These are my Around the Web links for July 4th through August 20th:
- Let.ter – Just picked up the Let.ter app after a this reminder from @MacSparky — I had previously read about it, but was pleased to see it released.
Let.ter is a minimalist email sending (only) app for OSX that is built on Markdown.
- Keanu Reeves John Rain Television Series – I enjoy Barry Eisler's series of thrillers based on the character John Rain, and look forward to a potential TV series with Keanue Reeves in the lead role
- Little Snitch to Keep LTE Costs Down – A worthwhile reason for looking into the use of Little Snitch
- A Candid Look at Unread’s First Year – The upfront pricing model is a scary proposition for devs, especially if a 'successful' app like Unread only generates a moderate income in its first year. Where is the incentive to keep developing. This is a concern not just for devs but also for users who won't get updated apps if the money isn't there for the devs.
- App Rot – A compelling take on the viability of the App Store model to sustain development, especially given the up front pricing model. Worth a read.
- Trey Ratcliff & his GoPro Quadcopter – DigiDIRECT TV Ep 078 – Blunty of DigiDirect TV presents a video of Trey Ratcliff showing off his Phantom Quadrocopter at the recent Game of Thrones photo walk I attended in Sydney. Good fun.