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Thriving in Today’s Digital World: How to Redefine Success and Avoid Burnout
There’s a huge focus in today’s culture on getting ahead. We all want to be the best; we want to achieve, to succeed, to do big things. And while there’s…
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Differential privacy in (a bit) more detail - Ted is writing things
As I mentioned in the previous article, differential privacy is prettyawesome. If I did a good job, you're now wondering what the real definitionlooks like. So…
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Why differential privacy is awesome - Ted is writing things
Are you following tech- or privacy-related news? If so, you might have heardabout differential privacy . The concept is popular both in academic circlesand…
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Trekking Toward Tolerance
Human infants have just two instinctive fears at birth: the fear of falling, and the fear of loud noises. Every other fear is learned as we begin to experience…
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6 days ago
The Purpose Of Life Is Not Happiness: It’s Usefulness
For the longest time, I believed that there’s only purpose of life: And that is to be happy. Right? Why else go through all the pain and hardship? It’s to…
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11 days ago
Spotify’s playlist for global domination
For 70 days at the beginning of this year, Daniel Ek and a group of friends competed to see who could cut their body-fat percentage the most. Ek, the…
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13 days ago
Reimagining an App from the Ground Up: Behind the Scenes of Todoist's Redesign | Adobe Blog
Todoist is one of the most popular productivity and task-management apps on the market. Available on both desktop and mobile, it uses a hierarchical system of…
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13 days ago
Apple Books: A Love Letter to Readers
When iOS 12 launches this fall, it will introduce a newly redesigned iBooks app simply named Books. Though the reading experience in Books is largely the same…
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14 days ago
Apple’s Road to a Trillion Dollar Company
Reading Time: 6 minutes In late 1996, while serving as an outside adviser to Apple and their executive committee, I was called in to meet with then CEO Gil…
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17 days ago
Everything bad about Facebook is bad for the same reason
In June 2016, Antonio Perkins unintentionally broadcast his own death to the world. It was a sunny day in Chicago, and he was sharing it on Facebook Live, a…
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18 days ago
The Secret of the Crazy-Tough Water Bear, Finally Revealed
The world knows no toughness like that of the water bear, which looks like a cannon wearing a pair of wrinkled khakis . This microscopic critter can survive…
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20 days ago
Inside the Mind of Donald Trump
Jewel Samad/Getty He’s grandiose, deceitful and paranoid—but don’t let him drive you crazy. By BANDY X. LEE and TONY SCHWARTZ Why is President Donald Trump…
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21 days ago
What APFS Does for You, and What You Can Do with APFS - TidBITS
When Apple released macOS 10.13 High Sierra in 2017, one of its most notable features was nearly invisible. Installing the update on a Mac with a solid-state…
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22 days ago
How an Ex-Cop Rigged McDonald’s Monopoly Game and Stole Millions
Jerome Jacobson and his network of mobsters, psychics, strip club owners, and drug traffickers won almost every prize for 12 years, until the FBI launched…
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22 days ago
A Rough Rehearsal, a Suicide and a Broadway Show in Turmoil
The text came in on a Thursday afternoon. The director of “Chicago,” the second-longest-running show in Broadway history, wanted to see the sole remaining…
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22 days ago
The Big Business of Being Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow. Credit Amanda Demme for The New York Times By O n a Monday morning in November, students at Harvard Business School convened in their classroom…
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23 days ago
Start Digging
If you're anything like me you have some amount of trouble keeping up with your tasks. I usually fluctuate between being "moderately on top of things" and "OMG…
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24 days ago
A new study says services like UberPool are making traffic worse - The Washington Post
A new report from a New York consultant says services such as UberPool do not significantly reduce vehicle miles. (Lucy Nicholson/Reuters) The explosive growth…
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24 days ago
GoodTask’s Smart Lists for Reminders
I've been playing around with GoodTask , a Reminders client for iOS, as part of my experiments with Shortcuts and Reminders for this year's iOS review .…
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27 days ago
ForTheSakeOfFuck — TechnicallyRon
How To Survive The End Of The World Events Serious stuff Contact Lifeabet Nonsense Home Street Address City, State, Zip Phone Number TechnicallyRon Your Custom…
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27 days ago
GoodTask 3: An Unexpected Surprise
It’s fall – damn near winter – and that can only mean one thing: time to make my task management more complicated. I often use the summer to make my life simple…
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27 days ago
"I tried ketamine to treat my depression. Within a day, I felt relief."
