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Twitter is reportedly planning to support posts longer than 140 characters | iMore

30.09.2015 02:00

Twitter may finally give users of its social networking service an official way to share posts that are longer that its current 140 character limit. At the moment, it’s not clear just what this product will look like.

Interesting.

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Classic Urban Legend

29.09.2015 02:00

NASA did not spend millions of dollar developing a pen that would work in zero gravity while Soviet cosmonauts opted for using pencils. Pencils were used in early missions into space by both the Americans and the Russians, but other solutions were sought when pencils were discovered to be a potential danger. Exclusive of NASA’s influence and financing, Paul C. Fisher and the Fisher Pen Company invented and designed the AG-7 “Anti-Gravity” Space Pen which was patented in 1965. It is estimated that Fisher spent roughly $1 million dollars of his own money designing the AG7 over a period of several years. The Fisher Space Pen was eventually pitched and sold in bulk to NASA in 1968 and then to the Soviets in 1969. It is still manufactured and carried into space today by American and Russian space agencies.

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Daring Fireball

29.09.2015 02:00

A fantastic review.

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How to disable iOS 9’s lower-case keyboard and character previews | iMore

29.09.2015 02:00

Don’t like the case-shifting keyboard? Here’s how to disable it.

Great tip, I did it a week ago.

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Instant – Quantified Self on the App Store

29.09.2015 02:00

Interesting concept, quantify your iPhone usage. I’m not sure if this is “cool” or “I don’t want to know”.

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Shut Up Is an iOS 9 Content Blocker to Hide Comments on the Web – MacStories

29.09.2015 02:00

I’ve been testing Shut Up for iOS 9 over the summer, and it’s the Content Blocker I prefer for hiding comments. What I like about Shut Up is that, besides being based on Frank’s stylesheet and working well for the websites I visit, it offers a whitelist to specify websites where you do want to see comments – either because they usually have great conversations, or because they’re meant to be read as “comments” (such as Facebook or Reddit threads). Shut Up comes with a built-in list of allowed sites, and it also detects URLs in your clipboard when you open the app, letting you easily whitelist its domain.

Fantastic!

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The Brooks

29.09.2015 02:00

Ben Brooks:

Is it ethical? […] I’ll look at a shitty, innocent, picture of a product on your site, but in no universe does me reading your story give you the right to follow me around for the rest of the day.

I could not agree more, I don’t mind the ads, the problem is, as I have said many times, the tracking, and I will block every single ad network that don’t go public to tell the world that they don’t track.

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The Deck & Tracking

29.09.2015 02:00

Short version. We don’t track our readers in any way or allow any other behind-the-scenes shenanigans. We just serve useful, relevant ads in a simple, unobtrusive way to support independent publishers. Please white-list The Deck when using ad blocking software. Thanks.

I don’t block The Deck, they are one of the good guys; maybe the only good ones.

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Tip

29.09.2015 02:00

Isn’t it funny how you can use an operating system, day in, day out, for a year or more and not notice certain features?

The other day I had to rename a bunch of screenshots; in the past that would have sent me to a tool like Name Mangler or A Better Finder Rename, but I didn’t happen to have either of these tools installed on the Mac I was using at the time.

I have used many utilities and shell scripts over the years to do this, and I would not even have tried to use Finder for it.

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16GB is a Bad User Experience – David Smith

28.09.2015 02:00

While I am typically in the ‘friends don’t let friends buy 16GB’ club, for the last year my wife has used a 16GB iPhone 6+ as her primary phone. I had initially purchased the phone as a testing device that would spend most of its life in a drawer on my desk so didn’t opt for any extra storage. Soon after it arrived she decided she wanted to try out the bigger screen size and quite liked it. So while I’d usually not have bought one, this situation allows me to see what a 16GB device is like in typical use.

I try to talk everyone I know, that are in the market for a new iPhone out of the 16GB model. Go for 64GB, most people don’t need to manage anything related to storage with that size.

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