A propos the Twitter "dickbar"
Marco Arment, founder of Instapaper, has an “on the bull’s-eye” post regarding the infamous “Quick Bar” (aka “dickbar”) on Twitter iOS app: “We don’t know Twitter’s true reason for adding the Quick Bar. Presumably, it’s part of a longer-term strategy. But today, from here, it looks like an extremely poorly thought-out feature, released initially...
Winter is Coming... countdown
I’m officially on countdown. Game of Thrones, the oh-so-much-anticipated HBO TV Series based on George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire novels, is debuting in less than 38 days. For the fans here are some links to follow during the next months (reviews, news, discussion, etc): HBO official Game of Thrones webpage Official Twitter profile @GameofThrones Winter is Coming ...
Adam Engst on the Kindle, Apple's iBookstore & DRM
Adam Engst, the Mac pundit founder of TidBits gave a very interesting interview to eReaderJoy blog. In it he shares their experience on publishing the Take Control Ebooks 1 in the Kindle and iBookstore, as well as their reason for not using DRM. The full interview is well worth the read and I leave you some lines from it as an appetizer: (…) we have several Kindles for testing, and I...
After Oscars 2011
Oh, well. It was a bore. I actuallly missed Steve Martin (gasp!) and missed Alec Baldwin even more. When Billy Crystal appeared I could swear people all over the world were mourning. Picture source No, the young couple Anne Hathaway & James Franco were very plain, except during the introduction, which, IMO, was their best time. She was better than him, though; especially considering he...
MacBook Air: How do I love thee?
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. — Elizabeth Barrett Browning (in Sonnets from the Portuguese) Background I bought my first Mac a little bit more than 5 years ago. It was a MacBook Pro (MBP) — first generation, from early 2006 (1.83 GHz, nowadays with 4GB RAM and 320GB HD) — which changed how I relate with computers. That computer became, not only a tool, but a...
Oscars 2011 betting
Long night ahead (hopefully in the company of my fellow twitter friends) with the 83rd Academy Awards, aka Oscars. My bets for the top categories? The King’s Speech The Coen Brothers (twice) Colin Firth Natalie Portman Geoffrey Rush Hailee Steinfeld Christopher Nolan How to Train Your Dragon You guess what goes where. ;) I’m curious to see how Anne Hathaway behaves....
Andy Ihnatko's intake on Mac OS Lion →
“Silly people have mused on that idea and imagined that Mac OS X would inevitably turn into a tablet-style, multitouch OS, if it even continued to exist at all. But when Apple talks about bringing iOS features to the desktop, they’re just referring to features that make the iPad slightly more awesome, like remote-nuking a stolen computer, and being able to close an app without having to...
Tembo: better than spotlight (promo)
One of the apps that I catch myself using time and time again (way more than Spotlight or HoudahSpot) is Tembo. Love its simple interface and speed. Only available via Mac App Store, it’s -50% for the next 24h: 8$ or 6€. Go get it. (Or try the trial).
Cool audio little toy: XMI X-Mini II
My new audio toy just arrived from Amazon and sounds just as announced: great for the little thing that it is. I was searching for a small, portable, non-electricity connected speaker for my iPod Touch. Something basic that would allow me listen to podcasts, music or radio on-the-go. And on-the-go I mean car trips, shower or sofa. After some research, and reading several not so good reviews...
Nowadays I find myself with no time to blog. Real blogging, I mean. But I miss it. I miss it mostly because Twitter is not enough to share some thoughts or news. And because of that I had to do something… So, here you have: J ● Notes 1. A Tumblr blog to write little ideas (notes) on whatever I feel up to. Whenever it strikes my mood (or time!). Welcome to it and if you are into...