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iMessage Contact Lookups Are Stored by Apple for 30 Days

Sam Biddle, writing for The Intercept: Every time you type a number into your iPhone for a text conversation, the Messages app contacts Apple servers to determine whether to route a given message over the ubiquitous SMS system, represented...Show More Summary

Zero Day: ‘How One Amazon Kindle Scam Made Millions of Dollars’

Fascinating exposé by Zack Whittaker, reporting for Zero Day: Moore was just one of hundreds of pseudonyms employed in a sophisticated “catfishing” scheme run by Valeriy Shershnyov, whose Vancouver-based business hoodwinked Amazon customers...Show More Summary

Apple to Create Stunning New London Headquarters at Battersea Power Station

Jonathan Prynn, reporting for The London Evening Standard: Apple is to create a spectacular new London headquarters at Battersea Power Station in a massive coup for the developers behind the £9 billion project. The iPhone and iPad maker...Show More Summary

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Issues Warning Regarding Samsung Washing Machine Explosions

Jill Disis, reporting for CNN Money: The warning comes more than a month after Samsung was hit with a federal class-action lawsuit by customers who said their machines had exploded during use. Customers in Texas, Georgia and Indiana all said they were washing clothes when they heard a violent boom. Show More Summary

BlackBerry Misses Sales Estimates; Stops Making Smartphones

The end of an era. There still will be BlackBerry-branded handsets, but they’ll be made and distributed by other companies. ?

Aetna to Subsidize Apple Watch for Its Health Insurance Customers

Aetna press release: Aetna today announced a new initiative to revolutionize members’ consumer health experience by combining the power of iOS apps and he unmatched user experience of Apple products including Apple Watch, iPhone and iPad with Aetna’s analytics-based wellness and care management programs. Show More Summary

The Talk Show: ‘You’ve Got the Nubbin’

Serenity Caldwell returns to the show to discuss Apple’s new stuff: the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, Apple Watch Series 2 (and the semi-new Series 1), iOS 10, MacOS Sierra, and more. Or as she describes it: “In which @gruber and I grumble about...Show More Summary

Úll 2016

Úll: Úll is a conference for people who build and love great products. We focus on great product stories, presented through an Apple-shaped lens. We treat the conference itself as a product: with a deep emphasis on the attendee experience. Úll 2016 will explore that very Apple-y of ideas: thinking different. November 1-2 in Killarney, Ireland. Show More Summary

Rich Trouton on iCloud Desktop and Documents in MacOS Sierra

Great piece by Rich Trouton exploring the details of how iCloud Desktop and Document syncing works. He makes a good point here: Currently, Apple provides 5 GB of storage space for free for iCloud users. That 5 GB of storage includes storage for your iCloud email, your iCloud backups for your iOS device(s), your iCloud Photo library and iCloud Drive. Show More Summary

iCloud Photo Library vs. iCloud’s 5 GB Free Storage Tier

Rui Carmo: There is just no sane way to archive iCloud photos on your Mac once you’ve gone past the baseline 5 GB. None whatsoever. Zip. Nada. Photos, like iPhoto before it, remains stubbornly autistic where it regards managing multiple...Show More Summary

Bloomberg: ‘Disney Is Working With an Adviser on Potential Twitter Bid’

Alex Sherman and Sarah Frier, reporting for Bloomberg: The Walt Disney Co. is working with a financial adviser to evaluate a possible bid for Twitter Inc., according to people familiar with the matter. After receiving interest in discussing a deal, Twitter has started a process to evaluate a potential sale. Inc. Show More Summary

MG Siegler on Snap’s Spectacles

MG Siegler: First and foremost, the very direct framing of Spectacles as a toy is smart. Under-promise, over-deliver 101. As many have noted, basically the opposite of Google Glass. Partially as a result of the stigma around that product, Snap had a very tight rope to walk here. Show More Summary

Snapchat Releases First Hardware Product, Spectacles

Seth Stevenson, writing for the WSJ: In an unmarked building on a quiet side street just off the beach in Venice, California, 26-year-old Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel stands in a small conference room. He’s draped a towel over a mysterious object sitting on a table. Show More Summary

Keith Olbermann: ‘Vin Scully Is a Legend, but He’s Not a Saint’

Keith Olbermann, writing for GQ, has the best appraisal of the retiring Vin Scully I’ve seen: It is mind-bending to consider that he has not just been on 22 of the 94 annual radio and television World Series broadcasts ever, but been alive for 87 of them. Show More Summary

CNBC: ‘Twitter May Soon Get Formal Bid, Suitors Said to Include Salesforce and Google’

David Faber and Anita Balakrishnan, reporting for CNBC: Twitter shares surged Friday after sources said the ailing social media company moved closer to being sold. The sources said the company has received expressions of interest from several technology or media companies and may receive a formal bid shortly. Show More Summary

The Curious Case of Chris Ziegler’s Employment at The Verge and Apple

Nilay Patel: Hey everyone — there have been questions about Chris Ziegler and his absence from The Verge in the past few weeks. I want to provide answers for those who have been worried about him. First, Chris accepted a position at Apple. Show More Summary

iPhone 7 Plus Portrait Examples

I installed the first developer beta of iOS 10.1 on my iPhone 7 Plus review unit, and shot a bunch of portraits on the walk home from school with my son yesterday. Here they are on Flickr, each with its corresponding image without the depth effect applied. Some of them look great, most look pretty good, and at least two of them have serious problems. ?

MotionMark: A New Graphics Benchmark From the WebKit Team

Jon Lee, Said Abou-Hallawa, and Simon Fraser: Today, we are pleased to introduce MotionMark, a new graphics benchmark for web browsers. We’ve seen the web grow in amazing ways, making it a rich platform capable of running complex web apps, rendering beautiful web pages, and providing user experiences that are fast, responsive, and visibly smooth. Show More Summary

How Hampton Creek Sold Silicon Valley on a Fake-Mayo Miracle

Olivia Zaleski, Peter Waldman, and Ellen Huet, writing for Bloomberg Businessweek: In January 2014 a Creeker on the West Coast, who asked not to be identified, received an assignment in an e-mail under the subject line “Secret Shopper...Show More Summary

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