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? The App Store and Retail Co-op

Perhaps comparisons to Google search are a red herring, and the right comparison is to Amazon, and retail co-op.

Jason Snell on the Speed-Bump Update to the MacBook

It’s faster, but the biggest change is that it’s now available in rose gold. Still just one port, and that port is USB-C, not Thunderbolt 3. ?

‘Humanae’ — A Color Palette of Human Skin Tones

Photographer Angélica Dass’s Humanae is an ongoing project, matching portrait photos with Pantone colors of their skin tones. Perhaps someone should show this wide range of colors to Samsung’s marketing department. (Via Kottke.) ?

European Commission Charges Google With Abuse of Android’s ‘Dominant Position’

Mark Scott, reporting for the NYT: Google has long stressed that Android, its popular mobile software, is open for anyone to use, including its rivals. But the company’s claims are now under threat after Europe’s antitrust authorities...Show More Summary

Manton Reece: Don’t Give Up on WWDC

Manton Reece: I think it’s possible to go out to WWDC without spending a fortune. You can attend AltConf, find an Airbnb room for $150/night, and stay a few days instead of all week. I downgraded my expectations for WWDC and booked a cheaper hotel room a couple of months ago. Show More Summary

WWDC as Community Hub, in the Face of San Francisco’s Hotel Prices

Joe Cieplinski: Folks say that WWDC is the one time where everyone in our community can get together, but frankly, the price of hotels in San Francisco has made that statement a bit disingenuous. Many — if not most — of us can’t afford...Show More Summary

Harriet Tubman to Replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 Bill

Jackie Calmes, reporting for the NYT: The Treasury Department will announce on Wednesday afternoon that Harriet Tubman, an African-American who ferried hundreds of slaves o freedom, will replace the slaveholding Andrew Jackson on the center...Show More Summary

1986 in Photos

Great collection of photos from 1986. Check out the watch on Woz in photo 6. I’m more sports-minded than most, but it seems almost criminal not to include a shot of 46-year-old Jack Nicklaus tearing up the back nine at Augusta, en route to winning The Masters for the sixth time. Larry Bird’s Boston Celtics should have been in there too. ?

Ken Auletta on Bill Campbell

Ken Auletta, writing for The New Yorker: In the world capital of engineering, where per-capita income can seem inversely related to social skills, Campbell was the man who aught founders to look up from their computer screens. He was known...Show More Summary

Intel to Cut 12,000 Jobs, Forecast Misses Amid PC Blight

Ian King, reporting for Bloomberg: Intel Corp. will eliminate 12,000 jobs, or 11 percent of its workforce, embarking on the deepest cutbacks in a decade to gird for a fifth year of declines in the personal-computer market. The world’s...Show More Summary

‘Coach’ Bill Campbell Dies at 75

John Markoff, writing for the NYT: Bill Campbell, one of the most influential background players in Silicon Valley, who was known as “coach” there for his work advising technology industry stars like Steve Jobs at Apple and Larry Page at Google, died on Monday at his home in Palo Alto, Calif. Show More Summary

WWDC 2016: June 13 Through 17

Apple PR: Monday’s kickoff events, including the keynote address, will be held at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. The rest of the week’s conference sessions will take place at Moscone West. […] Developers can apply for tickets via the WWDC website ( now through Friday, April 22 at 10:00 a.m. Show More Summary

[Sponsor] Introducing Imprint

Imprint is a curated retailer and lifestyle publication, offering weekly collections of exclusive products for the modern gentleman. Put differently, rather than selling thousands of different items, Imprint sells only 10-20 core products per month, presented alongside beautiful independent photography and story-telling. Show More Summary


This week’s DF RSS feed was sponsored by Squarespace. Needs vary. That’s why Squarespace recently launched three website products, each catered to the needs of different creative people. Cover Pages are single-page websites that are perfect for when your idea is just starting out. Show More Summary

Apple’s Penchant for Consumer Security

Ben Bajarin, on a security “deep dive” briefing he got from executives at Apple last week: Apple is attempting something that seems unprecedented at an industry level. To bring industry leading security but do so by actually enhancing the user experience. Show More Summary

‘Never Never Never’

Kanye West, two months ago: My album will never never never be on Apple. And it will never be for sale… You can only get it on Tidal. Six weeks later, the album was on Apple Music and Spotify. Today: A Kanye West fan on Monday sued the...Show More Summary

iPad Multitasking’s Effect on MLB At Bat Viewership

Sarah Perez, writing for TechCrunch: During these first two weeks, MLB fans spent 20 percent more minutes per day, on average, watching live video on iPad compared with the 2015 season, when multitasking was not available. (MLB saysShow More Summary

Custom Ringtones on iOS Are a Huge Pain in the Ass

Dieter Bohn has a good piece for The Verge on what a complicated, confusing process it is to put a custom ringtone on an iPhone: I find this eight-step process to be legitimately insane. It exists because Apple made a decision a long time ago that the iPhone should be made “simpler” in some very specific ways. Show More Summary

Photo-Realistic Renderings of People’s Sketches of Bicycles

Gianluca Gimini: Back in 2009 I began pestering friends and random strangers. I would walk up to them with a pen and a sheet of paper asking that hey immediately draw me a men’s bicycle, by heart. Soon I found out that when confronted with this odd request most people have a very hard time remembering exactly how a bike is made. Show More Summary

Apple Has Probably Killed the ‘Air’ Brand

Jack March: I think it’s pretty obvious at this point that Apple will never release a new product with the ‘Air’ branding again. For starters, the words ‘Light’ and ‘Professional’ are no longer a dichotomy, though they were when the original MacBook Air was launched in 2008. Show More Summary

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