“The worst work I did was from 2001 to 2004. And the company paid a price for bad work. I put the A-team resources on Longhorn, not on phones or browsers. All our resources were tied up on the wrong thing.”

Steve Ballmer, speaking to Vanity Fair about his tenure atop Microsoft.

It’s a telling quote. A big part of Microsoft’s current predicament isn’t that they lacked the talent to do what their rivals did — it’s that the talent was directed to focus on the wrong things (or just as bad: the right things at the wrong time). 

(via parislemon)

rt-co:

I’m one of the millions looking to upgrade my phone. I know many of the ins and outs of iphone resale at this point. I’ve pretty well managed to upgrade every year with no significant cost. Orchard is here to aid that process. It starts off with a basic diagnostic of the phone to make sure the buttons work. 
Orchard searches eBay, Craigslist, and Kijiji for the average price of the phone in that condition. Mine has been well protected, to the point that my glass screen protector prevented countless opportunities to crack the screen. All is well with my iPhone 5S, so Orchard proposed a fair $540. 
As far as the selling goes, who knows? I haven’t sold mine yet, but I explored both options offered by the Orchard app. Concierge offers to sell the phone for you. I’m not sure if Orchard keeps a commission, but it seems about $100 is chopped off the top in an effort to make a fast sale. If you want top dollar though, you’ll have to do the legwork yourself. Fortunately Orchard is there to help validate the state of the phone. I’ll be interested to hear that it works well. In the interim, I’ve got my phone for sale… Who’s looking? rt-co:

I’m one of the millions looking to upgrade my phone. I know many of the ins and outs of iphone resale at this point. I’ve pretty well managed to upgrade every year with no significant cost. Orchard is here to aid that process. It starts off with a basic diagnostic of the phone to make sure the buttons work. 
Orchard searches eBay, Craigslist, and Kijiji for the average price of the phone in that condition. Mine has been well protected, to the point that my glass screen protector prevented countless opportunities to crack the screen. All is well with my iPhone 5S, so Orchard proposed a fair $540. 
As far as the selling goes, who knows? I haven’t sold mine yet, but I explored both options offered by the Orchard app. Concierge offers to sell the phone for you. I’m not sure if Orchard keeps a commission, but it seems about $100 is chopped off the top in an effort to make a fast sale. If you want top dollar though, you’ll have to do the legwork yourself. Fortunately Orchard is there to help validate the state of the phone. I’ll be interested to hear that it works well. In the interim, I’ve got my phone for sale… Who’s looking? rt-co:

I’m one of the millions looking to upgrade my phone. I know many of the ins and outs of iphone resale at this point. I’ve pretty well managed to upgrade every year with no significant cost. Orchard is here to aid that process. It starts off with a basic diagnostic of the phone to make sure the buttons work. 
Orchard searches eBay, Craigslist, and Kijiji for the average price of the phone in that condition. Mine has been well protected, to the point that my glass screen protector prevented countless opportunities to crack the screen. All is well with my iPhone 5S, so Orchard proposed a fair $540. 
As far as the selling goes, who knows? I haven’t sold mine yet, but I explored both options offered by the Orchard app. Concierge offers to sell the phone for you. I’m not sure if Orchard keeps a commission, but it seems about $100 is chopped off the top in an effort to make a fast sale. If you want top dollar though, you’ll have to do the legwork yourself. Fortunately Orchard is there to help validate the state of the phone. I’ll be interested to hear that it works well. In the interim, I’ve got my phone for sale… Who’s looking? rt-co:

I’m one of the millions looking to upgrade my phone. I know many of the ins and outs of iphone resale at this point. I’ve pretty well managed to upgrade every year with no significant cost. Orchard is here to aid that process. It starts off with a basic diagnostic of the phone to make sure the buttons work. 
Orchard searches eBay, Craigslist, and Kijiji for the average price of the phone in that condition. Mine has been well protected, to the point that my glass screen protector prevented countless opportunities to crack the screen. All is well with my iPhone 5S, so Orchard proposed a fair $540. 
As far as the selling goes, who knows? I haven’t sold mine yet, but I explored both options offered by the Orchard app. Concierge offers to sell the phone for you. I’m not sure if Orchard keeps a commission, but it seems about $100 is chopped off the top in an effort to make a fast sale. If you want top dollar though, you’ll have to do the legwork yourself. Fortunately Orchard is there to help validate the state of the phone. I’ll be interested to hear that it works well. In the interim, I’ve got my phone for sale… Who’s looking? rt-co:

I’m one of the millions looking to upgrade my phone. I know many of the ins and outs of iphone resale at this point. I’ve pretty well managed to upgrade every year with no significant cost. Orchard is here to aid that process. It starts off with a basic diagnostic of the phone to make sure the buttons work. 
Orchard searches eBay, Craigslist, and Kijiji for the average price of the phone in that condition. Mine has been well protected, to the point that my glass screen protector prevented countless opportunities to crack the screen. All is well with my iPhone 5S, so Orchard proposed a fair $540. 
As far as the selling goes, who knows? I haven’t sold mine yet, but I explored both options offered by the Orchard app. Concierge offers to sell the phone for you. I’m not sure if Orchard keeps a commission, but it seems about $100 is chopped off the top in an effort to make a fast sale. If you want top dollar though, you’ll have to do the legwork yourself. Fortunately Orchard is there to help validate the state of the phone. I’ll be interested to hear that it works well. In the interim, I’ve got my phone for sale… Who’s looking? rt-co:

