Evernote adds todo's - and I give up
I have about ten todo list apps on my iPhone. I’m also a big Evernote user and have experimented with using that as a gtd system. It didn’t work very well. This week Evernote added a reminders feature that allows you to se due dates for notes. Now I don’t know what to do. I can’t get any system to work. I am constantly switching between several apps and pen and paper. Who knew remembering to...
Mailbox, now on your iPad
I got in line early for the iPhone email app. I used it for about a month, but I couldn’t get used to the new email paradigm. It didn’t quite work with how I used my inbox. I might give it another shot at some point. I’m happy to see an iPad app coming out. I’ve been using the gmail app, but I don’t like the iPad landscape-only view. I’m going to give Mailbox...
Yahoo! Acquires Tumblr.
The news is a few days old now, but Tumblr. was purchased for 1.1 billion dollars by Yahoo!. My First reaction… how does Yahoo! have 1.1 billion dollars to throw around? My second reaction… well Tumblr. is dead now. As a Tumblr. user the news definitely made me sad. I doubted there was anything good that could come of this. I assumed there would be a backlash from the tumblr....
4 Lessons From The Yahoo Weather App →
“Do we really need another weather app?” Actually, if it’s better, we do. Imagine if they’d stopped making new search engines after HotBot or new smartphones after the Samsung BlackJack. I have a lot of weather apps already. I don’t need anymore. Initially I passed on the Yahoo app when it was released a couple weeks ago but it looks like I am going to go ahead and install it today.
Keep Brown Sugar Moist With an Orange Peel →
Boom. My quality of life is significantly improved.
Senate passes nationwide online sales tax bill |... →
The days of tax-free purchases on Amazon are over. It was good while it lasted. I’m sure I’ll still shop there… a lot. But it will be a much less attractive place to go, especially for big ticket items. The comfort of going to the brick and mortar store will win out a lot more often now.
The Masters →
It’s that time of year again. Time for a tradition unlike any other. I’m really impressed by their iOS app this year. It has been a great way to keep up with the tournament.
On Chasing the Right "Zero"
merlin: Not to be all “Merlin Mann” or anything, but, maybe somebody will find this useful. I was recently asked to talk about how I think about the infamous Inbox Zero these days, and here’s what I said: Read More
Blogsy now supports Markdown →
My favorite way to post to my blog on my iPad just got better. The Blogsy app now supports Markdown syntax. I’ve been writing in Markdown for almost a year now, and I’ve been using Blogsy to post, it just required me to use the text editing app to first convert the Markdown into HTML. Now you can copy in the raw markdown and Blogsy will convert it for you. This should be cleaner. ...
Daft Punk announce new album, Random Access... →
Well this is mildly exciting!
70 Decibels moving to 5by5
➔ 70Decibels - Blog - We’re Moving To 5by5! Over a year ago I somehow heard about the Talk Show podcast on 5by5 with John Gruber. From there I started listening to a few other podcasts on the 5by5 network. They quickly became the programs I most looked forward to each week. Of those 4 podcasts only one of them is still going today. Back To Work was my favorite of the bunch so I’m...
Introducing the Hipster PDA | 43 Folders →
I realize the post I’m linking to is from 2004… but even now it is a good idea. I’ve been experimenting with a ton of different iPhone and web apps to take random notes throughout the day. I wanted something that was quick and easy to use, then easy to organize when I got the time to sit down and make sense of my scrawling. Nothing worked. Drafts came close, but the review...
Paper Is Not Dead →
Mailbox is Acquired by Dropox →
I had to post a link to the original blog post from Mailbox. Extra bonus points for the gif. I’ve used Mailbox for a few weeks now and there have been a few hiccups as they scaled up and brought on all the new users. This should definitely solve their scaling issues.
How To Create Custom Keyboard Shortcuts For... →
This is a game changer. I love keyboard shortcuts.
Each evening when I sit down in my chair to relax I usually bust out the iPad and open up my favorite RSS reader to catch up on the days news. I rarely use Google Reader directly through the site, but I use the service all the time. When it goes away it is definitely going to change the way I interact with the Internet. Reader is probably my third favorite Google service behind Gmail and Google...
Google Reader is Retiring →
I use Google reader every single day. It makes me sad to hear it is going away. This is a sign that RSS in general isn’t going to be around much longer either. As a power user of RSS I’m not sure what I’m going to do.
The Official Netflix Blog : US & Canada:... →
Netflix is going social. Getting a steady stream of what people are watching in my Facebook feed will be more interesting than most of the junk that gets posted there.
Where’s the Style? →
(Side note: My sister-in-law, I am told, does what she calls “double-gramming”, wherein she applies a filter and screenshots the image with that filter, and then imports that screenshot to add another filter on it. Yeah, I shudder at that thought too.) Whaaa? I’ve never heard of this.
Path Hires Ex-Google, Lytro Finance Head as New... →
Path is about to get monetized. As a casual user, this isn’t a good thing. I don’t know what they are going to do to try to make their “private social network” profitable, but I am probably out.
