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NetNewsWire 4

Apps

The best is back! The folks at Black Pixel have shipped NetNewsWire 4 for Mac and iOS. I’ve already bought it from the App Store and it looks great. Congratulations to all of my friends at Black Pixel for getting this out the door. It’s been a long road, and I’m glad to see their work paying off.

Acorn 5

Apps / Tools

It’s a couple of days back now, but Flying Meat has released a new version of their fantastic image editor: Acorn. I’ve used Acorn for my work and personal projects since version 1.0 in 2008, and it’s incredible to see how far it’s come while still keeping the simplicity that made it so appealing in that first version. Gus is a friend — so don’t tell him I said this — but to me he’s […]

Answers Events by Crashlytics

Dev

I’ve used Crashlytics for beta testing my new app, including their lightweight analytics-thing Answers. It’s cool in that it shows you the most relevant data, but I was never going to be able to sell it as a replacement for Flurry or Google Analytics (which I loathe). Today they announced Answers can do event tracking, and on top of that it looks fabulous. The web UI makes it really easy to see and add the […]

Daniel Jalkut on Apple News

Opinion

Apple News And The Open Web | Bitsplitting.org: I’m optimistic that Apple’s News app will be a strike against centralized services such as Medium, Twitter, and Facebook. A strike against signing over content to a 3rd party mediator for the sake of a greater chance at connecting to an audience. Apple may not be the world’s best technology company when it comes to either storing data or building a social network around it, but they […]

The Cheapest Generation

Other

Link: The Cheapest Generation Article in The Atlantic about how millennials just aren’t as interested in buying houses and cars as our parents: The largest generation in American history might never spend as lavishly as its parents did—nor on the same things. Since the end of World War II, new cars and suburban houses have powered the world’s largest economy and propelled our most impressive recoveries. Millennials may have lost interest in both. I don’t […]