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Archived Since:April 6, 2008

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‘Other’ Dark Matter

John Moltz, back in August: My wife’s iPhone 5 has been complaining about space for months. To date she’d just keep reducing the amount of music she was keeping on it in order to install new apps. Finally I took a look at it yesterday. Show More Summary

HTC Re Camera

Certainly a novel idea, but I’m not sure why anyone would buy this. It just seems pointless. Maybe they’re going after the GoPro market? ?

Apple Event on October 16: ‘It’s Been Way Too Long’

Curious slogan, given that it can’t be a reference to how long it’s been since we’ve had an Apple special event. A reference to retina iMac displays, perhaps? And as Jason Snell points out, they’re clearly referencing the classic six-color Apple logo. I love that. ?

Apple: ‘Resolve Issues With an Over-the-Air iOS Update’

Just added a footnote to my piece today saying the same thing I’ll say here, but it’s worth a standalone entry: Apple should provide a link to this support document when alerting users that they don’t have enough space to install an iOS update. It’s really quite helpful. ?

? Note to Self: It’s the Storage Space, Stupid

People want to upgrade to iOS 8 but haven’t yet or can’t because the OTA software update won’t fit on their devices.

Samsung Warns of Lower Third-Quarter Earnings

Dawn Chmielewski, reporting for Recode: The company said it would report an operating profit of $3.8 billion for the quarter ending in September — a decline of nearly 60 percent from the same time a year earlier. Sales fell to $44 billion, off 20 percent from a year ago. Show More Summary

Analyst Claims Apple Will Consumer 25 Percent of Worldwide DRAM Supply in 2015

TrendForce: Apple’s consumption of mobile DRAM will grow from the current 16.5 percent of the industry’s total production volume to 25 percent in 2015, as the California-based tech giant equips more smartphones, ablets and even notebook...Show More Summary

Sapphire Supplier GT Advanced Shocks With Bankruptcy Filing

Swetha Gopinath, reporting for Reuters: GT Advanced Technologies Inc, Apple Inc’s partner in a sapphire glass plant in Arizona, filed for bankruptcy on Monday in a stunning turn of events for a company whose fortunes looked bright only...Show More Summary

Tim Cook Issues Memo Marking the Third Anniversary of Steve Jobs’s Death

Tim Cook, in a company-wide memo (italics added): Steve’s vision extended far beyond the years he was alive, and the values on which he built Apple will always be with us. Many of the ideas and projects we’re working on today got started...Show More Summary

Intel Issues Statement on Gamasutra Advertising

Intel PR: We take feedback from customers seriously. For the time being, Intel has decided not to continue with our current ad campaign on he gaming site Gamasutra. However, we recognize that our action inadvertently created a perception...Show More Summary

‘A Kind of Secure Golden Key’

The Washington Post editorial board: How to resolve this? A police “back door” for all smartphones is undesirable — a back door can and will be exploited by bad guys, oo. However, with all their wizardry, perhaps Apple and Google could...Show More Summary

Samsung Paid Microsoft $1 Billion Last Year

Ina Fried: Microsoft’s lawsuit against Samsung was unsealed on Friday, revealing that the software maker believes it is owed $6.9 million in unpaid interest from last year. Microsoft sued in August, asking a federal court to rule that...Show More Summary

[Sponsor] ThinkUp

You could be getting so much more out of Twitter and Facebook, but analytics apps seem to be designed for icky “Social Influencers” or giant #brands. What you need is ThinkUp. It makes your social networks more fun. ThinkUp tells you...Show More Summary

‘A Decent Lunch at a Fair Price’

Lovely piece by Dan Sinker on Doug Sohn, who today closed his namesake Hot Doug’s hot dog stand in Chicago: Chicago, they say, is a city that works, and Doug, if he has done nothing else, worked. He greeted every customer and took every order for 13 years, nearly without interruption — not even for a bathroom break. Show More Summary

Intel Buckles to Anti-Feminist Campaign by Pulling Ads From Gaming Site

Rich McCormick, reporting for The Verge: Intel has pulled an advertising campaign from video gaming website Gamasutra after it reportedly received a number of complaints from self-identified gamers upset that the site was championing fair gender representation in video games. Show More Summary

Google Drops Membership From Conservative ALEC

Dustin Volz, writing for National Journal: Last week, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said in an interview with NPR’s Diane Rehm that the company was dropping its membership with ALEC, a coalition of corporations and state legislators that...Show More Summary

Eric Schmidt on Tim Cook’s Criticism on Google and Privacy

CNN Money: “But at Apple, we believe a great customer experience shouldn’t come at the expense of your privacy,” Cook said on Apple’s newly updated privacy website. Schmidt fired back against Cook, saying Google works extremely hard to protect its users’ information from other companies, the government, and hackers. Show More Summary


Speaking of third-party iOS keyboards, this one is really something. I can’t see how anyone could actually bear to use any of these, but it’s kind of funny. Hard to believe this is iOS. ?


David Smith: Rather than the incredibly awkward paging interface the Emoji are listed out in a single, smoothly scrolling window. So you can easily browse through from top to bottom in only a few swipes. Along the right side is a jump bar letting you quickly skim to a particular category (organized in a way that actually puts similar hings together). Show More Summary

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