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Circus Ponies Is Out of Business

Sort of a confusing announcement from long-time Mac (and NeXT — we’re talking really long-time) developer Circus Ponies: After 13 years in business, Circus Ponies has gone to that great Alphabet company in the sky. It was a good run,...Show More Summary

Revisiting Gartner and IDC 2011 Predictions That Windows Phone Would Pass iOS in 2015

Bryan Chaffin, writing for The Mac Observer: Let us harken back to 2011. The global economy was climbing its way out of the Great Recession of 2008. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, Part 2 was all the rage. Apple released iPad 2 and...Show More Summary

The Toaster-Fridge Awakens

Michael Gartenberg, fresh off his stint as a director in Apple’s product marketing group, surveys the field at CES 2016: CES started as a trade show for retail. In the ’80s and ’90s, it was a venue for great technology intros such as the CD (1981), the DVD, (1986) and HDTV (1998). Show More Summary

Can You Spot the Difference?

The shamelessness on the part of Lenovo is almost breathtaking. ?

Apple: Record-Breaking Holiday Season for the App Store

Apple press release: In the two weeks ending January 3, customers spent over $1.1 billion on apps and in-app purchases, setting back-to-back weekly records for traffic and purchases. January 1, 2016 marked the biggest day in App Store history with customers spending over $144 million. Show More Summary

Google Is Tracking Students’ Computer Usage

John Moltz, on a report in the Washington Post about Google tracking student usage of Google Apps in schools: Google says its apps comply with the law which I have no reason to doubt. Assuming that’s true, this is then a cost that should be figured into the schools’ purchasing decisions. Show More Summary

Twitter to Expand Tweet’s 140-Character Limit to 10,000

Yoree Koh, reporting for the WSJ: One of Twitter’smost beloved features is set to change: The company is planning to extend its 140-character limit to as many as 10,000, according to a person familiar with the matter. In a tweet on Tuesday...Show More Summary

‘Significant Contribution’

Horace Dediu applies his “Cook Doctrine” to the idea of an Apple car: So what does being significant in the car business mean? Does it mean becoming the next Tesla? The next BYD or the next VW? How quickly? Fortunately, we have something to compare an Apple entry to. Show More Summary

Dell Customer Database Is in the Hands of Scammers

10 Zen Monkeys: Scammers pretending to be from Dell computers phoned me in November — but these scammers knew things about me. They identified the model number for both my Dell computers, and knew every problem that I’d ever called Dell about. Show More Summary

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S

Pete Pachal, reporting for Mashable from CES: The Galaxy Tab Pro S is a Surface Pro clone in that it’s a Windows 10 tablet that sorta, kinda “converts” into a laptop when it’s attached to a keyboard case. The keyboard even connects to the ablet via a magnetic connector, just like the Surface. Samsung’s take has some important distinctions, however. Show More Summary

Former Employees Claim Microsoft Failed to Warn Victims of Chinese Email Hack

Joseph Menn, reporting last week for Reuters: Microsoft Corp experts concluded several years ago that Chinese authorities had hacked into more than a thousand Hotmail email accounts, targeting international leaders of China’s Tibetan...Show More Summary

[Sponsor] 2016: The Year to Go Paperless

It’s a new year and a terrific time to declutter, get organized, and go paperless. Doxie’s clever wireless scanners make scanning everything easy with impeccable quality and convenience. Scan documents, photos, receipts, and cards anywhere...Show More Summary

Barack Obama’s 2015 in Photographs

Pete Souza, chief official White House photographer: One of the best and most challenging aspects of my job is whittling down a year’s worth of photographs to the final selections for my annual Year in Photographs. Every year, I attempt to keep it less than 100 photos — and every year I fail in that goal. Show More Summary

The Website Obesity Crisis

Maciej Ceglowski on why the modern web is so bloated and slow, and why it matters: These comically huge homepages for projects designed to make the web faster are the equivalent of watching a fitness video where he presenter is justShow More Summary

The Talk Show: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Holiday Spectacular

A brief holiday chat about Star Wars: The Force Awakens, with a cavalcade of special guests, including Guy English and Amy Jane Gruber. Brought to you by: Igloo: The intranet you’ll actually like. Backblaze: Unlimited, unthrottled online backup for your Mac. Wealthfront: An intelligent, automated investing service. Show More Summary

Original Apple Watch = Original iPhone

Interesting eight-months-in review of Apple Watch by Michael Shear: There was never any doubt that I would buy an Apple Watch on the day it was released. I’m a White House correspondent for The New York Times, but I’m also that early-adopter...Show More Summary

‘Two Kinds of Silence’

Moisés Chiullan put together a special episode of his Electric Shadow podcast: 20 guests are asked to pick just one thing in (or about) Star Wars: The Force Awakens to talk about for two minutes or less. This episode includes a spoiler warning. Up first is yours truly. I had a little trouble with the two-minute rule. ?

The Talk Show: ‘Apple’s 2015 Year in Review’

Rene Ritchie returns to the show for a look back at the Apple year that was: the new one-port MacBook, Apple Watch’s launch, WWDC and Apple Music, the iPhones 6S, iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, Apple TV, iPad Mini 4, iOS 9, Mac OS X 10.11,Show More Summary

A Visit From Saint Nicholas (In the Ernest Hemingway Manner)

Classic 1927 James Thurber piece for The New Yorker: The children were in their beds. Their beds were in the room next o ours. Mamma and I were in our beds. Mamma wore a kerchief. I had my cap on. I could hear the children moving. We didn’t move. We wanted the children to think we were asleep. “Father,” the children said. There was no answer. Show More Summary

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