Posted October 14th, 2013 @ 05:46pm by Erik J. Barzeski
In case you didn't know:
When you’re in a web browser, and want to type .com, just tap and hold the . button to the right of the space bar, and you’ll see a popup menu which lets you choose from a number of top-level domains: as you can see below, I can choose from .us, .org, .edu, .net and .com.
Posted October 13th, 2013 @ 05:23pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Eric Chemi, head of research for Bloomberg Businessweek, pulls an amazing stat. iPhone sales in the last year exceed all revenue to Microsoft, Amazon, Comcast, or Google. The iPhone alone outsells Coca-Cola and McDonald's, perhaps the world's two most famous brands, combined.
Posted October 12th, 2013 @ 05:19pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Just pull to the left to reveal the timestamps.
Khoi has more.
Posted October 11th, 2013 @ 05:05pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Does anyone have any experience with Screens? I'd love to try it out, but at $19.99, it exposes one of the flaws with the App Store - there's no real way to demo the application.
Posted October 10th, 2013 @ 04:49pm by Erik J. Barzeski
The list on this page is sure to grow by two, three, or four names very shortly!
Posted October 9th, 2013 @ 04:46pm by Erik J. Barzeski
The comments here are about 50/50. I've not had too many problems with Apple's maps, but just today in San Antonio it failed to properly identify the location of a Texas Land & Cattle. It was off by several miles. Outdated info? No - the place has been here for years.
Posted October 8th, 2013 @ 02:40pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Posted October 7th, 2013 @ 02:27pm by Erik J. Barzeski
"You don't really remember a notebook or the pens and pencils you used. But maybe you remember your [Trapper Keeper]." Harris says that the binder "wasn't a regular school product. When you got it, it was almost like a Christmas present. You were excited to have it."
I had a few and I didn't even know that the folders were called "Trappers." It makes a lot more sense now why the vinyl thing was called the "Trapper Keeper."
Posted October 6th, 2013 @ 02:18pm by Erik J. Barzeski
You are coasting down the main drag of your small town on a scooter. But in this world, scooters are not universally mocked. Scooters are the smooth, gliding chariots of the respected. It is a balmy, spring afternoon. Your favorite townspeople eagerly wave to you from the storefronts of their successful small businesses. You are magnificently happy to see them. You are content with the world. You have never heard of war, never have you seen the film Crash, not once have your gorgeous and soft ears fallen prey to the gnashing and soulless sounds of Sleigh Bells. The band. You pause your ebullient gliding at a water fountain. The pressure and temperature is ideal. From a nearby bench, Ernest Borgnine motions for you to join him. Yes, he is still alive. Also, he has baked a pie.
Posted October 5th, 2013 @ 11:56am by Erik J. Barzeski
I find it to be an offensive irony, a toxic irony, that Lyndon Baines Johnson—the founder of the so-called Great Society, which I consider to be the greatest insult to the individual man since Immanuel Kant first laid out his preposterous theory of the noumenal, that is to say, not objective reality—that I should share with this man, this evil man, the same love of the soft drink Fresca. They say it is a grapefruit soda, but I think it has a different flavor. What do you think?
Posted October 4th, 2013 @ 11:46am by Erik J. Barzeski
The Minuum keyboard is a good example why some people - often including me - wish there was an "iOS Pro" or mode that let you play with different kinds of keyboards.
I totally get why Apple will not go this route, though.
Posted October 3rd, 2013 @ 11:42am by Erik J. Barzeski
defaults write com.apple.mail AlwaysShowDuplicates -bool true
Posted October 2nd, 2013 @ 11:36am by Erik J. Barzeski
Want to remove your account from many online services? Just Delete Me is a directory of direct links to delete your account from web services.
Posted October 1st, 2013 @ 10:44am by Erik J. Barzeski
The Plus Side of Pissing People Off is a good article. What's not said? Just make sure you're right. There's no prize or good in pissing people off and being wrong. In a lot of ways, the truth is an absolute defense.
Posted September 30th, 2013 @ 01:23pm by Erik J. Barzeski
(I intended to write a lot more, but… uh, nothing I could write would do it justice. I'm just glad that I stuck with the show during some of the duller parts.)