Mr. Stephen Hackett nails this pick to the wall. Pocket Casts is the most used app on my iPhone and its iOS 7 redesign has blown me away. If you are an aggressive podcast listener like I am, there is no other choice.
PS - The Sweet Setup is a brand new website from Shawn Blanc which recommends the best in breed apps for iOS and OS X. Check out the whole site. So much goodness.
As a computer technician for most of my adult life, the questions that I get the most are “Why did my hard drive fail?”, “How do hard drives fail?” or “How long do hard drives last?”
These aren’t easy questions to answer at all. Especially since the answer is not definitive.
Backblaze, an online cloud back up solution, has been in the business of backing up data to hard drives for about five years and they have done a really interesting study on the failure rate of hard drives in their data centers.
This is the best answer we are going to get for now, but I don’t think we will ever get a clear explanation about these mysterious devices that hold our precious information.
These sorts of goodbyes inevitably devolve into awkward small talk that lasts too long and then peters out. We vow vaguely to meet again, then linger for a moment, thinking of something else we might say…
I couldn’t have said it any better. I’m a huge proponent of this.
And voila! As of a few minutes ago, there’s an all-new Instapaper in the App Store. Instapaper 5.0 has a updated look and feel, new features for sorting, filtering, and managing your reading queue, and is translated into 13 languages. We’re really excited for you to start using it.
My time with third party mail apps for iOS has been rocky. I’ve been looking for one that meets my needs and includes some basic features.
Mailbox has always stood out for its speed and unique user interface and I recently switched back to the app as my go to client. Since its release six months ago, it has been missing a key feature — cloud search— that has made me hesitant in recommending the application. That feature has now been implemented with the latest update, and I couldn’t be any happier.
I wrote about Mailbox’s release and its CEO did inform me that it was on the feature short list, but I was growing impatient. When Dropbox purchased Mailbox, I knew that it would bring good things and I think we have seen that recently with this new update.