Javier Zarracina/Vox Vox's home for compelling, provocative narrative essays. I am going to die in this dentist’s chair. My eyes are closed, but I can still see…
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27 days ago
What APFS Does for You, and What You Can Do with APFS
By necessity, a sizable chunk of my new book Take Control of Your Digital Storage talks about file systems, and Apple’s new APFS (Apple File System). APFS is…
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28 days ago
How to delete your past tweets — in bulk and for free — and save yourself from your past self.
Photo credit: Mohamed Nohassi “He who controls the past controls the future . He who controls the present controls the past .” — George Orwell James Gunn was on…
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29 days ago
Google’s Fuchsia OS on the Pixelbook: It works! It actually works!
The home screen The home screen is still the "Armadillo" user shell we loaded on Android several months ago. The difference this time is that a lot of things…
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4 weeks ago
Project ‘Fuchsia’: Google is Quietly Working on a Successor to Android - Bloomberg
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4 weeks ago
Review: ‘Star Trek Online: Victory Is Life’ Lovingly Returns You To ‘Deep Space Nine’ And Beyond
Cryptic Studios’ latest expansion to their Star Trek Online MMORPG, “Victory is Life” is a fantastic addition to the game, and should delight committed gamers…
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4 weeks ago
How today’s Apple has thrown out its old rulebook
Medhat Dawoud/Unsplash When Steve Jobs came back to Apple in 1997, he didn’t like what he saw, so he set about changing the corporate culture. A decade later,…
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4 weeks ago
The Andromeda Journey Continues - Thurrott.com
It was a couple years ago that we first heard the words Andromeda and how Microsoft was resurrecting the Courier project to create a bi-fold piece of hardware.…
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5 weeks ago
What Do Designers Think Of The Tablet UI In Westworld?
(Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images) What do designers think of the user interfaces on the tablets in Westworld? originally appeared on Quora : the…
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The App Store at 10: The Next Decade
The App Store has changed the world. Over the last decade society as we know it has been irrevocably shaped by the App Store and its products. Just as no one 10…
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Personal App Store Stories from the MacStories Team
Over the past week we've released articles and podcast episodes documenting the stories of Apple and third-party developers during the App Store's decade of…
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App Preservation: Saving the App Store’s History
The App Store had just turned one when, sometime in the summer of 2009, concept artist and game developer Zach Gage published a preview video for an iPhone game…
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Game On: A Decade of iOS Gaming
Nowhere has the App Store’s impact been more profound than the game industry. Roughly one-third of the 500 initial apps that debuted on the App Store were games…
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5 weeks ago
Ten For Ward: 10 Trek Books That'd Make Good Movies
It’s a common sentiment, at least among those fans who read and keep up with the various Star Trek novels: “<insert book title here> would make a great movie!”…
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5 weeks ago
10 years of the App Store: The design evolution of the earliest apps
One of the most significant design opportunities in recent history was announced with a simple blog post on Apple’s website. “Let me just say it: We want native…
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Mara Tales: Kinda & Snakedance | Squabbling Rubber
A review of the DVD box set, from 2011 _________________________________________________________________ ‘Pick of the month!’ shouts an enthusiastic graphic on…
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MobileMe’s Legacy
This week marks the 10th anniversary of MobileMe, 1 Apple’s third attempt at a cloud service designed for consumers. 2 The service has a pretty rough…
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5 weeks ago
Developers’ Decade-Long Rollercoaster Ride: The Business of Selling Apps on the App Store
The case for native third-party apps on the iPhone was apparent immediately. By creating a device that blends into the background – with functionality entirely…
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A Landmark Legal Shift Opens Pandora’s Box for DIY Guns
Five years ago, 25-year-old radical libertarian Cody Wilson stood on a remote central Texas gun range and pulled the trigger on the world’s first fully…
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10 Years of App Store: A Timeline of Changes
It's hard to remember using an iPhone before the App Store. However, for the first year, the iPhone could only run the handful of apps that Apple created for…
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5 weeks ago
A Decade on the App Store: From Day One Through Today
