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Apple Magic Keyboard Review – Six Colors

14.10.2015 02:00

The major key differences are the left and right arrow keys, which are now full-sized—I used the empty space around the arrows to orient on the keyboard, so occasionally I find myself completely at sea when typing and my text editor will get xinikerejt xibdyaws. (I’m sure I’ll adjust.) The function keys, formerly half height, are now full height.

It looks interesting, and I think I’ll be buying both the new keyboard and the new trackpad, now that they finally have re-chargable batteries.

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Apple Magic Trackpad 2 review – Six Colors

14.10.2015 02:00

I love the Magic Trackpad. And as of today, with the arrival of the Magic Trackpad 2, the Magic Trackpad is bigger and better than ever.

It is a good refinement of the first good pointing device for a desktop, at least in my opinion. A trackpad, or a good one, and Apple is the only company that have made a good one, is very natural and intuitive, compared to all the others.

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Building Twenty — Overcast’s not-quite-predatory pricing

14.10.2015 02:00

Overcast 2.0 is out and it’s completely free. No more paywall.

Great news, right? Everyone likes free stuff. And Overcast is a fantastic app.

But imagine you’ve been working on Castro 2 for the last year, betting the company on a big launch and a sustainable income. Imagine you’re a developer with an idea for a podcast app so revolutionary the app icon doesn’t even contain an allusion to a radio transmitter.

Fair point, but I think there is a time and place for the different business models out there. What I mean by that is that some models are better for an app early on than later. The fact that there is a fantastic app available for free does make it harder, but I do believe that the market for podcast app will remain big enough for at least two or three paid alternatives, including Overcast.

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Dot info

14.10.2015 02:00

In the prior s-cycle, the iPhone 5s was introduced alongside the unapologetically plastic iPhone 5c. A move that – to many – felt unorthodox. As we know now, a 6c was not announced this year and even though it had been rumored, I’d wager that those were patterned guesses.

A fantastic post about the iPhone 5c

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Just 158 families have provided nearly half of the early money for efforts to capture the White House.

14.10.2015 02:00

They are overwhelmingly white, rich, older and male[…]

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Pragmatic app pricing – Marco.org

14.10.2015 02:00

This time, I’m not too worried about Pocket Casts and Castro. Well, a little — that instinct never fully leaves a person. But even after Pocket Casts ships their silence skipper and volume booster shortly on iOS and Castro 2 comes out with a far nicer UI than I could ever imagine, they have their users, I have mine, and we’ll all be fine. We have much bigger problems than each other.

Podcasts are hot right now. Big Money is coming.

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How to write a support request – BrettTerpstra.com

12.10.2015 02:00

Most of the software I produce is free, but I try to provide the most helpful answers I can without draining all of my time. With my commercial software, such as Marked 2 and StretchLink, I strive to provide excellent responses to all queries. There are a few things that help me (and any software developer/company) provide that quickly and pleasantly.

This is something everyone should read.

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Overcast 2.0

12.10.2015 02:00

Overcast is my podcasting app of choice, and have been since it came out a little bit over a year ago, and version 2.0 came out a few days ago. It introduces streaming, and a new and interesting business model: free with the option to pay, if you want to.

Marco:

The headlining feature of Overcast 2 is streaming. You can still download all episodes as you did before — I fixed some bugs there, too

Great app, great update. You should check out the Macstories review if you want a in-depth article about more or less every single detail.

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The Brooks Review

12.10.2015 02:00

A common refrain when people try to encourage others to buy mobile apps is to say things like: look your Starbucks “latte” cost you $4 and you will finish it inside of 30 minutes (one hopes), but this app is $1.99 and you will use it for months — if not years. Clearly the better value is the app, not the Starbucks.

Fantastic. Comparing App prices to cups of coffee is a a bad idea, and this article explains exactly why.

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Bowers & Wilkins’ latest Zeppelin speaker goes wireless, adds support for AirPlay | iMore

09.10.2015 02:00

I have wanted if not craved a Zeppelin for a very long time. It is just amazing.

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