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CNBC: Apple faces a mountain of challenges as it seeks to break into mobile payments with Apple Pay, a PayPal executive told CNBC on Thursday. “Payments is a tough ecosystem and you know, other players, other major consumer InternetShow More Summary
Horace Dediu: As in the Revolutionary User Interface story, the symmetry in approach to the launch is telling, but what I want to note is that the three things which the iPhone was defined as being are no longer things that it is most...Show More Summary
Derek Williams, writing for the NYT: The “Custom Managed Audiences” tool works like this: A campaign or group uses its own list of potential voters (or buys one from a state authority or private vendor) and uploads it to Facebook. The...Show More Summary
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
Great visual explanation from PaintCode regarding the new iPhone displays, particularly the clever downsampling used for the Plus. ?
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
Good tip from Kirk McElhearn. Me, I like U2. But I didn’t know you could manage your Recent Purchases list like this. ?
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
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: 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
If you haven’t watched already, enjoy. ?
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
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
On the expected new 4.7- and 5.5-inch iPhones, and the wearables.
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
I’d call them “Apple mobile payments”, not “Apple iPhone mobile payments”. Otherwise, this sounds, uh, right on target. ?
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
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. ?
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
Reminds me of something I first saw a few years ago, can’t quite put my finger on it. ?