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Marques Brownlee on the iMac Pro

Marques Brownlee’s “one week with the iMac Pro” video. Really does seem like everything we were hoping for, including the fact that it runs quietly. The most interesting thing I learned from this is that the iMac Pro is not upgradeable. Show More Summary

Craig Hunter on the iMac Pro

Craig Hunter: When you get into an intense development or debug cycle that involves a lot of compiles, saving fractions of seconds here and here adds up and can give you extra hours in a day. This is one area where the 10-core iMac Pro...Show More Summary

Vincent Laforet on the iMac Pro

Photographer/filmmaker Vincent Laforet, after a week with the upcoming iMac Pro: Last week I received a pelican case from Apple with a very special Mac inside of it… It was an iMac Pro configured as a 10 Core 3GHZ Intel Xeon W, 2TB SSD,...Show More Summary

[Sponsor] Microsoft App Center

Microsoft has recently introduced App Center, a continuous integration, delivery, and feedback service for iOS and macOS developers. App Center lets you automate your development release cycle in minutes by connecting to your GitHub or Bitbucket repo. Show More Summary

Apple Opens App Pre-Orders to All Developers

John Vorhees, writing for MacStories: You may recall that when Super Mario Run was announced in 2016, customers could request notification of its release, which was a first at the time on the App Store. Now, all developers can do something similar by offering their apps for pre-order. Nice touch: it’s available for all platforms, not just iOS. ?

Former Facebook Executive Says Social Media Is Ripping Apart Society

James Vincent, writing for The Verge: Another former Facebook executive has spoken out about the harm he social network is doing to civil society around the world. Chamath Palihapitiya, who joined Facebook in 2007 and became its vice president for user growth, said he feels “tremendous guilt” about the company he helped make. Show More Summary

Google Home Max Smart Speaker Now Shipping

Chris Chan and James Howarth, product managers for Google Home Max: Google Home Max sounds pretty amazing right out of the box because it’s our first speaker with Smart Sound. Powered by Google’s artificial intelligence (AI), Smart Sound...Show More Summary

Jony Ive Returns to Day-to-Day Management of Design Team

Mark Gurman and Alex Webb, reporting for Bloomberg: Apple Inc.’s Jony Ive, a key executive credited with the look of many of the company’s most popular products, has re-taken direct management of product design teams. Ive, 50, was named...Show More Summary

TechCrunch: Apple Is Acquiring Music Recognition App Shazam

Ingrid Lunden, reporting for TechCrunch: As Spotify continues to inch towards a public listing, Apple is making a move of its own to step up its game in music services. Sources tell us that the company is close to acquiring Shazam, the popular...Show More Summary

Trump Administration Scraps Obama-Era Proposal Requiring Airlines to Disclose Bag Fees

Melanie Zanona, reporting for The Hill: The Trump administration has scrapped an Obama-era proposal requiring airlines and ticket agencies to disclose baggage fees as soon as passengers start the process of buying a ticket. The Department...Show More Summary

iPhone Models Dominate Flickr’s List of Most Popular Cameras in 2017

Sarah Perez, writing for TechCrunch: This year, iPhone has scored the majority (54%) of usage on Flickr’s site, up from 47 percent of the top 100 in 2016, and 42 percent the year prior. The iPhone also passed Nikon to score the spotShow More Summary

Google’s AlphaZero Destroys Previously Top-Ranked Chess Computer in 100-Game Match

Mike Klein, reporting for A little more than a year after AlphaGo sensationally won against he top Go player, the artificial-intelligence program AlphaZero has obliterated the highest-rated chess engine. Stockfish, which for...Show More Summary

Forecast: Podcast MP3 Chapter Encoder

Marco Arment has released a public beta of Forecast, a Mac app for podcast producers. Among a slew of other great features, Forecast is hands-down the best MP3 chapter editor I’ve seen. If you’ve noticed the chapter support in The Talk Show that started earlier this year, that’s thanks to Forecast. Show More Summary

Jason Snell on iOS Laptops

Jason Snell, writing for Macworld: Which is why, when someone tells me that it’s stupid for there to be an iOS laptop because it wouldn’t run Xcode and couldn’t be used by professional developers or pro video editors or power users who...Show More Summary

HP and Asus Announce First Windows 10 ARM PCs, Due in Spring 2018

Peter Bright, writing for Ars Technica: This ability to upgrade is particularly important because the new Always Connected PCs are different from Microsoft’s previous Windows-on-ARM attempt, Windows RT. Windows RT was a version of Windows 8 for ARM processors, and it too could only run applications from what was then called the Windows Store. Show More Summary

Oath and Mozilla Are in a Legal Battle Over a Yahoo Search Deal

Kara Swisher: As I reported at the time, under terms of a contract, whoever acquired Yahoo was required to pay Mozilla annual payments of $375 million through 2019, even if it does not think the buyer was one it wanted to work with and walked away. Show More Summary

Amazon Prime Video Arrives on Apple TV

Apple Newsroom: Starting today, customers around the world can access the Amazon Prime Video app on Apple TV to stream award-winning and critically acclaimed titles including Prime Original Series and Movies. Also starting this week,...Show More Summary

Google to Pull YouTube From Fire TV Over Spat With Amazon

Janko Roettgers, reporting for Variety: In an unusually frank statement, a Google spokesperson squarely blamed Amazon’s unwillingness to strike a business deal with Google for the step: ?“We’ve been trying to reach agreement with Amazon to give consumers access to each other’s products and services. Show More Summary

Painting With Microsoft Excel

Great find from Tina Roth Eisenberg: For over 15 years, Japanese artist Tatsuo Horiuchi has rendered he subtle details of mountains, cherry blossoms, and dense forests with the most unlikely tool: Microsoft Excel. ?

Modern-Day Payola

Jon Christian, reporting for The Outline: People involved with the payoffs are extremely reluctant to discuss them, but four contributing writers to prominent publications including Mashable, Inc, Business Insider, and Entrepreneur told...Show More Summary

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