My Coffee Setup (2021)

My Coffee Setup (2021)
How about something totally not technical for once!? I think I’d rather use an Android phone than stop drinking coffee, so I thought it might be fun to look at my real addition: coffee. Let’s get deep. The BeansThe most important part of the coffee making process are

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Mac OS X Retro Grass Wallpapers

Mac OS X Retro Grass Wallpapers
Get them here! Wallpaper Weekend continues with a second set of wallpapers, this time inspired by the awesome grass wallpaper in Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. Apparently Steve Jobs took that photo, so I'm not going to suggest mine are better, but I will say that mine are higher

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Introducing Vibes, a Premium Wallpaper Pack for the Summer

Introducing Vibes, a Premium Wallpaper Pack for the Summer
Pick up the pack today! Today I'm excited to share my new wallpaper pack, Vibes. This collection of 11 wallpapers is designed to look great for people who like a bright wallpaper (or a dark one if that's your speed). I'm partial to vibes-5, but I think more people will

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Bich Bark Issue #75

I'm cross posting this week's Birch Bark newsletter here as a reminder that you can get some fun links and videos in your inbox every Friday! I even do a music issue at the end of every month. If you're at all interested, I'd love it if you subscribed (it's

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What We’ll Remember from the iPhone 12

Comment: After nearly a year of use, MagSafe is the defining feature of the iPhone 12 - 9to5Mac In recent years, there have been two “takes” I’ve made on a quick judgment. They were that the AirPods wouldn’t be a product hit and that MagSafe was a solution

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4K is Almost Never 4K These Days

Yesterday I got thinking about 4K and it really hit me how hard is is to actually do anything in 4K and how the term “4K” is largely a marketing term at this point. It isn’t always, but I wanted to hit on a few situations where “4K” is

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The Switch Needs to Lock Down 1080p Gaming Before it Tackles 4K

The Switch Needs to Lock Down 1080p Gaming Before it Tackles 4K
Nintendo announced a new Switch model today, and it's not the Switch Pro that's been rumored for ages. Instead, it adds a slightly larger OLED screen, a better kickstand, and an Ethernet jack. In terms of performance, it's exactly the same as what they're already selling. On the one hand,

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Concept: Using Maps to Fix Safari on iOS 15

Concept: Using Maps to Fix Safari on iOS 15
It would be fair to say I'm pretty skeptical about Safari's new design. There are issues across all platforms that I hope Apple addresses before the app launches to the public this fall, but today I wanted to take a stab at improving the iOS experience. Pain PointsWhen I use

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Mario Golf: Super Rush Review

Mario Golf: Super Rush Review
Mario Golf is back, and I tend to play these games for 100+ hours. The story and novelty modes don't matter to me at that point, so I'm looking at the core golfing experience and how I think it will hold up in the long run.

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