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Chuq Von Rospach on the State of the Mac

Chuq Von Rospach: I long ago got used the the idea that no matter what Apple said or released, the Internet would fall over itself proving how much smarter they were than Apple, only to see Apple make another ruckload of money on the...Show More Summary

Apples vs. Oranges — Thick, Heavy Oranges

Brian Fagioli, writing for BetaNews on Ubuntu PC-maker System76 seeing a surge of traffic after last week’s MacBook Pro announcements: Alternatively, I headed to System76 and configured its 15-inch Oryx Pro (you can do so here). I closely matched the MacBook Pro specs, with a Quad-core Sklyake i7 and NVMe 256GB SSD. Show More Summary

Translation From Apple Lingo to English of Tim Cook’s Year-Ago ‘Why Would You Buy a PC Anymore?’ Comment

This year-ago quote from Tim Cook in an interview with The Telegraph, in the wake of the launch of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, is getting a lot of circulation this week: “I think if you’re looking at a PC, why would you buy a PC anymore?...Show More Summary

Michael Tsai’s Roundup of Commentary on the New MacBook Pros and the State of the Mac

Dozens and dozens of links here. Rather astounding how much backlash last week’s event has generated. I can’t recall an Apple event that generated such a negative reaction from hard-core Mac users. I’m working on a longer piece with my full thoughts on what’s going on, but for now, Tsai’s list of links is must-read stuff. ?

Who’s to Blame for the 16 GB RAM Limit on the New MacBook Pros: Apple or Intel?

“Exploding_m1”, in a thread on Reddit: The true reason behind the lack of 32 GB or DDR4 is Intel. Skylake does not support LPDDR4 (LP for low power) RAM. Kabylake is set to include support, but only for the U category of chips. So no LPDDR4 support for mobile until 2018 I think. One example is the Dell XPS 13. Show More Summary

The Touch Bar T1 Chipset Contains an ARM CPU and Secure Enclave

Matthew Panzarino, again: When will Apple ship a MacBook with an ARM processor? This is a question that has been top of mind for observers of the company ever since it started designing and building its own chips from he ground up. The answer to that question is now, sort of. Show More Summary

Why Apple’s MacBook Touch Bar Was the Right Thing to Do

Matthew Panzarino: People love a Greek tragedy. Icarus has flown too close to the sun and tumbled to Earth. Apple has forgotten its core users and been eclipsed by Microsoft. The Touch Bar is a compromise between adding a touch screen...Show More Summary

Facebook Lets Advertisers Exclude Users by Race

Julia Angwin and Terry Parris Jr., reporting for ProPublica: The ad we purchased was targeted to Facebook members who were house hunting and excluded anyone with an “affinity” for African-American, Asian-American or Hispanic people.Show More Summary

Why Isn’t Netflix Part of Apple’s New TV App?

Pavan Rajam: As for why Netflix is opting out of this app, I have 2 theories: Netflix views usage data as highly confidential, proprietary information. They don’t even share this data with their show creators, so there’s no way in hell...Show More Summary

Developer Documentation for Touch Bar

The Human Interface Guidelines are an interesting read. In person, the Touch Bar looks and feels great. I’m unusually excited about this. ?

The Talk Show: ‘Prisoner’s Dilemma Multitasking’

Special guest John Moltz returns to the show. Topics include what we expect from tomorrow’s Apple Event for new Mac hardware, and my impressions of the Google Pixel phone after a week using one. This week’s show introduces chapter marks for subject matter. Show More Summary

Penny Arcade’s Mike Krahulik: Hands-On With the Surface Studio

Penny Arcade illustrator Mike Krahulik: If you have not heard already, Microsoft just announced a new device called the Surface Studio. It’s essentially a Surface computer for your desktop. From what I understand, you can go to any Microsoft store today and actually play with one. Show More Summary

Microsoft Surface Studio

Microsoft’s big news today: a 28-inch all-in-one iMac-like PC that folds down into a drafting-table-like mode for drawing on it like a tablet. Also, a new peripheral, the Surface Dial. Very cool looking stuff. Priced at $3000-4200, and not shipping until mid-December. ?

Apple Delays AirPods Rollout Past October

Matthew Panzarino: “The early response to AirPods has been incredible. We don’t believe in shipping a product before it’s ready, and we need a little more time before AirPods are ready for our customers,” an Apple spokesperson said to...Show More Summary

Google Cans ‘CEO’ of Google Access, Halts Expansion of Google Fiber

Kara Swisher, writing for Recode: Executive changes are coming to Google Access, including the departure of CEO Craig Barratt, according to sources. The company is holding a town hall-style meeting sometime soon to announce hese potential...Show More Summary

Google: ‘Our Assistant Will Trigger the Next Era of AI’

Steven Levy: That process, unrolling over the next two years, is The Transition. When millions of people begin conversing with Google, through the Assistant, the seas of difficulty suddenly part. (With Google Home, conversing is theShow More Summary

Six Colors’ Coverage of Apple’s Q4 Results and Analyst Call

Charts and graphs, and snap coverage of Apple’s analyst conference call. ?

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