A quick way to save a lot of time reading Mac news

Ignore any story whose headline ends with a question mark, or attributes the information to a “report.”

The former means the author is just making up stuff about a rumor; the latter means the author is just repeating a rumor. In both cases, the story is extremely unlikely to contain any actual news, facts, or analysis based in reality.

We’re seriously considering concocting an AppleScript for NetNewsWire that simply marks all such articles as “read” just to get them out of the way. Try ignoring them—it makes reading news much faster, and you don’t lose any information!