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BMW’s Apple CarPlay Annual Fee Is Next-Level Gouging

Tim Stevens, writing for CNet: Instead of a one-time, $300 fee, starting on 2019 models BMW will charge $80 annually for the privilege of accessing Apple’s otherwise totally free CarPlay service. You do get the first year free, muchShow More Summary

The Apple Cash FAQ

Horace Dediu: As individuals we think that having lots of cash makes us rich. For companies it’s the opposite. Cash is a liability. If you come across a company that is cash rich and has nothing else, its enterprise value will be zero. Show More Summary

The Ressence Type 2 E-Crown Concept

Stephen Pulvirent, writing for Hodinkee: Working with Tony Fadell (who you might know as the designer of he iPod, the founder of Nest, [and a noted Talking Watches guest][tf]), Ressence has gone a few steps further than anyone else thinking in this direction. Show More Summary

Open Letters: Dean Allen on His Mother’s Wedding

Open Letters was a site that ran in the latter half of 2000. Contributions were from anyone. There were small, collaborative projects like Open Letters all over the web back then. It was good. Dean Allen’s letter was great: Dear Dad, So Mom got married yesterday. Show More Summary

Apple Shuttle Buses Rerouted Following Attacks

Jack Morse, reporting for Mashable: The tech giant runs shuttle buses full of employees from San Francisco to its headquarters in Cupertino every day, and, according to a source inside the company, someone is attacking those buses —Show More Summary

Farhad Manjoo: ‘It’s Time for Apple to Build a Less Addictive iPhone’

It’s time for Farhad Manjoo to write a less eye-roll-inducing column: Imagine if, once a week, your phone gave you a report on how you spent your time, similar to how your activity tracker tells you how sedentary you were last week. It could also needle you: “Farhad, you spent half your week scrolling through Twitter. Show More Summary

Apple to Create New Campus, Hire 20,000 New Employees

Apple: Apple expects to invest over $30 billion in capital expenditures in the US over the next five years and create over 20,000 new jobs through hiring at existing campuses and opening a new one. Apple already employs 84,000 people...Show More Summary

Study: 42 Percent of Republicans Believe Accurate — but Negative — Stories Qualify as ‘fake News’

Erik Wemple: All those media-trust studies have a tendency toward the rote. Yes, we already knew that the public had little trust in the country’s journalistic organs. Yes, we knew that finding credible sources could be a harrowing pursuit for the public. Show More Summary

Alex Roy Reviews the Tesla Model 3 After a Cross-Country Speed Run

Alex Roy, writing for The Drive: The Model 3 is a triumph of industrial design. Forget the naysayers. Ask anyone who isn’t a car person, or especially women — a group too often excluded from the conversation, despite its size and disproportionate purchasing power, by an industry yet to have its Weinstein moment — for real perspective. Show More Summary

Hawaii Missile Alert: How One Employee ‘Pushed the Wrong Button’ and Caused a Wave of Panic

Amy Wang, reporting for The Washington Post: Around 8:05 a.m., the Hawaii emergency employee initiated the internal test, according to a timeline released by the state. From a drop-down menu on a computer program, he saw two options:...Show More Summary

Uber’s Secret Tool for Keeping the Cops in the Dark

At this point Uber should best be described not as a business or startup, but as a racket, a criminal enterprise. ?

The iOS Economy, Updated

Horace Dediu, on the latest figures from Apple on App Store revenue: A few observations: Developer payment rate is now above $25 billion/yr. I’ve been notified via Twitter that this is higher than the revenue of McDonald’s Corporation in 2016. During this year iOS users will be spending about $100 million per day for Apps. Show More Summary

Peter Valdes-Dapena Reviews the Tesla Model 3

Perhaps unsurprisingly for a review for CNN, the video seems like the “real” review, and the written article seems like an afterthought extracted from the video review. He makes three main points: The car drives and performs well, about...Show More Summary

Facebook Purportedly Changes News Feed to Make It ‘Good for People’

Laura Hazard Owen, writing for the Nieman Journalism Lab: Facebook is making big, immediate changes to News Feed. The company will now prioritize content from friends, family, and groups over “public content like posts from businesses, brands, and media,” CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote in a post Thursday night. Show More Summary

Confide Popular With Republican Politicians

I thought that Confide rang a bell. I hadn’t tried it personally until yesterday, but now I remember where I’d heard of it: in the early days of the Trump White House, there were reports like this one from Axios that leaking staff members were using it to communicate privately. ?

Ben Apple’s Indirect Presence Fades From CES

Ben Bajarin, writing from CES 2018: We would go to CES and remark at how Apple’s dominance loomed over he show. Vendors of all shapes and sizes were rushing to be a part of the Apple ecosystem. Apple’s ecosystem was front and centerShow More Summary

? ScreenShield — iOS Screenshot-Prevention SDK

From an announcement for a new version of Confide, a “confidential messenger” app: ScreenShield is a patent-pending technology that allows you to view an app’s content on your screen but prevents you from taking a screenshot of it. If you...

Wired: ‘How Outlier, the Underground Fashion Label for Nerds, Got Cool’

Adam Rogers, writing for Wired on indie menswear maker Outlier (a former DF sponsor): Pants tough enough to deal with anything became Outlier’s signature play — trousers “for the end of the world,” as the folks at GQ put it. “We were trying to solve a specific cycling problem,” Burmeister says. Show More Summary

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