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Apple Watch ‘Too Feminine and Looks Like It Was Designed by Students’, Says LVMH Executive

The Telegraph: Jean-Claude Biver, who heads the French group’s luxury watch division, said the US tech giant had made “some fundamental mistakes” designing the Apple Watch. “This watch has no sex appeal. It’s too feminine and looks too much...Show More Summary

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Displays Demystified

Great visual explanation from PaintCode regarding the new iPhone displays, particularly the clever downsampling used for the Plus. ?

Tim Cook Interview With USA Today

Marco della Cava, USA Today: Apple’s new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus both feature larger screens reminiscent of competitors’ devices. By design, says Cook. “It’s an incredible opportunity for us to switch people from Android to iOS. So yes, this is epic. Show More Summary

How to Hide the Free U2 Album From Your iTunes Library

Good tip from Kirk McElhearn. Me, I like U2. But I didn’t know you could manage your Recent Purchases list like this. ?

A Watch Guy’s Thoughts on the Apple Watch After Seeing It in the Metal

Benjamin Clymer, Hodinkee: I’m not even sure we can call it a watch. Okay, it goes on the wrist, and it happens to tell the time, but that’s about where the similarities between Apple’s just announced watch and the hand-assembled, often painstakingly finished mechanical watches we write about, and obsess over, end. Show More Summary

Valleywag: ‘Macworld Staff Mostly Canned After Biggest Apple News Day of the Year’

Sam Biddle: The economic reality of running a print publication dedicated to Apple news is a total disaster, of course — blogs run a monopoly on that, and have for years. But squeezing one last grueling day of marathon iPhone coverage out of a team on the verge of firing is not cool. Seems like a real dick move on IDG’s part. ?

Jason Snell Leaves Macworld, Staff Laid Off

Jason Snell: Unfortunately, many of my colleagues lost their jobs today. If here’s anything I can do to help them, I will. I have had time to plan for this day, but they haven’t. You probably know some of hem. Please join with me in giving them sympathy and support. I’ve known Jason and many of the staffers at Macworld for years. Show More Summary

WSJ: Microsoft Near Deal to Buy Minecraft

The WSJ: Microsoft Corp. is in serious discussions to buy Mojang AB, the Swedish company behind the popular “Minecraft” videogame, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. The deal would be valued at more than $2 billion and...Show More Summary

[Sponsor] Pixate

Pixate is the next generation of mobile interaction design. With it, you can design sophisticated animations and interactions for any form factor — including the new iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and Apple Watch — that come to life as 100 percent native iOS and Android prototypes. Show More Summary

? Prelude to Tomorrow’s Big-Ass iPhone Apple Event

On the expected new 4.7- and 5.5-inch iPhones, and the wearables.

The Hidden Structure of the Apple Keynote

Loved this piece by Dan Frommer at Quartz: One of Apple’s most successful products — which rarely gets recognized as such — is made not of aluminum and glass, but of words and pictures. The Apple keynote is the tool the company usesShow More Summary

Recode: ‘CVS and Walgreens Expected to Accept Apple iPhone Mobile Payments’

I’d call them “Apple mobile payments”, not “Apple iPhone mobile payments”. Otherwise, this sounds, uh, right on target. ?

The Talk Show: ‘Very Few Outhouses Anymore’

Speaking of podcasts, here’s one to occupy your time and mind while waiting for tomorrow’s much-anticipated Apple special event. Special guest Jason Snell joins me to discuss wearables, big-ass iPhones, what people tend to get wrongShow More Summary

Amazon Cuts Price of Fire Phone to 99 Cents

If they were willing to go this low, why not start at this price six weeks ago, when people actually cared? My guess: this thing is such a dud that they’re just trying to dump inventory now. ?

Laugh It Up, Fuzzball

Brian X. Chen: To deal with concerns that a bigger phone will make typing with one hand difficult (the current iPhone has a four-inch screen), some changes to the design of the iPhones’ user interface will allow people to type or use...Show More Summary

Samsung Galaxy Alpha

Reminds me of something I first saw a few years ago, can’t quite put my finger on it. ?

Marc Newson to Join Apple on Jony Ive’s Design Team

Anyone else starting to get the feeling that Tuesday’s event might not be just about iPhones? ?

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