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One Year, Two Years, What’s the Difference?

JR Raphael, writing for Computerworld: When a company promises two years of free mobile data service with a device, you expect them to deliver. So what happens when a promise suddenly evaporates after you’ve purchased a product? Chromebook...Show More Summary

Customer Sat

John Moltz: To hear Tim Cook talk about it, Apple takes customer satisfaction very seriously, far more seriously than its competitors. But that may not quite be it: The difference between Apple and its competitors is that Apple’s customers and end-users are one and he same. Probably the single thing that most differentiates the iPhone from all its top competitors. ?

[Sponsor] Introducing Canvas From Campaign Monitor

If you’ve ever tried to code a responsive email before, two things: 1. I’m sorry. 2. You need to check out Canvas from Campaign Monitor. As well as making it dead easy for anyone to create a beautiful email that looks great on any device, they’ve added a whole new level of design detail normally reserved for the finer corners of the web. Show More Summary

Diane Von Furstenberg-Designed Google Glass Frames Are Now on Sale

The frames look a bit weird without the Glass hardware in place. But then you look at them with the glass hardware in place and you realize why they’re showing them without it. ?

‘What Worked for 500 Apps in 2008 Doesn’t Work for 1.2 Million in 2014.’

Andy Baio wants Apple to get social with App Store recommendations: Apple is using discovery methods from the age of brick-and-mortar bookstores and videogame shops — shelves of staff picks and bestseller lists are useful, but they’ll...Show More Summary

Myo: Gesture Control Armband by Thalmic Labs

A real product that seemingly inspired that Google Gesture concept armband. Neat. (Via Ken Ferry.) ?

Reuters ‘Tries to Prove’ They Have Their Heads Up Their Asses

Michael Gold, reporting for Reuters: Taiwan’s Quanta Computer Inc will start mass production of Apple Inc’s first smartwatch in July, a source familiar with the matter said, as the U.S. tech giant tries to prove it can still innovate against rival Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. ?

Kara Swisher on The Weather Channel Replacing Yahoo as Data Provider for Apple’s iOS Weather App

Kara Swisher: The look, feel and data has been provided to Apple by Yahoo for many years, part of a deal that sends a lot of traffic back to the Internet portal and spurs a multitude of downloads of its own handsome weather app. I’m nearly certain Yahoo only ever provided Apple with the data, not the “look and feel”. Show More Summary


Students from the Berghs School of Communication post this video demonstrating a purported new service from Google, Google Gesture, which through tendon- and ligament-sensing armbands, wireless networking, and an Android app, translates...Show More Summary

LaunchBar 6

Great update to one of my very favorite Mac apps. Lots of new stuff, including a beautiful new appearance. My favorite new feature is live web search results from Google, DuckDuckGo, and more. See also: Shawn Blanc’s review of LaunchBar 6 for Macworld. ?

WSJ: ‘Apple Plans Multiple Designs for Smartwatch’

Eva Dou and Lorraine Luk, reporting for the WSJ: Apple Inc. is planning multiple versions of a smartwatch likely to be launched in the fall, people familiar with the matter said, as he company tries to counter wearable devices from Google Inc., Samsung Electronics Co. Show More Summary

Amazon’s Whale Strategy

Ben Thompson: The question, though, is if the Fire phone is perfect for Amazon’s customers. Just because someone loves Amazon doesn’t mean their entire life is about buying things. And while it’s true that Amazon has gone to great lengths...Show More Summary

Washboard: New Startup Sells $10 Rolls of Quarters for $15 Each

If today being National Martini Day hasn’t driven you to pour a stiff drink yet, this will. Jiminy. (Via Chris Ziegler.) ?


2005 idea from Jason Kottke: Pings would be perfect for situations when texting or a phone call is too time consuming, distracting, or takes you out of the flow of your present experience. If you call your husband on the way home from...Show More Summary

‘Did You Put Fucking Zunes in Our Lockers?’

A peak at Steve Ballmer’s Gmail inbox, from Justin Halpern at Grantland. ?

The Near-Death of Grand Central Terminal

Kevin Baker, writing for Harper’s: Still unsatisfied, New York Central proposed in 1961 to build a hree-level bowling alley over Grand Central’s Main Concourse, which would have required lowering the ceiling from sixty feet to fifteen and cutting off from view its glorious blue mural of the zodiac. Show More Summary


Another day, another app pre-installed on the phones they give you in hell. ?

Apple TV as HomeKit Hub

Christopher Breen: Wouldn’t it be better if each home had a small, power-efficient, always-on, platform-agnostic, Wi-Fi-enabled computer that could talk to your devices both remotely and over a local network? Yes it would. Clever thinking. ?

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