I’m one of the millions looking to upgrade my phone. I know many of the ins and outs of iphone resale at this point. I’ve pretty well managed to upgrade every year with no significant cost. Orchard is here to aid that process. It starts off with a basic diagnostic of the phone to make sure the buttons work. 
Orchard searches eBay, Craigslist, and Kijiji for the average price of the phone in that condition. Mine has been well protected, to the point that my glass screen protector prevented countless opportunities to crack the screen. All is well with my iPhone 5S, so Orchard proposed a fair $540. 
As far as the selling goes, who knows? I haven’t sold mine yet, but I explored both options offered by the Orchard app. Concierge offers to sell the phone for you. I’m not sure if Orchard keeps a commission, but it seems about $100 is chopped off the top in an effort to make a fast sale. If you want top dollar though, you’ll have to do the legwork yourself. Fortunately Orchard is there to help validate the state of the phone. I’ll be interested to hear that it works well. In the interim, I’ve got my phone for sale… Who’s looking? rt-co:

I’m one of the millions looking to upgrade my phone. I know many of the ins and outs of iphone resale at this point. I’ve pretty well managed to upgrade every year with no significant cost. Orchard is here to aid that process. It starts off with a basic diagnostic of the phone to make sure the buttons work. 
Orchard searches eBay, Craigslist, and Kijiji for the average price of the phone in that condition. Mine has been well protected, to the point that my glass screen protector prevented countless opportunities to crack the screen. All is well with my iPhone 5S, so Orchard proposed a fair $540. 
As far as the selling goes, who knows? I haven’t sold mine yet, but I explored both options offered by the Orchard app. Concierge offers to sell the phone for you. I’m not sure if Orchard keeps a commission, but it seems about $100 is chopped off the top in an effort to make a fast sale. If you want top dollar though, you’ll have to do the legwork yourself. Fortunately Orchard is there to help validate the state of the phone. I’ll be interested to hear that it works well. In the interim, I’ve got my phone for sale… Who’s looking? rt-co:

I’m one of the millions looking to upgrade my phone. I know many of the ins and outs of iphone resale at this point. I’ve pretty well managed to upgrade every year with no significant cost. Orchard is here to aid that process. It starts off with a basic diagnostic of the phone to make sure the buttons work. 
Orchard searches eBay, Craigslist, and Kijiji for the average price of the phone in that condition. Mine has been well protected, to the point that my glass screen protector prevented countless opportunities to crack the screen. All is well with my iPhone 5S, so Orchard proposed a fair $540. 
As far as the selling goes, who knows? I haven’t sold mine yet, but I explored both options offered by the Orchard app. Concierge offers to sell the phone for you. I’m not sure if Orchard keeps a commission, but it seems about $100 is chopped off the top in an effort to make a fast sale. If you want top dollar though, you’ll have to do the legwork yourself. Fortunately Orchard is there to help validate the state of the phone. I’ll be interested to hear that it works well. In the interim, I’ve got my phone for sale… Who’s looking?

rt-co:

I’m one of the millions looking to upgrade my phone. I know many of the ins and outs of iphone resale at this point. I’ve pretty well managed to upgrade every year with no significant cost. Orchard is here to aid that process. It starts off with a basic diagnostic of the phone to make sure the buttons work. Orchard searches eBay, Craigslist, and Kijiji for the average price of the phone in that condition. Mine has been well protected, to the point that my glass screen protector prevented countless opportunities to crack the screen. All is well with my iPhone 5S, so Orchard proposed a fair $540. As far as the selling goes, who knows? I haven’t sold mine yet, but I explored both options offered by the Orchard app. Concierge offers to sell the phone for you. I’m not sure if Orchard keeps a commission, but it seems about $100 is chopped off the top in an effort to make a fast sale. If you want top dollar though, you’ll have to do the legwork yourself. Fortunately Orchard is there to help validate the state of the phone. I’ll be interested to hear that it works well. In the interim, I’ve got my phone for sale… Who’s looking?

photojojo:

Never be without your charging cable again!

The ChargeKey lives on your keychain, so you’re always ready for a power boost.

If you forget your keys … call a locksmith? Maybe he has a USB cable you can borrow.

Grab a ChargeKey

“All of the gear I have isn’t worth much if I rely on it more than I rely on myself.”

minimalmac:

Andrew Kim continues to knock it out of the park with these reviews of some of Apple’s older products. I actually still have one of these that I can’t bear to part with. One of the most beautiful objects Apple ever designed.

“We opt for more instead of better. Better is better than more.”

parislemon:

I’m not sure how much Office for iPad will ultimately mean for Microsoft. Beyond Excel, what these last several years have shown many of us is that we don’t really need Office for most tasks (thanks again in large part to Microsoft refusing to release Office on devices like the…

Empathy;Ephemeral, unmeasurable, rarely reported.…

unionmetrics:

tetw:

Essential essays about the way we connect

Weekend reads. 

dbreunig:

Buster Benson covered every bit of advice I wanted to write about using Reporter, and then some.