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Daring Fireball

08.04.2015 02:00

John Gruber:

New free iOS cocktail app from the clever fellows at Studio Neat. Their novel idea: shareable recipe cards, like this one from yours truly (riffing off Jim Coudal’s canonical Perfect Martini). They might have actually found a good use for QR codes.

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Daring Fireball

08.04.2015 02:00

The Apple Watch reviews are out, and I trust one person above everyone else when it comes to the first round of reviews – John Gruber. The review is long, but very good.

I use my current watch for many different things, but I don’t think the Apple Watch are the best for any of them. My watch is one of the things I own and love because I don’t have to charge it every night. I can see the time, the date and the day of the week, and I can also time stuff. Something that is useful while brewing coffee, or for being an asshole when people are late.

These things aren’t something the Apple Watch is the best at. The Apple Watch is not for people like me that just want a watch, the Apple Watch is for people that want more from their watch.

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Our favorite podcast client for iOS – The Sweet Setup

08.04.2015 02:00

The Sweet Setup picked Overcast as the best iOS podcast app, and I agree.

This is why I think Overcast is the best:

  • The sync is fast and reliable. Podwrangler is the only other app that have delivered something that I could call a reliable sync between multiple devices.

  • The interface is good looking, easy to understand, and it is the only app that have been able to make something well designed and powerful. Instacast or Downcast is powerful, but looks terrible; Castro is good looking, but too simple.

  • I trust that Marco will continue to make the app better, and up to date with what ever Apple annonces on WWDC, this year, next year and so on.

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The ducks are always greener – Marco.org

08.04.2015 02:00

Marco is another DuckDuckGo convert. It seems like 2015 is the year when a lot of people move away from Google as their search engine.

DuckDuckGo is more or less as good as Google. And everyone that are uneasy about Google should switch.

I’m so glad that Apple finally added support for the search engine in Safari on both iOS and OS X last year.

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512 Pixels

07.04.2015 02:00

Stephen Hackett:

My Relay FM co-founder Myke Hurley bought a 6 Plus back in the fall, and ever since, has praised the device for its superior screen, camera and battery life. It replaced his iPad mini and iPhone 5S both in one fell swoop. He’s been badgering me and many others for months about the superiority of the iPhone 6 Plus. I was excited to see if he was off his rocker or not.

Excellent article about the 6 Plus. I’m not sure, if I want a bigger iPhone, and I’m not sure if I’m going for the regular or the Plus, if I want one.

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The last episode of Pragmatic.

07.04.2015 02:00

Pragmatic ended, with episode 63. I listened to it last night, and the last episode, reminded me of the last episode of Hypercritical.

Thanks John, for giving us a great and different podcasts that focuses on keeping the facts straight.

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Daring Fireball

06.04.2015 02:00

Haha!

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Desk PM — The Brooks Review

06.04.2015 02:00

Ben Brooks:

And I think Desk is the right choice for people wanting to do basic blogging.

Desk looks really good, it’s not for me though, for many reasons. The main one is that I use Jekyll, and I prefer to just use home made command line tools, plus a basic text editor to manage my site.

Desk is the thing for everyone that just want something basic; except for Squarespace users; since they don’t have a API yet.

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Macdrifter

06.04.2015 02:00

I haven’t had the time to look at Launcher yet. But this post is a good one if you need some tips to get started.

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My Growth as a Writer –

06.04.2015 02:00

Harry Marks:

Reading is everything. It’s almost more important than the actual writing. I absorb the books I read and in turn churn my stories in my mind to thicken them up. To make them richer. And I don’t just read the literary powerhouses to enrich my writing. I read genre novels to observe pacing and romance and action. I read bad books to know what not to do. I read award winners, award losers, and books that wouldn’t be allowed within 50 feet of an awards stage.

A fantastic post. There are three thing I focus on in my writing.

  1. Reading as much as possible

  2. Writing more and better, by writing more, and by focusing more and more on editing.

  3. Taking one step at a time.

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