1. Phil Schiller Live on The Talk Show Video [Link]

    June 13, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    I purposely didn't listen to this podcast until I had an uninterrupted block of time. I'm glad I did because the video is better. It's well produced with multiple camera angles and great audio.

    The entire thing is pretty funny. Schiller is very likable and makes plenty ...

  2. Synology Cloud Sync Adds Amazon Cloud Drive

    June 12, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    The latest Synology DSM update out this week adds some critical security fixes but there's also a nice update to the Cloud Sync application.1 If you are using Amazon's new Cloud Drive service your Synology can now automatically sync (both directions) with the service.

    Cloud Sync

    The Amazon Cloud ...

  3. Summerfest 2015 Software Sale

    June 11, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    25% off some of the best Mac software you can find, is not too shabby. If you've been considering DEVONthink Pro Office, this is a pretty significant discount. It's like the writer's dream bundle with Scrivener, Aeon Timeline and even Take Control books at 25% off. Use ...

  4. OWC Announces USB-C Dock [Link]

    June 11, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    OWC makes some good stuff, so I imagine this forthcoming USB-C dock is going to be top notch. From one USB-C connection you get Gigabit Ethernet, two audio, two high-power USB-A ports, two standard USB-A ports, one USB-C port, HDMI, and SD card reader. I imagine every new MacBook owner ...

  5. A Better Force Touch

    June 10, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    My review of the new Retina MacBook Pro was mostly positive but I was less than thrilled with the Force Touch trackpad. My biggest complaint is that the "Force" part is a bit difficult to master. I often end up applying a Force Touch when I really just want to ...

  6. Betting on the Winner

    June 09, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I spend too much time thinking about the strange psychology that has us all make a personal investment in the inanimate objects we choose. Why is that there are "Windows people" and "Mac people?" I don't mean, why do some prefer to use one or the other. Why do ...

  7. June Oven [Link]

    June 09, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    It's not for me but the June Oven is quite the marvel of technology.1 I feel like we are living a parallel to the 1950's when every day brings a new amazing technology into our lives. Ovens with overhead cameras, image recognition and Instagram posting? I feel ...

  8. WWDC 2015 for Working Stiffs

    June 09, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I missed most of the WWDC 2015 Keynote this year. While I kept the ArsTechnica live blog open (because it's one of the best with the least "personality"), I had fish to fry and couldn't really pay attention. I'm not an iOS developer anyway, so I always ...

  9. Nerds on Keyboards [Link]

    June 05, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    I have a problem with keyboards. This week Jeff and I talked about our love of a good keyboard but also talked about our hoard of clacky peripherals. We also talk about a Gubna by Oskar Blues.

    Here's an outline of my notes for the show:

  10. All of the Bangs

    June 04, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Just a friendly reminder that DuckDuckGo supports a lot of query modifiers they call "bangs." If your default browser search is DDG and you prefix with !g you'll get a Google search. Prefix with with !wa to perform a WolframAlpha search.

    That's pretty commonly known. But if you ...