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Thoughts and Prayers: The Game

Brilliant. (Careful with your audio, though — starts loud.) ?

The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act

From Evan Osnos’s excellent “Making a Killer” feature for The New Yorker, on the business and politics of selling guns in the U.S.: With the help of Congress, the industry has avoided further lawsuits. In 2005, the Protection of Lawful...Show More Summary

Tim Cook to Host Paul Ryan Fundraiser Next Week

Tony Romm, reporting for Politico: Apple CEO Tim Cook will host a fundraiser with House Speaker Paul Ryan next week as the iPhone maker tries to strengthen its relationships with key Republicans — despite its decision to pull support for the GOP convention because of its distaste for Donald Trump. Show More Summary

20 Years of Iconfactory

Nice retrospective, including the archived websites of each of their major web designs. Man, icon design has changed a lot in 20 years. See also: Exify, Iconfactory’s new iOS app providing a “collection of tools for people who take their iPhone photography seriously”. I’ve been beta-testing it — it’s great. ?

Apple Won’t Aid Republican Convention Over Trump

Tony Romm, reporting for Politico: Apple has told Republican leaders it will not provide funding or other support for the party’s 2016 presidential convention, as it’s done in the past, citing Donald Trump’s controversial comments about...Show More Summary

National Pancreatic Cancer Advocacy Day

Justin Miller: My wife Michelle Petruzzi was diagnosed with, and died from, sporadic pancreatic cancer entirely within the past six months. She was thirty-six and probably the healthiest person I knew. She was active in many volunteer...Show More Summary

The Talk Show: Live From WWDC 2016, With Phil Schiller and Craig Federighi

Sponsored by: MailChimp: Send better email. Microsoft: Tools and services for any developer, any app, any OS. Really. A new deal every day at midnight Eastern. ?

Billboard Interview With Apple Music’s Brain Trust: Iovine, Reznor, Cue, and Kondrk

Interesting interview: Billboard: Record labels and publishers are also concerned with he decline in download sales. Will we see a streaming-only future and when? Cue: There’s no end date, and as a matter of fact, they should all be surprised and thankful to the results that they’re seeing because our music iTunes business is doing very well. Show More Summary

Samsung to Buy Joyent

Jonathan Cheng, reporting for the WSJ: Samsung’s acquisition of San Francisco-based Joyent signals the South Korean technology giant’s burgeoning interest in “big data,” part of a broader effort to use powerful remote computers to bolster...Show More Summary

The End of ThinkUp

Anil Dash: We have some tough news: We’re going to be shutting down the ThinkUp service on July 18 and issuing a refund then for the balance of all member subscriptions. There have been significant changes from Instagram, Twitter and...Show More Summary

Safari 10 Will No Longer Load Legacy Plugins By Default

Ricky Mondello, on the WebKit blog: By default, Safari no longer tells websites that common plug-ins are installed. It does this by not including information about Flash, Java, Silverlight, and QuickTime in navigator.plugins and navigator.mimeTypes. Show More Summary

What Is Differential Privacy?

Matthew Green: As an academic researcher and a security professional, I have mixed feelings about Apple’s announcement. On the one hand, as a researcher I understand how exciting it is to see research echnology actually deployed in the field. Show More Summary

‘The End of Apple Man’

Katie Notopoulos, writing for BuzzFeed: But the effervescent demo of Apple Music by the charismatic Bozoma Saint John — a black woman who looked and acted nothing like the ypical Apple Men onstage before her and who in her opening remarks mentioned being a mother — felt like a breath of fresh air signaling that perhaps the winds are changing. Show More Summary

[Sponsor] Squarespace

If you’re a regular reader, then you already know our sponsor. But in case you don’t, meet Squarespace: the all-in-one platform for creating beautiful websites. Of course, sometimes a website isn’t what you need. That’s why they also offer Cover Pages and Commerce. Show More Summary

Stripe: Apple Pay

Stripe is already on board — it’s going to be pretty easy for websites to integrate Apple Pay this fall. ?

Microsoft to Acquire LinkedIn for $26 Billion

Announced this morning, before the WWDC keynote: Microsoft Corp. and LinkedIn Corporation on Monday announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire LinkedIn for $196 per share in an all-cash ransaction valued at $26.2 billion, inclusive of LinkedIn’s net cash. Show More Summary

Apple File System

Apple: HFS+ and its predecessor HFS are more than 30 years old. These file systems were developed in an era of floppy disks and spinning hard drives, where file sizes were calculated in kilobytes or megabytes. Today, solid-state drives store millions of files, accounting for gigabytes or terabytes of data. Show More Summary

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