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Library of Congress Discovers Lost Footage of Washington Senators Beating the New York Giants in the 1924 World Series

Dan Steinberg, writing for The Washington Post: And when archivists from the Library’s Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation watched the reel, they found nearly four minutes of footage from that 1924 World Series, footage that somehow...Show More Summary

Apple’s Roller Coaster Month

Good rundown by Mark Rogowsky of Apple’s tumultuous September. The next few weeks should be interesting too: Yosemite, Apple Pay, and iCloud Drive are all imminent. And they stick to the schedule of the past few years, they’ll hold an event to announce new iPads and maybe new Macs. ?

Faster Horses

Álvaro Serrano: People don’t like what they don’t understand and so far, nobody understands the Apple Watch. I’m not even sure anybody can; we just don’t know enough about it at this point. In the absence of a valid reference, many are...Show More Summary

Paczkowski: Tim Cook Names Steve Dowling ‘Interim’ Head of PR

John Paczkowski: Sources close to Apple tell Code/red that Dowling was tapped as interim head of public relations last week by CEO Tim Cook, who has been looking to put a friendlier, more approachable face on Apple’s public relations efforts. Show More Summary

Terms of Service; Didn’t Read

Instant bookmark: “I have read and agree to the Terms” is the biggest lie on the web. We aim to fix that. We are a user rights initiative to rate and label website terms & privacy policies, from very good Class A to very bad Class E...

Inside Apple’s One-Day Watch Pop-Up at Paris Fashion Week

Dan Frommer, reporting for Quartz from Paris: Colette is the sort of high-fashion store that many expect to be a key part of Apple’s retail strategy for the Watch, especially the luxury “Edition” version. In its gadget section, Colette...Show More Summary

Path Places

New from Path: Places gives you the power to message your favorite local businesses to request appointments, make reservations, or even check out prices and hours. It’s all by text. And it’s all for free. Getting answers from a local business is now as easy as texting a friend. Show More Summary

‘It Just Works’

Russell Ivanovic: Tim Cook keeps telling us that “Only Apple” could do the amazing hings it does. I just wish that Apple would slow down their breakneck pace and spend the time required to build stable software that their hardware so desperately needs. Show More Summary

Jony Ive Profile in Vogue

Robert Sullivan, writing for Vogue: “Feels nice, doesn’t it?” On my second visit to Cupertino, Ive has finally handed it over: the new Apple Watch. It is more watch than he computer geeks would ever have imagined, has more embedded software than in a Rolex wearer’s wildest dreams. Show More Summary

The Players’ Tribune

Derek Jeter: I do think fans deserve more than “no comments” or “I don’t knows.” Those simple answers have always stemmed from a genuine concern that any statement, any opinion or detail, might be distorted. I have a unique perspective. Show More Summary

Schrödinger’s Shift Key

Allen Pike: In iOS 7.1, Apple changed the design of the shift key. This was he worst thing to happen in the history of software. Single most surprising thing about iOS 8 to me is that Apple didn’t fix this. ?

How iOS 8’s Time-Lapse Feature Works

Dan Provost, Studio Neat: On Apple’s website, they claim that in time-lapse mode, “iOS 8 does all the work, snapping photos at dynamically selected intervals.” When I first read this, I thought they were doing something super fancy, like monitoring the frame for movement and only snapping a picture when something changes. Show More Summary

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Endorses Apple’s and Google’s Data Encryption

Julia Edwards, reporting for Reuters: Apple’s new iPhone 6, released this month, and Google’s coming update of the Android smartphone have data encryption so sophisticated that only the user may unlock it. Even law enforcement officers...Show More Summary

On PayPal and Apple Pay

Ian Kar, writing for Bank Innovation: Apple and PayPal started talking early on in Apple’s development of Apple Pay, as Apple was setting up partnerships with the card issuing banks and card networks. Since PayPal’s a payments industry...Show More Summary

What It’s Like to Fly in Singapore Airlines Suites Class

As Jason Snell points out, keep the idea of $18,000 plane tickets in mind when it comes to the pricing of Apple Watch. ?

‘It’s Just a Watch’

New branding campaign from Pebble. I like it. The playful, casual, colorful tone suits Pebble well, and the emphasis on price and battery life plays to Pebble’s strengths. ?

The Bézier Game

Clever game to help you master the pen tool in design apps. (Via Mike Davidson.) ?

Immutable Mean Mutable? What a Country.

I’m usually a Mat Honan fan, but his iPhone 6 Plus review was a clunker. Take this: No matter what Steve Jobs may have said, big phones are better. It’s a great sign for Apple that it doesn’t revere his public statements as immutable truths. That’s from like page one of the book Ways People Get Apple Completely Wrong. Show More Summary

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