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Mozilla Will Stop Developing and Selling Firefox OS Smartphones

Ingrid Lunden: Farewell Firefox OS smartphones. Mozilla today announced an end to its smartphone experiment, and said that it would stop developing and selling Firefox OS smartphones. It will continue to experiment on how it might work...Show More Summary

Wristly Survery of Dissatisfied Apple Watch Owners

Bernard Desarnauts, writing for Wristly: Some perspective to keep in mind first. While about 12% of our panelists have mentioned in prior survey knowing at least one person who wasn’t happy with Apple Watch, the same panel gave Apple...Show More Summary

Google Deceptively Tracks Students’ Internet Browsing, EFF Says in FTC Complaint

The EFF (last week): While Google does not use student data for targeted advertising within a subset of Google sites, EFF found that Google’s “Sync” feature for the Chrome browser is enabled by default on Chromebooks sold to schools....Show More Summary

The Talk Show: ‘I’ve Been Using Mine More in Bed’

Joanna Stern returns to the show to talk about the iPad Pro, Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book, what’s going on with Yahoo (spoiler: not much), how best to sell old iPhones when upgrading, and Mark Zuckerberg promising to donate...Show More Summary

Low-Hanging Fruit

Brent Simmons: I got email from my Dad where he describes a bug in Mail on El Capitan and how he solved it by going back to Yosemite. I was never able to get Mail to work. In the end, it was a resource hog. Somehow between Yosemite on September 28 and yesterday, my available storage space went from 71GB to 3GB (on a 320GB hard drive). Show More Summary


Mailbox users looking for a new alternative to Apple’s built-in Mail app ought to take a look at Spark, from Readdle. Really interesting, well-done email client. ?

Dropbox Shuts Down Mailbox App

Mailbox: When the Mailbox team joined Dropbox in 2013, we shared a passion for simplifying the way people work together. And solving the email problem seemed like a strong complement to the challenges Dropbox was already tackling. But...Show More Summary

[Sponsor] Doxie – Give the Gift of Paperless

’Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a computer was stirring, not even a mouse; The iPads were charging by the bedsides with care, In hopes that Doxie soon would be there. The parents were nestled all snug...Show More Summary

Nevada Lawmaker Sends Christmas Card Featuring Fully Armed Family

Beautiful way to mark a holiday celebrating the most famous pacifist in history. ?

Gun Industry Executives: Mass Shootings Are Good for Business

Lee Fang, reporting for The Intercept: Last year, Tommy Millner, the chief executive of Cabela’s, a retailer that sells guns, boasted at an investor conference in Nebraska that his company made a “conscious decision” to stock additional weapons merchandise before the 2012 election, hoping Obama’s reelection would result in increased sales. Show More Summary

On Guns, We’re Not Even Trying

Nicholas Kristof, writing for the NYT: For similar reasons, Ronald Reagan, hailed by Republicans in every other context, favored gun regulations, including mandatory waiting periods for purchases. “Every year, an average of 9,200 Americans are murdered by handguns,” Reagan wrote in a New York Times op-ed in 1991 backing gun restrictions. Show More Summary

Introducing the IBM Swift Sandbox

Looks like IBM really is getting on board with Swift: Hi, I’m John Petitto, one of IBM’s Swift developers located at IBM’s Mobile Innovation Lab in Austin. We love Swift here and hought you would too so we are making our IBM Swift Sandbox available...Show More Summary

Farhad Manjoo: ‘Transformation at Yahoo Foiled by Marissa Mayer’s Inability to Bet the Farm’

Farhad Manjoo, writing for the NYT: Yet the initial success followed by recent sluggishness is beside he point. The larger story of Ms. Mayer’s tenure at Yahoo is one of a transformation so modest it borders on stasis. Over all, Yahoo remains much the same business it was three years ago. Show More Summary

New Typeface From Tobias Frere-Jones: Mallory

First font from his new foundry: Mallory began as an experiment in mixing typographic traditions, building a new design with British and American traits. The family offers a broad range of voices, from the prim and austere Thin to he...Show More Summary

Colin Nissan: ‘It’s Rotting Decorative Gourd Season, Motherfuckers’

Colin Nissan: I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to get these decorative gourds the fuck out of my house. The clock expired on these goofy goose-necked bastards about six weeks ago, but I pushed it and the shit got real on me. It’s Autumn overtime up in here and these fuzzy fuckers need to go. Show More Summary

Study Finds Quitting Facebook Makes You Happier and Less Stressed

Jack Lowe, writing for Huh: Researchers at the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen (yep, that does exist) decided to find out. They took a group of 1,095 Facebook users and split them into two groups. The first group were allowed...Show More Summary

Twitter Announces Digits for tvOS, to Simplify Signing In to Apps

Chris Oryschak, Twitter’s product manager for Digits: Using Digits’ device authorization, your app on the Apple TV will show a short alphanumeric code. Your user then simply enters the code on via their laptop or smartphone to authorize the device to their account. Show More Summary

Swift Goes Open Source

Back at WWDC, Apple promised Swift would go open source by the end of the year. Today’s the day. The website has been overwhelmed most of the day, so if you can’t reach it, you can peruse Apple’s GitHub project. A lot of interesting reading, including this page on the evolution of the language. Show More Summary

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