The Magazine

Once in a while, something comes along that in retrospect seems so obvious as to be almost inevitable. Marco Arment's new venture The Magazine is one of those things. The Magazine is a new publication that resides only in the Newstand app on iOS devices. For many users, Newstand has been one of those annoying… Continue reading>

Whither Feedburner?

Is Feedburner going away? It depends on who you ask, but there sure seem to be changes afoot at the highly popular free RSS service. What is clear is that the API that serves up stats is being deprecated as of Oct. 20, 2012, and the blog and twitter streams have been shuttered. Some claim… Continue reading>

RIM’s Marketing Mess

If I had a chance to give beleaguered RIM one piece of advice, it would be this: Stop! Stop the scattergun of conflicting messages you're sending, step away from the mic, cancel all the ads and the ill-conceived publicity stunts and think for a minute. Figure out what it is you're trying to do. Because… Continue reading>

It’s All About The Batteries

It's a frequently unappreciated fact that the form factors of our mobile devices are largely driven by the batteries that power them. Not the shape so much, but certainly the bulk and the weight. If you don't believe it, check out the teardown sequences on ifixit.com. The iPad is essentially a battery with a screen… Continue reading>

The Curator’s Code

There's been quite a dust-up in the last few days on Twitter and various blogs over Maria Popova's (@brainpicker) Curator's Code initiative. The Curator's Code proposes a standardized system of Unicode characters for attributing "via" and "hat tip" sources for content used or referenced in blogs, aggregator sites and social media. In her words, it's… Continue reading>

3D Printing

3D printing has been getting a lot of buzz recently, its evangelists have been cranking up the rhetoric with some pretty heady predictions of a brave new world of home fabrication of, well, pretty much anything. Even some more mainstream publications such as The Atlantic have got in on the act. I've been reading all… Continue reading>