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iPhone 6 Plus Review – MacStories

April 18, 2015

Federico Viticci:

The 6 Plus restores balance between my need for an iPhone and my reliance on the iPad. I like a big phone, and, despite its imperfections and growing pains (which I’d like to see addressed this year), the 6 Plus feels right to me and it makes me use an iPhone as it was meant to.

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EFF busts patent troll’s podcasting patent | iMore

April 13, 2015

Peter Cohen:

A ruling from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) invalidated key claims in the “podcasting patent” held by a patent troll called Personal Audio, LLC, according to a press release from the EFF. The EFF said the ruling came down after it filed a petition for review.

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April is National Letter Writing Month | The Well-Appointed Desk

April 10, 2015

The Well Appointed Desk:

Has your letter writing slacked off since the big push in February during InCoWriMo and A Month of Letters? Are you ready to get re-invograted and reply to that stack of letters sitting in your in box? Well, let April be your inspiration since its National Letter Writing Month. And ther are lots of things to help inspire you.

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The Loop

April 10, 2015

The Beard:

The new MacBook is a gorgeous computer that expertly fills a niche that many need. It’s powerful enough to do all of the regular work you’ll need to get done at home, the office, or on the road. The model I’m using is Space Gray, has 8GB of RAM and a 1.1 GHz Intel Core M processor.

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iOS 8.3 Released – MacStories

April 09, 2015

Federico Viticci:

iOS 8.3 appears to be the equivalent of iOS 7.1 last year — dozens of important fixes, nicely wrapping up most of the work on iOS 8 before WWDC.

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Daring Fireball

April 08, 2015

The Apple Watch reviews are out, and I trust one person above everyone else when it comes to the first round of reviews — John Gruber. The review is long, but very good.

I use my current watch for many different things, but I don’t think the Apple Watch are the best for any of them. My watch is one of the things I own and love because I don’t have to charge it every night. I can see the time, the date and the day of the week, and I can also time stuff. Something that is useful while brewing coffee, or for being an asshole when people are late.

These things aren’t something the Apple Watch is the best at. The Apple Watch is not for people like me that just want a watch, the Apple Watch is for people that want more from their watch.

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Daring Fireball

April 08, 2015

John Gruber:

New free iOS cocktail app from the clever fellows at Studio Neat. Their novel idea: shareable recipe cards, like this one from yours truly (riffing off Jim Coudal’s canonical Perfect Martini). They might have actually found a good use for QR codes.

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Our favorite podcast client for iOS – The Sweet Setup

April 08, 2015

The Sweet Setup picked Overcast as the best iOS podcast app, and I agree.

This is why I think Overcast is the best:

  • The sync is fast and reliable. Podwrangler is the only other app that have delivered something that I could call a reliable sync between multiple devices.

  • The interface is good looking, easy to understand, and it is the only app that have been able to make something well designed and powerful. Instacast or Downcast is powerful, but looks terrible; Castro is good looking, but too simple.

  • I trust that Marco will continue to make the app better, and up to date with what ever Apple annonces on WWDC, this year, next year and so on.

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The ducks are always greener – Marco.org

April 08, 2015

Marco is another DuckDuckGo convert. It seems like 2015 is the year when a lot of people move away from Google as their search engine.

DuckDuckGo is more or less as good as Google. And everyone that are uneasy about Google should switch.

I’m so glad that Apple finally added support for the search engine in Safari on both iOS and OS X last year.

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