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How Apple's newest iPods prove (and disprove) that it learns from design mistakes (TUAW.com)

Sep 4th 2010 1:09PM I'm not sure what to make of the new Nano. I won't pass judgement until I've held an used one.
However, I don't think you can compare it to getting rid of FireWire on the MacBooks... I was pissed, but hey, they did introduce the 13-inch MacBook Pro which has FireWire, and I'm happy with it.

Hulu coming to the iPad? (TUAW.com)

Feb 15th 2010 9:26PM I HATE Flash with a passion, but Hulu is really important- at least to me. I think that now that YouTube's in H.264 and is even moving away from the flash wrapper to HTML5, Hulu is the only thing in Flash anyone would not buy an iPad for. That, and all the streaming porn (I actually had a friend who says that's all they like flash for- just showing you I'm not pulling this out of my ear) on the web, which is in flash.

How would you change Palm's Pixi? (Engadget)

Jan 2nd 2010 3:47PM Make the screen bigger. It's just to small. Even if you need to shrink the gesture area, shrink the screen.
Add Wi-Fi. Please, please, give your customers Wi-Fi. That's just essential for a smartphone.
A slightly faster processor, or enable the GPU. The lag isn't a selling point. More RAM would be nice too.
Of course... more carriers! First, Verizon! Second, AT&T! Finally, T-Mobile. That goes for the Pre too.
A MicroSD card slot would be AMZING, on the Pixi or the Pre.

Thanks for an amazing OS. Palm's turnaround reminds me of Apple's transformation in the late 90's. I hope Palm can have as much success as they did.

NES emulator on the App Store? Not anymore. (TUAW.com)

Dec 22nd 2009 1:47PM "Is it possible that Apple yanked it simply for being available on Cydia?"
Nah. The boxee remote app was (and I think still is) available in Cydia and the App Store.

When will they open up the app store? Or, at the very least, fix it? The approval process is broken, the update system is broken, the rating system is broken... it just doesn't work. If they don't fix it soon, they're going to see a lot of develeopers leave.
Think Different my ass. You know who "thinks different"? The jailbreakers. Google and Palm. The hackintosh community. But not Apple, oh no. Not anymore. What's happened to Apple?

Tell DLS: What are your top 10 must-have apps? - OS X! (Download Squad)

Sep 23rd 2009 6:46PM My list:

Quicksilver: I can't use a mac without this for more than 10 minutes! Tab double-⌘ or ⌘-Space, and I can get anything in seconds.

Dropbox: Life without dropbox would be... really chaotic. This is the future of the cloud. The files, not the apps, should be in the cloud. Those are the things that really matter.

Path Finder: I'm sorry, but the Finder is just bad. It doesn't do nearly enough, and what it does, it does poorly. Are file cut and paste, filter by name, and resizable sidebar icons so much to ask for?

Growl: I can't believe it's not built into OS X. It's simple, it's full-featured, and it's an essential utility.

Evernote: I am not well organized by nature, and really, really this helps me.
It is very versatile and easy to use.

iStat Menus: I love my little CPU and good calendar/clock in my menu bar...

Scriviner: If apple made a real word processor (sorry, Pages fans) it would be like this. Great for projects!

Things: Again, I'm not an organized person by nature, and I need a to-do list. And I really need on I can have anywhere... syncing with my iPod Touch is perfect! I love this app.

Jumpcut: I use cut/copy/paste a lot, and I need to backtrack! Can't live without this one.

Skitch: What you see is what you actually get. No more "Picture 1" ever again.

Setting up a "Writing Mac" (TUAW.com)

Sep 9th 2009 9:59AM Awesome setup. This is the beauty of old hardware. I really have to do something like this. By the way, I'm also a huge fan of Scrivener. Best $40 I've ever spent on software. Dropbox is also great- ALL of my documents are in my Dropbox. I've deleted my regular documents folder, created a documents folder inside my Dropbox, made a symbolic link to that folder and put it in my home folder. The only thing I would add to this would be Evernote- it always comes in handy. Nice work!

The beautifully detailed art of Mac OS X app icons (TUAW.com)

Sep 6th 2009 12:08AM My favorite icons, in no particular order.
Automater: So detailed...
iChat: Simple. Elegent.
Things: Perfect for the app.
Safari: It just fits :)
Twitterrific: Do I even need to explain?
Tweetie: There's just some kind of charm to the icon
Dropzone: Detailed and pretty.
Img2icns: Wow. Just.. woah.
Terminal: It's not such a geeky icon, yet it is representitive.
Path Finder: Elegence is key here.
Scriviner: I just like the yin yang :)
Screen Sharing: Detailed...
Dashcode: It's perfect for the purpose
System Preferences: Very underrated.
Xcode: Developer icons traditionally aren't good- Xcode, however, is perfect.
Interface Builder: Ditto.
Quick Time X: Slick.
Evom: Mac-like
VLC: It's just... nice.
Bean: Elegent.
TextEdit: Really detailed.
Transmission: Ditto.

Worst icons, in no particular order:
Evernote: Not mac-like; unfortuante for such a great app. I replaced the icon for this one :)
Magnifique- For an app that's designed to make your mac look cooler, the icon is the exact opposite.
Property List Editor- Plain and boring.
Pac the Man X- Ditto.
Dropbox- 128 x 128; Windows-like.
FairMount: I don't care about bagels that much, okay?
HandBrake: Terrible icon. I've also replaced this one.
Google Notifier: Just... bad.
Mailplane: I've replaced it too. It's just not colored well.
MarsEdit: I just got tired of it.

What Snow Leopard feature are you anticipating the most? (TUAW.com)

Aug 24th 2009 12:57PM New Finder? All they did was rewrite it in Cocoa. It still has the same UI and almost the same features. I wish they made it more like Path Finder. That's how it should work.

Quicker tweets with qTweeter (TUAW.com)

Aug 22nd 2009 8:03PM @MacDragon is correct. Don't sweat it.

Quicker tweets with qTweeter (TUAW.com)

Aug 22nd 2009 8:02PM @PiperSon Running apps in the background with Backgrounder can be real a performance (as well as battery life) killer. Especially if it's something that's constantly at work, which a Twitter client is. qTwitter, on the other hand, has very litter harm on the battery life, and it seems to have no harm on my iPod Touch's speed whatsoever. Also, I don't have to switch apps to post a twet. Besides, it also posts to Facebook; to do that with backgrounder, I'd have to run Facebook AND Twitterrific (that's what I use) in the background at the same time.