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Filed Under:Technology / Internet
Posts on Regator:13477
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Archived Since:April 6, 2008

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Bill Simmons’s Super Bowl 49 Retro Running Diary

Bill Simmons, writing at Grantland: Super Bowl XLIX was like the last episode of The Sopranos (and I’m not the only one who thought so). I will always remember watching it, I will always be dumbfounded by the ending and I needed 48 hours to figure out what I thought happened. Show More Summary

Recovering the Doves Type

Rachael Steven, writing for Creative Review: The Doves Type was commissioned by Thomas Cobden-Sanderson as a bespoke typeface for the Doves Press, the London printing company he co-founded with Emery Walker in 1900. A modern take onShow More Summary

UXKit Skepticism

Brent Simmons: I doubt this will ever be available outside Apple as a framework hat’s meant to replace AppKit. ?

Bill Carter on Covering ‘SNL’ and Lorne Michaels

Longtime NYT TV beat writer Bill Carter, now writing for The Hollywood Reporter: That’s one reason Michaels is given so much personal credit for he phenomenon of Saturday Night Live. He conceived a supremely effective formula, perhaps...Show More Summary

Why Google Glass Broke (Spoiler: It Was Sergey Brin’s Fault)

Well-reported Nick Bilton piece going behind the scenes on the disaster that was Google Glass: From its unveiling in 2012, it was considered the Gadget, yearned after by everyone from nerds and chief executives, to chefs and fashionistas. Show More Summary

Yours Truly on Photos for Mac Back in June

From the DF archive, back in June: One of the things I heard at WWDC is that the new Photos app for Mac was started under the name “iPhoto X”. I think they abandoned hat name because it carried too much baggage. The whole situation had gotten too complicated. Show More Summary

Jack March on the iPhone 5C

Jack March, responding to a segment on this week’s The Talk Show in which MG Siegler and I talk about the purpose of the iPhone 5C: I almost feel like the 5C was meant to fail, in fact, every time it was purchased was a failure for Apple. Show More Summary

What if the iPad Ran iPad OS?

Rene Ritchie: Imagine instead, like the Apple Watch, the iPad ran its own distinct version of iOS: iPad OS. Rather than stripped down version for smaller screens and batteries, imagine it ran an amped-up version that really took advantage...Show More Summary

Why the iPad Became Federico Viticci’s Main Computer

Federico Viticci, MacStories: The iPad is my main computer and iOS is my operating system of choice. […] The iPad, for me, is a product of intangibles. How its portable nature blurs the line between desktop computers and mobile. HowShow More Summary

Every Frame a Painting: ‘Drive’ and the Quadrant System of Framing

As part of his excellent Every Frame a Painting series on film analysis, Tony Zhou has a wonderful three-minute look at the framing techniques used by Nicolas Winding Refn in his excellent 2011 film Drive. If you like Zhou’s work as much as I do, do what I just did and sign up at Patreon to kick in a few bucks for each new video in the series. ?

The Design Evolution of Audio Hijack

Christa Mrgan takes us on a visual history of Rogue Amoeba’s years-in-the-making Audio Hijack 3. I love these sort of posts. ?

Photos for Mac Built Using New ‘UXKit’ Framework

Jason Snell: For a while, iOS developers have complained that the UIKit framework they use to develop apps isn’t available on the Mac, making it harder to apply the same tools and techniques and code hey build for iOS to Mac apps. Today...Show More Summary

David Pogue on the Developer Preview of Photos for Mac

Apple is releasing a developer preview of Photos for Mac today. David Pogue got an advanced look. Seems like a good start, at least as a replacement for iPhoto. See also: Pogue on transitioning to Photos from iPhoto and Aperture. Casey Newton at The Verge. Christina Bonnington at Wired. ?

Geoffrey Fowler Reviews the Amazon Echo

Geoffrey Fowler: The Amazon Echo has a few good ideas about how voice control might be useful in our homes. But I can’t recommend the Echo to more han the curious. (Amazon makes customers join a waitlist to buy an Echo, and doesn’t let owners post reviews.) Interesting comparison of trivia question answers, pitting Alexa against Cortana, Siri, and Google Now. ?

Seth Weintraub: ‘10 Reasons Why Google Should Buy the Remains of RadioShack’

Seth Weintraub: In one swift move, Google could immediately have a bigger retail presence than Apple with almost 5,000 US stores, a rejuvenated workforce (at least to start with) and a somewhat lucrative business model selling carrier...Show More Summary

Getting a Social Network Off the Ground

Speaking of The Talk Show, Bob Sherron transcribed an interesting point made by Ben Thompson on the previous episode: “That’s what’s so brilliant about Instagram as a social network: here was a reason to use Instagram from day one even if you didn’t have any friends. Show More Summary

The Talk Show: ‘How Many Keys?’

New episode of my podcast, featuring special guest MG Siegler, reporting from London. Topics include last week’s blockbuster earnings report from Apple, the increasingly imminent Apple Watch, phone display sizes, the impact of ChinaShow More Summary

? Dazzling Results

Apple is disrupting the conventional tenets of business even more than they are any particular product category in consumer electronics.

‘Riding Light’

Eye-opening film by Alphonse Swinehart: In our terrestrial view of things, the speed of light seems incredibly fast. But as soon as you view it against the vast distances of the universe, it’s unfortunately very slow. This animationShow More Summary

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