Google Cash, iPad Envy, and Other Stories We Didn't Post

So much news passes before our collective eyes every day that we couldn't possibly cover it all. Mostly because much of it isn't worth covering! But here are a some borderline tidbits we passed on, just in case.


Psychiatrist Says Text Messages Make His Patients Happier

A psychiatrist has found that his patients reported feeling less depressed and more engaged when he sent them regular text messages. Although honestly what else are they going to say? Who's brave enough to tell off the guy who dispenses their Xanax? [Telegraph]

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Google Made Lots of Money

We tend to cover earnings reports for one of two reasons: a record amount of money was made, or somebody said something silly and/or interesting during the earnings call. In this case, Google made very much money but not CRAZY money, the call was boring other than a few Google+ deflections, and that's about it. But hey, enjoy all that money, guys! [Google]


New iPad 2 Slightly Better Than Old iPad 2 But Still Worse Than New New iPads

If you bought an iPad 2 recently, you'll be pleasantly surprised to find that its A5 processor was built on the same 32nm process as the new iPad's guts. As opposed to previously, when it carried a 45nm footprint. What's this mean in practice? Nothing! Not a thing. Benchmarks are essentially identical, and while you may see very slightly improved battery life it's not enough of a difference that anyone should actually care. [Cult of Mac]


Left Behind is our daily collection of chaff we didn't think was quite good enough to post on its own, and why.


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