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|Archived Since:||April 6, 2008|
Jim Dalrymple: When you play a radio song, you will notice a heart—this is the like button. If you tap the heart, indicating you like that song, it does absolutely nothing to “tune” that station. Since the stations are human curated,...Show More Summary
Adele Peters, writing for Fast Company: Lego’s 57-year-old toy empire was built on plastic. But now the giant Danish toy company is investing millions into getting rid of it. By 2030, Lego bricks will no longer be made from ABS, the oil-based plastic in the 60 billion blocks the company makes each year. Interesting that it’s a 15-year plan. ?
Interesting piece by Matt Sayward on where Apple might be heading as the world’s leading camera company: In November 2013, Apple acquired an Israeli 3D-sensor company named PrimeSense for somewhere in between a reported 350,000,000 and 360,000,000 dollars. Show More Summary
Brent Simmons: This is the age of writing iOS apps for love. […] You the indie developer could become the next Flexibits. Could. But almost certainly not. Okay — not. What’s more likely is that you’ll find yourself working on a Mobile...Show More Summary
Christina Warren’s first look at Apple Music: The real heart of Apple Music is the For You tab. This is basically your music homescreen. When you open the section for the first time, you’re asked to go through a discovery exercise. This was lifted directly from Beats Music and it’s one of the best discovery tools I’ve used over the years. Show More Summary
They’re on Twitter and Instagram, too. Also: gorgeous use of the San Francisco font family on this page. ?
Jim Dalrymple: “As part of this ecosystem, what if there was a station that didn’t have any of those rules and didn’t serve any of those masters,” said Iovine. “What if it just took anything that was exciting, whether it be on Connect...Show More Summary
Alex Wilhelm, reporting for TechCrunch: Uber will acquire assets from Microsoft Bing, including roughly 100 employees focused on the product’s image collection activities. In short, Uber is absorbing data-collection engineers from Microsoft...Show More Summary
Apple: Apple has determined that, in rare cases, the battery in the Beats Pill XL Speaker may overheat and pose a fire safety risk. This product has been sold worldwide since January 2014 by Beats, Apple, and other retailers. Customer safety is always a top priority at both Apple and Beats, and we have voluntarily decided to recall this product. Show More Summary
When Nest bought Dropcam last year, it changed things. We weren’t just reinventing unloved things like thermostats and smoke alarms anymore. We were giving you a window into your home. And now that window is 1080p HD, with better alerts, better Night Vision, and a stand that can go anywhere. Meet the new Nest Cam.
Speaking of podcasts, Katie Floyd and David Sparks were kind enough to have me as their guest on Mac Power Users this week: Katie and David sit down with John Gruber of Daring Fireball to discuss the origins of his site, how he finds and publishes the news, and how he uses his Mac and iOS. ?
New episode of my podcast, The Talk Show, feature special guest and ace Apple analyst Horace Dediu. Brought to you by these excellent sponsors: Backblaze: Unlimited, unthrottled online backup for Macs. Fracture: Your photos printed directly on pure glass. Show More Summary
A few words from Serenity Caldwell on Apple imminent new music platform. ?
Catherine Thompson, reporting for TPM: Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) on Friday suggested doing away with the Supreme Court during a speech in Iowa that followed the court’s historic ruling on same-sex marriage. “The Supreme Court is...Show More Summary
One feature at a time. Just keep chipping away. ?
There are a few slots on The Deck available in July and August. Need to get your product in front of millions of curious folks? Drop Jim Coudal a line for a nice price for a new advertiser. Tell him I sent you. ?
Speaking of momentous Supreme Court decisions, here’s Paul Krugman on the Affordable Care Act: Put all these things together, and what you have is a portrait of policy triumph — a law that, despite everything its opponents have done to undermine it, is achieving its goals, costing less han expected, and making the lives of millions of Americans better and more secure. ?
Remember that widely-linked but controversial teardown of a pair of $199 Beats headphones last week? Looks like they were actually a pair of knockoffs. This just keeps getting weirder. ?
To me, that line from Justice Anthony Kennedy’s landmark 5-4 decision today says it all. More: The nature of injustice is that we may not always see it in our own times. The generations that wrote and ratified the Bill of Rights andShow More Summary
Jean MacDonald: App Camp For Girls is on a mission: we encourage girls to pursue app development as a career by teaching them how to make iPhone apps in a fun, creative summer camp program under the mentorship of women developers. We are shifting the gender balance in our industry. Show More Summary