I’m about to upgrade from the iPhone 4 to the new model, so I’m excited to start using Siri. I know people have mixed luck, but the following list looks really useful, and should actually, well,  work.

What can you say to Siri in iOS 6? | TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog.


FJP has a nice post about what makes Apple different than other companies, while simultaneously opening them up to abuse from bloggers and other tech writers.

A lot of Apple’s success comes from avoiding the temptation of jetpack design. Here’s how they do it:

They pick one feature
… that the market is familiar with
… and they do it better
… then they let you know about it

This is greeted by tech nerds as boring, but to the general public this is exactly what they want. They just want it to work.

FJP – Apple avoids the temptation of jetpack design.

iOS not having support for flash was a big deal for lots of Android’s early adopters. To me, it seemed like Google was playing that up to get their foot in the door with Smartphone customers, regardless of shitty performance. So, I’m unsurprised that they’ve finally and officially dropped support for it.

Via The Verge.

As a species, humans have always been running. Our motivations may have changed (escaping a sabre toothed tiger, for example), but our mechanics have not.

Jesse Schwartzman makes the case (he’s not the first) that while big cushy shoes aren’t the problem specifically, they do enable bad habits.

Barefoot Running vs. The Modern Shoe: Which is the real fad? « Earndit Blog.

Do you love coffee? I do. Also, I cant get enough food science (Alton Brown is my hero). I read the following article and cant wait to try this myself.

The basic idea is that you make strong, hot coffee directly into a container of ice that instantly cools and dilutes it to the required state.

Dymaxion. – Why you should stop cold-brewing, and use the Japanese Iced Coffee Method.. (via Lifehacker)

Sounds like exercise (aerobic or otherwise) will help keep you young (thinking). I’m in!

Scientists in just the past few months have discovered that exercise appears to build a brain that resists physical shrinkage and enhance cognitive flexibility.

How Exercise Could Lead to a Better Brain – NYTimes.com.

Sharp criticism of enthusiast forums of ALL kinds.

LensRentals.com – Hammerforum.com.