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Archive for September, 2013

Breaking Bad Series Finale

Wow. (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.)

iOS 7 Stuff

A Few Points on iOS 7 — MacSparky 12 New and Hidden Settings in iOS 7 - The Mac Observer Stupid iOS Mail Signature tricks Fraser Speirs - Blog - Web Filtering in iOS 7 iOS 7 review | iMore

Two iPhone/iOS Bits

iOS 7: It's better than it looks | Lex Friedman | Lex, Briefly and Daring Fireball: The iPhone 5S and 5C. Read both.

20 Jeff Bezos Quotes

The 20 Smartest Things Jeff Bezos Has Ever Said.

Lex tells you how to use different DNS servers for specific domains.

Simple Cameras

But camera manufacturers don't seem constitutionally capable of making a super-simple camera. They must be deeply convinced that the complexity of the feature set (which certainly does appeal to a lot of us) is an indivisible part of how they add value to their product, and the temptation to add more and more is something […]

Tim Cook an Unmitigated Disaster?

FORTUNE -- I'm sure Tim Cook is hugely competent, a wonderful operating executive, and a real nice guy. But as CEO of the world's most respected high-tech franchise, he has been an unmitigated disaster. Uhm, okay… I'll respectfully disagree. 😛

The iPhone 5s Camera

Michael Tsai with a few great links about the iPhone 5s camera.

I predict I will spend hours reading The Feynman Lectures on Physics. Seriously, this is a big list.

Apple Laying the Groundwork

The Most Forward Thinking Apple Yet has the subtitle "What the 64-bit capable iOS 7 and the M7 chip really mean".

How Steve was Fired from Apple

Steve came to me and he said, "I want to drop the price of the Macintosh and I want to move the advertising, shift a large portion of it away from the Apple 2 over to the Mac." I said, "Steve, it's not going to make any difference. The reason the Mac is not selling […]

Gruber on the iPhone 5s and 5c

Thoughts and Observations on Today's iPhone 5C and 5S Introduction: I got this one wrong. … In marketing, what looks new is new.

iBeacon, AirDrop

Apple has avoided NFC, and all the rumors about NFC getting added to iPhone 4 and iPhone 5 are turned out to be false. Instead of NFC, Apple worked on alternatives using Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. During the introduction of iOS 7′s AirDrop at WWDC in June, Apple's mobile development chief Craig Federighi said, "There's no […]

Do You Use a Password on your iPhone?


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.