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Joanna Stern on the New MacBook Pros

Joanna Stern: The new models even defy our expectations on power and pricing. Not only are they missing the newest Intel chipset, they don’t even fit in the standard Apple-nomics model where hot new products slot in at last year’s pricing. Show More Summary

Google PhotoScan: Turn Printed Photos Into Digital Images Using Your Phone Camera

This is a clever idea from Google. Jason Snell’s take: The results I got were… only okay. Some photos were distorted, and none of them looked particularly great. In other words, you get what you pay for — this is free and easy and better...Show More Summary

Wherefore Art Thou Macintosh?

Lovely bit of analysis from Horace Dediu on how he thinks Apple sees the Mac: Which brings me to the question of what it is allowed to be and hence what it is. It cannot take on the role of being the future. That belongs to the touch screen devices. Show More Summary

Apple’s App Store Purge Is Now Underway

Sarah Perez, reporting for TechCrunch: Earlier this year, Apple promised it would clean up its iOS App Store by removing outdated, abandoned apps, including those that no longer meet current guidelines or don’t function as intended. That great App Store purge now appears to be underway, according o new data from app intelligence firm Sensor Tower. Show More Summary

What the Hell Just Happened?

Dave Pell: I’ve been reading and listening to a lot of analysis about what happened on election day. Some of it is valid, much of it is absurd. I’m gonna try to make some sense of it here. And yes, that makes me a modern day contrarian. This has been a rough week for me, and, I know, for many of you. Show More Summary

Wallpaper Interview With Jony Ive on ‘Designed by Apple in California’

Jony Ive: The biggest challenge for us was the fact that our focus and preoccupation is always on the future. So that tends to exclude much time to look back at the work we have previously done. Sometimes if we are struggling with a particular issue then that gives us reason to go back and look at the way we have solved problems in the past. Show More Summary

Apple Releases $200/300 Coffee Table Book Chronicling 20 Years of Apple Design

Apple: Apple today announced the release of a new hardbound book chronicling 20 years of Apple’s design, expressed through 450 photographs of past and current Apple products. Designed by Apple in California, which covers products from...Show More Summary

Steven Levy Talks to Phil Schiller on the New MacBook Pros

Steven Levy: When I suggested that this might be only the latest in a number of mobile innovations moving to the Mac, in an overall annexation of he Macintosh platform, Schiller pushed back, hard. “Its implementation is pure Mac,” he said. Show More Summary

Is the New MacBook Pro Keyboard Too Loud?

Here’s a video from Louis Rossman comparing his old MacBook Pro keyboard to the brand new one. I think the new one is definitely louder. At one point during my review process, I was thinking the same thing, and I asked my wife and son to corroborate. Show More Summary

? The New Touch-Bar-Equipped MacBook Pros and the State of the Mac

Thoughts and observations after a few weeks testing the new MacBook Pro lineup.

Touché: Touch Bar for Everyone

New free utility from my friend Daniel Jalkut: a simulated Touch Bar. This isn’t a good idea for usability (and it wasn’t intended to be), but it’s a great way to see what apps are doing with the Touch Bar. ?

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A Pro Video Editor’s Look at the New MacBook Pro

Thomas Grove Carter: On the 27th October Apple unveiled their new line of MacBook Pros. Since then half of what I read online seems to be “Professionals” (those guys), telling me it’s not Pro at all, not Pro enough or not the right kind of Pro. Show More Summary

The Talk Show: ‘Holiday Party’

Merlin Mann returns to the show to discuss the election, by which we mostly talk around the election. I hope we never do another show again with such heavy hearts, but whatever you think about this election, I think you’ll like this show. Sponsored by: Squarespace: Build it beautiful. Show More Summary

Donald Trump Is Elected President in Stunning Repudiation of the Establishment

The NYT: Mrs. Clinton’s loss was especially crushing to millions who had cheered her march toward history as, they hoped, the nation’s first female president. For supporters, the election often felt like a referendum on gender progress:...Show More Summary

New York Times Election Front Pages, 1852–2012

Interesting just to watch the graphic design evolve over the years. In the mid-1800s they didn’t even use large type for the headlines. ?

Four-Year-Old Reddit Thread on the Then-New MacBook Pros

More déjà vu: they’re way too expensive, graphic cards are weak, maximum RAM configuration isn’t high enough, and they’re clearly not designed for pros. ?

Twitter Still Might Save Vine by Selling It

Josh Constantine, reporting for TechCrunch: Vine may survive after all. Twitter is currently vetting multiple erm sheets from companies offering to buy Vine, and hopes to make a deal soon, multiple sources tell TechCrunch. After announcing its plan to shut down Vine last month, Twitter received a large number of bids, including several from Asia. Show More Summary

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Only Microsoft Could Make Teams

Pramit Nairi, comparing Microsoft Teams to Slack: The thing with Slack is that using it doesn’t feel like work. The UI and the experience is designed to be as effortless as possible with everything feeling natural and human. From subtle things to he more overt, the service feels likable and encourages interaction and participation. Show More Summary

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