Category Archives: Apple

Share your gifts

Woke up this morning and found this in my newsfeed, and it kind of got me in the heart. It may be an ad, but it’s an ad in the best manifestation possible: a 3-minute short story that gives holiday … Continue reading

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It’s a great week for font geeks

For those who love to geek out on the alchemy of designing fonts, this is a week of plentitude. First, Frere-Jones has just published “Typeface Mechanics: 002,” which picks up where 001 left off. This time the discussion centers on … Continue reading

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Wind map on a weather app

Remember that cool world wind map I blogged about last week? Well, it turns out you can get the exact same information, with the same mesmerizing graphics, on your iDevice via a new weather app called MeteoEarthHD. In conjunction with … Continue reading

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Arq + Glacier: in case of disaster

(Warning: this post is for Mac users only. For everyone else, go look at the exploding sperm whale.) My wife recently sold her old MacBook Pro to a student, and in one of those moments of profound embarrassment, the internal … Continue reading

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A day brightener

Today hasn’t been a great day so far. I’m in the midst of getting my second-ever crown, a procedure that was supposed to be easily concluded last week with the installation of my permanent crown. After two hours of torture, … Continue reading

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Murphy’s Law, Computer Corollary

My wife is a university professor and uses her laptop every time she prepares and gives a class. Two years ago she replaced a 15-inch MacBook Pro with an 11-inch MacBook Air and never looked back. She loves the small, … Continue reading

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Mac tweak: FunctionFlip

My purchase of a 2012 MacBook Air dragged me kicking and screaming away from my beloved Snow Leopard and into Mountain Lion, a transition I had put off for as long as I could. I’m getting used to it now, … Continue reading

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Curiosity odds and ends

Lest you think I’ve forgotten about our latest and largest Martian robot, here are a few nifty bits for the weekend. First of all, if you have an iPad, iPhone, or any smart device with an accelerometer, go to this … Continue reading

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Geek glow

Ordered yesterday: the 13-inch MacBook Air with a 256 GB SSD and 8 GB of RAM. I am now bouncing up and down waiting for it to arrive, so that I can have a full geek day of setting up … Continue reading

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Headline of the day

Man uses iPhone app to revive stunned bird Fabulous.

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