The $99 Roku 3 →
parislemon: CNET: The new Roku 3 has one more feature up its sleeve and it’s a neat one: private listening mode. Plug in a pair of headphones to the remote’s headphone jack and you can listen to whatever’s playing on your Roku. Plugging in the headphones also automatically mutes your TV, and headphone volume can be adjusted using the rocker on the right side of the remote. Another smart...
Apple's watch will run iOS and arrive later this... →
I haven’t worn a watch for several years. This might change my mind.
iPhone 5S In August, New iPads In April →
parislemon: So says Rene Ritchie of iMore, who tends to be very accurate when it comes to such information. The biggest surprise here for me is that the updated iPad mini is not certain to have a retina display. I thought the next gen of that device would add retina for sure.
Sun, HTML5 Weather App →
Another weather app was probably the last thing I needed on my iPhone, but this web app is pretty amazing.
The Problem With The Twitter
I’m watching the Oscars and following along with my twitter stream at the same time, as we do. Mark Wahlberg announced that the sound editing award was a tie, and then proceeded to give the awards to two dudes with long blonde hair. The entire Internet made variations on the same joke at the exact same time, and technology made everybody seem pathetic simultaneously. Jokes like that need...
Is the big iPhone the cheap iPhone?
➔Maybe the Big iPhone is the Cheap iPhone | SplatF I don’t think there is any way the new giant iPhone would also be the “cheap” (see inexpensive) iPhone that everybody has been hoping for. It just doesn’t feel like something Apple would do. Still, I easily forget that an iPhone 5 costs upwards of $600 if you try to go buy one out of contract. That seems downright insane...
How do you "read it later"?
I’ve been a long time user of Instapaper. When I got my Kindle several years ago it was an awesome tool to read online content on my eink screen. Now that I have an iPad the Instapaper app is one of my most used. While it is great for reading I don’t think it is great for viewing other online content. I would hesitate to send anything to Instapaper that wasn’t just a straight...
Best Picture winners: all of them in one supercut.... →
A nice supercut of all the best pictures winners. I was really hoping they would skip right over Crash, but alas, they did not.
Sony Announces the PS3 →
This has been a long time coming.
Any.Do Moment for iOS and Android provides a new... →
I really like the update. I’d gotten away from using Any.Do in favor of a plain text task list, but this is going to bring me back in.
Why Mailbox Won't Fix Your Email →
Sometimes a simple approach to email is the best. Read then archive and search for if you need it later. It is pretty much what I do with my personal email… but that is with gmail. For work I have to use Lotus Notes. Things are a little more complicated in the Lotus web of confusion, but I manage it in a very similar fashion. When I first started working I had an intricate set of folders...
My Next Computer
I’ve been on the fence about buying a Macbook Air for a couple years now. I haven’t done it because I have been quite happy with my iPad. It fills almost all of my laptop needs. However, I don’t think a laptop can be an entire computer replacement. Right now I have a desktop that is a few years old. At some point it is going to die and I am going to buy a Mac, I just...
Tumblr Is Not What You Think | TechCrunch →
Tumblr provides its users with the oldest privacy-control strategy on the Internet: security through obscurity and multiple pseudonymity. Its users prefer a coarse-grained scheme they can easily understand over a sophisticated fine-grained privacy control — such as Facebook provides — that requires a lot of time and patience. To quote Sweet Brown, Ain’t nobody got time for that. I’m a...
Today Weather 1.2 Goes Universal | Macstories.net →
Today Weather is my new favorite weather app. I downloaded it last week and it is awesome. Now I get an iPad app too!
The Cigarette of This Century | The Atlantic →
Our gadgets can be distracting for sure. What is more concerning is that strange compulsion to pull out your phone every idle moment. You may not have anything in mind to check, you just need to look at your phone. Describing it as the cigarette of the century is more of an apt comparison than I would have thought. Try going a day without ever looking at your phone. Before long I bet you will be...
Mailbox iOS app - The email helper
I am extremely good about keeping up with my email inbox. There have surely been instances were I got behind, buy I usually have no unread messages. However, I will read the email and then leave it sit out there in the inbox thinking I will come back to it. There have been several times where I forgot to do something because I didn’t go back into my email and look at my inbox or starred...
The Ring Clock | Architecture Of Life →
The current time is highlighted, and there is an indicator so the wearer can know which way to put it on. Although it is not a real product, this design by Szikszai Gusztáv has already welcomed by its future owners! This seems pretty cool. Too bad it isn’t real.
Introverts & Extroverts
I have been a fan of Merlin Mann for the last couple years, and tried to keep up with his online projects. He is an avid podcaster and Back To Work on the 5by5 network is one of my favorites. For the last year he has been doing another podcast with John Roderick from the band The Long Winters. I didn’t listen at first, and tried to jump in around episode 35 this past year. It didn’t...
Inbox Unchained: Mailbox just fixed email on the... →
I’m excited to try out Mailbox in however long it takes them to get through 57 thousand reservations and it is my turn.
iOS 6 tips and tricks →
I learned a few things here that I didn’t know about.