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Archived Since:April 6, 2008

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Jason Snell Reviews the Smart Keyboard for 9.7-Inch iPad Pro

Jason Snell: So what can I say? I really like the new, smaller Smart Keyboard for the new, smaller iPad Pro. It’s surprisingly easy to type on, even for someone who usually freaks out when presented with a keyboard that’s not a standard size. Show More Summary

Recode: Budget Trouble Ahead for Nest

Mark Bergen, writing for Recode: That budget was set for three years, according to multiple sources familiar with the deal. Unless Alphabet agrees to continue funding Nest, that budget runs out at the end of this year. Several sources...Show More Summary

David Sparks on What’s New in Fantastical 2.2

Great video documenting what’s new in one of my very favorite apps. ?

The Colbert Emoji

Kinda weird to see the deliberations of the Unicode Consortium discussed on a late night talk show. Fun, though. ?

Introducing Safari Technology Preview

Ricky Mondello, from Apple’s Safari team: Starting today, there’s a new, convenient way to see what features and improvements are coming to Safari and other applications that use WebKit. Safari Technology Preview is a version of Safari for OS X, distributed by Apple, that includes a cutting-edge, in-development version of the WebKit browser engine. Show More Summary

SoundCloud Go and Artist Payments

Dave Wiskus, on the fact that SoundCloud’s new $10/month streaming music service only pays artists who are in their invitation-only “Premier Partners” program: You can slice it, package it, or spin it however you like, but the bare fact is that you’re making money off of songs you aren’t paying for. Show More Summary

MLB and Apple Announce Deal to Put iPads in the Dugout

MLB: Major League Baseball (MLB) today announced its latest technology collaboration with Apple to integrate powerful new on-field capabilities through the approved use of iPad Pro and a newly developed advance scouting, analytics and video app - MLB Dugout - during MLB games. Show More Summary

Dropcam Founder Greg Duffy Digs in Against Tony Fadell

Greg Duffy, responding to Tony Fadell’s claim that “a lot of the [Dropcam] employees were not as good as we hoped”: I can’t publish Dropcam’s revenue, but if you knew what percentage of all of Alphabet’s “other bets” revenue was brought...Show More Summary

A Photo That Closes the Book on a Late Night Era

Ian Crouch, writing for The New Yorker: Of all the images and videos that have resurfaced in the days of mourning following the death of Garry Shandling, one particular photograph stands out for me. It was taken in 1988, on the set of he “Tonight Show,” during an episode marking the twenty-sixth anniversary of Johnny Carson’s run as host. Show More Summary

Maciej Ceglowski’s Heroic and Lazy Stand Against IFTTT

Pinboard creator Maciej Ceglowski: Because many of you rely on IFTTT, and because this email makes it sound like I’m the asshole, I feel I should explain myself. In a nutshell: IFTTT wants me to do their job for them for free They have really squirrely terms of service ?

Bending the Universe

Marcin Wichary on the joy of writing a software hack as a teen: There’s more to life than hacks, of course. Hacks are seductive, but they need to be exceptions, rather than norm. Many better engineers I’ve worked with taught me the value...Show More Summary

Charlie Stross on Apple vs. the FBI

Charlie Stross: The FBI thought they were asking for a way to unlock a mobile phone, because the FBI is myopically focussed on past criminal investigations, not the future of the technology industry, and the FBI did not understand that...Show More Summary

FBI Confirms Working Attack on San Bernardino iPhone, Requests Case Be Dropped (PDF)

The Department of Justice has filed their status report: The government has now successfully accessed the data stored on Farook’s iPhone and therefore no longer requires the assistance from Apple Inc. mandated by Court’s Order Compelling Apple Inc. Show More Summary

The Talk Show: ‘Strict Robot Definer’

Blockbuster super-sized new episode of my podcast, with special guest Jason Snell. We take an in-depth look at last week’s Apple Event, and the two products that were introduced: the iPhone SE and the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. Other topicsShow More Summary

Glenn Fleishman: ‘The New Night Shift Feature Probably Won’t Help You Sleep Better’

Glenn Fleishman, writing at Macworld: The Night Shift feature in iOS 9.3 lets you adjust the color emperature of the display, shifting away from blue spectrums of light, in the putative interest of improving sleep. But Apple makes no promises. Show More Summary

Garry Shandling’s Last Email to Amy Wallace

Amy Wallace: I will never forget calling my editor at GQ after spending my first four hours with Garry Shandling. I was sitting in my car outside Garry’s house in Mandeville Canyon. “I feel like I’m going to cry,” I said into the phone. Great story. ?

Dropcam Founder Greg Duffy Subtweets Tony Fadell

Greg Duffy, after The Intercept’s scathing look inside Nest yesterday: If you want to play emperor, make sure to wear real clothes. Zing. ?

Airfoil 5.0

Nice update to Rogue Amoeba’s excellent “send audio from your Mac to other devices” app, Airfoil: Perhaps the biggest change in Airfoil is that it now supports sending audio to Bluetooth devices. Airfoil has always been able o send audio to AirPlay outputs, like the Apple TV and AirPort Express. Show More Summary

Microsoft Disables Teen-Mimicking Chat Bot After It Started Posting Racist Tweets

Alex Kantrowitz, writing for BuzzFeed: In a matter of hours this week, Microsoft’s AI-powered chatbot, Tay, went from a jovial teen to a Holocaust-denying menace openly calling for a race war in ALL CAPS. The bot’s sudden dark turn shocked...Show More Summary

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