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Our favorite pro writing app for Mac – The Sweet Setup

24.06.2015 02:00

Our Favorite Pro Writing App is Ulysses

I agree, Ulysses is great. It have been one of my go to writing apps for a while now(depending on the size of what I’m writing). You have more or less everything you need in the Mac App, and it syncs with the iPad counterpart when you need something very portable.

It looks better than Scrivener, and have replaced everything I used to use it for.

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5 simple chemistry facts that everyone should understand before talking about science | The Logic of Science

23.06.2015 02:00

Great post about chemicals, toxic, syntetic vs natural etc. A very good post that everyone should read to get a basic understanding of some core chemistry concepts.

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A Laptop for Writers – Matt Gemmell

23.06.2015 02:00

The new MacBook model from Apple is according to Matt Gemmell a good laptop, for writers. And I think it could have been a good laptop for me, haven’t it been for Lightroom.

It is a very good review.

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Manton Reece

23.06.2015 02:00

Manton Reece:

The next great social platform can’t be yet another centralized system. It has to be more distributed and more open even than App.net. It has to focus on writing and bloggers and embrace what is good about the web. Ello doesn’t do any of these things.

I agree.

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President Barack Obama on WTF

23.06.2015 02:00

What a month, first Phil Schiller on a live episode of The Talk Show, and now President Obama on WTF.

This episode is fantastic. He is not a perfect president, but I like him, and this episode, and the fact that he did it at all makes me feel good about defending him countless times during his Presidency.

Listen to it, if you are interested in one of the most candid inteviews with a President I have ever heard.

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1Password inter-process communication

21.06.2015 02:00

There are many reasons for me using 1Password, instead of all the other password managers out there. But the most important one is how open they are about everything related to secutiy problems on their blog. It’s not some PR bullshit, they just tell it as it is.

I love it.

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Apple News And The Open Web | Bitsplitting.org

21.06.2015 02:00

Daniel Jalkut:

Approximately 0% of the podcasts available to the massive installed base of Apple’s customers are actually hosted on Apple’s servers. Yet a huge number of podcast content providers thrive because of the distribution mechanism, the amplifier, that Apple provides by way of the Podcasts section of its iTunes store, and the Podcasts app on its iOS devices. If Apple decides on a whim to rank a particular podcast lower in the charts, or even to outright remove it from the iTunes directory? It’s definitely bad news for the show, but it’s not a death knell. The content lives on, access to it remains unfettered for those who seek it, and alternative clients for accessing the content are not “permitted,” because they don’t need to be. They are allowed to exist by default, because of the very nature of the web. […] I’m optimistic that Apple’s News app will be a strike against centralized services such as Medium, Twitter, and Facebook. A strike against signing over content to a 3rd party mediator for the sake of a greater chance at connecting to an audience. Apple may not be the world’s best technology company when it comes to either storing data or building a social network around it, but they are damned good at building a captive audience of delighted users who trust the company to provide access to a variety of 3rd party content.

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DSLR Quality Camera in Your Pocket | DxO ONE | www.dxo.com

21.06.2015 02:00

Very interesting. And a good investment if you are the kind of person that likes to take pictures with your phone, but at the same time want better quality.

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Daring Fireball

21.06.2015 02:00

DuckDuckGo have gone a very long way the last 12 months. I think there are two reasons for it: Apple have made DuckDuckGo a option on OS X and iOS, and a lot of geeks, bloggers and podcasters have switched over to DuckDuckGo, from Google since OS X 10.10 and iOS 8 was released.

The next step is of cource to see DuckDuckGo as the default search engine in browsers and operating systems.

John Gruber:

Would be fascinating to see how usage would spike if Apple set it as the default search engine.

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Podcasting in iTunes is 10 years.

21.06.2015 02:00

Stephen Hackett:

Ten years ago this month, at WWDC 2005, Apple brought podcasting to iTunes.

I wonder where Apple News is in 10 years.

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