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A Laptop for Writers – Matt Gemmell

June 23, 2015

The new MacBook model from Apple is according to Matt Gemmell a good laptop, for writers. And I think it could have been a good laptop for me, haven’t it been for Lightroom.

It is a very good review.

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President Barack Obama on WTF

June 23, 2015

What a month, first Phil Schiller on a live episode of The Talk Show, and now President Obama on WTF.

This episode is fantastic. He is not a perfect president, but I like him, and this episode, and the fact that he did it at all makes me feel good about defending him countless times during his Presidency.

Listen to it, if you are interested in one of the most candid inteviews with a President I have ever heard.

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1Password inter-process communication

June 21, 2015

There are many reasons for me using 1Password, instead of all the other password managers out there. But the most important one is how open they are about everything related to secutiy problems on their blog. It’s not some PR bullshit, they just tell it as it is.

I love it.

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Daring Fireball

June 21, 2015

DuckDuckGo have gone a very long way the last 12 months. I think there are two reasons for it: Apple have made DuckDuckGo a option on OS X and iOS, and a lot of geeks, bloggers and podcasters have switched over to DuckDuckGo, from Google since OS X 10.10 and iOS 8 was released.

The next step is of cource to see DuckDuckGo as the default search engine in browsers and operating systems.

John Gruber:

Would be fascinating to see how usage would spike if Apple set it as the default search engine.

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Apple News And The Open Web | Bitsplitting.org

June 21, 2015

Daniel Jalkut:

Approximately 0% of the podcasts available to the massive installed base of Apple’s customers are actually hosted on Apple’s servers. Yet a huge number of podcast content providers thrive because of the distribution mechanism, the amplifier, that Apple provides by way of the Podcasts section of its iTunes store, and the Podcasts app on its iOS devices. If Apple decides on a whim to rank a particular podcast lower in the charts, or even to outright remove it from the iTunes directory? It’s definitely bad news for the show, but it’s not a death knell. The content lives on, access to it remains unfettered for those who seek it, and alternative clients for accessing the content are not “permitted,” because they don’t need to be. They are allowed to exist by default, because of the very nature of the web. […] I’m optimistic that Apple’s News app will be a strike against centralized services such as Medium, Twitter, and Facebook. A strike against signing over content to a 3rd party mediator for the sake of a greater chance at connecting to an audience. Apple may not be the world’s best technology company when it comes to either storing data or building a social network around it, but they are damned good at building a captive audience of delighted users who trust the company to provide access to a variety of 3rd party content.

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Podcasting in iTunes is 10 years.

June 21, 2015

Stephen Hackett:

Ten years ago this month, at WWDC 2005, Apple brought podcasting to iTunes.

I wonder where Apple News is in 10 years.

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Apple Watch

June 20, 2015

Read it! It’s the best thing Jim Dalrymple have written.

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Switch to iPhone for years of free software updates | iMore

June 20, 2015

Rene Ritchie:

Last week Apple didn’t just announce iOS 9, they announced that it would be coming day-and-date to every iPhone the company has shipped in the last four years.

This is one of the reasons I don’t concider Android. I know my phone will recieve updates for a very long time.

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Pelican 3.6 Released

June 20, 2015

Macdrifter:

You may not know it, but this site runs on little blogging engine named Pelican. I like it. Version 3.6 is out now and has a lot of improvements. I really need to update but that’s one of the reasons I like Pelican. It just keeps working without messing with it. I would like the article caching but I never care about how long it takes for the site to build. It all happens on the server every 10 minutes. CPUs are cheap.

I use Jekyll for the same reason.

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