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More From Quartz on iPhone and iPad Aggregate Sales Since Launch

Dan Frommer: Now five years old, Apple’s iPad tablet is still the company’s fastest-selling product line of all time. But not for long. As iPad demand has slowed, its cumulative sales curve is likely to fall behind the iPhone’s within...Show More Summary

Secret Shutting Down

Brendan Klinkenberg, reporting for BuzzFeed: In a post on Medium, founder David Byttow addressed and expanded upon the decision to shut down Secret. “Unfortunately, Secret does not represent the vision I had when starting the company,”...Show More Summary

‘I Screwed Up The Academy Awards, and I Couldn’t Be More Proud’

Great link re: the previous item: David Letterman guesting on the final episode of The Jon Stewart Show on MTV back in 1995. (Thanks to Orion Woody.) ?

David Letterman Reflects on 33 Years in Late-Night Television

Fantastic, candid interview with Letterman by Dave Itzkoff for the NYT: Q: Did you have any involvement in choosing Stephen Colbert as your successor? A: No. Not my show. When we sign off, we’re out of business with CBS. I always thought Jon Stewart would have been a good choice. Show More Summary

Regarding Recode’s Report That ‘No Defective Apple Watches Reached Consumers’

Strange piece reported by Dawn Chmielewski for Recode, on the faulty taptic engines plaguing Apple Watch production, starting with the headline: “No Defective Apple Watches Reached Consumers”: Apple identified a flaw in a critical component...Show More Summary

Apple Details How It Rebuilt Siri on Apache Mesos

Yet another sign of a more open Apple — Siri engineers spoke in public about the third-generation (and as I noted a few months ago, much improved) back-end for Siri. Some notes from Derrick Harris, writing for the Mesosphere blog: Apple’s custom Mesos scheduler is called J.A.R.V.I.S., which is short for Just A Rather Very Intelligent Scheduler. Show More Summary

On Baltimore’s No-Crowd Baseball Game This Afternoon

Paul Kafasis on the decision to play today’s Orioles-White Sox game in Baltimore in an empty Camden Yards: Holding a sporting event in the middle of a rioting city is fraught enough, but at least a claim could be made of doing it for he fans desiring a dose of normality. Show More Summary

WSJ: ‘Apple Watch: Faulty Taptic Engine Slows Roll Out’

Daisuke Wakabayashi and Lorraine Luk, reporting for the WSJ: A key component of the Apple Watch made by one of two suppliers was found to be defective, prompting Apple Inc. to limit the availability of the highly anticipated new product,...Show More Summary

CST-01: $1M Kickstarter With Nothing to Show

Sage Lazzaro, writing for The New York Observer: In January of 2013, a company called Central Standard Time launched a $200,000 Kickstarter campaign for CST-01, a sleek and minimal stainless steel wristwatch that is only 0.80 mm thick, making it the thinnest watch ever made. Show More Summary

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Quartz Charts Apple’s Second Quarter Results

Lots of interesting visualizations. The one that struck me was the last one, showing that the iPad remains ahead of the iPhone in terms of cumulative sales since launch. The gap is narrowing, however. ?

This Is Tim: Six Colors’s Transcript of Tim Cook’s Remarks on the Analyst Call

Fast-typing Jason Snell has a transcript of Tim Cook’s remarks. Regarding the company’s projection that Apple Watch will have lower margins than the company’s average next quarter: In the first quarter of any kind of product, you would always have learning and these sorts of things. Show More Summary

Apple Reports Record Second Quarter Results

Apple: Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2015 second quarter ended March 28, 2015. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $58 billion and quarterly net profit of $13.6 billion, or $2.33 per diluted share. TheseShow More Summary

The Difference Between Apple and Samsung Industrial Design

Rene Ritchie: But when I looked at the picture of Samsung’s product, it wasn’t he sticker that bothered me so much. That, I assume, can be peeled off. It was something else I saw that bothered me, and something I can now never un-see. It’s the lack of basic alignment. ?

Apple’s Antitrust Lord

WSJ editorial excoriating Michael Bromwich, the “outside monitor” appointed by Judge Denise Cote: To take one example of this feather-bedding, for Feb. 17 Mr. Bromwich charged Apple with a block-billing entry that included “review relevant...Show More Summary

Consumer Reports’s Initial Apple Watch Test Results

Impressive scratch-resistance results, especially for the sapphire crystal on the steel Apple Watch. Water resistance was better than promised, and the heart rate monitor was as accurate as their highest-rated dedicated chest-strap monitor. ?

Conversation With a Tech Support Scammer

Lenny Zeltser: When investigating an incident that involved domain redirection and a suspected tech support scam, I recorded my interactions with he individual posing as a help desk technician and researched the background of this scheme. Show More Summary

Google Engineer Dies on Mt. Everest

Conor Dougherty, reporting for the NYT: On Saturday, Dan Fredinburg was at a base camp on Mount Everest when a powerful earthquake in Nepal set off an avalanche. Mr. Fredinburg was killed, Google said in a statement posted on its website. “Sadly, we lost one of our own in this tragedy,” the statement said. Show More Summary

White House Email System Was Compromised by Russians

Michael S. Schmidt and David E. Sanger, reporting for the NYT: Some of President Obama’s email correspondence was swept up by Russian hackers last year in a breach of the White House’s unclassified computer system that was far more intrusive...Show More Summary

28 Apple Watch Tips and Tricks

Good collection from Serenity Caldwell. Clearing all notifications with a force tap is a great feature — and something that’s sorely missing on iOS and OS X. ?

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