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Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy 2011!

Heng-Cheong Leong, MyAppleMenu

Here's a little fireworks video I've shot to usher in the new year.

Fix iTunes And Other Slowdowns By Ditching Third-Party DNS Servers

Whitson Gordon, Lifehacker

A lot of anecdotes regarding slow iTunes and Apple TV downloads are spreading around the internet, and it turns out third party DNS—like previously mentioned OpenDNS or previously mentioned Google DNS—might be the problem.

Handwriting Fonts Resurrect A Lost Cursive Art

Jay J. Nelson, Macworld

For Apps, Profit Picture Is Blurry

Dana Mattioli, Wall Street Journal

Companies in recent months have launched a slew of photography applications for the iPhone and other smartphones, but many of these start-ups are still trying to figure out the best way to profit from their software programs.

App Management And Sync

Fraser Speirs

I have no problem paying for software. I have no problem living within the rules of licensing. What does annoy, though, is that there are no tools to make this easy and that the tools we have are quite opaque in their operation.

BarMax, The $1,000 App (That’s Actually Worth It), Hits The iPad

MG Siegler, TechCrunch

Undesigned: The Symbiotic Relationship Of Steve Jobs And Jonathan Ive

Laura Sydell, NPR

The two men seemed to agree on a basic philosophy about design and products: Make the designs and the software simple and and easy to use.

Both Ive and Jobs believe that the hardware must work together seamlessly with the software.

Why iPad Magazines Are Failing

Leslie Horn, PC Magazine

Mac And iPhone-friendly Alternatives To Delicious

David Chartier, Macworld

Should Apple Stop Selling Software In Its Retail Stores?

Joe Wilcox, Betanews

If An App Is Your Content Strategy, You Are Doomed

Mathew Ingram, GigaOM

Better to focus, as Wilson suggests, on helping your readers by filtering and curating and making sense of things for them (and giving them tools to do that themselves), and building a relationship with them based on that, rather than nickel-and-dime-ing them for every little thing and forcing them to stay inside your walled garden. Then maybe when you offer ways they can contribute monetarily, they will actually take you up on it.

How To Cut The Cord Apple-Style In 2011

Darrell Etherington, GigaOM

As if you needed another reason to ditch cable in 2011, it looks like prices are going up at some of the biggest providers. So if you’re finally tired of getting fleeced, here’s how to cut the cord and go cable-free the Apple way. You even have more options than you did the same time last year, too.

Addressing Failing Software Installations In OS X

Topher Kessler, CNET

The first thing to do is to double-check the system requirements for the software. While many installers will run a program that ensures the hardware and OS version meet the minimum requirements, others may not have this feature and will rely on you to have the supported system requirements.

By Heng-Cheong Leong