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4 Things I Miss About Mac

Four years later, and Dave Rupert is still on Windows. I honestly feel he doesn’t stay out of obligation—he prefers it. His example reminds me that attaching one’s identity to a...More

Meltdown and Spectre

Ben Thompson writing about the Meltdown and Spectre processor vulnerabilities: Faced with a fundamental imbalance (data fetch slowness versus execution speed), processor engine...More

I Bought a Camera

After debating whether I should buy a DSLR for almost a year, I finally decided last week that I was going to pull the trigger. If you like geeking out about gear like me, here...More

Hello, I'm a Mac. And I'm a PC

Or, an alternate sub-title: A long time Mac user and web developer’s perspective on the current state of Windows vs. macOSOnce upon a time when I was about seventeen, when I tho...More

Defining a Microblog Post

Some of you may have heard of Manton Reece’s Indie Microblogging Kickstarter. If you haven’t, check it out. We need to start moving away from Twitter, people; it’s mostly toxic ...More

Hello Again World

Jen Simmons: I worry about Twitter. The company doesn’t care about things I care about. It will do whatever it needs to for the money it wants. It might go away. It might get e...More

Autonomous SmartDesk

Ben Brooks: When I last wrote about sit-stand electric desks, I took a look at the Jarvis desk — at the time one of the cheapest desks you could get, while still getting a very...More

Shush App 4/5 stars

Yes, this is the app you’ve been looking for. Using it is incredibly easy, and forget having to search for the tab the Google Hangout is on, wait for controls to appear on hover...More

The Trouble with Twitter

David Sparks commenting on this BuzzFeed article: I don’t buy Twitter’s claim that they’re worried about lawsuits. Most people on the Internet have the ability to kick somebody...More

Why I Quit Twitter

Jonathan Weisman writing for The New York Times: For weeks, I had been barraged on Twitter by rank anti-Semitic comments, Nazi iconography of hooknosed Jews stabbing lovely Chr...More

Nylas Pro

Michael Grinich on the Nylas Blog: Today we’re announcing a premium version of N1 that is both affordable for our users and will cover server costs. It follows an old idea: you...More

Alfred Version 3

From the Alfred blog: This week, Alfred celebrates his 6th birthday. While eating birthday cake is always exciting, it’s with even greater excitement that we can finally announ...More

Spark Launches on iPad

Federico Viticci: With all the email clients we’ve seen launch to great promise and eventually be abandoned for something else, it’s difficult to make the case that Spark will ...More

Day One 2 Review

Jake Underwood writing for MacStories: Is Day One 2 worth the purchase? I think so. Even though its functionality centers around text editing, it offers so many other features ...More

Finding Good Content

Ben Brooks on how difficult it is to find good content: There’s piles of shit every where you look, which you have to sift through item by item in order to find something decen...More

On Managing Links

First off, let’s just acknowledge how #firstworldproblem-sy this is. They’re just links right? But I come across a lot of stuff on the web, and there’s some of it that I need to...More

Follow the Links

Mandy Brown on what happens when an app tries to keep you within that app: Because what Twitter (or Facebook, or Apple, or whomever) is also doing when they bring the web to us...More

On The Verge

Jeremy Keith: If the message coming down from above is that performance concerns and business concerns are fundamentally at odds, then I just don’t know how the developers are ...More

Sonos Play:1 4/5 stars

Sonos is widely regarded as a premier speaker system for your home. Their newest product, the Play:1, is their most affordable one, and could potentially get more people into th...More

Chris Bowler on Ulysses

Look and feel are important to me when writing. Ulysses and iA Writer both do this well. But I must admit I like that Ulysses allows me to organize my writing, as well as writ...More


Ben Brooks on The Brooks Review: In the end, I just emailed the files to myself and read them, finally, on my iPad. Insanity.Ben perfectly articulates a regular problem I have...More

Pocket Casts Gets an Update

Shifty Jelly updated Pocket Casts to version 5 today, and with that, two of our awesome shows on Goodstuff were featured in the post.Here’s what Chris had to say: Maybe some­da...More

‘App Rot’

Marco Arment: The app market is becoming a mature, developed industry, with vastly increased commoditization compared to its early days. Competition is ubiquitous, relentless, ...More

Updating My RSS Setup

Back in June, I wrote a post on my RSS consumption setup. The setup has changed a little, so I wanted to write an updated version that I can point people to.When I wrote the fir...More

Stay Organized with Bartender

Stephen Hackett writes a concise review of Bartender, and why it’s The Sweet Setup’s best app for keeping the menu bar organized.I’m a huge fan of Bartender. Because I normally ...More

The Sweet Setup

Shawn Blanc launched a new site last week, called The Sweet Setup. I’ve always payed close attention to Shawn’s app recommendations, but creating a site just for these is a grea...More

Rules of Tech Journalism

Harry Marks: Things have gotten out of hand. Tech writers are given far too much freedom to perpetuate inaccuracies and falsehoods, as well as a generous helping of incompetenc...More

MetaLab Launches Peak

Matt Pearson: Being micromanaged by robots is no better than by humans. This kind of stats-obsessed moronity breeds a toxic workplace.I couldn’t agree more. Although this produ...More

Sonos Announces the Play:1

Dan Seifert from The Verge: Compared to the similarly priced Jambox, the Play:1 is considerably louder, crisper, and more present. The more expensive Big Jambox offers a wider ...More

Eric Schmidt Tells Jokes

Eric Schmidt is apparently quite the jokester. When told that some don’t find Android secure, Schmidt responded, “Not secure? It’s more secure than the iPhone.”Good one, dude.More

An Argument for

Chris Enns: The peo­ple who scoff at App​.net and won­der “why do we need another Twit­ter?” are missing the point. Actu­ally, they’re miss­ing the point of the inter­net. Ther...More

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