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Fantastical for iOS / iPhone, Quick Look

I’ve never really been much of a calendar user on the iPhone. Once I tried to get the family to all use a shared Google calendar but it never got any traction. A couple weeks ago I read this column…

App Review: Vesper for iOS

I have a little problem with weather apps for the iPhone. Every time a new one comes along I grab it, convinced it’s the ultimate and the final one I’ll buy. Until the next one comes along a few weeks…

To Be A “Lifelong Pigeon Fancier”

Fascinating, and fun, story. (pic via WSJ) But I do hope never to be known as a “lifelong pigeon fancier.” Pigeon Defeats U.K. Code Breakers – WSJ.com: LONDON—Britain’s world-renowned code-cracking intelligence experts have admitted they’ve met their match—in a dead…

How A Dentist’s BMW Is Like OLPC

If we were to survey the driveways of 1000 U.S. dentists, we would likely find a great number of them have BMWs, Audis, MBs, Jaguars, etc. Would it make sense to enact a policy giving BMWs, Jaguars, Audis, etc. to…

Dr. Land was Steve Jobs, before Steve Jobs …

Just some fun reading. How the Polaroid Stormed the Photographic World – Smithsonian Magazine: I first saw the Polaroid SX-70—the one-step instant camera introduced in 1972 by the company’s co-founder, Dr. Edwin Land—in the spring of 1973, when the photographer…

Quick Review: Clear for iOS, The Art of ToDo

Every once in a while a product comes along that just seems perfect in terms of both form and function. Usually it’s something physical, an object. Once in a while it’s a piece of software (or even a beautiful algorithm).…

iPhone Business Bigger Than All of Microsoft?!

This is kind of mind-blowing (via MG Siegler). Especially when you consider that five years ago the iPhone didn’t even exist. [  Check out this slick infographic of the iPhone's evolution ] parislemon • Size Matters: It looks like Apple’s…