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This Week’s Mac Power Users

Speaking of podcasts, Katie Floyd and David Sparks were kind enough to have me as their guest on Mac Power Users this week: Katie and David sit down with John Gruber of Daring Fireball to discuss the origins of his site, how he finds and publishes the news, and how he uses his Mac and iOS. ?

The Talk Show: ‘They Buy a Hole in the Wall’

New episode of my podcast, The Talk Show, feature special guest and ace Apple analyst Horace Dediu. Brought to you by these excellent sponsors: Backblaze: Unlimited, unthrottled online backup for Macs. Fracture: Your photos printed directly on pure glass. Show More Summary

iMore’s Apple Music FAQ

A few words from Serenity Caldwell on Apple imminent new music platform. ?

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal: ‘If We Want to Save Some Money Let’s Just Get Rid of the Court’

Catherine Thompson, reporting for TPM: Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) on Friday suggested doing away with the Supreme Court during a speech in Iowa that followed the court’s historic ruling on same-sex marriage. “The Supreme Court is...Show More Summary

The Deck

There are a few slots on The Deck available in July and August. Need to get your product in front of millions of curious folks? Drop Jim Coudal a line for a nice price for a new advertiser. Tell him I sent you. ?

‘Hooray for Obamacare’

Speaking of momentous Supreme Court decisions, here’s Paul Krugman on the Affordable Care Act: Put all these things together, and what you have is a portrait of policy triumph — a law that, despite everything its opponents have done to undermine it, is achieving its goals, costing less han expected, and making the lives of millions of Americans better and more secure. ?

Knockoff Beats Used in Teardown?

Remember that widely-linked but controversial teardown of a pair of $199 Beats headphones last week? Looks like they were actually a pair of knockoffs. This just keeps getting weirder. ?

‘They Ask for Equal Dignity in the Eyes of the Law. The Constitution Grants Them That Right.’

To me, that line from Justice Anthony Kennedy’s landmark 5-4 decision today says it all. More: The nature of injustice is that we may not always see it in our own times. The generations that wrote and ratified the Bill of Rights andShow More Summary

App Camp for Girls 3.0

Jean MacDonald: App Camp For Girls is on a mission: we encourage girls to pursue app development as a career by teaching them how to make iPhone apps in a fun, creative summer camp program under the mentorship of women developers. We are shifting the gender balance in our industry. Show More Summary

Apple Music to Pay Two-Tenths of a Cent Per Stream During Trial Period

Ben Sisario, reporting for the NYT: For each song that is streamed free, Apple will pay 0.2 cent for he use of recordings, a rate that music executives said was roughly comparable to the free tiers from services like Spotify. This rate...Show More Summary

Retro ThinkPad Concept

David Hill, vice president of identity and design for Lenovo: For a while now I’ve been exploring the idea of introducing a very unique ThinkPad model. Imagine a ThinkPad that embodies all the latest technology advances, however, embraces the original design details in the strongest way possible. Show More Summary

iOS 9 and Safari View Controller: The Future of Web Views

Federico Viticci: In a technical session at WWDC, Apple detailed how Safari View Controller has been closely modeled after Safari with consistency and quick interactions in mind. Safari View Controller looks a lot like Safari: when users...Show More Summary

Apple Music Stikes Deal With Thousands of Indie Artists

Shirley Halperin and Lars Brandle, reporting for Billboard: Apple Music, the hardware giant’s soon-to-launch streaming service, has landed an eleventh-hour coup, striking deals with the independents’ digital rights organization Merlin...Show More Summary

Samsung PCs Disable Windows Update

Owen Williams, writing for The Next Web: That software does something slightly sinister in the background, however: it disables Windows Update. A post by Microsoft MVP, Patrick Barker, details a small application that’s quietly installed...Show More Summary

Inside a Pair of Beats Headphones

Avery Louie of Bolt: One of the great things about the solo headphones is how substantial they feel. A little bit of weight makes the product feel solid, durable, and valuable. One way to do this cheaply is o make some components out of metal in order to add weight. Show More Summary

Google Promoting New Android Wear Watch Faces

This post epitomizes the differences between Google and Apple. ?

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Apple’s Justification for Apple Music’s Three-Month Free Trial Period: Slightly Higher Payments

Peter Kafka, writing last week for Recode: Here are the real numbers, according to Robert Kondrk, the Apple executive who negotiates music deals along with media boss Eddy Cue: In the U.S., Apple will pay music owners 71.5 percent of Apple Music’s subscription revenue. Show More Summary

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