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June 20, 2015

Brent Simmons:

I’m totally on board with defeating the ability of the NSA and your internet provider and everybody else from snooping. I hate this snooping business --- it’s anti-American and it makes me sick to my stomach for the future.

But I also know that the web isn’t going to switch to https quickly or completely. It’s expensive. To cut off http is to cut off the arms of the body of free speech.

I could not agree more.

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Macsparky

June 20, 2015

David Sparks, on Gruber’s Interview with Phil Schiller:

One part of the interview that stood out for me started at 57:22. I was pretty close to the stage at this point and Phil explained, “I’m in my job for one reason. Because I’m a customer like you.” Reading these words, I’m sure you are thinking that this is just a marketing guy being the “marketing guy”. However, you would be wrong. Go listen to the recording. I was watching him as he stated these words and they were completely genuine.

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First look

June 19, 2015

The Beard have written up a very good walk through of the current developer version of the upcoming version of OS X. I can’t wait for the public beta.

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Editorial 1.2

June 19, 2015

I have been a Editorial users since the app came out, first on iPad, and then on iPhone one year later.

Editorial is a really powerful app, and you can make it do more or less everything, but you don’t need to install any workflows to have a very good iOS text editor.

I love the fact that you can use it for almost everything, and that I can use it for what I need at the moment out of the box: Dropbox plain text notes, and task paper files.

And I love the slow update cycle, it is once a year. Which is slow, but the app is so solid. I have never met any problem with it.

Check out Macdrifter’s or Viticci’s post to see what the 1.2 update brings; I would check out both.

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32 used Field Notes.

June 18, 2015

I love Field Notes. I think they are the best pocked sized notebooks. I use them for my todo lists, and quick notes. They look good new, used and destoryed. And most important — you can use everything from a roller ball to a fancy fountain pen. And they are way better than the smiliar sized Moleskine notebooks; both in terms of durability, design and paper quality.

I have 32 used notebooks after using them for over two years. Take a look.

P.S: The Stephen King book in picture 6 is It.

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Maron – President Obama Is Coming to Marc Maron’s WTF Podcast – IFC

June 18, 2015

In today’s WTF news: President Obama will be a guest on Marc Maron’s WTF Podcast. While this sounds like a joke---tell Marc that the President of the United States of America is coming to his garage just to see his head explode with anxiety and stress---it’s one hundred percent real.

Wow!

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Popular podcast app Instacast now discontinued as parent company Vemedio runs out of money | 9to5Mac

June 18, 2015

It’s sad to see the podcast app I used from I stopped using iTunes, until I started using Overcast; with the exception of a few periods where I tested other apps.

But, it’s not a surprice. Overcast was the best designed podcast app, with the best user interface. And then it became something else. It was not the best looking, but it was the one with the best design compared to the features.

And I suspect that almost everyone moved over to Overcast a year ago. Because it looks better and have more or less what Instacast have, plus more.

In other words: Instacast would have survived if they had focused more on making sure the app looked good, and worked better, and if they had made sure their paid upgrade felt like a fair trade.

Many people I know still use old versions of Instacast. I could pay $5 once a month for a good podcast app, and get more value out of it than I get from my Spotify subscription.

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The Brooks Review

June 18, 2015

Ben Brooks:

If Apple isn’t storing it, and even has a hard time making sure I get all my iMessages across devices, then that seems like a small price to pay to protect myself in a small way from the exposure I get with Google.

I could not agree more.

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