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Microsoft Sues Samsung to Collect Unpaid Patent Royalties

David Howard, Microsoft deputy general counsel: After becoming the leading player in the worldwide smartphone market, Samsung decided late last year to stop complying with its agreement with Microsoft. In September 2013, after Microsoft...Show More Summary

A Lot Can Change in 6 Years

Allen Pike: In many ways, the iOS app market is where the web was in 2001. The easy wins have been won, and a lot of developers have hangovers. Still, successful products will continue to surprise and delight us from those who stick with it. Our first three products at Steamclock were paid iOS apps. Show More Summary

A Different Kind of Indie Success

Stephen Orth on his experience as an iOS indie developer: The app never turned my business into a product-based powerhouse with a hockey-stick growth chart. Instead, the app gave me the skills to build another sort of business: a business...Show More Summary

IE on Windows Phone Now Spoofing iPhone Safari’s Useragent String

Totally understandable on Microsoft’s part, but man, what a sign of how much the iPhone has turned the industry upside-down. IE used to be the browser whose useragent string others had to spoof. ?

The Best Argument Yet for Net Neutrality Comes From Major League Baseball

Quartz: Earlier this month, BAM quietly submitted its own letter to the FCC, where it was equally scathing about internet fast lanes[…]. It’s a shame that BAM’s comments have been overlooked, because they amount to one of the most coherent arguments in favor of net neutrality we have come across. ?

‘To Hell With the Actual Numbers’

Philip Elmer-Dewitt talks to a former IDC researcher regarding how they draw their market share figures. ?

‘The Apple iTime Is Destined to Fail’

If John C. Dvorak were still alive, we’d see more articles like this one. Wait. What? ?

Apple’s Double Digit U.S. Mac Growth Contradicts IDC and Gartner Reports of a Mac Sales Slump

Shouldn’t IDC and Gartner report these things after PC makers report their results? They look like fools after this quarter. ?

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App Store Top Lists and App Rot

Marco Arment: Quality, sustainability, and updates are almost irrelevant to App Store success and usually aren’t rewarded as much as we think they should be, and that’s mostly the fault of Apple’s lazy reliance on top lists instead of...Show More Summary

Where Are the iOS Indie Developers?

Brent Simmons: I think my point still stands — pure iOS indies are fairly rare. I can easily come up with a bigger list of pure Mac indies, even though iOS developers in general outnumber Mac developers. ?

A Candid Look at Unread’s First Year

Jared Sinclair: Despite all of these circumstances, Unread still only earned $42K in sales ($21K after taxes and expenses) and is on a course that doesn’t promise much growth. I conclude from all this that anyone who wants to make aShow More Summary

Apple TV Updated With CNBC and Fox Now Channels

One hole in these Apple TV “channels”: they each require you to authenticate through your cable provider separately. Seems like something a future Apple TV update should allow you to do once, at the system level, and then allow all these channels to just work. ?

MacBook Pro Speed Bumps and Minor Price Cuts

Minor updates, including a nice bump in the default RAM for the entry-level machines. ?

Video: The Talk Show Live From WWDC 2014

This is a fun story. I thought last year’s live episode of The Talk Show From WWDC went really well and was a lot of fun. My only regret was that we hadn’t recorded video of the show, only audio. So this year we planned to record video. Show More Summary

The Talk Show: ‘Jamming More RAM in for Free’

Special guest John Moltz joins me on this week’s episode of The Talk Show. ?

Continuity and Gratification

Mark Sigal on Apple’s Q3 results: While others may see a company that can’t possibly keep selling more devices, quarter after quarter after quarter, I see a company hat has continually avoided the gratification of going for market share...Show More Summary

Number Games

Jon Bell: Which brings me to Chromecast. All Google will say is they’ve sold “millions” of the $35, (presumably) break-even device. But recently they announced 400 million “sessions”. Sounds impressive! A recent headline states “Chromecast...Show More Summary

Bezos Alarms Amazon Investors With Spending Pace as Loss Widens

Bloomberg: Jeff Bezos is testing the patience of investors after Inc. missed analysts’ estimates for a second straight quarter, sending the shares tumbling 11 percent. The world’s largest online retailer yesterday reported...Show More Summary

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