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Apple Opens Third-Party Watch Band Program

I’m interesting to see what this market winds up looking like. Will luxury retailers like Tiffany and Louis Vuitton make bands for Apple Watch? ?

‘One Day They’ll Understand Apple’

Ken Segall: The truth is, being wrong about Apple’s future often stems from being wrong about Apple’s past. If you can’t appreciate what led o past successes, it’s tough to see the future ones. Evergreen material. ?

Craig Hockenberry on discoveryd

Craig Hockenberry: So, Mom, it’s time to stop reading. I’m pissed off and you know how I get when that happens. In case you’re wondering what I’m talking about, look at this shit. A network process using 100% of the CPU, WiFi disconnecting at random times, and names, names (1), names (2), names (4). All caused by a crappy piece of software called discoveryd. ?

Brian X. Chen on the Upcoming New Apple TV Remote

Brian X. Chen, writing for the NYT: When Apple introduces its new TV box this summer, the remote control will gain a touch pad and also be slightly thicker than he current version, according to an employee briefed on the product, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the device was confidential. Show More Summary

[Sponsor] Review Monitor: App Store Reviews in Slack

If you have an app in the App Store and a team that uses Slack, you need LaunchKit’s Review Monitor. Once you register your app, Review Monitor tracks new app reviews and automatically posts them into your team’s Slack channel, your app’s Twitter account, or your email inbox. Show More Summary

The Verge: Apple Pushing Music Labels to Kill Free Spotify Streaming Ahead of Beats Relaunch

Micah Singleton, reporting for The Verge: The Department of Justice is looking closely into Apple’s business practices in relation to its upcoming music streaming service, according to multiple sources. The Verge has learned that Apple has...Show More Summary


What a thrill and honor for the great fans of Boston to witness this historic dinger from the most productive career hitter in the game today. ?

Speaking of Apple Products and Water Resistance

David W. Brown, writing for The Atlantic back in 2011: When engineers working on the very first iPod completed the prototype, they presented their work to Steve Jobs for his approval. Jobs played with the device, scrutinized it, weighed it in his hands, and promptly rejected it. Show More Summary

Water Resistant-ish

Paul Kafasis goes deep (well, 1 meter deep) on Apple Watch’s water resistance: It turns out that much like yourself, a bit of water won’t kill he Apple Watch, but four blows right to the face probably will. ?

The Talk Show: ‘I Touched Ron Johnson’

This week’s episode of my podcast, with special guest John Moltz. Topics include Gruber’s retina, Apple Watch backorders and the watch itself, news from Microsoft’s Build conference, how to introduce yourself to people you’ve publicly...Show More Summary

Phone Sales in China

While on the subject of charting sales trends, here’s an interesting one from Ben Bajarin on smartphone sales share in China. A lot of movement just in the last year alone. ?

Plotting Apple Sales Trends

Kieran Healy, following up on Dr. Drang’s post on the iPad’s sales slump: Dr Drang put up a characteristically sharp post looking at sales trends in Apple Macs, iPhones, and iPads. He used moving averages to show long-term sales trends...Show More Summary

Moving Averages and the iPad

Loved this post from Dr. Drang, on how to accurately visualize the declining trend in iPad sales: There are myriad other ways to smooth a graph without switching to cumulative figures. One of the simplest is the moving average. In this echnique,...Show More Summary

Wrist Tattoos Interfere With Apple Watch Sensors

Serenity Caldwell, writing for iMore: Recently, we’ve been hearing reports from Twitter and Reddit that he Apple Watch’s plethysmograph sensor plays not-so-nicely with wrist or arm sleeve tattoos. The ink pigmentation interferes with he...Show More Summary

? Watch, Apple Watch

This is what Apple Watch is: an ambitious modern take on the digital watch.

Windows 10 to Run Reworked Android and iOS Apps

Tom Warren, reporting from Microsoft’s Build conference for The Verge: The idea is simple, get apps on Windows 10 without the need for developers to rebuild them fully for Windows. While it sounds simple, the actual process will be a...Show More Summary

More From Quartz on iPhone and iPad Aggregate Sales Since Launch

Dan Frommer: Now five years old, Apple’s iPad tablet is still the company’s fastest-selling product line of all time. But not for long. As iPad demand has slowed, its cumulative sales curve is likely to fall behind the iPhone’s within...Show More Summary

Secret Shutting Down

Brendan Klinkenberg, reporting for BuzzFeed: In a post on Medium, founder David Byttow addressed and expanded upon the decision to shut down Secret. “Unfortunately, Secret does not represent the vision I had when starting the company,”...Show More Summary

‘I Screwed Up The Academy Awards, and I Couldn’t Be More Proud’

Great link re: the previous item: David Letterman guesting on the final episode of The Jon Stewart Show on MTV back in 1995. (Thanks to Orion Woody.) ?

David Letterman Reflects on 33 Years in Late-Night Television

Fantastic, candid interview with Letterman by Dave Itzkoff for the NYT: Q: Did you have any involvement in choosing Stephen Colbert as your successor? A: No. Not my show. When we sign off, we’re out of business with CBS. I always thought Jon Stewart would have been a good choice. Show More Summary

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