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Archived Since:April 6, 2008

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Species in Pieces

Gorgeous, amazing pure HTML/CSS/JavaScript website by Bryan James. ?

New PayPal User Agreement Opts You Into Receiving Robocalls

Brian Fung, reporting for The Washington Post: PayPal users, this is for you. The payments company is rolling out an update to its user agreement that threatens to bombard you with “autodialed or prerecorded calls and text messages”Show More Summary

Chris Sacca: ‘What Twitter Can Be’

Chris Sacca — a major investor in Twitter — wrote an enormous essay on what he sees as the way forward for the service. I wish there were a Cliff’s Notes summary, because it’s rambling. But, it’s also full of interesting insights. IShow More Summary

Up Next

Speaking of iOS apps, Up Next is interesting. It’s a to-do list manager that integrates with your iCloud reminders. I know, there are a million to-do list apps on the App Store, but what brought Up Next to my attention is that it has a good WatchKit app, too. Show More Summary


Remember Bugshot, an iPhone app Marco Arment made a few years ago for marking up screenshots with red boxes and arrows? The guys at Lickability have taken it over, expanded its features, and rebranded it as Pinpoint. It’s good, and it’s...Show More Summary

New York Times: No New Apple TV Next Week

Brian X. Chen, writing for the NYT: Apart from more powerful watch apps, Apple’s developer conference is also set to showcase software advancements for OS X, the Mac operating system, and iOS, the mobile operating system powering iPhones and iPads. Show More Summary

On Apple’s Privacy Argument Regarding Cloud Services

Thomas Ricker, writing for The Verge, regarding Tim Cook’s harsh words on the privacy implications of “free” online services backed by targeted advertising: Arguably, Google Maps is better than Apple Maps, Gmail is better han Apple Mail,...Show More Summary

Showtime to Offer Standalone Over-the-Internet Service Via iTunes for $11/Month

Wonder why they didn’t wait until Monday’s keynote to announce this? Maybe because Apple didn’t get a three-month exclusive window like they did with HBO? ?

Reconcilable Differences

New podcast, cohosted by Merlin Mann and John Siracusa. Sweet. ?

Last Task After Layoff at Disney: Train Foreign Replacements

Julia Preston, reporting for the NYT: The employees who kept the data systems humming in the vast Walt Disney fantasy fief did not suspect trouble when they were suddenly summoned to meetings with their boss. While families rode theShow More Summary

Speaking of Unpaid Apple Product Placement on Twitter

The Cleveland Indians bullpen caught teammate Brandon Moss’s landmark 100th career home run. They delivered a ransom note for the ball. ?

PaintCode Telekinesis

Remember PaintCode — it’s the cool Mac drawing app that outputs Cocoa source code. You can use it to “draw” your app’s UI and the result is rendered by native code. They just gave me a heads-up on their latest feature: “telekinesis”. It lets you change the UI while the app is running on a device. Looks cool. ?

Apple Watch Face Off: Astronomical Faces

Jason Snell, writing at Six Colors: These two faces, Astronomy and Solar, are beautiful, well-designed creations, and the Astronomy face really is a stunning demonstration of the Apple Watch’s computing power and the high quality of the display. And I never use either of them. ?

Tim Cook Delivers Speech on Encryption and Privacy

Matthew Panzarino: Yesterday evening, Apple CEO Tim Cook was honored for ‘corporate leadership’ during EPIC’s Champions of Freedom event in Washington. Cook spoke remotely to the assembled audience on guarding customer privacy, ensuring...Show More Summary

Recode: ‘Apple Subscription TV Service Won’t Be Announced Next Week’

Peter Kafka and Dawn Chmielewski, reporting for Recode: Apple won’t be announcing its much-anticipated subscription TV service next week at its Worldwide Developer Conference, according o several people with knowledge of the situation. The...Show More Summary

[Sponsor] How We Built the #2 Most Popular Mobile Analytics SDK in a Few Months

Our mission was to build mobile analytics that you didn’t need to analyze. Just nine months ago, we launched Answers. Since then, we’ve went from zero to being trusted by Spotify, Tinder, and many other top iOS apps — and just recently...Show More Summary

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