By now we’ve gotten used to the endless stream of screenshots capturing typos on TV news programs.

What I am wondering about is, if TV stations don’t care anymore and the ‘everything was better in the past’ motto holds true here, or if the typos have always been there and only now, that we are all watching with our ‘second screen’ in hand and that one with a camera attached no less, we are able to capture those mishaps and post them on Twitter for all of us to chuckle and the poke fun at the medium.

Just wondering.

And by tech product I mean the new iPhone, of course.

Panzarino ups the ante and takes the review units to Disneyland. Great idea. This really sets the bar for future reviews, since this time around most reviews felt a bit… flat from what I am gathering around the internet.

Apple, I’d love to take the next phone out for a hike in a National Park. Let me know where I can pick up a unit.

The same week John Gruber talks at XOXO about independent publishing and encourages people to revive their indie blogs Jason Snell, after ‘leaving Mac World‘ is starting ‘Six Colors‘.

Fascinating time to be a blogger, still.

Peter Cohen:

If you fall into that camp, let me speak very plainly: I have no sympathy for you. I have trouble thinking of a more self-indulgent, “first world problem” than saying “I hate this free new album I’ve been given.”

Via Daring Fireball

I like U2. I like Apple. I’m biased, therefore I have to shut up. No, you shut up.

Just what the world needs.

It’s fun, it’s gimmicky, it’s another app in my ‘social app’ folder that will be downloaded, used for 2 days and never touched again. Sorry, Kevin Rose, I love the creative hunger but I wish that energy would be invested into stuff that can change lives.

I know, tall order. Not ti(i)ny at all.

Scotty Loveless:

I worked on the Genius Bar for almost two years, and the most difficult issue to solve was short battery life. It was extremely difficult to pinpoint the exact reason why someone’s battery was draining.

Linking to it so I can remember it now, and find it later.

The iPod had such a profound impact on the way many of us listen to music that it seems to have been around forever.

RIP to this incredible product. I remember when Steve Jobs introduced the product and there was this sense in the air that computers would finally become so much more than just desktop work machines. What a ride it has been.

So, there’s this new trend, where people sell their company/app/site/idea to a larger corporation with lots of cash, presumably in exchange for lots of cash and then the inevitable happens and the large corporation shuts the service down.

A little later a disgruntled founder shows up on Kickstarter and begs for cash to restart the service.


And I’ll be in Germany – dang.

For now, drones are no longer allowed to fly on National Park lands.

If we as a society should ever entertain the idea that private drones are allowed to fly above our headspace we need to make absolutely sure that all drones contain ‘black boxes’ and proper tracking devices and every flight is trackable, traceable, insurable and accountable to the owner of the drone. Part of the reason why we have loose gun laws is that we are fascinated with technology and love toys in our hands, but drones are a new thing and we have a chance to start this off right. If it ever does start off.

I rather have them not take off ever, but I don’t want to sounds like an old fart who’s just yelling “get off my lawn”.

Monochrome looks kinda cool.

But sadly some of my mobile pages render differently than in my iPhone browser? Anyone has any suggestions on why that is?

On Quora, by a medical professional:

I feel that Healthkit might well be the first step in creating something akin to a universal EMR. If Apple pulls this off with the right partners, they could potentially solve one of the single worst problems in healthcare today: the inability to easily transfer patient records from one care location to another.

This is where the opportunity lies. Not just is this incredibly exciting in itself, but by Apple creating partnerships with other industries that can benefit from Apple’s software and hardware Apple has the ability to leverage their pocketbooks. Just like Apple did with the cell carriers. It could become another subsidized market that can be made accessible to the consumers without ‘ads’ or other shitty workarounds.

Reeder relaunched.

My once favorite RSS reader had to be completely rebuild after the closure of Google Reader. Back then I love the app on Mac and iOS. It is still gorgeous designed, feels great to use and is a pleasure to read articles from multiple blogs on.

When Google killed their RSS service I moved all my blogs to DIGG and used their app and website for awhile. It worked alright at first but it certainly was no Reeder.

Since then time has moved on and RSS has increasingly become irrelevant for me. I recently revived the still very clunky-to-use Lists on Twitter and added every blog-only feed to that list I care about. It actually works surprisingly well. My ‘RSS’ List allows me to browse those links straight from the platform I use most often to discover and read articles. It certainly is not as comprehensive as my old RSS list, but starting fresh actually feels pretty good as I get a change to rebuild my feed from the ground up.

And for those blog feeds that don’t offer dedicated Twitter streams? Well, they should get on it right away, right? But, in the meantime, I will let those links come bubbling up to me on my daily tweet stream.

Happy reader, but without Reeder.

They changed the game. A full tour the force that introduced Apple’s roadmap for the future. Wow.

Great roundup by Ben Brooks (who’s back on Twitter!):

… the biggest thing to remember is that unlike other keynotes and product announcements: all this stuff is real. You may not get it today, but developers are already hard at work on it so that when you get it, everything works. Amazing.

Podcasting’s blogger moment hasn’t arrived yet.

And will it ever?


There is obviously a growing market related to moving traditional on-premises enterprise software to the cloud, but what you might not know is that beyond that group of products, there is a whole other category of services being developed to support those top-level companies, whether that’s security, authentication, monitoring, back up or billing and customer retention.

And what’s interesting is that these services would very likely never have existed if the first wave hadn’t developed a set of open APIs.

Shad, my boss:

“There will always be gaps in how systems integrate, filling those gaps in a repeatable yet flexible way has given us a strategic opportunity,”

And that’s exactly what we’re working on.

DeckStarter is the only dedicated funding platform for custom designed playing cards.

Kinda awesome and kinda ridiculous.

Dan Buck, Dan and Dave Industries:

It is our mission to create a marketplace for luxury playing cards through collaborations with elite brands, famous artists and indie designers.

We app-ify everything. And we start in a safe, constraint, simple and sort of useless environment. Let’s hope that the learning derived from those experiences can be applied for solving real problems. We need designers to build real cool shit. REAL. COOL. SHIT.

Not self-driving cartoon dreams.

And it just works. Nothing else was expected from Q Branch.

Our goal for Vesper Sync was to achieve excellence in every way: performance, reliability, security, and privacy. Only time will tell if we’ve succeeded, but I feel confident that we have.

A Mac version is next.

We have several ideas for future Vesper clients, but we’ve decided which one we’re going to tackle next: Mac. We did the iPhone version first because the iPhone is the one device you have with you everywhere, and we remain convinced that was the correct decision. Ubiquity is essential to a notes app. The Mac, though, is the device where we’re most productive.

Hopefully shortly after we will see an iPad version too. But probably next week’s WWDC will illuminate to direction this will take.

What apps/companies/products do you think Apple should buy next?

And there I go, hoping that bringing The Talk Show over to Daring Fireball would make John Gruber inspire to redesign his site.

But no, it’s 2014, over 50% of his traffic coming from mobile and still only no responsive site.

I’m not complaining. I just would love to see his interpretation of what a site, which hasn’t been redesigned in many years, would look like in today’s standards. And not from a visual perspective or from an eye-candy one. This is not about fashion. It’s about understanding the current devices, and screen sizes and interpreting ‘design’ to deliver the content.

John, if you’re listening, would love to hear your thoughts. Well, I suppose I could just listen to the latest podcast to find out, right?