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Airmail 1.4 Mac App Store

cpoetter:

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- New Rules/Filters
- New Actions
- New Omnifocus 2 support
- New Fantastical support
- New BusyCall support
- New dispatch to services
- New Flags

- Improved UX
- Improved Preferences
- Improved Search
- Improved Markdown editor
- Improved Labels
- Improved Signatures
- Improved…

Fantastical, BusyCal und OmniFocus. Fuck yeah!

Indeed.

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Lost in the woods? This gadget can save your bacon

Mit einer Reichweite von bis zu 50 Meilen: “Here’s how it works: Your phone connects to your goTenna through Bluetooth, goTenna then transmits the data you’re sending out to another (or multiple) goTenna through proprietary protocols, which then transmits it over Bluetooth to the phone connected to that other goTenna. It effectively acts as your own cell tower.”

Filed under post-snowden

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App store revenue

"Google said it paid out $5bn to developers from Google IO in 2013 to Google IO in 2014 (a little over 13 months)
Apple said it has paid out $20bn to developers in total by the end of the June 2014 quarter, and at WWDC June 2013 it gave a figure of $10bn paid to developers (at the June 2013 earnings call a month later it then said it had paid out $11bn). So in the last 12 months, it paid out roughly $10bn.
Google also said at IO that it has 1bn 30-day active Android users - the degree of precision is not clear. The iOS number is fuzzier: trailing 24 months’ sales would be a little under 500m, but extending that to a three year lifespan would take it to over 600m.”

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Seriously, Fuck You, "Kindle Unlimited" - The Awl

"You can do anything you like with the public domain books and recordings you download from Project Gutenberg or the Internet Archive: Make a literary Girl Talk-type mashup with them, hide Satanic messages in there via "backmasking," make letterpress reprints of the books and illuminate them by hand with gold leaf like a medieval monk and sell the results on Etsy. It’s all free and legal. That is what "public domain" means. (By the bye, I wrote to the PR contact supplied by Amazon in the subject press release, and asked how many of these six hundred thousand titles offered through Kindle Unlimited are in the public domain and therefore, already free to the public, but did not receive an answer.)"

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Xiaomi's latest phone gets a steel frame, IR blaster and top specs for just $320

"The boost in Xiaomi’s sales figure is helped by the company’s expansion into other parts of Asia, including Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines and, very recently, India. You can thank ex-Googler Hugo Barra for that, who has been very hands-on with this project. On a related note, there are now 65 million activated MIUI users, who will be able to upgrade to version 6 as of August 16th. After 26.11 million phones — which translates to 33 billion yuan or about $5.32 billion — so far this year, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun expects to sell a grand total of 60 million phones in 2014, which would be more than twice of that from 2013."

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The secret of Minecraft — The Message — Medium

"“A generative, networked system laced throughout with secrets.”

When you write it that way, you realize it doesn’t have to be software. This is a stretch, but you could apply that description to the greater Star Wars universe—not just the movies, but all that followed: the books, the video games, the spit-spraying backyard lightsaber battles. And, based on all the fan fiction and wizard rock they inspired, I’d say the Harry Potter books managed to boot up a generative, networked system of some sort.

But now, in the 2010s, Minecraft improves upon those examples, because it does not merely allow this co-creation but requires it. And so the burning question in my brain right now is this: What happens when we take the secret of Minecraft and apply it elsewhere, in new ways?”

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YouTube's Biggest Star Is An Unknown Toy-Reviewing Toddler Whisperer

"DisneyCollectorBR’s most watched video, an unwrapping of “egg surprises” branded by Angry Birds, SpongeBob, and Cars, recently hit 90 million views. Five other videos have received over 40 million views, and another 15 have over 20 million. The channel’s hundreds of videos have been watched over 2.4 billion times — that’s more than “Gangnam Style” by Psy."