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Do You Use a Password on your iPhone?

Do you use a password, fingerprint, etc. on your iPhone?
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A Stickies Screen

Alex King uses one of his screens as a Stickies Screen. The idea is interesting, but I'd want my Stickies to sync between computers if I was to do this, I think.

All Hail 1-methylpiperzine

Except mosquitoes.

Yahoo’s New Logo

Probably the best article on the hideous new Yahoo logo.

Mac Keyboards

Requirements for a true Mac keyboard.


Some may think I'm just not cool or discerning or whatever, but I've always been plenty happy with the keyboards Apple ships. I type as much as almost anyone I know, and even the stupid aluminum keyboard you get with the Mac Pro is fine. As are the portable keyboards.

The Letter P in Trademark Talks

Logo Showdown part 1 - Path, Pinterest, and the Phillies - the letter P and branding.

One of the Cases for Paid App Store Upgrades

Update — We're unable to offer upgrade pricing for Mac App Store purchases - The Omni Group.

P.S. An Upgrade Is a New App

RIP Gotham

In the 2.0 release of Instagram, for reasons never explained, they removed my favorite filter: Gotham. I remember the moment vividly because I was in the midst of falling in love with Instagram. I'd found a compelling reason to take pictures with the iPhone, I was building a small active group of followers, and most importantly, I felt I was actively learning about photography. Suddenly, my favorite filter was gone. Imagine if you were falling in love with someone and one morning they rolled over and said, "Hey, just so you know, we're never using adverbs. Ever again. Thanks."

RIP Gotham: Rands In Repose

27 Pictures that Will Change How You Look at the World

27 Pictures That Will Change The Way You Look At The World

My favorite is probably number six, though the inverted photos are always interesting just because of how weird they look.

Kindle Matchbook

For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases will soon allow you to buy the Kindle edition for $2.99, $1.99, $0.99, or free.

Yay! Source


Hypercritical: Nintendo in Crisis and Daring Fireball: Nintendo in Motion are both worth reading if you're a fan of Nintendo, consoles, or gaming in general.

How Long Should Passwords Be?

I use 1Password (though I'll check out iCloud Keychain when Mavericks and iOS 7 ship), and they recommend… longer than they currently are, most likely.

Martin Luther King and Sports

Rob Enderle Continues to Lose Brain Cells

Why Steve Ballmer's Early Retirement Is My Own Greatest Failure.

Yes, that's the actual title.

My last in person meeting with Steve Ballmer was in 2002. I remember it more distinctly because I had just thrown my back out and was in extreme pain. However, I was also the Senior Fellow for Forrester, which had just acquired Giga, and not only was I the most senior analyst in the room, I was also known to know Steve personally and was expected to guide the meeting. I'd opened with some banter, which Steve shut down immediately and, unlike in our prior conversations, he was combative, angry and polarizing. I was personally embarrassed. His behavior reflected on my own performance adversely, and it was clear he wasn't there to listen to but to tell us the way things were.

Gruber says:

I've heard from a few people that this is Enderle's modus operandi for any meeting — he just starts talking as soon as he enters the room and never shuts up.

New YouTube Logo – Never Mind

Brand New: New Logo for YouTube

Meh. I think it sucks.

Update: Never mind. They're not changing it.

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