"There's an app for that" may have been coined as a marketing term in 2009, but in 2018 the phrase is indisputable. With over 2 million apps on the App Store,…
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5 weeks ago
We Are All Public Figures Now
A woman gets on a plane. She’s flying from New York to Dallas, where she lives and works as a personal trainer. A couple asks her if she’ll switch seats with…
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6 weeks ago
Intel’s Toxic Culture – Monday Note
Intel’s Toxic Culture by Jean-Louis Gassée Who wants to be Intel’s new CEO? The job description should include the impossible task of undoing a company culture…
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6 weeks ago
The App Store turns 10
FEATURE July 5, 2018 How Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Ignited a Worldwide App Phenomenon In 10 years, the App Store has transformed how people…
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6 weeks ago
Disposable America
MirageC / Getty A straw is a simple thing. It’s a tube, a conveyance mechanism for liquid. The defining characteristic of the straw is the emptiness inside it.…
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6 weeks ago
Setup Headless Virtualization Server Using KVM In Ubuntu 18.04 LTS - OSTechNix
We already have covered setting up Oracle VirtualBox on Ubuntu 18.04 headless server. In this tutorial, we will be discussing how to setup headless…
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6 weeks ago
The Surface Book 2 is everything the MacBook Pro should be | Charged
I've been hunting for a great MacBook Pro replacement since early 2017 and while I've been happy with my switch to a desktop machine at home, it's been an…
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6 weeks ago
Homebridge Sensors for Plex – Plex Labs – Medium
Homebridge Sensors for Plex is a plugin I’ve created in my spare time for the popular Homebridge server , which lets you create various sensors for Apple…
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6 weeks ago
Would you give up having children to save the planet? Meet the couples who have
‘We can talk about emissions and climate change, but talking about population gets such an emotional reaction from people.’Illustration: Petra Stefankova G wynn…
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6 weeks ago
Intel and the Danger of Integration
Last week Brian Krzanich resigned as the CEO of Intel after violating the company’s non-fraternization policy. The details of Krzanich’s departure, though,…
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7 weeks ago
Classic computing joyride—Cruising through modern workloads on a Macintosh IIsi
Enlarge / Why yes, Virginia, you can still use Dropbox. Chris Wilkinson FTP By sharing my locally backed up Dropbox folder on my Windows machine over FTP, I'm…
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7 weeks ago
The inside story of the soccer ball that survived the Challenger explosion
Photograph by Shane Kimbrough/NASA Watch the story on Sunday at 9 a.m. ET on ESPN. The last time Lorna Onizuka spoke to her husband, she mentioned milk. She and…
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7 weeks ago
Apple Is Building a Media Platform Like Never Before
Have you ever watched the construction of a new building while knowing nothing about what the finished product would be? You track its progress a piece at a…
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7 weeks ago
macOS Mojave: Back to the Mac
For a few years now, it’s seemed that any forward movement macOS might make was coming in lockstep with Apple’s other platforms, most notably iOS. What was new…
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7 weeks ago
Beijing Wants to Rewrite the Rules of the Internet
Aly Song / Reuters It’s never been a worse time to be a Chinese telecom company in America. This evening, the Senate is set to vote on whether to restore a ban…
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8 weeks ago
'Westworld' Creator on Season 3: "It's Going to be a Whole New World"
'Westworld' Creator on Season 3: "It's Going to be a Whole New World" HBO [This story contains spoilers from the season two finale of HBO's Westworld , "The…
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8 weeks ago
Authoritarian Challenges to the Liberal Order
SUMMARY SUMMARY Introduction The Authoritarian Challenge How Liberal Democracies Can Respond Conclusion Renewing the Centre Authoritarian states present serious…
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8 weeks ago
Free Trials from Apple’s Perspective – Drew McCormack – Medium
There has been a lot of criticism over the years of Apple’s stance on free trials in the App Store. This has come to a head in the last few months, with a…
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8 weeks ago
The David Rubenstein Show: Tim Cook
The David Rubenstein Show: Tim Cook – Bloomberg
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9 weeks ago
Shortcuts: A New Vision for Siri and iOS Automation
In my Future of Workflow article from last year (published soon after the news of Apple's acquisition ), I outlined some of the probable outcomes for the app.…
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9 weeks ago
Looking for Life on a Flat Earth
