Zero Distraction / An Anthology of Examined Nerdy Things

The Yellow Pages

The Yellow Pages as a business has stagnated for years, failing to keep up with the times and try new things as everyone moved towards a digital world. The inception of the iPhone in 2007 reinvented what we thought a smartphone could be. In 2014 it’s difficult to go anywhere without seeing people of all […]

Read Post / August 9, 2014

Music Player Apps on iOS

Apple’s own music app has never been what I would consider a shining example of what any music player should aspire to on iOS. I suppose that’s why there have been many attempts by third party developers to fill this void. Apps like Ecoute, Track 8, and Groove are examples of apps that all have […]

Read Post / March 4, 2014

Using Dropbox with Writer Pro

Design and development firm Information Architects, makers of iA Writer, have been under fire lately with their announcement to patent some of the technology behind their new app, Writer Pro. This has been discussed ad nauseam in the blogosphere and Twitter. Since this is the case, I have no intention of discussing the merits of […]

Read Post / December 27, 2013

Fitbit Flex

Being fit is really important to me. This is why I, like thousands of other people, use mobile apps or dedicated hardware to keep tabs on things like daily calories burned or heart rate. On a whim, I picked up a Fitbit Flex earlier in the week. For those unaware, the Fitbit is a tiny […]

Read Post / December 16, 2013

Using 1Password And iCloud Keychain

I’ve been using iCloud Keychain in conjunction with the latest version of 1Password on Mavericks. It seems like an odd combination. Why trust Apple with my sensitive passwords and credit card information? After the failure of MobileMe and a rocky start to iCloud, isn’t it true that Apple has shown that they’re incapable of making […]

Read Post / November 9, 2013