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Scott Hurff on the Improvements to Messages in iOS 8

Scott Hurff: To me, this is the marquee improvement of iMessage, and the attention to detail blows me away. Not only is Apple making liberal use of new gestures here, it’s also embracing the radial menu effect while creating a new native iOS design pattern. Show More Summary

A Tale of Two Apples

Jason Snell: Criticism of post-Jobs Apple tends to run in one of two directions (unless you’re the author of Haunted Empire and want to have it both ways): Either Apple is doomed because it’s slavishly following the out-of-date playbook...Show More Summary

Red Sweater T-Shirts

Now available at Buy Olympia: Susie Ghahremani has illustrated an adorable bear wearing a charming red sweater for Red Sweater Software. This bear has opted to not wear his mittens and socks for now, but hey are there, just in case. Jalkut was wearing one of these last week at WWDC, and it’s pretty sweet. Just ordered mine. ?

Matt Drance on WWDC 2014 and Apple

Matt Drance: That process began some time before October 5, 2011. It ended on June 2, 2014. Josh Topolsky kind of said it, Ben Thompson kind of said it, so let’s just say it: This wouldn’t have happened under Steve Jobs. The “Continuity”...Show More Summary

Google Demotes Chrome Feature That Would Hide Full Web Addresses

Stephen Shankland, writing for CNet: Google apparently has taken one step back from its “origin chip” plan that would hide the full addresses for Web sites that people visit with its Chrome browser. On Tuesday, Chrome team member Peter Kasting demoted one aspect of the address-hiding feature from a top priority to a hird-level priority. Show More Summary

Google Buys Skynet

Google: Google Inc. announced today that it has entered into an agreement o buy Skybox Imaging for $500 million in cash, subject to adjustments. Skybox’s satellites will help keep Google Maps accurate with up-to-date imagery. Over time,...Show More Summary

Apple’s Cement Conference

Horace Dediu: So this was the way I saw WWDC 2014. A cement conference cheered by cement enthusiasts but leaving Architectural Digest writers asking what the fuss was all about. ?

Swift’s Ascendance

Paul Krill, writing for InfoWorld: Both the Tiobe and PyPL indexes already have plans to accommodate Swift. “A preview shows that its first rating will probably in the op 20 by [the July Tiobe index]. Swift is a natural and long-awaited next step of Apple,” this month’s Tiobe index description said. Show More Summary

‘Do Your Work, Your Best Work’

Seth Godin: If you try to delight the undelightable, you’ve made yourself miserable for no reason. ?

[Sponsor] Microsoft Azure Mobile Services

Microsoft Azure Mobile Services provides a scalable and secure backend that can be used to power apps on any platform–iOS, Android, Windows or Mac. With Mobile Services, it’s easy to store app data in the cloud, authenticate users, and send push notifications. Show More Summary

‘The Next Five Years’

Justin Williams: And then in two hours, Apple shut me up. They pretty much offered a solution for every single thing I have bitched about over the past five years. Extensions, CloudKit, a new iTunes Connect. And Swift, an entirely new...Show More Summary

iOS 8 Uses Randomized MAC Addresses When Scanning for Wi-Fi Networks

MAC addresses are used by both marketers and government agencies to track device location — this is a nice win for privacy. ?

Intrigue Regarding Katie Cotton’s Successor

John Paczkowski: And though there are at least two well-qualified internal candidates for the job — comms veterans Steve Dowling and Nat Kerris — Apple is also looking outside the company for Cotton’s replacement. Sources in position...Show More Summary

Scott Hanselman on URL Shortener Redirects

Scott Hanselman: I saw a URL today on Twitter to an article on It was a custom short URL - but since I was visiting it via Twitter, it was wrapped with Twitter’s URL, so I really started at When I visited it for the FIRST time, I got this lovely HTTP interaction. Show More Summary

Brent Simmons on Swift

Brent Simmons: I’m lucky. [I’ve just started a Mac app][a], and I plan to write it in Swift. I’ve heard other developers say they want to wait about a year, and I totally understand that attitude. It’s reasonable to assume hat SwiftShow More Summary

Debug: WWDC 2014 Developer Roundtable

Speaking of WWDC podcasts, the new episode of Debug is just terrific: Matt Drance of Bookhouse Software, Ryan Nielsen of Tumult, Daniel Jalkut of Red Sweater, and Jason Snell of Macworld join Guy and Rene to talk about Apple’s WWDC 2014 keynote — the Swift programming language, Extensibility, CloudKit, Metal, and more. ?

Notifications as the Interface

Mat Honan: Interactive notifications will spur all sorts of new behaviors. (And yes, Android already has interactive notifications, but the ones in iOS 8 look to go beyond what KitKat can do.) Some of these will be simple, like the ability to reply to an email or text message. Show More Summary

Chris Lattner on Swift and Playgrounds

Chris Lattner: I started work on the Swift Programming Language (wikipedia) in July of 2010. I implemented much of the basic language structure, with only a few people knowing of its existence. A few other (amazing) people started contributing...Show More Summary

Apple Lifts the WWDC NDA

Ole Begemann: I am not a lawyer, but if I am reading this correctly, it means hat beta version of the operating systems and SDKs are still under NDA, but Apple allows developers to discuss new APIs and features that have been introduced at WWDC in public. Show More Summary

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