David Chartier

Freelance content guy for apps, tech. MacLife columnist, previously Macworld, Ars Technica. Started finertech.com.

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David Chartier

14 hours ago

Twitter lists are vastly underutilized and appreciated. I hope this proves fruitful. Also: I'm stealing M.G.'s idea of creating a list of my local businesses to check in on events and deals.

Twitter No Longer Listless

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David Chartier

5 days ago

‪This is a great piece that explains, in fairly simple terms, why the 10.5 inch iPad Pro's display matters‬.

The 10.5-Inch iPad Pro's 120Hz Refresh Rate Matters

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David Chartier

12 days ago

Ben makes a decent case for the new iPads and iOS 11 being a turning point for the platform. I can't help but agree, 11 is a *massive* leap ahead in fixing so many of the little things that have hobbled the iPad. I've been mostly iPad for a while now, but iOS 11 and the iPad Pro should make it viable for many more people.

The iPad

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David Chartier

20 days ago

This might sound like a silly argument, but give it a chance. Spend some time thinking about it.

The Rise Of Auto-Complete Culture–And Why We Should Resist

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David Chartier

20 days ago

iOS 11 looks absolutely fantastic, bringing many things that push the overall experience and lots of little workflow details forward in great ways. I've been mostly iOS for a while, and everything they announced on and offstage yesterday was music to my ears. I'm excited.

The Second Coming Of iPad

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David Chartier

27 days ago

We're losing our culture and identity to autocomplete.

The Rise Of Auto-Complete Culture–And Why We Should Resist

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David Chartier

33 days ago

I love "abandoned" photography, and I've always been curious about trying some. This is getting my gears turning.

Get To Know Urban Exploration Photography: A Guide To Shooting Abandoned and Off-Limits Territory

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David Chartier

33 days ago

Facebook's Ability to Target "Insecure" Teens Could Prompt Backlash

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David Chartier

45 days ago

To quote @dbreunig on Twitter: "Why are we seeing more diverse voices from Netflix and Amazon? Simple: these companies collect and listen to data."

Streaming Services Put Female Characters At The Center With 'Anne' And 'Dick'

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David Chartier

48 days ago

Candid, Comedic and Macabre YouTube Stars Feel an Advertising Pinch

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David Chartier

54 days ago

The Basecamp folks with the smarts again.

A static business is a healthy business

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David Chartier

58 days ago

It feels like only ~ 1/3 is about Trump. The rest is about how Twitter has changed, whether it's met culture and product challenges, and more. Good stuff.

Jack Dorsey on Donald Trump

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David Chartier

64 days ago

They may have more luck communicating if, in addition to presenting facts and figures, they appeal to emotions. This could mean not simply explaining the science of how something works but spending time on why it matters to the author and why it ought to matter to the reader.

Scientists, Stop Thinking Explaining Science Will Fix Things

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David Chartier

64 days ago

Fascinating read. A bit sad too, but that's a different story.

Fairytale Prisoner by Choice: The Photographic Eye of Melania Trump

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David Chartier

77 days ago

There are implications beyond journalism here. I'm glad they're listening.

A More Humble Facebook Is Deploying Charm And Its Checkbook To Win Over Critics

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David Chartier

80 days ago

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10 Tips to Shooting Photos at Night with Your Phone – EyeEm Blog

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David Chartier

81 days ago

As a content strategist and marketer, I love this new Everybody Hates Marketers podcast. There's an inordinate amount of bullshit in this industry. It's refreshing to find a whole show (with guests!) who feel the same way and help us cut through it all.

E001 – DHH – The Language of B******t

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David Chartier

81 days ago

I've watched this trend with surprise, but it makes sense. These are all the reasons I started a Finer Things in Tech Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/Qvalz

The Triumphant Return of the Email Newsletter

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David Chartier

81 days ago

Not to get serious here, but... let's get serious here.

Your smartphone is a civil rights issue

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David Chartier

82 days ago

"New research shows that people can type quickly just by tilting their phones. Is it time for designers to take more advantage of the idea?"

Why Don’t More UIs Use Accelerometers?

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David Chartier

83 days ago

Good read. Good historical perspective.

White supremacist asks Muslim lawyer why there is no 'Christian ISIS,' gets schooled.

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David Chartier

83 days ago

Great piece, great score. I've never seen or heard of Apple being this transparent about its plans or a mistake.

Apple pushes the reset button on the Mac Pro

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David Chartier

84 days ago

We've been watching the series and the cinematography is _astounding_. Stream it, buy it (we got the season pass on iTuns), make room in your schedule. Planet Earth II is worth it.

The Crazy New Camera Tech That Made Planet Earth 2 Possible

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David Chartier

84 days ago

Great talk about changing the questions we ask when designing products.

How better tech could protect us from distraction

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David Chartier

85 days ago

I'm getting optimistic for my favorite computer this year, including a possible April event. Either way, I want the next Pro.

