Riding to work. Listening in one ear to music. Song playing: Elliot Smith: a question mark.  [Long press on the headphone remote.] “Di-donk.” “Rate this song five stars” Di-dink “Ok. I’ve. Rated that song. Five. Out of. Five”

Blue Toot

Bluetooth is great. Except when it isn’t. With the advent of Bluetooth Low Energy, iOS8 and OSX Yosemite, Macs and iDevices are intensively using Bluetooth to negotiate peer-to-peer connections (i.e. for AirDrop or Handoff). One major motivation to upgrade to an iPhone5s was compatibility with these features. AirDrop to my own phone can work, but it’s […]


If you love podcasts as much as I do, you might be interested to try a new app for the iPhone from Marco Arment, called Overcast. Marco has been teasing the release of this app on his podcast  (ATP, with John Siracusa and…. that other guy) for some time and I’ve been looking forwards to […]