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Apple’s New Instructional Videos for iPad Pro and iOS 11

These are, as usual, very well done, but I’m a little curious about the timing, given that iOS 11 won’t ship to non-beta-testers until next month. ?

Om Malik Interviews Louis Rossetto

Terrific interview by Om Malik with Wired magazine co-founder Louis Rossetto. Rossetto: Life is funny, because you’re supposed to — well, at least when I was growing up — you were supposed to have this clear idea of the rajectory ofShow More Summary

The Verge’s Essential Phone Review

Dieter Bohn, writing for The Verge: It won’t be long now before we take edge-to-edge screens like the one on the Essential Phone for granted, but for the moment it’s still something special. There’s a cutout at the top for the selfie...Show More Summary

Jerry Lewis, Mercurial Comedian and Filmmaker, Dies at 91

Dave Kehr, writing for The New York Times: When they found themselves on the same bill again at another Manhattan nightclub, the Havana-Madrid, in March 1946, they started fooling around in impromptu sessions after the evening’s last show. Show More Summary

Tina Fey on Donny Johnny and the Chinless Turds in Charlottesville

Tina Fey’s segment on SNL’s Weekend Update this week was so good I’ve watched it three times already. It’s just amazing. Yet, remarkably, it has drawn criticism from people on the left. Exhibits A, B, and C. If you’re claiming to beShow More Summary

Daring Fireball Turns 15

15 years ago this week, I started Daring Fireball with this piece on the then-new lineup of PowerMac G4’s, the first to use dual processors. I groan at the use of “the Daring Fireball” in lieu of the first person, but otherwise it holds up pretty well stylistically. ?

Cops Can Make You Unlock Your Phone With Your Fingerprint, but Not Your Passcode

Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai, reporting for Mashable back in 2014: Cops can force you to unlock your smartphone with your fingerprint — but they can’t force you to unlock it with your passcode, according to a judge in Virginia. TheShow More Summary

iOS 11’s SOS Feature Allows You to Temporarily Disable Touch ID and Require Passcode

Juli Clover, writing for MacRumors: Emergency SOS is activated by pressing on the sleep/wake button of an iPhone five times in rapid succession. When the requisite number of presses is complete, it brings up a screen that offers buttons...Show More Summary

Vice News Tonight: ‘Charlottesville: Race and Terror’

Vice News: Correspondent Elle Reeve goes behind the scenes with white nationalist leaders, the Charlottesville Police, and Black Lives Matter during the “Unite the Right” rally. 22 minutes, and worth every second. It really gives a sense...Show More Summary

Why Cloudflare Terminated Daily Stormer

Matthew Prince, CEO of Cloudflare: Earlier today, Cloudflare terminated the account of the Daily Stormer. We’ve stopped proxying their traffic and stopped answering DNS requests for their sites. We’ve taken measures o ensure that they...Show More Summary

Dilution of Whisky – The Molecular Perspective

Interesting new paper published in Scientific Report by Björn C. G. Karlsson and Ran Friedman: Despite the growing knowledge of the nature of water-alcohol mixtures on a molecular level, much less is known on the interaction of water, alcohol and small solutes. Show More Summary

A.M. Sacconaghi Jr. Estimates That Google Is Paying Apple $3 Billion to Remain the Default Safari Search Engine

Todd Haselton, writing for CNBC: “Court documents indicate that Google paid Apple $1B in 2014, and we estimate that total Google payments to Apple in FY 17 may approach $3B,” Bernstein analyst A.M. Sacconaghi Jr. said. “Given hat Google...Show More Summary

Tim Cook’s Email to Employees About Charlottesville

Tim Cook: We must not witness or permit such hate and bigotry in our country, and we must be unequivocal about it. This is not about he left or the right, conservative or liberal. It is about human decency and morality. I disagree with...Show More Summary

Trump Gives White Supremacists an Unequivocal Boost

Glenn Thrush and Maggie Haberman, reporting for The New York Times (emphasis added): No word in the Trump lexicon is as tread-worn as “unprecedented.” But members of the president’s staff, stunned and disheartened, said they never expected to hear such a voluble articulation of opinions that the president had long expressed in private. Show More Summary

The Email Larry Page Should Have Written to James Damore

The Economist, writing from the point of view of Larry Page: Your interpretation is wrong. Your memo was a great example of what’s called “motivated reasoning” — seeking out only the information that supports what you already believe. Show More Summary

WSJ: ‘Apple Readies $1 Billion War Chest for Hollywood Programming’

Tripp Mickle, reporting for The Wall Street Journal (alternate link that should route around the Journal’s paywall): Apple Inc. has set a budget of roughly $1 billion to procure and produce original content over the next year, according...Show More Summary

Ming-Chi Kuo: ‘Apple Watch 3 to Come in LTE and Non-LTE Models, No Obvious Form Factor Change’

Zac Hall, writing for 9to5Mac: Reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities has released a new forecast on the next generation Apple Watch. According to Kuo, the Apple Watch 3 will ship later this year with both LTE and non-LTE models offered. Show More Summary

Chris Lattner Joins Google Brain

Darrell Etherington, reporting for TechCrunch: Chris Lattner, one of the key creators behind the Apple programming language Swift, is on the move again. After a short six-month stay at Tesla, which he joined last year from Apple to act as VP of Autopilot Software, Lattner announced on Twitter today that his next stop is Google Brain. Show More Summary

Miami Marlins Reportedly Sold to Derek Jeter Group

Jack Baer, reporting for MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal reported — as did the Miami Herald earlier — that the Sherman-Jeter group won the bidding, with Sherman holding the controlling interest and plans for Jeter to be the...Show More Summary

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