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Camera straps and slings

25.01.2015 01:00

Tools and toys:

Your camera probably came with a generic, ill-fitting strap. The good news is that you don’t have to stick with it. Whether you wear the camera around your neck, shoulder, or wrist, these straps and slings will help you do so comfortably and fashionably.

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Due 2.0

25.01.2015 01:00

Due have been on my radar for a while. It looks like the perfect thing for people that want something like reminders, only a little bit better. In other words, people that want something to handle reminders, and not project management(GTD)

I have gone back to pen & paper as my main GTD system over the last few weeks; and I think I’ll check out Due in a few weeks.

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How to fix adware problems on your Mac

25.01.2015 01:00

iMore:

Part of my weekend job at the computer store involves supporting the customers who come with Macs that aren’t working right. And more and more of these Macs are coming in with ad injection software installed. That causes them problems when they try to do just about anything with their web browser. Here’s more about ad injection software and what to do about it.

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Meet Audio Hijack 3, my new favorite audio utility

25.01.2015 01:00

Six colors:

Rogue Amoeba has announced the release of Audio Hijack 3, the successor to the venerable Mac sound utility Audio Hijack Pro. This is a huge update—the first major one for Audio Hijack in ten years—and so comprehensive that this feels more like a successor to the old Audio Hijack rather than a continuation.

It looks like magic.

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The Core Curriculum

25.01.2015 01:00

Shawn Blanc:

And so, why not put together a small notebook that contains highlights and summaries from the books, speeches, articles, sermons, teachings, and other things which have most shaped us? Our own Core Curriculum.

A great idea. I have thought about something similar a few times.

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The Drafts Inbox for Plain Text Tasks

25.01.2015 01:00

Macdrifter:

Using plain text to manage my projects means I have a lot of flexibility for viewing, editing and adding new entries. When I’m on my phone, I mostly lean on quick viewing and adding. I will occasionally review a project but my phone is primarily a way to input tasks. I use Drafts for iOS, of course.

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What ‘MacKeeper’ is and why you should avoid it

25.01.2015 01:00

iMore:

But the real problems with MacKeeper that I can see is that it provides questionable value to most users, can destabilize an otherwise stable Mac, and embeds itself so thoroughly into the operating system that removing it is an uncomfortable and weird process.

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Write for Yourself, Edit for Your Reader

25.01.2015 01:00

Shawn Blanc:

At the root of most bad writing, Stephen King says you’ll find fear. It’s fear — or timidity — that holds a writer back from doing her best creative work.

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Learning Cursive Handwriting All Over Again

18.01.2015 01:00

My history with New Year’s Resolutions is kind of sketchy. Some years I’ll be somewhat vague and sort of proclaim I’ll exercise more, eat healthier, worry less or something else not very specific. As one would expect, those types of ill-defined resolutions aren’t very effective. Some years I’m very specific. Many years ago, I decided I would no longer eat donuts (I know, what was I thinking?). The donut ban stuck for four or five years until I cracked for some amazing donut I don’t even remember. This year I’m going to be very clear and finally do something I’ve been thinking about for quite some time. I’m going to relearn cursive.

I might do the same, one day.

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Omni Productivity Pack coming to iPhone in Q1, 2015

18.01.2015 01:00

All of Omni’s currently shipping iPad apps will be updated to be Universal apps, designed to feel at home on both iPad and iPhone. If you already own any of our current iPad apps, you will soon be able to use them on your iPhone at no additional cost.

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We really appreciate the early support from those of you who have already purchased OmniFocus 2 for both iPhone and iPad. To show that appreciation in a concrete way, we will be offering a $10 rebate once the Universal app has shipped so that you won’t have paid any more for the two apps than someone who buys the Universal app.

Great news. I have been waiting for a iPhone version of OmniOutliner, since the iPad version came out. This is fantastic.

This reflects my impressions since the iPhone 6 plus came out. And that is that the division between iPhone and iPad is despairing.

I still believe that one should always make the best possible iPhone app, and the best possible iPad app, like OmniFocus and Fantastical. Both are examples of how to make something work really well, on different devices. The future might be three devices. One interface for iPhone, one for the 6 plus size and one for the iPad.

I don’t think this is the end of great iPad or great iPhone interfaces. But I hope it’s the end of having to buy separate iPhone and iPad apps.

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