’re connected to. Yep.
Apple Never Invented Anything | Monday Note →
Did IBM invent the PC? Did HP invent the pocket calculators or desktop computers that once put them at the top of the high tech world? Did Henry Ford invent the automobile? Nope.