1. 52 Days

    parislemon:

    I’m not sure how much Office for iPad will ultimately mean for Microsoft. Beyond Excel, what these last several years have shown many of us is that we don’t really need Office for most tasks (thanks again in large part to Microsoft refusing to release Office on devices like the iPad). We found other ways of getting stuff done.

    Agreed. As I (actually, my wife) stated a little over two years ago:

    Like the curtain finally falling from the Wizard of Oz to find just a small, frail, man pretending to be far more powerful and relevant than he really was. Microsoft’s biggest miss was allowing the world to finally see the truth behind the big lie — they were not needed to get real work done. Or anything done, really.

  2. "We opt for more instead of better. Better is better than more."

    Seth’s Godin — Not even one note
  3. Announcing: A Simple Guide To A Healthy Digital Life →

    streakmachine:

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    You shouldn’t have to be a computer expert in order to reap the benefits of computers being ever more intertwined with our daily lives. With this guide, I will go though the key things I think most people might not know, but could benefit a lot from knowing.

    The author, Robert Falck, has been a long time friend online. I’ve pre-ordered. Looks like it’s going to be great.

  4. "My analog watches are my reminder that utility exists apart from an internet connection and usefulness doesn’t require the latest software."

    Dumb — Shawn Blanc
  5. My friend Julio Ojeda-Zapata is taking photos of the new Mac Pro next to all kinds of other previous Macs and posting them to his Google Plus account. So cool.

    My friend Julio Ojeda-Zapata is taking photos of the new Mac Pro next to all kinds of other previous Macs and posting them to his Google Plus account. So cool.

  6. Apple iSight — Minimally Minimal →

    Andrew Kim continues to knock it out of the park with these reviews of some of Apple’s older products. I actually still have one of these that I can’t bear to part with. One of the most beautiful objects Apple ever designed.

  7. Unclutter your tech with the Rule of One | Unclutterer →

    I don’t need all four camera apps, for instance, and should decide on one “keeper.” The rest are clutter in that they consume precious storage space on my iPhone and clutter my mind, as I must stop and choose one every time I want to take a picture.

    As DEVO once sang, “Freedom of choice is what you got. Freedom from choice is what you want”.

  8. iPod Shuffle →

    In terms of design, I think Apple got it right with the first gen Shuffle. It is super light weight, but not too small to hold. Yet, it is very easy to pocket.
    I’ve always been a big proponent of putting still useful technology to work for as long as it lasts. My buddy Steve decided to dig out his first gen Shuffle and put it back into service. Good for him.
  9. So, I ended up acquiring one of the ChargeKey Lightning-to-USB cables that I reblogged a few days ago. And, I have to say it is a handy little thing to have. I have used it at least once a day since I received it.
There are many times when I’m on the go with nothing more than my iPhone and, due to the day, I find myself in need of a quick charge. I have a USB power adapter in my car but usually not a cable with me. Well, now I do. It adds no more bulk than another key would on a keyring and is just as light. It appears to be pretty durable as well, And though the Lightning and USB plugs have been stripped to the bare essentials, they connect firmly when plugged in. They also sell a USB-to-Micro USB version for you users of, well, non-Apple made phones and devices.
No matter what, this is a neat idea and useful thing and well worth a look.

    So, I ended up acquiring one of the ChargeKey Lightning-to-USB cables that I reblogged a few days ago. And, I have to say it is a handy little thing to have. I have used it at least once a day since I received it.

    There are many times when I’m on the go with nothing more than my iPhone and, due to the day, I find myself in need of a quick charge. I have a USB power adapter in my car but usually not a cable with me. Well, now I do. It adds no more bulk than another key would on a keyring and is just as light. It appears to be pretty durable as well, And though the Lightning and USB plugs have been stripped to the bare essentials, they connect firmly when plugged in. They also sell a USB-to-Micro USB version for you users of, well, non-Apple made phones and devices.

    No matter what, this is a neat idea and useful thing and well worth a look.

  10. (Source: doanepaper)