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frax

This baby has been a long time in gestating.  Hats off to Ben, Kai and Tom for creating, over I won’t say how many years, the greatest app ever to render a retina display pixel.  Frax is not only the … Continue reading


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on{X} update

The developer community’s response to on{X} has been really fun to watch.  I’ve made a short post for the site about some of the highlights of the past week.  In late-breaking news, someone has apparently just whipped up a fledgling … Continue reading


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on{X}

A couple of weeks ago I came back from a great trip to visit my very talented and hip team at the Microsoft Israel Development Center in Tel Aviv.  Excitement was running high as we geared up for the launch … Continue reading


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translator

I was pleased to see David Pogue’s positive review of the new Windows Phone, Nokia’s Lumia 900, a couple of weeks ago in the New York Times.  Windows Phone has made great progress these past couple of years, and has … Continue reading


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bear pond espresso

Much has been written about the food scene in Tokyo.  In the end, maybe it’s just a very, very big city.  The “largest metropolitan area in the world”, says Wikipedia, and among the densest (at more than 37,000 per square … Continue reading


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allsaints

A few months ago, I drove past the corner of 5th and Pike in the evening and saw something new, a shopfront that flashing by looked like some sort of Babbagesque mechanical computer, brass machinery gridded in glass and lit … Continue reading


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panorama madness

Super pleased by the reception of the Photosynth app.  We’ve blown through a million downloads, and we’re five stars now in the appstore, with about 900 ratings in the first four days: Fatjack1 writes, “AmaZing / My head asplode!”  “Holy … Continue reading


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photosynth app!

As everyone who’s been glancing now and then at my facebook page knows, I’ve been posting a lot of panoramas lately from the mysterious “Photosynth publish photos” app.  Well, the app is now finally available on the iPhone— just look … Continue reading


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tel aviv / berlin

It’s time to break this dry spell on the blog.  Let’s begin with some notes I jotted down on the plane back from a trip to Tel Aviv and Berlin a couple of weeks ago. For me, the antisymmetrical ideas … Continue reading


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