After a slower rate, things picked up again this week. So we’re a lot heavier on the editorial content this week and less so on the eye candy. So, grab a coffee and stimulate your mind with the follow posts from across the Fusion network for the past seven days.
Craig Mod has written some absolutely fantastic essays this year. Last week he shared his thoughts on content, or, as he puts it, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Digital’s affect on how we produce, distribute, and consume contentÃ¢â‚¬Â.
This week, Shawn wrote and linked a lot more as he got back into routine after WWDC. On that note, he gave some good insight into his experience of physically attending WWDC, without actually participating in the conference. Sounded like a good time.
He also gave a nice review of several online backup services.
Ben Brooks also had a lot to say this week, which is no different from any other week. He had a good analysis of what it means for Apple to get rid of the iWeb + MobileMe combination. He seems to think that this will leave a gap for the non-technical folks who want to share. I’m not sure I agree, with tools like Dropbox, Facebook and Blogger giving the non-nerds easy tools to share info. In fact, I personally don’t know of anyone who used iWeb at all.
Phil Coffman’s project had some good content last week. First there was an interview with John Passafiume, who specializes in hand-lettering. Later on, there was a nice tip from Erica Schoonmaker on some of the options available for working with Photoshop’s layers panel.
Or, Keep Calm and Carry On … we’re probably all familiar with this mantra from the WWII era. But the good folks at idsgn posted an interesting look at the slogan’s history and all the modern adaptions of it.
Dave Caolo posted some details on how he uses nvALT (a spin off of Notational Velocity) and Simplenote. Good tips for the nerds out there.
Dave also pointed out at what a good impression iOS5 will give new consumers. It looks like quite an improvement over the current setup for iOS devices and has the usual fantastic unboxing experience you get with all Apple products.
Speaking of iOS5, Lukas Mathis also shared some of the highlights from the newest version of Apple’s mobile OS. It’s a more in-depth look at the changes.