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Talking to Siri: No solicitors please

/ February 6th, 2014 / No Comments »

I’m sorry, Dave. I was hoping for a delivery from UPS.

Steven Sande and Erica Sadun have been working on the third edition of Talking to Siri, the book that covers all the ins and outs of everyone’s favorite digital assistant….

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Talking to Siri: The politics of poultry peregrinations

/ February 5th, 2014 / No Comments »

I dream of a day when a bird can cross the road without everyone questioning her motivations.

Steven Sande and Erica Sadun have been working on the third edition of Talking to Siri, the book that covers all the ins and outs of everyone’s favorite…

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Talking to Siri: The politics of poultry peregrinations

/ February 5th, 2014 / No Comments »

I dream of a day when a bird can cross the road without everyone questioning her motivations.

Steven Sande and Erica Sadun have been working on the third edition of Talking to Siri, the book that covers all the ins and outs of everyone’s favorite…

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A PDF alignment trick so perfect, you’ll wish you’d thought of it yourself

/ February 5th, 2014 / No Comments »

When reading a PDF document in TextEdit, you may have discovered how hard it is to hand-adjust a page’s zoom and contents to provide a page-at-a-time display. The screenshot to the right shows how there’s almost always either clipping or a bit of the…

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A PDF alignment trick so perfect, you’ll wish you’d thought of it yourself

/ February 5th, 2014 / No Comments »

When reading a PDF document in TextEdit, you may have discovered how hard it is to hand-adjust a page’s zoom and contents to provide a page-at-a-time display. The screenshot to the right shows how there’s almost always either clipping or a bit of the…

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Talking to Siri: Who’s your daddy?

/ February 4th, 2014 / No Comments »

Everyone keeps asking Siri this. To be fair, Alan Turing is the honorary father of all virtual agents like Siri.

Steven Sande and Erica Sadun have been working on the third edition of Talking to Siri, the book that covers all the ins and outs of…

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These five surprisingly pointless OS X mods may amuse you

/ February 4th, 2014 / No Comments »

I recently went hunting for interesting OS X mods. For every useful item turned up, I found lots of dead ends. Many items read by the OS X preferences system (through, for example, calls to CFPreferencesCopyAppValue) have little or no application to …

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These five surprisingly pointless OS X mods may amuse you

/ February 4th, 2014 / No Comments »

I recently went hunting for interesting OS X mods. For every useful item turned up, I found lots of dead ends. Many items read by the OS X preferences system (through, for example, calls to CFPreferencesCopyAppValue) have little or no application to …

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Talking to Siri: Siri go SMASH

/ February 3rd, 2014 / No Comments »

Was it something Siri said? You know what they say about blaming the messenger…

Steven Sande and Erica Sadun have been working on the third edition of Talking to Siri, the book that covers all the ins and outs of everyone’s favorite digital …

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I tried this one crazy trick for a translucent Mavericks dock and it worked

/ February 1st, 2014 / No Comments »

I love OS customization. Don’t you? Ever since OS X Mavericks debuted, I’ve been complaining about the nearly solid dock. Finally, I stumbled across a system setting that enabled me to restore my dock to its pre-Mavericks more-translucent look.

As …

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