Apple Is Pushing iPad Like Never Before

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David Chartier

91 days ago

Selfies + biometrics = purchase authentication? 😳

The Surprising Way Selfies Are Driving Phone Design

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David Chartier

91 days ago

The iPad is much more successful and sticky than the current narrative claims. IMO, best computer ever.

iPad Optics

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David Chartier

96 days ago

I'd vote for her.

Brianna Wu Wants to Change the Democrats’ Playbook

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David Chartier

96 days ago

Since I just discovered this column, I'm bummed this is its last entry. But it's a good one to go out on.

How to be human

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David Chartier

115 days ago

People are irrational and generally make terrible decisions, and it's killing US citizens 3,000 times faster than any religious extremist.

The psychology of why 94 deaths from terrorism are scarier than 301,797 deaths from guns

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David Chartier

116 days ago

Part of a great new iMore series about working on iPad. As an iPad pro myself, I'm happy to see more attention spent on the amazing opportunities available.

Kyle Lambert made his illustration career on the iPad

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David Chartier

116 days ago

This is great iPad productivity stuff. It might sound heavy, but it's just a small habit shift or change of perspective. The Copied app plays a big role here. While my workflows aren't as sophisticated as Federico's (yet), I find it indispensable now.

iPad Diaries: Clipboard Management with Copied and Workflow

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David Chartier

116 days ago

A glimmer of hope amongst the US's kleptocratic fog.

How This Hedge Fund Billionaire Turned Activist Plans To Take On Trump

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David Chartier

166 days ago

Trump 'compromising' claims: How and why did we get here?

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David Chartier

250 days ago

Pixel, iPhone 7, and grading on a curve

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David Chartier

255 days ago

How do we reform tech?

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David Chartier

264 days ago

If you suspect this could apply to you, or you might know someone who should read this, make it happen. This is important self-awareness stuff that can help change lives.

What It's Like to Have 'High-Functioning' Anxiety

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David Chartier

274 days ago

I'm a big fan of the new thinking and approaches to improving our work day. Making a more deliberate effort towards work-life balance was one of the best things I ever did for myself *and* my work.

What Happened When I Moved My Company To A 5-Hour Workday

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David Chartier

306 days ago

Food for thought and perspective into part of a world you probably haven't seen.

The Logic of Stupid Poor People

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David Chartier

335 days ago

Perhaps there isn't much of a difference. Both religious conservatism and extremism seem to ignore societal building blocks of cooperation, compromise, and tolerance.

What’s the difference between religious conservatism and extremism? No-one knows

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David Chartier

335 days ago

"If compromise is the key to healthy politics, how does one respond when compromise descends into complicity?"

If compromise is the key to healthy politics, how does one respond when compromise descends into complicity?

Resignation letter

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David Chartier

349 days ago

A UCLA psychiatrist has some counterintuitive advice for dealing with negative people — and it could change how you see the world

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David Chartier

350 days ago

Good explainer. I've been pretty happy with the service the last couple years now, and the transit tools are great.

Why Apple's Transit Maps are rolling out so slowly

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David Chartier

355 days ago

"Studies have found that people who take 15-minute breaks every couple of hours end up being more productive, says Levitin. But these breaks must allow for mind-wandering, whether you’re walking, staring out the window, listening to music or reading."

Neuroscientists say multitasking literally drains the energy reserves of your brain

qz.com

David Chartier

356 days ago

The nonprofit research group Citizen Lab surveyed the top 100 news sites last year and found that many had dozens of trackers running on their website, allowing advertisers to spy on visitors’ every move. Worse, most of the trackers were using unencrypted connections, which means malicious actors could more easily track users’ online movements, as well.

What media companies don’t want you to know about ad blockers

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David Chartier

356 days ago

"It was fun and comical and facetious. But a real Black Nerd Problem is not knowing if your cosplay will get you killed. Or if phaser equals wallet equals 41 empty shell casings later."

It was fun and comical and facetious. But a real Black Nerd Problem is not knowing if your cosplay will get you killed. Or if phaser equals wallet equals 41 empty shell casings later.

blacknerdproblems.com

David Chartier

375 days ago

I love Tumblr. From both a product quality and privacy standpoints, I think it's the best blogging + social media network by a mile. I have hope for it, whether it stays under Yahoo during the acquisition or it can spin out again. Go Tumblr.

How Yahoo derailed Tumblr

mashable.com

David Chartier

377 days ago

David Sparks does a great job of using simple language to explain how Apple is building many of the smart features we want from our devices, while still respecting our privacy and keeping any aggregate data it collects for analysis and product improvement 100 percent anonymous. I absolutely agree with his closing statement.

The Services Versus Privacy Question

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David Chartier

384 days ago

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Networking sucks. Because people don’t give a shit.

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David Chartier

386 days ago

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What We’ll Do When Ad Tech Dies

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