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Apple’s Justification for Apple Music’s Three-Month Free Trial Period: Slightly Higher Payments

Peter Kafka, writing last week for Recode: Here are the real numbers, according to Robert Kondrk, the Apple executive who negotiates music deals along with media boss Eddy Cue: In the U.S., Apple will pay music owners 71.5 percent of Apple Music’s subscription revenue. Show More Summary

Taylor Swift on Apple Music’s Three-Month Free Trial

Taylor Swift, explaining why she’s withholding her latest album from Apple Music: I’m sure you are aware that Apple Music will be offering a free 3 month trial to anyone who signs up for the service. I’m not sure you know that Apple Music will not be paying writers, producers, or artists for those three months. Show More Summary

Facing the Music

Still catching up from last week. Here’s Dr. Drang on the Apple Music segment of the WWDC keynote: The new Apple Music service/app/thing occupied the celebrated “one more thing” position, and it was painful to watch. Apple used five presenters...Show More Summary

The Talk Show: ‘Schiller Did Not Have to Put Up With This Bullshit’

New episode of America’s favorite three-star podcast, with special guest Guy English. We make a valiant but failed effort to cover all of the technical/developer news from last week’s WWDC. Among the topics we did hit: app thinning,Show More Summary

iOS 9 Content Blocking Extensions Are Not a Mobile Advertising Armageddon

Interesting piece by Baldur Bjarnason, arguing that WebKit’s new content-blocking APIs are about blocking JavaScript tracking scripts, not ad blocking: iOS 9 content blocking extensions have the potential to improve web performance on...Show More Summary

Today Is National Martini Day

Enjoy: Brad Gadberry’s comprehensive The Martini FAQ. Jim Coudal’s Perfect Martini. Yours truly’s Perfect With a Twist. ?

‘A Papal Message That Spares No One’

Elizabeth Kolbert, writing for The New Yorker on Pope Francis’s new encyclical on climate change and the environment: Whether the Pope’s message will have any influence — on the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics, on the delegations currently trying o devise an international climate agreement, or on anyone else — remains to be seen. Show More Summary

Accessibility Is a User-Attracting Feature

Craig Hockenberry on the results of Apple featuring Twitterrific on their “Popular Apps Using VoiceOver” page on the App Store. Looks like a bigger spike than when the Apple Watch launched. ?

Ad Blocking Irony

PC Magazine ran a piece by Eric Griffith headlined, “Apple iOS 9 Ad-Blocking Explained (And Why It’s a Bad Move)”. Here is what it looks like on an iPhone. Here’s what it looks like on a Mac. Ridiculous. I run a business almost entirely based on advertising. Show More Summary

The Rise of DuckDuckGo

John Paul Titlow, writing for Fast Company: The premise of DuckDuckGo is simple: It doesn’t track your searches or any other online activity. Whereas Google has built a $66 billion dollar-a-year business around knowing more and more about its users’ every click, tap, and scroll, DuckDuckGo prefers ignorance. Show More Summary

Apple and Accessibility

Steven Aquino, writing for TechCrunch: But it isn’t only Apple who’s doing good. Third-party developers have a responsibility to incorporate accessibility into their apps as well, and that’s where WWDC comes in. Apple provides numerous resources...Show More Summary

The EFF’s ‘Who Has Your Back?’ Scorecard

Apple, putting its money where its mouth is, scores five stars. ?

XARA Deconstructed: An In-Depth Look at OS X and iOS Cross-App Resource Attacks

Nick Arnott, writing for iMore: This week, security researchers from Indiana University released details of four security vulnerabilities they discovered in Mac OS X and iOS. The researchers detailed their discoveries of what they call “cross-app resource attacks” (referred to as XARA) in a whitepaper released Wednesday. Show More Summary

Jim Dalrymple on Apple Watch, HealthKit, and Fitness

Solid review of the overall Apple Watch experience, with a very personal twist: If Apple Watch says stand, I stand. I still don’t know why. Maybe I just want to complete those rings every day and feel good about hat. Maybe standing every hour really is good for me. Show More Summary

St. Louis Cardinals Face F.B.I. Inquiry in Hacking of Houston Astros’ Database

Michael S. Schmidt (no relation to Michael Jack Schmidt, presumably), reporting for the NYT: The F.B.I. and Justice Department prosecutors are investigating whether front-office officials for the St. Louis Cardinals, one of he most successful...Show More Summary

Rene Ritchie on Last Week’s WWDC 2015 Keynote

Speaking of iMore, Rene Ritchie’s recap was my favorite summary of last week’s keynote: There’s no getting around it — the WWDC 2015 keynote was the most strangely divisive I’ve experienced. There’s always been a challenge in programming WWDC, given that the room is filled with developers, but a world of customers is watching. Show More Summary

Full Transcript of Phil Schiller’s Appearance on The Talk Show Live From WWDC

Fantastic work from Serenity Caldwell at iMore — a 9,300-word transcript of last week’s The Talk Show, with special guest Phil Schiller. ?

Jackass of the Week: Christopher Mims

Glenn Fleishman on Christopher Mims’s asinine “[Why Apple Should Kill Off the Mac][wsj]” column for the WSJ: And it’s why it has its own computer platform: 100 percent of software development for the iPhone, iPad, and Watch (and Mac apps) occurs on Macs. Show More Summary

Introducing San Francisco

Apple’s unified system font for OS X, iOS, WatchOS — and, I’ll bet soon, Apple TV. ?

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