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Six Ways Apple TV Could Be Even Better

Serenity Caldwell, writing at iMore: Previous Apple TVs had a solution in the form of the Remote app, which let you use your iPhone’s virtual keyboard to enter any text you might need to type. Unfortunately, that app has yet to see an update...Show More Summary

Abdel Ibrahim: ‘Apple Wants to Sell You a Television Set, Just Not Today’

Abdel Ibrahim: Yet, despite it not being a hobby, it’s still going to be connected via HDMI 2 on most of our televisions, something even Eddy Cue admits. Of course, the major reason for this is because Apple has yet to announce their own television service to go along with their box. Show More Summary

Christina Warren’s Apple TV Review

Speaking of Christina Warren, here’s her review of the new Apple TV: Now, let’s be clear — this whole talking to the TV thing isn’t new. Amazon did it first with the Fire TV more than 18 months ago. But what makes the Apple approach different is, out of the box, Siri works with more than just iTunes. Show More Summary

Yours Truly on the MashTalk Podcast

The folks at Mashable’s MashTalk podcast — Lance Ulanoff, Christina Warren, and Pete Pachal — were kind enough to have me as their guest yesterday. A great talk about Apple TV and Lance’s extensive interview with Phil Schiller. ?

ESPN Is Shutting Down Grantland

Brian Stelter, writing for CNN Money: About 40 writers, producers and editors will be affected by the decision. Writers who have contracts will be honored. Some will continue to write for ESPN’s website and produce videos for the ESPN Films unit. But an unknown number of others will be leaving. Show More Summary

Twitter’s First TV Ad: Incomprehensible

I’ve used Twitter since 2006 and love baseball — if I don’t understand this commercial, who does? ?

Thirsty Work

Speaking of quantifying the beverages consumed by James Bond, Futility Closet has an excerpt from Ben MacIntyre’s 2008 book, For Your Eyes Only: Ian Fleming and James Bond, listing all 46 drinks Bond consumed in Fleming’s 11th novel,...Show More Summary

James Bond by the Numbers

The Economist quantifies the 24 James Bond movies: everything from box office results to martinis consumed. ?

Daniel Craig on ‘Spectre’ and His Advice to Future Bonds

Another interview, this one with TimeOut: Q: Do you care who plays Bond after you? A: Look, I don’t give a fuck. Good luck to them! All I care about is that if I stop doing these things we’ve left it in a good place and people pick it up and make it better. Show More Summary

Daniel Craig on James Bond

Daniel Craig, in an interview with The Red Bulletin: Q: Bond has actually become a bit more chivalrous in the most recent films, hasn’t he? A: That’s because we’ve surrounded him with very strong women who have no problem putting him...Show More Summary

Mashable: ‘Inside Apple’s Perfectionism Machine’

Terrific behind-the-scenes piece by Lance Ulanoff, with extensive interviews with Phil Schiller and John Ternus (VP of Mac and iPad engineering): As the cloud looms larger, will the hardware we use still matter? Schiller rejects this notion. “No. Show More Summary

[Sponsor] Makerbase

Makerbase is like an IMDB for people who make apps, websites and podcasts. And now you can get updated when your friends make a new project, or when someone says you inspire them.

Charting Apple’s Fourth-Quarter Results

Dan Frommer, at Quartz: Apple shipped 48 million iPhones last quarter, up 22% year-over-year. iPhones represented 63% of Apple’s overall revenue, about the same as last quarter. There’s no question that the iPhone warps Apple’s financials. But consider this: Apple’s non-iPhone business generated around $75-80 billion for the just-completed 2015 fiscal year. ?

Apple Reports Record Fourth Quarter Results

Apple press release: Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2015 fourth quarter ended September 26, 2015. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $51.5 billion and quarterly net profit of $11.1 billion, or $1.96 per diluted share. Show More Summary

BuzzFeed to Withdraw From SXSW Over Canceled Anti-Harassment Gaming Panels

Tasneem Nashrulla, reporting for BuzzFeed: BuzzFeed plans to withdraw its participation from the South by Southwest Interactive festival after organizers decided to cancel two gaming and online harassment panels after receiving “numerous...Show More Summary

State of Web Type

“Up-to-date data on support for type and typographic features on the web.” Great resource for web developers. It’s disappointing how poorly Safari fares here. Mac OS X has had wonderful built-in typographic features for over a decade — Apple led the industry. But now, on the web, Apple trails the industry. ?

Greenland Is Melting Away

Fascinating story with excellent interactive design from The New York Times: The midnight sun still gleamed at 1 a.m. across the brilliant expanse of the Greenland ice sheet. Brandon Overstreet, a doctoral candidate in hydrology at the...Show More Summary

Chase Pay

Jason Del Rey, reporting for Recode: Gordon Smith, Chase’s CEO of consumer and community banking, made he announcement at the Money20/20 payments conference in Las Vegas on Monday. In a video outlining the new product, Chase showed shoppers...Show More Summary

Studio Neat: Apple TV Remote Stand

Nice-looking stand for the new remote from Studio Neat: The Apple TV Remote Stand is produced right here in Austin, TX. In Tom’s garage, to be precise. We are using an X-Carve CNC machine o mill the walnut. This is our first product we’ve produced entirely in house. $12 cheap. ?

‘Steve Jobs’ Bombs at Box Office

Variety: After racking up the year’s best per-screen average in its opening weekend and doing strong business in limited expansion, Steve Jobs hit a stumbling block in its national release. It debuted to a measly $7.3 million, only a...Show More Summary

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