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Remember that Story Last Week?

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The one where Nick Bolton said that you can’t create stuff on the iPad?

I started drawing on an iPhone at the beginning of 2009, and, at the time, I liked being able to work so small. I got so used to the size that the first time I used the iPad, it felt like I had a pinball machine in front of me. In time, however, I became more proficient on the tablet and started using more lines and more detail. To the point that now, it feels primitive indeed to draw on the iPhone.

Mmmhmm… Wait, what? He was creating content on an iPhone too?

Jorge Colombo’s iPad Finger Paintings | via NewYorker.com

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February 5th, 2013 at 11:03 am

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The iPhone: Five Years Later…

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Great article by Jason Snell at Macworld about the iPhone five years after its initial release. Of his many interesting notes, he makes one point about his initial personal introduction to the iPhone that rings incredibly true for me:

It was all in shocking contrast to my phone at the time, a Palm Treo. I hated it. Every time I went somewhere, I asked myself, “Do I need to bring my phone with me?” If I could avoid it, I wouldn’t bring it along. The iPhone would be the first phone I’ve owned that I wanted to keep in my pocket at all times.

At the time of the iPhone’s release I was in the process of trying to convince my wife that we no longer needed cell phones. I wasn’t interested. I didn’t want to be tethered. I wasn’t fond, in any form, of the phone that I was using. (Unlike Snell, I can’t remember what I was using at the time.) I was never able to convince my wife that we didn’t need phones, so we kept them. But it wasn’t until I started using an iPhone that I felt like Jason states he feels in the paragraph above. It’s the, “first phone I’ve owned the I wanted to keep in my pocket at all times.”

I feel the same way. It’s the first and only phone that I’ve ever been truly happy to carry with me all the time.

Written by Jeffery Battersby

January 10th, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Instapaper 3.0 is Here!

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By far my favorite iOS app has been updated. Instalinks to Twitter and Facebook, but most of all the best reading app for long form journalism on the App Store.

Love, love, love it.

Instapaper 3.0 is here! – Instapaper Blog | via

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March 10th, 2011 at 7:52 pm

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iPhone’s Group Messaging in iOS 4

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I saw a Twitter message from Shawn Blanc about this a couple of days ago and immediately checked my iPhone’s General settings and turned this feature on. Shawn provides some great detailed information about iOS 4’s new/updated group messaging feature. Well worth the read.

iPhone’s Group Messaging in iOS 4 | via Shawn Blanc

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December 29th, 2010 at 7:12 am

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Hell-ouch New York

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John Gruber recently tested iPhone 4 and other iOS device upload and download speeds using the FCC’s FCC Test app. Impressed with his numbers I thought I’d give it a try myself and see what kind of speeds I’m getting here in NYC. My results? Significantly different.

First Test

Second Test

Third Test

Ouch!! Can’t wait to try this at home.

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July 1st, 2010 at 4:53 pm

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On My Way to iPhone Organizational Bliss

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Starting to love iOS 4, so many things to love, so hard to choose. But the first item on my list is iOS 4’s new folders feature. So many apps on my iPhone and everything has been spread over several pages. Now, it’s all on my home screen in a nice little folder.

iOS 4's New Folder Feature

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June 22nd, 2010 at 12:16 pm

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Pogue on Sprint’s Bold Evo

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He said iPad Nano, I said Newton, whatever the analogy, this is one big bugger.

State of the Art – Sprint’s Bold Evo Phone Fades a Bit in the Details | via NY Times.com

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June 17th, 2010 at 10:28 pm

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