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Mapping the United Swears of America

Fuck is bicoastal, but shit and pussy are East Coast swears. (Via Kottke.) ?

Windows 10 Leaps Ahead of OS X and iOS

Drew Olanoff, writing for TechCrunch: As a heavy Apple user, I can’t tell you most of what is in Windows 10, but I can tell you that it now has a pretty awesome feature hat I would use the shit out of: the middle finger emoji (and some other new ones, too). Show More Summary

Designers Tackle George Carlin’s Seven Dirty Words

John Brownlee, writing for Fast Company: Have you ever wondered how famed Mac designer Susan Kare might go about designing a pair of pixel art tits, or how ornery ad legend Milton Glaser might handle a design brief that simply read “cocksucker?”...Show More Summary

An Apple Scale?

Abdel Ibrahim makes the case for Apple to make a “smart scale”: Over the past two years, we’ve seen Apple talk about Health over and over again. The conversation started with the Health app on iPhone and then got amplified with the introduction of the Apple Watch. Show More Summary

Windows 10 Solitaire Requires a Subscription to Remove Ads

Andy Chalk, PC Gamer: Windows 10 — which is out now, by the way — comes, as it used to in the pre-Win8 days, with Solitaire preinstalled. The Microsoft Solitaire Collection, in fact, which bundles the classic Klondike with other familiar...Show More Summary

Steve Jobs at WWDC 1997

This exchange from a Q&A session Steve Jobs held at WWDC 1997 is a classic. You’ve probably seen it before. But it’s one of those clips that never gets old, and is always worth revisiting. Jobs’s whole response is gold, and, in hindsight, he lays out that the sort of thinking that has guided Apple in the 18 years since. Show More Summary

John Paczkowski: Apple Will Debut New Apple TV in September

John Paczkowski, writing for BuzzFeed: Sources familiar with Apple’s plans tell BuzzFeed News that the company intends to announce its next-generation Apple TV in September, at the same event at which it typically unveils its new iPhones. Show More Summary

Apple Rents First Office Space in Frisco

Cory Weinberg, writing for the San Francisco Business Times: Apple Inc. reached an agreement to rent about 76,000 square feet of office space in the South of Market neighborhood’s 235 Second St., several real estate sources in San Francisco...Show More Summary

The Talk Show: ‘A Sack Full of Plucked Feathers’

Special guest John Moltz returns to the show. Topics include bluetooth headphones, Apple Music and iCloud Photo Library, phone sizes (including speculation on the lineup of new iPhones in September), El Chapo’s social media intern, Apple’s...Show More Summary

Using Apple’s System Font in Web Content

Myles Maxfield, writing for the Surfin’ Safari blog: Web content is sometimes designed to fit in with the overall aesthetic of the underlying platform which it is being rendered on. One of the ways to achieve this is by using the platform’s system...Show More Summary

Gaming Uber

Alex Rosenblatt, writing for Motherboard: Over a six month period, my colleague Luke Stark and I have been studying how Uber drivers interact with the Uber app as part of a research project funded by Microsoft FUSE Labs. Our research was conducted primarily in Uber driver forums, and through interviews with Uber drivers. Show More Summary

Vizio IPO Plan Shows How Its TVs Track Whatever You’re Watching

Richard Lawler, writing for Engadget on Vizio’s IPO filing: Vizio has made its name with impressive value-priced TVs that don’t skimp on features (it’s also a leader in the soundbar market, and has made attempts at selling tablets and...Show More Summary

The End of the TV Industry as We Know It

Mol Sharma, writing for The WSJ: Why would Comcast Corp.’s NBCUniversal unit be hunting for new media deals, and talking to companies like Vice Media, BuzzFeed and Business Insider, as The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday? One explanation is that the cable giant is chasing young consumers who aren’t watching TV as much as past generations did. Show More Summary

Kids React to the First iPod

These videos are always funny, and always make me feel old. Very old. But this one also seems to suggest that a hunch I’ve had for the last few years is going to prove true: that the word phone — just plain un-prefixed, unmodified “phone” — is evolving to mean “a pocket-sized touch screen computer with a cellular network connection”. Show More Summary

Hugh MacLeod’s Illustrated Guide to Life Inside Microsoft

A couple of these caught my eye, but none more so than “It’s more fun being the underdog.” The Churchill quote, too. ?

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Apple Music vs. iCloud Photos

Marco Arment: iTunes is designed by the Junk Drawer Method: when enough cruft has built up that somebody tells the team to redesign it, while also adding and heavily promoting these great new features in the UI that are really important...Show More Summary

Yours Truly on The Dalrymple Report

Jim Dalrymple was kind enough to have me on his podcast. Fun. ?

Tony Fadell on Apple Watch

Tony Fadell (admitted watch aficionado), in an interesting interview with the BBC: Tellingly, Mr Fadell reveals he recently started testing Sir Jonathan’s latest product, the Apple Watch, although he was not wearing it at the time of...Show More Summary

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