Illustration by Robert Beatty On the last Sunday afternoon in March, Mike Hughes, a sixty-two-year-old limousine driver from Apple Valley, California,…
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10 weeks ago
How One Apple Programmer Got Apps Talking to Each Other
Just six months after joining Apple , Sal Soghoian's job was already on the line. In July of 1997, then-CEO Gil Amelio had just been ousted and the company's…
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11 weeks ago
Bye, Chrome: Why I’m switching to Firefox and you should too
You’re probably sick of hearing about data and privacy by now –especially because, if you live in the United States, you might feel like there’s very little you…
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11 weeks ago
OmniFocus 3 Review: More Approachable and Powerful, All at Once
If you're anything like me, you probably remain perpetually dissatisfied with your task management setup. You may have chosen an app and settled in with it, but…
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11 weeks ago
How Star Trek Became A Tribal Battleground Of PC Art
It has become commonplace to lament that we don’t have a common culture any more—a repertoire of art that we can all enjoy regardless of our political…
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12 weeks ago
Second Life: Rethinking Myself Through Exercise, Mindfulness, and Gratitude
"There's something in your latest scan that we need to double check." Here's what I've learned about cancer as a survivor: even once you're past it, and despite…
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12 weeks ago
How to Design an Agenda for an Effective Meeting
We’ve all been in meetings where participants are unprepared, people veer off-track, and the topics discussed are a waste of the team’s time. These problems —…
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12 weeks ago
Castro 3 Review: The Castro You’ve Always Wanted
Castro has long been one of the premier podcast clients on iOS, and its excellent version 2 – with an innovative triage system and delight-inducing design…
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may 2018
A Redesigned 1Password 7 for Mac Enhances Watchtower and Adds Flexibility to Vaults, App Login Support, and More
AgileBits has released 1Password 7 for Mac , a significant update that is free to subscribers but also available as a standalone download. I’ve used 1Password…
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may 2018
Spark 2 Hands-On: Email for Teams with App Integrations
I've made no secret of my complicated relationship with email over the years. While I'm always trying to optimize my email setup and finding new ways to spend…
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may 2018
Rebecca Solnit: The Coup Has Already Happened
A lot of people are waiting for something dramatic to happen, some line to be crossed, an epic event like the firing of special counsel Robert Mueller III that…
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may 2018
The Dismal Frontier | Current Affairs
I f you’re not a Star Trek fan, the intense affection it inspires in its enthusiasts may seem a bit baffling. Isn’t Star Trek just, like, dorks in space? What’s…
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may 2018
No Filter – Jane Kim – Medium
It’s oppo dump time. If you aren’t familiar with the term, it’s what happens when a rival campaign collects opposition research and dumps it into the hands of a…
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may 2018
Panic Blog » The 2017 Panic Report
Hello, my friends. It’s (Q2) of a (not-so) new year. That means it’s time to talk about Panic! Here’s what we did in 2017, and where we’re going in 2018.…
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may 2018
How Critics Got the iPhone X ‘Panic’ Story So Very Wrong
Lately there's been a lot of doubt about the iPhone. The release of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in late 2014 led to three straight quarters where growth surpassed…
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may 2018
20 years of iMac: A story of relentless design iteration
A 20th anniversary is a milestone worthy of celebration in its own right, but even more so when describing a computer. Few technology products boast such a feat…
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may 2018
Lobe | Deep Learning Made Simple – Intro Tour
Lobe is an easy-to-use visual tool that lets you build custom deep learning models, quickly train them, and ship them directly in your app without writing code.…
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may 2018
Using The Old Mac OS Is Pure Zen
At a time when apps have been likened to drugs , and fake news abounds , it’s easy to pine for a simpler time–like the early days of Apple, when a mouse and…
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may 2018
WhatsApp founder plans to leave after broad clashes with parent Facebook
Co-founders of WhatsApp, a messaging service whose logo is shown above, had clashed with owner Facebook over data privacy and other issues. (Dado Ruvic/Reuters)…
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may 2018
"The Past and Present" | Star Trek Online
"The Past and Present" By Mon 23 Apr 2018 09:30:00 AM PDT Kira Nerys, Kai to the Bajoran people, rubbed her temples. The migraine was coming. Right now, the…
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