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Here’s to hoping this worked out fairly for everyone involved. ?
Clever game to help you master the pen tool in design apps. (Via Mike Davidson.) ?
I’m usually a Mat Honan fan, but his iPhone 6 Plus review was a clunker. Take this: No matter what Steve Jobs may have said, big phones are better. It’s a great sign for Apple that it doesn’t revere his public statements as immutable truths. That’s from like page one of the book Ways People Get Apple Completely Wrong. Show More Summary
Ariel Adams, writing on A Blog to Watch: I feel that people need to understand that the Apple Watch is not only a new type of product for Apple, but the first real “cross-over watch” that wades in both the waters of technology and horology. Show More Summary
Big news from my friend (and still, colleague) Brent Simmons: I start my new job as a developer at the Omni Group today. You already know them and their wonderful products, and I’ve expressed my admiration for them here on my blog many times. They’re assembling a Cocoa all-star team up there. Show More Summary
Steve Cheney: System wide network effects are network effects that take hold when adjacent parts of an overall system are built out — e.g. smartphones, wearables, sensor networks etc. Each one of these categories makes the other much...Show More Summary
David Streitfeld, reporting for the NYT: Now, hundreds of other writers, including some of the world’s most distinguished, are joining the coalition. Few if any are published by Hachette. And they have goals far broader than freeing up the Hachette titles. Show More Summary
Glad you asked. ?
Special guest Ben Thompson joins the show for an Apple Watch discussion: what it’ll cost, what it’ll do, how it will be sold, and more. Other topics include “Bend-gate”, Apple’s growing prowess in mobile chip design, and Derek Jeter. Brought to you by three great sponsors: uBar: A taskbar for the Mac. Show More Summary
Josh Lowensohn, The Verge: A few blocks away from Apple’s bustling campus in Cupertino is a rather nondescript building. Inside is absolutely the last place on earth you’d want to be if you were an iPhone. It’s here where Apple subjects...Show More Summary
Consumer Reports: All the phones we tested showed themselves to be pretty tough. The iPhone 6 Plus, the more robust of the new iPhones in our testing, started to deform when we reached 90 pounds of force, and came apart with 110 pounds of force. Show More Summary
The Washington Post: FBI Director James B. Comey sharply criticized Apple and Google on Thursday for developing forms of smartphone encryption so secure hat law enforcement officials cannot easily gain access to information stored on...Show More Summary
Nicolas Schobinger: I could imagine that the Apple iWatch Edition will generate a lot of repeat buyers. A good trade-in program would recycle your precious metal and refund that to you. You could keep the straps. The price for your repeat purchase could be then a fraction of your initial buy. Show More Summary
Busy week for The Macalope: This is classic Apple derangement syndrome. Because one YouTube video maker bent one iPhone and could not bend one other Samsung device, no products competing against Apple are bendable. Not worth acknowledging is the fact that people who did some more rigorous testing say you kinda really have to try to bend the iPhone 6 Plus. ?
“This is what it used to be like, every single year.”
Look at the first two volleys in this match. How am I supposed to get any work done today? ?
Amir Efrati, writing for The Information (paywall): Apple doesn’t want to risk cannibalizing sales of the iPhone with a SIM-equipped watch. That’s not why Apple Watch doesn’t have a SIM card or standalone Wi-Fi. Modern Apple has never been afraid to release products that cannibalize their own products. Show More Summary
Good piece by Ben Thompson: The question, then, is why 2015? After all, there are some key ingredients missing in the Watch, the most obvious being the lack of cellular capability. To my mind Apple had three alternatives: Release anShow More Summary
Joanna Stern: BlackBerry says the apps and the store selection are being updated everyday. But the company’s chief operating officer Marty Beard admits many BlackBerry users also carry an Android phone or iPhone. In fact, that number...Show More Summary
The Macalope: Look, all you need to do is get an Android phone from HTC for build quality. Then get an Android phone from Sony because their cameras are so good. Then get a Galaxy Note from Samsung for the largest screen. Then get a Nexus from Google to get a decent software experience. Show More Summary