Federico Viticci

Italian Caffeine Curator. Founder of MacStories. Member of Read & Trust Network.

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“Scavikkji Ma Non Apra”

My friends Aldrin have released their latest song. As usual, crazy video, weird title, fantastic music (waning: instrumental).

Here’s the video on YouTube (and Vimeo). They are @aldrinband on Twitter.

Also recommended: their previous EP, “Bene”, on SoundCloud.

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Sebastiaan De With’s Simple Suggestion for Bing

Looks great. I’d like to see a simpler interface coming to Bing’s iPad app, too.

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B&B On The 4-inch iPhone

In listening to this week’s episode of The B&B Podcast, Shawn and Ben made an excellent point I have been meaning to express for a while: if Apple ever goes with a bigger iPhone, it will be because of software.

There won’t be a bigger iPhone because of Samsung’s latest Galaxy. A bigger iPhone will come out only if iOS – and thus the device’s experience – will directly benefit from the increased size.

Key points at around the 23-minute mark. Also: Rene Ritchie’s comprehensive take on the ramifications of a 4-inch iPhone.

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Facebook IPO Day Links

Today, Facebook became a public company. Here’s a Techmeme archive for today’s news. Both The Verge and The Next Web had excellent coverage today as well.

Below, a collection of cool/interesting/noteworthy links I saved this morning as tech bloggers were live-blogging the live-streaming Facebook IPO.

Video: Mark Zuckerberg Rings The Nasdaq Bell Before Facebook IPO

An Intense, Close Up Shot Of What Mark Zuckerberg Looks Like Right Now

Best Screenshot Of Facebook Bell Ringing

At The Moment The Bell Was Rung

Mark Zuckerberg’s Custom Open Graph Action

How Facebook Hacked The NASDAQ Button

The Facebook Story: From Inception To IPO

The Facebook Offering: How It Compares

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Electro-L’s Photos Of Planet Earth

Via Gizmodo, which also links to a video of the Northern Hemisphere as captured by Russian satellite Electro-L:

A time-lapse of Planet Earth, created from images produced by the geostationary Electro-L Weather Satellite. The images were obtained beginning on May 14th, and end on May 20th. The images are the largest whole disk images of our planet, each image is 121 megapixels, and the resolution is 1 kilometer per pixel. They are taken every half hour, and have been interpolated (smoothed) to create this video. The images are taken in four different wavelengths of light, three visible, and one infrared. The infrared light appears orange in these images, and shows vegetation.

Check out the full size image here.

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I love the convenience of having iMessage on my Mac, but this keeps happening every time I come back to the app after a while, and I hope Apple is working on a better solution for the next version of Messages.

Perhaps an iMessage web app wouldn’t be a bad idea.

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Pierre Igot Tries Adobe’s CS6 Installer

And the results aren’t pretty.

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iOS 6 Education Wish List

Good list of improvements for the next version of iOS from an educational perspective.

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Shorter Podcasts

This morning, I asked on Twitter:

Am I the only one who thinks most podcasts are far too long? I wish there were more 20-minute, to-the-point shows out there.

Surprisingly, given the amount of replies I received (thanks, everyone!), it appears I am definitely not alone in thinking more tech-oriented podcasts should considering a shorter, “to-the-point” format. I have nothing against longer, more elaborate shows. Like Matt, I just don’t have the time or attention span to dedicate to them.

I collected all the replies in a Storify bundle, and I am going to give these podcasts a listen: Home Work, ZENandTech, Enough, and Planet Money.

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The folks behind Simplenote have launched “a new data layer” developers can use in their apps. Free during beta, more information available here, and sample videos and code here.

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