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Archived Since:April 6, 2008

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A Candid Look at Unread’s First Year

Jared Sinclair: Despite all of these circumstances, Unread still only earned $42K in sales ($21K after taxes and expenses) and is on a course that doesn’t promise much growth. I conclude from all this that anyone who wants to make aShow More Summary

Apple TV Updated With CNBC and Fox Now Channels

One hole in these Apple TV “channels”: they each require you to authenticate through your cable provider separately. Seems like something a future Apple TV update should allow you to do once, at the system level, and then allow all these channels to just work. ?

MacBook Pro Speed Bumps and Minor Price Cuts

Minor updates, including a nice bump in the default RAM for the entry-level machines. ?

Video: The Talk Show Live From WWDC 2014

This is a fun story. I thought last year’s live episode of The Talk Show From WWDC went really well and was a lot of fun. My only regret was that we hadn’t recorded video of the show, only audio. So this year we planned to record video. Show More Summary

The Talk Show: ‘Jamming More RAM in for Free’

Special guest John Moltz joins me on this week’s episode of The Talk Show. ?

Continuity and Gratification

Mark Sigal on Apple’s Q3 results: While others may see a company that can’t possibly keep selling more devices, quarter after quarter after quarter, I see a company hat has continually avoided the gratification of going for market share...Show More Summary

Number Games

Jon Bell: Which brings me to Chromecast. All Google will say is they’ve sold “millions” of the $35, (presumably) break-even device. But recently they announced 400 million “sessions”. Sounds impressive! A recent headline states “Chromecast...Show More Summary

Bezos Alarms Amazon Investors With Spending Pace as Loss Widens

Bloomberg: Jeff Bezos is testing the patience of investors after Inc. missed analysts’ estimates for a second straight quarter, sending the shares tumbling 11 percent. The world’s largest online retailer yesterday reported...Show More Summary

Another Xiaomi Shocker

Here’s a beautiful photograph of a young girl by Javi Inchusta Gonzalez, posted to Flickr. Note that it was taken with a Nikon D700 SLR, and that its licensing is set to “Copyright, All Rights Reserved”. Now go back to our old friend, the Xiaomi Mi 3 “Features” page. Show More Summary

Putting IBM MobileFirst in (Apple’s Enterprise) Context

Andrew Laurence, writing for TidBITS: Since the iPhone, Apple has developed a subtle enterprise strategy, so subtle that many pundits miss it. Instead of pursuing business sales directly, Apple has quietly worked to remove barriers that might impede usage of its products, including in enterprises. Show More Summary

The Secret of Minecraft

Robin Sloan: There are dangerous creatures lurking in this world, including but not limited to giant spiders and skeleton archers. But they only venture out at night, and they can be deterred by walls. The sun (a bright cube) sets fast,...Show More Summary

Executions Should Be by Firing Squad, Federal Appeals Court Judge Says

The LA Times: “Using drugs meant for individuals with medical needs to carry out executions is a misguided effort to mask the brutality of executions by making them look serene and beautiful — like something any one of us might experience in our final moments,” U.S. Show More Summary

Josh Topolsky Leaving The Verge for Bloomberg

A lot of musical chairs being played in tech journalism lately. ?

‘But Even the Home Screen Is Confusing’

David Pierce, reviewing the Amazon Fire Phone for The Verge: You can’t even see the time without tilting your phone just so. An errant buzz is your only indication that you have a notification, prompting you to cock your wrist or swipe down from the top bezel o open the notification windowshade. Show More Summary

Farhad Manjoo on Amazon’s Fire Phone

Farhad Manjoo: Other instances of Dynamic Perspective are downright annoying. Take Auto Scroll, which moves the text on your screen as you tilt he phone back and forth. Because Auto Scroll calibrates its scrolling speed according toShow More Summary

More Amazing Xioami/Apple Design Coincidences

Posit: Xioami (a.k.a. “Mi”) poses a serious threat to Samsung because: Xioami is more shamelessly willingly to blatantly copy Apple, down to as many details as they’re able. They’re better at it. Xioami copies with some degree of taste;...Show More Summary

Apple Q3 2014 Results

The most interesting numbers to me: iPad sales were down about 9 percent year-over-year, but Mac sales were up about 18 percent. ?

OS X Yosemite Public Beta Arrives Thursday

Jason Snell: On Thursday, fall will come early for hundreds of thousands of Mac users when Apple releases its first public beta of OS X Yosemite. The public-beta program, announced during Apple’s annual developer conference in June, lets regular users download and test pre-release versions of OS X. Show More Summary

[Sponsor] TopBrewer

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The History of Autocorrect

Gideon Lewis-Kraus, writing for Wired Gadget Lab: On idiom, some of its calls seemed fairly clear-cut: gorilla warfare became guerrilla warfare, for example, even though a wildlife biologist might find that an inconvenient assumption. Show More Summary

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