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The true potential of TouchID
I've been thinking about what the real use case for TouchID, which on the surface is used primarily for security. Now that TouchID has been in use for a while, other uses have been created; however, I don't think that any of these uses actually touch on the true potential of TouchID.

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NewsBlur CLI
Yesterday, I spent a few hours and wrote up a perl application to allow me to use NewsBlur from the command line. I've been thinking about this for a while, and the problem finally overflowed yesterday when trying to read some feeds in Firefox actually crashed the browser.

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Did Yahoo! have "insider information" about iOS7?
The recently released Yahoo Weather app is an amazingly good application; it signifies to me at least that Yahoo is back on track. But the "layered" application with an unfocused background seems awfully familiar to Apple's recently announced iOS7.

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