The ‘Transatlantic’ Accent Explained

3:30 PM, Nov. 19th, 2015 · · Cool Stuff Found

This is way off the tech track, but Boing Boing posted this great video from HowStuffWorks explaining the "Transatlantic" or "Mid-Atlantic" accent that we know today mostly from movies in the 1930s and early 1940s. I enjoy the study of accents, and I thought this was a great breakdown of how this peculiar one worked, where it came from, and why it disappeared. No spoilers, just watch the video. It's great.

TMO Daily Observations 2015-11-19: Balancing Your Tech and Personal Life, Apple Pencil Cases

1:39 PM, Nov. 19th, 2015 · · Daily Observations Podcast


If keeping up with Apple's fast paced tech advancements and new products feels overwhelming, John Martellaro has some suggestions for getting your life back. Along with John, Kelly Guimont joins Jeff Gamet to talk about balancing their tech gear piles with the rest of their lives, and Kelly has some suggestions for keeping your Apple Pencil—and the rest of your stylus collection—under control.

iFixit Guts Elusive Apple Pencil, Finds Uber-tiny Logic Board

9:16 AM, Nov. 19th, 2015 · · News

Opening up an Apple Pencil may be ugly, but what's inside is pretty cool

The iFixit team had a hard time getting ahold of an Apple Pencil, just like the rest of us, but with one finally in hand they tore it apart to see what's inside. Apple's stylus packs the smallest logic board they've seen, and they found this isn't a device you'll repair if something goes wrong.

Pay What You Want for the JavaScript Development Bundle

6:59 PM, Nov. 18th, 2015 · · TMO Deals

Projects in AngularJS

We have a bundle of tutorials for you called the JavaScript Development Bundle, and you can pay what you want for it. Pay anything—even a penny—and you'll get two of those tutorials, Learn NoSQL Database Design From Scratch & With CouchDB and Projects in AngularJS - Learn by Building 10 Projects. Beat the average price paid, which is just $10.89 as of this writing, and you'll get a total of ten tutorials. Make the Top 10 at any point, and you'll get five entries in the MonoRover R2 'Hoverboard' Giveaway, plus 10 percent of the profits go to Project HOPE. Check out the deal listing for more information.

Tips for iPhone Photographers

4:40 PM, Nov. 18th, 2015 · · Dr. Mac's Rants and Raves

better iphone photography exposure

Dr. Mac loves the camera on his new iPhone 6s Plus. Its image stabilization makes videos look more professional, and the new Live Photos feature, which captures 3 seconds of video when you shoot a still photo, is a winner. He's been shooting more photos and videos than usual lately, which led him to think about tips that may help you get better results when shooting photos or videos with your iPhone...

How to Beat Apple at its Game of Relentless Change

3:50 PM, Nov. 18th, 2015 · · Editorial

The higher purpose of technology

Apple is a very large company now. Its pace of change is enormous. It does a lot of different things that appeal to a lot of different people. However, no one person, not even  tech journalists, can engage every technology at every level. John Martellaro ponders the problems and good solutions.

Apple gets its Sexy on with New Chicago Store Design

10:39 AM, Nov. 18th, 2015 · · News

Apple's new Chicago River flagship store design

Apple plans to start construction on a new flagship store in Chicago next year, and the just revealed architectural renderings show a design that's likely to become a centerpiece of the city's riverside attractions.

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It's great that Apple designs its flagship stores to not only look good, but to reflect the area they're in.