Nice article about how the TimesMachine was built. See here.
I saw a presentation in California (I think) by Evan Sandhaus, one of the authors of this article, about the TimesMachine. He did a great presentation and explanation of the product and I the idea of using mapping is pretty cool.
The answer? Educated people and wages.
See Gruber’s article here. I think that discussion becomes very interesting as wages rise in China. As Gruber points out the jobs these folks are doing might be defined as ‘menial’ but the jobs take skill. So the Chinese market offers the both skilled labor and until recently, inexpensive labor.
As China’s economy changes and wages become higher low cost assembly will (and is moving) move to other countries. Do other countries offer the same combination that China does or is the ‘savings’ that a company takes partially eaten by training of employees?
Nice update from The Wirecutter. Good to see Apple taking a release cycle to polish things up.
TidBITS did a nice write up on the changes here.
The nice one is the increase to 1TB of storage for the Pro accounts.
I also happen to like the read-only feature for files and expiration dates for shared links.
Was working along yesterday, put a file into Dropbox and went to get the link and…
Wait… no contextual menu?!
I dug around a bit and found this video.
Don’t know why the contextual menu plugin would have disappeared in the first place but the video got my rolling again.
I started using Google Drive awhile ago because my colleagues were. Easy to use applications that have the collaborative features we were looking for.
I didn’t install the Mac client for Google Drive that syncs the contents of your Google Drive to the local machine. About two months ago I did.
Shortly after that I noticed a weird thing that started to happen.
I would be happily typing along in some application and the application would move to the background. Click on the app or use the command keys to move the app back to the front…and it would happen again.
It was driving me crazy.
One day I was typing merrily along and it happened…again. However, this time I noticed the Google Drive Icon in the menu bar flash at the same time the foreground app moved to the background!
Sure enough that was the problem. Set Google Drive to ‘pause’.
John Gruber recommended this application for the iPhone. I picked it up and loved it. Check out this story from Lifehacker.
Not new information as ‘The Loop’ was revised back in the fall of 2013. See initial review here by Apple Insider. See the review I’m referencing here.
‘The Loop’ is powered by something called ‘Glide’ from ‘Glide Creations’. I guess I’m just confused as I thought this was something that was released but the web site doesn’t seem to indicate that’s not the case.