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Peace

September 17, 2015

Block web ads and privacy-invading trackers on iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod touch®, powered by data from Ghostery®.

Marco made another app!

I just installed Peace, and it works great. No fancy settings, and it wasn’t hard to get it working. Exactly what you expect from Marco. And it is powered by Ghostery, a fantastic company, and I have used their Safari extension for a while.

You don’t need to look any further if you want a Content Blocker that just works.

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An nvALT (and more) status report – BrettTerpstra.com

September 15, 2015

nvALT will (probably) see one more update. We (David Halter and I) fixed the majority of bugs that cropped up with OS 10.10 almost a year ago. The source on GitHub is up to date, but we haven’t gotten around to putting out an official update. I haven’t tested it on 10.11 yet, so if there are some minor patches needed to get that smoothed out, they’ll go out with that release when it’s ready.

I really look forward to the final update, and I can’t wait for the successor. nvALT is probably the mac app I rely the most on. And the lack of updates have been worrying.

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Hands-on with the iPad Pro’s Smart Keyboard | Macworld

September 15, 2015

Jason Snell, writing for Macworld:

Would I want to write a novel on the Smart Keyboard or the iPad Pro’s touchscreen keyboard? No, I suppose I wouldn’t. But I’m pretty sure that I could absolutely do so with the Smart Keyboard—and I’d certainly benefit from having a physical keyboard with me all the time, not just when I had the time and inclination to tote along an external Bluetooth keyboard.

That’s good enough for me.

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Introducing Club MacStories – MacStories

September 15, 2015

Club MacStories offers exclusive access to extra MacStories content, delivered every week. At $5/month or $50/year, our most loyal readers will be able to enjoy some great perks.

I would, without doubt have subscribed to this, if I had a little bit more money at the moment. Macstories is great, and the weekly newsletter have been fantastic.

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One Foot Tsunami

September 15, 2015

Finally, it will be possible to flip someone off via emoji.

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Computer Science Courses that Don’t Exist, But Should

September 14, 2015

Discover how to create and use variables that aren’t inside of an object hierarchy. Learn about “functions,” which are like methods but more generally useful. Prerequisite: Any course that used the term “abstract base class.”

Hahaha! Fantastic.

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Hypertext

September 14, 2015

At the end of the day, the better battery on the 6 Plus is what really kept it in my hands. Even though I generally preferred the size of the 6, especially for prolonged use, there was just no getting around the fact that the 6 Plus is a workhorse.

Yeah. I have come to the conclusion that better camera and better battery is a good enough reason for me to walk around with something that looks more like text book that a phone.

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The Brooks Review

September 14, 2015

The biggest disadvantage to the iPad Pro, right now at least, is going to be the software. There’s going to be a lot more robust software for OS X than there will be for the iPad Pro. That should change in time, especially if Brent Simmons’ interest is indicative of the greater interest. My guess is that come WWDC 2016 the iPad Pro will be a primary computer for a great many people that would have never fathomed a lowly tablet being their main computer.

There’s a lot to get used to on the iPad for full time work (no mouse), but there’s also a lot of great things (focus being one). I’m very excited for the future of the iPad, and I suspect that come this time next year --- well I am guessing and hoping --- I won’t have any need for an OS X based computer.

Who am I kidding, I might not even make it to 2016 with OS X as my primary OS.

I’m not 100% sure, but I’m pretty sure that my future computing setup will be a iPhone Plus, iPad Pro and some kind of desktop mac. I didn’t want to do it before the iPad Pro, just because Apple didn’t look committed to keyboards on iPad, now they do.

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AppleWorld.today

September 11, 2015

Today as Dave Caolo and I were doing our Blab broadcast of the Apple event, I was using my 27-inch iMac as the streaming machine and a conduit to social media. For the actual livestream of the event, I was using the beautiful Retina screen on a 12-inch MacBook. My iPad Air 2 was sitting downstairs, sucking down energy. After the event I began to do a thought experiment about whether an iPad Pro with the Smart Keyboard could hypothetically kick the petite rear end of the 12-inch MacBook or any other MacBook Air or MacBook Pro. Here are my thoughts, which I’d love for you to tear apart.

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