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Somehow this slipped my attention back in 2011, when former TBWA/Chiat/Day creative director Rob Siltanen wrote it. Great story: Jobs was quiet during the pitch, but he seemed intrigued hroughout, and now it was time for him to talk....Show More Summary
Special guest Marco Arment returns for the second half of a two-part episode of my podcast, The Talk Show. Topics include the new Mac Pro, retina Macs, hard drives vs. SSDs, and a thorough examination of the implications of a big screen iPhone. Brought to you by three great sponsors: Backblaze Online Backup: $5/month. Show More Summary
Remember the kerfuffle last week about iOS calendar app Sunrise asking users for their iCloud user name and password? Scary news travels faster than good, so I thought it worth pointing out that they’ve implemented a nice improvement: Update:...Show More Summary
Lenovo CEO Yuanqing Yang, in an interview with Fortune’s Miguel Helft: Right after Google bought Motorola [in 2012], I invited [Google executive chairman] Eric Schmidt to have a dinner at my house. I old him, “If you think you want run...Show More Summary
This is old news from November, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see Samsung partner with Here Maps on Android, too. If they’re not planning for a divorce from Google, they should. ?
Former TSA screener Jason Edward Harrington, writing for Politico: Once, in 2008, I had to confiscate a bottle of alcohol from a group of Marines coming home from Afghanistan. It was celebration champagne intended for one of the men in the group — a young, decorated soldier. Show More Summary
This great story by Adam Rosen from August is a good postscript to my “Special” piece the other day. Note the pre-release version of the Finder, which had the following menus: @, File, Edit, Arrange, and Interim. And dig those “Steve Sez…” dialog boxes. ?
Dave Addey has started a new site, Typeset in the Future, dedicated to the typography in science fiction films. His first subject, no surprise, is 2001: A Space Odyssey. (Re: those Gill Sans-like M’s in the otherwise Futura titles —Show More Summary
I thought this was going to be another “30 years of the Mac” remembrance. I was wrong. ?
Jon Bois, writing for SB Nation: For this, the season finale of Breaking Madden, there will be bitter cold and heavy snowfall. There will also be, Lord willing, the most one-sided result in the history of sports. In the greatest American football rout of historical record, Georgia Tech beat Cumberland College, 222-0. Show More Summary
The idea that Google doesn’t have its sights set on producing its own mass market consumer electronics would be a lot more compelling if they hadn’t just bought Nest for $3 billion, and hadn’t spent the last year hyping Google Glass...
Dina Bass, Peter Burrows, and Jonathan Erlichman, reporting for Bloomberg: Microsoft Corp.’s board is preparing to make Satya Nadella, the company’s enterprise and cloud chief, chief executive officer and is discussing replacing Bill Gates as chairman, according to people with knowledge of the process. ?
John Kirk: Last week, Phil Schiller, Craig Federighi and Bud Tribble were [interviewed] as part of the Mac’s 30th anniversary. They — in no uncertain terms — slammed the door shut on the idea that Apple was planning on merging iOS (the operating system for their phones and tablets) with OS X (the operating system for their notebooks and desktops). Show More Summary
Dr. Drang, showing a screenshot of his MacBook, explaining why Mac OS X wouldn’t work well as a touchscreen OS: Look at all the targets. If they were all increased to a size hat’s easy to tap with a fingertip, there’d be very little room left on the screen for content. This is why iOS apps are so simple. Show More Summary
New documentary film project with a novel distribution/funding plan, from Kirby Ferguson (Everything Is a Remix). Great premise, can’t wait to see where he takes it. ?
Poetry, in the form of a menu bar.
Vlad Savov, writing for The Verge: 60 Carphone Warehouse stores across Western Europe will be converted into dedicated Samsung outlets, according to a company press release and spokesperson. The European phone retailer, which has some...Show More Summary
Jay Haynes: If we assume that Apple will grow its owner earnings at 5% for the next 10 years, and then 2% for all years after that (with adjustments for cash and debt), Apple’s market cap wouldn’t be $453 billion. It wouldn’t even be $1.2 trillion. Show More Summary
Nadia Damouni, reporting for Reuters: China’s Lenovo Group is nearing a deal to buy Google Inc’s Motorola handset division for close to $3 billion, people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Wednesday, buying its way into a heavily competitive U.S. Show More Summary
Liz Gannes and Ina Fried, writing for Recode: In early January, while the rest of the consumer technology world at CES marveled at the sheer size of Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy ablet, Google execs were dismayed by what they saw on the screen of the massive 12.1-inch slate — a fancy new user interface called Magazine UX. Show More Summary