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Nintendo Share Prices Decline in Reaction to ‘Super Mario Run’ Pricing

Mitchel Broussard, writing for MacRumors: Nintendo and developer DeNA’s shares have declined over the weekend in reaction to negative user reviews facing the new mobile game Super Mario Run, which currently averages a 2.5/5 star rating on the iOS App Store, based on around 54,000 user reviews. Show More Summary

Bloomberg on Apple’s Search for an OLED Display Provider

Pavel Alpeyev and Takashi Amano, reporting for Bloomberg: Now OLED is the big goal. The technology has been included on op-end smartphones for years, including almost all of Samsung Electronics Co.’s high-end phones. While LCDs relyShow More Summary

Vesper Open Source

Brent Simmons: It’s presented as a historical artifact rather than as a living project. It’s definitely not an example of how to write apps hese days — and it’s not even an example of how to write apps in 2013. […] It was written while iOS 6 was current, and it still looks like an iOS 6 app under the hood. Show More Summary

AirPods Versus Powerbeats3 — Apple’s New Wireless W1 Earphones Compared

You can tell just from the photos that the AirPods are the better design. So much smaller and lighter. ?

Tim Cook on Why He Met With Donald Trump

Tim Cook, from that same Apple Web Q&A: There’s a large number of those issues, and the way that you advance them is to engage. Personally, I’ve never found being on he sideline a successful place to be. The way that you influence these issues is to be in the arena. Show More Summary

Tim Cook Assures Employees That It Is Committed to the Mac and That ‘Great Desktops’ Are Coming

Tim Cook, in a Q&A on the company’s internal message board Apple Web, leaked to Matthew Panzarino: The desktop is very strategic for us. It’s unique compared to the notebook because you can pack a lot more performance in a desktop — the largest screens, the most memory and storage, a greater variety of I/O, and fastest performance. Show More Summary

? Regarding Uber’s New ‘Always’ Location Tracking

I don’t trust Uber. But we can collectively verify that in this case, they’re doing exactly what they say they’re doing.

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The Hazards of Going on Autopilot

From a 2014 story by Maria Konnikova for The New Yorker (thanks to reader Dave Aton for the link): But, as pilots were being freed of these responsibilities, they were becoming increasingly susceptible to boredom and complacency — problems that were all the more insidious for being difficult o identify and assess. Show More Summary

The Talk Show: ‘Frolic’

Craig Hockenberry returns to the show with his gigantic fleshy palms. Topics include Donald Trump’s highly publicized meeting with a handful of U.S. tech company leaders (including Tim Cook), the release of Nintendo’s Super Mario Run...Show More Summary

NBC News: Obama Sat on Russian Election Hack Because He Thought Clinton Would Win Anyway

NBC News: The Obama administration didn’t respond more forcefully to Russian hacking before the presidential election because they didn’t want o appear to be interfering in the election and they thought that Hillary Clinton was going...Show More Summary

The Elephant in the Smartwatch Room

Neil Cybart: There have been only three legitimate players in the smartwatch industry. Apple Garmin Samsung Combined, these three companies have represented 78 percent of smartwatch shipments over the past two years. Even more remarkable, no other company has come close to these three in erms of unit sales. Show More Summary

Super Mario Run Is Out

Nice FAQ by Jeffrey Parkin and Dave Tach at Polygon. I played for a bit today. I’ve always been terrible at side-scrolling games, even back when I used to play a lot of games. I’m still bad. Super Mario Run is fun enough for me to have...Show More Summary


Zinc is a terrific “watch later” video bookmarking service from Stunt Software. I’ve been using it for months and love it. It’s become part of my daily life. You install a Safari extension (or a bookmarklet if you use Chrome or Firefox) on your Mac, and buy the app for your iPhone and Apple TV. Show More Summary

Managed Apple IDs and the 5 GB iCloud Storage Limit

Frustrating thread on Twitter from Frasier Speirs, who runs a 1:1 deployment of iPads in a secondary school in the U.K.: Our new deployment has been running for about 18 weeks now and kids are starting to run out of iCloud space again on their new Apple IDs. School Apple IDs still only get 5 GB free space…. Show More Summary

Video Captures Uber Self-Driving Car Running Red Light in San Francisco

Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez, reporting for the San Francisco Examiner: The cab pulls up to a red light on Third Street in South of Market, by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. A pack of cars flies through a yellow light, and one even...Show More Summary

Twitter’s ‘Branded Emojis’

I wrote yesterday, with regard the Trump campaign’s spat with Twitter over what the New York Times described as “Twitter had killed a #CrookedHillary emoji”: I can’t believe the Times didn’t put quotes around that hashtag. And whatever...Show More Summary

Richard Sherman: ‘Why I Hate Thursday Night Football’

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, after comparing a regular week in the life of an NFL player to a week when they play on Thursday night: Like I’ve said before, the NFL is a bottom-line business. As long as fans are tuning in and advertisers are paying to be featured on Thursday Night Football, it’s not going anywhere. Show More Summary

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