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Marco Arment's Quitter aims to keep your Mac distraction-free

Overcast developer Marco Arment has released Quitter, a Mac utility that keeps your desktop distraction-free by quitting apps after periods of inactivity.

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Comic: An App Store romance cut short

Ed: Welcome to this week's edition of The Pixel Project: a weekly comic from Diesel Sweeties' Rich Stevens on Apple, technology, and everything in-between. Today: An App Store Romance Cut Shortt

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Peace ad blocker removed from the App Store

Marco Arment, the developer behind ad blocker Peace, has announced that he is pulling it from the App Store, feeling uneasy about how the app has to go about blocking ads.

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Debug 43: Marco Arment on Overcast

Debug is a casual, conversational interview show featuring the best developers in the business about the amazing apps they make and why and how they make them. On this episode Marco Arment joins Guy and Rene to talk about his new podcast client, Overcast, getting low level with Core Audio, writing downloaders, and many, many other things.

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App Store video trailers and expectational debt

With Clumsy Ninja, Apple has opened the door to app video trailers in the App Store. How widely they've opened it is the question. Was Clumsy Ninja a one-off? Will it be exclusive to some or all Editors' Choice picks? Will they be wide open for every developer who wants to make them? No matter what the answer is, or ends up being, that a video now exists changes things and resets expectations. Marco Arment:

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Debug 21: Arment, Drance, Heber, Simmons on iOS 7

Marco Arment of Overcast, Matt Drance of Apple Outsider, Sean Heber of the Iconfactory, and Brent Simmons of Vesper talk about developing for, and updating apps for, iOS 7.

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The age of pre-paid apps is over

The entire Apple community has spent much of the last several years coming to terms with the post-App Store software market, where people won't pay even a few dollars for a great app, but will pay hundreds of dollars to get a higher score on Candy Crush or a better looking Springfield on Tapped Out. But it's not just games, as Marco Arment points out:

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Overcast for iOS gets teased, new podcast app coming from Marco Arment later this year

Marco Arment needs little introduction – he created Instapaper and The Magazine and is a member of our Hall of Fame – and his next project will see him tackle the world of podcatchers. At the XOXO Festival in Portland, Arment revealed he's been working on a podcast client for iOS that he's calling Overcast:

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Hall of fame: Marco Arment and Instapaper

Marco Arment first gained fame from Instapaper, a web service and iOS app that lets you save web articles to read later, at your leisure, or simply archive for potential future reference. Both before Instapaper, as the back-end architect behind the social blogging platform Tumblr, and after, as the founder of The Magazine, Arment's skills as a developer, and his thoughtfulness when it comes to user experience, helped shape the modern form of text-based content on mobile.

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Marco Arment releases Bugshot for iOS, small app to quickly callout glitches of any size

Marco Arment, creator of Instapaper and The Magazine, has just released Bugshot for the iPhone and iPad. It's a small, highly focused app that lets you quickly, easy mark up images with arrows and boxes. The intended purpose is to take screenshots and callout graphical glitches, typos, and any other visible errors, and then report them back to the developer and/or designer so they can get fixed.

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