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Duck Duck Go

January 31, 2015

Okay, I’m trying to move over to [Duck Duck Go][0] for the third time, in as many years. I don’t use that many Google Services, and I only use them if I have to. They don’t provide many services that I absolutely need. The exceptions right now, is Google Analytics, and Search.

I’m trying to replace Google Search for Duck Duck Go at the moment. The reason it didn’t work the last few times I tried, was bad support for Duck Duck Go in Safari on iOS and OS X. They have also redesigned the web site.

This is what I’m going to do. Duck Duck Go is going to be my go to search engine for at least a month. And I’m switching back if it doesn’t feel right after that.

Google Analytics is another thing. I’m not 100% sure what to do. Analytics is one of the things I’m not 100% sure if I want to pay for at the moment. And Google Analytics is good enough right now. But I’m going to do one thing this year. To figure out if it is something I’m going to continue with, and if I am, then I need a plan to move it away from Google.

This might be the year I move everything, except for the few people I talk on Google Talk with, and the few people I know that use Google Docs.

0]: https://duckduckgo.com/?t=osx

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AOL is shutting down TUAW

January 30, 2015

TUAW is shutting down, and Macword isn’t what it used to be. I think some newer and smaller site have taken over what Macword and TUAW used to be. But I think it’s better to just shut down, than to do one cut back after another, after another, like Macword have done.

Sad news.

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Paying for coverage is a scam

January 30, 2015

iMore:

The answer is: Nothing. We don’t take a dime to cover any product on iMore. In fact, even the suggestion that we would is horribly insulting to our sense of ethics. Unfortunately, not all web sites are so inclined.

iMore is a great site, and Peter Cohen’s NSFW is fantastic. I don’t get a lot of requests like this, but I have gotten them in the past.

One of the core principles of everything I do is that I would rather not make any money at all, than making it in a scammy or dishonest way. It’s just wrong for a web site to charge for writing about a product.

Your readers need to trust you; ads or memberships are fine. But you can’t loose your integrity

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GoDaddy

January 29, 2015

In the ad, the lost puppy returns home only to find that his owners have sold him using a website made with GoDaddy.

What the hell? I don’t know what’s wrong with GoDaddy.

Every GoDaddy customer out there should move to something else; I recommend Hover.

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Inforgraphic

January 29, 2015

Very cool inforgraphic. It’s strange to look at the evolution of iOS in one place.

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Alfred Remote Now Available on the iTunes App Store | Alfred Blog

January 28, 2015

Alfred:

Remote is your personal command centre for Alfred 2 for Mac. Your iPhone or iPad now becomes a perfect day-long companion to your Mac, providing you with handy icons on iOS to control many Alfred 2 actions on your Mac.

I have been waiting for Alfred Remote app for a while now. The concept is interesting, and I think it makes my mac, my iPhone and Alfred itself more useful.

I have never been a fan of most remote control apps. Managing your mac from iOS have never been good. This is the first idea that I like.

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The Pen Addict Podcast

January 28, 2015

Help Brad and Myke record live and in-person at the 2015 Atlanta Pen Show!

Brad Dowdy and Myke Hurley of The Pen Addict podcast launched an interesting kickstarter. They are trying to raise money for Myke to travel to the Atlanta pen show, and for them to record a live podcast from the show.

Great podcast, and interesting use of Kickstarter.

Check out the podcast, if you haven’t!

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How We (and You) Use Alfred Remote Every Day | Alfred Blog

January 28, 2015

Alfred:

As Alfred and Remote are so flexible, there are many ways you can put them to best use to suit your own lifestyle. In this post, I shine a light on some of our favourite uses for Remote so far, as well as a few you’ve shared with us so far.

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13 Things to Do With All Those Blank Notebooks

January 26, 2015

Ana, of The Well Appointed Desk writes about 13 ways to use some of your unused notebooks. A fantastic post. This is one of the areas where I’m kind of different from most other pen and paper geeks. I don’t have a lot of unused notebooks. I use so much pen and paper, all the time. I have the opposite problem, I run out all the time.

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