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Wunderlist 3 Review

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Great app for managing to-do lists, whether they be personal or for large workgroups. While I found the the Mac app a little frustrating to work with, overall Wunderlist is one of the best list management tools I’ve ever used.

My review here.

Written by Jeffery Battersby

October 11th, 2014 at 10:38 am

Number 2

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I started following the Yankees because of this guy. Going to be very hard to follow them after he’s gone.

Derek Jeter’s Final at bat at Yankee Stadium.

Written by Jeffery Battersby

September 25th, 2014 at 9:51 pm

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Screenshot FX Review

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Clever little screenshot tool that lets you make precise image selections when taking a screenshot. Kind of like Photoshop, only you can use it before you try to capture an image.

Quite nice!

My review at Macworld.com.

Written by Jeffery Battersby

September 17th, 2014 at 9:21 am

From One Second to the Next

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Very compelling no texting while driving documentary from Werner Herzog. Must see…

From One Second to the Next

Written by Jeffery Battersby

September 17th, 2014 at 9:14 am

Livescribe 3 Review

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Still a little bulky for my liking, the Livescribe 3 Smartpen system provides you with a way to capture and synchronize handwritten notes and recorded audio.

My Macworld review here.

Written by Jeffery Battersby

September 13th, 2014 at 4:27 pm

Let’s Talk About Margins

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Consider buildings. Although you may not be an architect, you can be touched by a graceful space. The kind of space where you close your eyes and feel the gentle hand of the architect reveal itself in the way sound and air moves around you. Try it sometime. Go to your favorite space. Close your eyes and breathe slowly and intuit the goodness.

A book with proper margins says a number of things. It says, we care about the page. It says, we care about the words. We care so much that we’re going to ensure the words and the page fall into harmony.—Craig Mod

I often think about design when it comes to buildings and open spaces, but before reading this I had never thought about it when touching or reading a book. I suspect that I’ve enjoyed a “good” book without really understanding why it was that I enjoyed it. From this point forward I can’t imagine not noticing the design and layout of a good book.

Let’s talk about margins —Craig Mod

Written by Jeffery Battersby

September 3rd, 2014 at 8:48 pm

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iBetterCharge

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iBetterCharge is a great little app that reminds you when your iOS device is running low on juice. Simple, free, and easy-to-use, it’s still in my Menubar today.

My review is at Macworld.com.

Written by Jeffery Battersby

August 22nd, 2014 at 6:47 am