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Q&A With New York Times Tech Columnist Brian X. Chen on the iPhone Battery vs. Performance Issue

Good piece overall, and a welcome relief from the overwhelmingly sensationalized mainstream news coverage of this story (that largely plays into the “Apple is purposefully making year-old iPhones run slow” narrative), but I thought this...Show More Summary

Vector: iPhone Battery Life vs. Performance Round Table

New episode of Rene Ritchie’s Vector podcast: Apple is sacrificing performance on old, cold iPhone batteries to prevent unexpected shutdowns. The company has been doing it for almost a year but this week it’s making headlines. Geekbench’s John...Show More Summary

Eric Schmidt Stepping Down as Executive Chairman of Alphabet

Alphabet press release: “Since 2001, Eric has provided us with business and engineering expertise and a clear vision about the future of technology,” said Larry Page, CEO of Alphabet. “Continuing his 17 years of service o the company, he’ll now be helping us as a technical advisor on science and technology issues. Show More Summary

? Apple Addresses Why Some iPhones With Older Batteries Are Benchmarking Slower

I’ve said the following [before], but I’ll say it again: Apple does not purposefully cripple older devices to encourage users to buy new devices. Nor would it be in their long-term interest to do so.

Microsoft Removes Google’s Chrome ‘Installer’ From the Windows Store

Tom Warren, reporting for The Verge: Google published a Chrome app in the Windows Store earlier today, which just directed users to a download link to install the browser. Microsoft isn’t impressed with Google’s obvious snub of he Windows Store, and it’s taking action. Show More Summary

Amazon Prime TV App Breaks Apple TV Download Record

Brad Gibson (there’s a byline I haven’t linked to in a while), writing for Best Apple TV: Amazon’s recently released Prime Video app was the most downloaded of any tvOS app ever in its first seven days, Apple confirmed Monday through...Show More Summary

Shame Worked in Alabama

Tom Nichols, in an op-ed for The Washington Post: This raises an important question: How should conservative critics of the administration approach those people who, a year in, remain unshakably attached to an administration plumbing...Show More Summary

Transferring SD Card Data to iOS, Fast

Jason Snell: It’s still a little bit silly that, now that iOS has a file-management app, you still can’t plug in a mass storage device via a USB adapter and copy files off of it directly. But until Apple relents — or if it never does...Show More Summary

French Privacy Regulator Gives WhatsApp One Month to Stop Data Sharing With Facebook

Stephanie Bodoni, reporting for Bloomberg: France’s data protection authority CNIL gave a sharp warning to WhatsApp by issuing a formal notice, criticizing it for “insufficiently” cooperating. The decision comes a year after European...Show More Summary

The Talk Show: ‘Blaming a Platypus’

Matthew Panzarino returns to the show to talk about Apple’s new iMac Pro lineup: gaming, VR, medical use, software development video, and more. Also: a spoiler-free preamble on Star Wars Ep. 8: The Last Jedi. Brought to you by these fine sponsors: Away: Travel smarter with the suitcase that charges your phone. Show More Summary

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Apple Is Currently Sold Out of AirPods Until January

This is a shame, because they really are fantastic products, and they’re such an obvious gift idea. ?

Trump Administration Gives CDC a List of Forbidden Words

Lena H. Sun and Juliet Eilperin, reporting for The Washington Post: The Trump administration is prohibiting officials at the nation’s op public health agency from using a list of seven words or phrases — including “fetus” and “transgender”...Show More Summary

From the ‘Let’s Figure Out a Way to Make This Ostensibly About Apple’ Department

Headline for a Bloomberg report by Mark Gurman, Yuan Gao, Scott Moritz, and Selina Wang, “China’s Top Phone Makers Poised to Challenge Apple on Home Turf”: China’s top smartphone makers are ready to challenge Apple Inc. on its home turf after trouncing the iPhone maker in heir own market. Huawei Technologies Co. Show More Summary

Your Truly on Vector With Daniel Jalkut and Rene Ritchie

Vector episode 37: Rene speaks with MarsEdit developer, Daniel Jalkut, and John Gruber of Daring Fireball about the history and release of MarsEdit 4, blogging tools, the Mac App Store, and more. Much fun talking about one of my most-used and most-loved apps. ?

? First Impressions of the New iMac Pro

Apple is not fucking around with these machines, and neither are the people who will be buying them.

Phil Schiller Interview With Dan Grabham

Phil Schiller on the development of the iPhone X, in a wide-ranging interview with Dan Grabham for T3: At the time, at the beginning, it seemed almost impossible. Not just almost. It seemed impossible. And to pull off what feels impossible...Show More Summary

Cabel Sasser’s First Look at the iMac Pro

Speaking of Twitter threads, here’s a short one from Cabel Sasser, after a few days with the iMac Pro: Games. Fired up the ol’ Firewatch, to test the iMac Pro (Radeon Pro Vega 64) vs. my current Retina 5K iMac (Radeon R9 M295X). At 2560 × 1440, the iMac topped out at 25 FPS, the iMac Pro at 62 FPS (!). You have to love the black Lightning cable. ?

How to Design for iPhone X (Without an iPhone X)

Sebastiaan de With on how he (and developer partner Ben Sandofsky) designed the iPhone X version of Halide before they had an iPhone X. Halide is truly one of the very nicest apps I’ve ever seen. And I just love de With’s “world mapShow More Summary

Twitter Adds Support for Threads

Sasank Reddy, product manager at Twitter: Now, hundreds of thousands of threads are Tweeted every day! But his method of Tweeting, while effective and popular, can be ricky for some to create and it’s often tough to read or discover all the Tweets in a thread. Show More Summary

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