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Michael Truskowski
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Nerd, Marathoner, Disney Fanboy, Singer, Cat Wrangler (real and figurative)
Nerd, Marathoner, Disney Fanboy, Singer, Cat Wrangler (real and figurative)

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Last year when watchOS 3 launched, I wrote about it and iOS 10 in terms of fitness. The watch update especially was clearly designed to primarily push the device from a general purpose wrist computer to being a specialized fitness tracker, with some other…
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Equifax leaked your personal data. It is now even more likely than before (and it was already trivial for it to happen) that you will be the victim of identity theft. We say with software that if you don’t pay for the product you are the product. But with…
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One of my biggest internet pet peeves is news sites and blogs who do little more than regurgitate press releases for companies without any attempt to provide context or additional useful information. Verizon launched their Up program today. Up allows you…
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Ten years ago today I woke up before the sun rose, grabbed a folding chair, and went out to what was still the “new” Apple Store in midtown Manhattan. When I got there, I had to walk around the block to the now shuttered FAO Schwartz toy store (ironically…
iPhone at 10
iPhone at 10
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Thank you Jason Snell for not simply regurgitating a press release and calling it “news”. Come on tech blogs. Think for yourself. MP3 isn’t dead, in fact it might be more relevant than ever now that it is no longer being held hostage by software patents.…
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Whenever a tech company gets caught doing something sketchy, the response is almost always something along the lines of “We need to do better”. This week it was unroll.me issuing the “Sorry not sorry you are upset / we need to do better” statement after…
We the Writers Must Do Better
We the Writers Must Do Better
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Representative Jim Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin voted to eliminate the new ISP privacy law that was set to go into effect. This has been an unpopular decision across the board, regardless of political leanings. But Sensenbrenner isn’t backing down.…
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10 – Ooh, I didn’t expect you to start with that. How exciting. You must be super smart. 9 – Meh. 8 – Meh. 7 – I think you are just listing Google search results now. 6 – Click next to see more. 5 – Something actually on point to remind you what this list…
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In Part 1 of my series on leaving Evernote I took a look at Google Keep. Part 2 is an app that most people will have no need for, but it ended up being a very useful tool in my day to day work. It is Quiver, a note taking app designed specifically for…
Quiver: Code and Commands
Quiver: Code and Commands
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Stickies is that Mac app that you either ignore completely or use for everything. It has been on the Mac for a very long time, one of the few apps from the classic OS days that still ships with macOS today. It is one of those apps that is just there,…
Google Keep – Modern Stickies
Google Keep – Modern Stickies
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