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The NEXT Mac Pro

There seems to be a lot of voices asking for some updated version of the 2006 Mac Pro, but Apple isn't the type of company that looks back. It was a good design 12 years ago, one can argue that it still is now, but after the 2013 failed redesign a retreat to a safe configuration does not feel like the Apple way.

Non-disclosure Admission

By now everyone on this tiny blue spec already knows about Apple "being caught in the act" on slowing down iPhone older models. But how much nuance is there in the news and how much truth is there in Apple claims of why it is doing what it says? A lot of this is just plain bad reporting and lack of unbiased headline work but let's not get too much ahead of our selfs. Jump in and join us in figuring it out.

Abbie Smith - ERV

Let's talk viruses. Not you and me, but I would like to introduce you to Abigail Smith. She is a virologist and studies endogenous retrovirus, and the reason I want you to know her is that she is an engaging speaker capable of explaining complex topics in simple terms.

Better on the iPad: Games

I'm not a big fan of gaming on the iPhone or the iPad. Maybe because it's not a good fit for the type of games I usually play or because I'm getting old and to attached to a mouse and keyboard. Probably a little bit of both. Whatever the reason, and despite being stuck in my ways there are a few games that I  enjoyed playing on iOS, especially on the iPad.

Another One Bites the Dust

In episode 10 of the TSP, Diogo and I talked about organizing information on our computers. He's an organized guy, and I am a bit messy, so unsurprisingly we use different tools and have opposing views on how an ideal system should work. 

...Goodbye Atlas Recall, I wish things have turned out differently...

Sustainable Software: A User Perspective

On the first few years, the app store seemed like a boom for the independent developer with multiple stories of an individual or small teams making a comfortable living and some with outright mega hits. In those days most apps had a low upfront price and sustained their continuing development with the constant flow of new users arriving at the app store as the iPhone smashed sales records and became the most recognizable smartphone in the world.

Great Expectations

Unread is one of the best RSS readers in the App Store and was recently sold by Supertop to Golden hill software. I hope this transition will benefit users and Unread's new owner, however, in my personal experience it's not a likely outcome. To understand my pessimistic view, I will try to tell Unread's story.