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Explaining the iOS and Android mobile browser usage disparity  

Jason Grigsby at Cloud Four: So the question becomes not why do Android users not browse the web as much as iOS users do, but why don’t they browse the web on Wi-Fi connections? I’ve got a theory. When people are out of the house, they use their phone to browse the web no matter [...]

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Light as Air

From 1999 through 2006 I carried a laptop on my back 5 days a week every week. These laptops were: PowerBook G3 Lombard – 5.9 lbs PowerBook G4 Titanium DVI – 5.4 lbs Original MacBook Pro – 5.6 lbs At the end of 2006, two major events occurred. I started a new job that no [...]

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Ben Brooks Goes Hulu  

So Ben Brooks is scrapping the ads thing and moving his blog behind a pay wall. Not a “give me money or you can’t read my stuff” pay wall, but he’s delaying post availability by a week to readers who aren’t paying members. I have no idea how this will work, but I’d bet it [...]

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Ninjas are Awesome!  

Ninjas are awesome, so having “ninja” as a password must be awesome too, right? Seems like at least 333 people out there agree with me… via Daring Fireball

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Good Riddance Google Maps

I was in the vicinity of Ikea the other day, but couldn’t remember what street to turn on. Naturally, I fired up the Google maps app and punched in “ikea”. This is what I saw: WTF is Remcon and why is it 10 times as large as the Ikea pin?! And this is exactly why [...]

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Mac OS X Sabre-Toothed Tiger  

Please please please please please please please let there be a version of OSX called Sabre-Toothed Tiger! via Daring Fireball Yes, I know it’s technically a sabre-toothed cat, not a saber-toothed tiger, but I grew up on saber-toothed tiger and it just sounds so much better.

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The Funniest Thing You’re Going to Read All Week  

Just click the link.

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On Linked Lists  

Stephen Hackett’s been thinking about Linked Lists, which he doesn’t happen to use at 512 Pixels. He even did a survey of his readers, and it turns out most of them like Linked Lists. It also turns out Stephen isn’t bowing to the majority: At this point, I am not changing the way the site [...]

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What’s In a Name?

A few months ago I “famously” (and incorrectly) predicted the then-next-now-4S iPhone would be called the iPhone 5. This was based on some assumptions about the iPhone nomenclature following a series of numbers of increasing value. If the new iPad introduced today is any indication, those assumptions were wrong. Not the iPad 3 or the [...]

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Classy and Professional  

From an Inkscape tutorial at VerySimpleDesigns.com: Make the font Arial>Italic via the ‘tool control bar’ as indicated specifically by the image, this is a nice simple choice that looks classy and professional. It is also the preferred font for buttons of a similar nature. This description of Arial amused me greatly. I’m not especially bothered [...]

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