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The Macs Apple Was Selling in 1996

Riccardo Mori: In recent times I have often seen mentioned a specific moment in Apple’s history — when Steve Jobs came back in 1997 and started streamlining the Macintosh product line as part of the plan to save the company from bankruptcy. Show More Summary

The Trouble With 3D Touch

Jason Snell, writing at Macworld: Although Apple’s proud of the peek/pop interface that it unveiled with the iPhone 6s, I’m skeptical of its utility. Most of the ime, when I accidentally initiate a “peek” of the content behind whatever I’m pressing on, it’s content I was already trying to see by tapping. Show More Summary

Bruce Springsteen Cancels North Carolina Show Over North Carolina ‘Bathroom’ Law

Bruce Springsteen: Right now, there are many groups, businesses, and individuals in North Carolina working to oppose and overcome these negative developments. Taking all of this into account, I feel that this is a time for me and the band to show solidarity for those freedom fighters. Show More Summary

The Voyeur’s Motel

This story by Gay Talese — 84 years old and still killing it — is one of the most arresting things I’ve read all year. I know a married man and father of two who bought a wenty-one-room motel near Denver many years ago in order to become its resident voyeur. Show More Summary


Speaking of David Smith, his new Activity++ app just shipped. Includes a Watch complication that, hallelujah, is always in monochrome. I’d pay $3 for that alone. ?

A Nerd’s Review of the Tesla Model S

Speaking of Tesla, I really enjoyed David Smith’s review of his Model S: The only real analogy I can think of to describe how different his feels is to compare it to SSD hard-drives. SSD hard drives when they came out were ‘worse’ than traditional spinning disks in a wide variety of ways. Show More Summary

‘It’s a Tesla’

Ben Thompson: With that out of the way, can we marvel at what Tesla co-founder and CEO Elon Musk has accomplished? Nearly 300,000 people have willingly parted with $1,000 despite the fact they will not have a chance to purchase a car for years; an astounding 115,000 of them sent in their deposit before they even knew what the car looked like. Show More Summary

Michael Tsai on TextExpander 6 and Subscription Pricing

Michael Tsai: You can debate whether the app is worth it, but the bottom line is hat the price increase is huge in percentage terms. TextExpander 4 was $35 in 2012, and there was a $20 update for TextExpander 5 in May of 2015, about three years later. Show More Summary

[Sponsor] Macminicolo's Impossible Promo

We recently made a big announcement about Macminicolo. We’d really like to show you how everyone can benefit from the move. This promotion is an extremely discounted hosting package with everything you need, including the server itself. Show More Summary

Twitter Beats Amazon, Verizon for Global NFL Streaming Deal

Peter Kafka, writing for Recode: While the NFL and Twitter haven’t disclosed the price for the package, people familiar with the bidding said Twitter paid less than $10 million for the entire 10-game package, while rival bids topped $15 million. Show More Summary

Macminicolo Merges With MacStadium

Big news from Brian Stucki, founder of Macminicolo: In short, I’ve decided to sell ownership of Macminicolo and merge it with another company. I will stay on as President of Macminicolo and also serve as a Vice President of the parent company, MacStadium. Now, I could just announce this with no explanation and be done with it. Show More Summary

The Loop Magazine App Is Dead

Jim Dalrymple: It is with tremendous sadness that I write this post today. I have ried to figure out a way for The Loop Magazine app to work on the App Store, for the last few months. It turns out, it just won’t. This morning, I removed the app from the App Store. Wasn’t meant to be. ?

TJ Luoma on TextExpander 6’s Subscription Pricing

TJ Luoma, on Smile shipping the newest version of TextExpander as a $45/year subscription service: To be clear, I’m not saying that the Smile folks are bad, evil, mean, money-grubbers or anything like that. What I am saying is his: as...Show More Summary

WhatsApp Enables End-to-End Encryption

WhatsApp co-founders Jan Koum and Brian Acton: From now on when you and your contacts use the latest version of he app, every call you make, and every message, photo, video, file, and voice message you send, is end-to-end encrypted by default,...Show More Summary

Longtime Apple Software Engineer Francois Jouaux Killed in Car Accident

Heartbreaking news: Francois Jouaux played just as hard as he worked, according to his family. On Sunday, the longtime Apple software engineer was returning home from kitesurfing at Waddell Beach in Davenport when a suspected drunken driver crossed the double-yellow line on La Honda Road and hit him head-on. Show More Summary

Inside the Unorthodox Donald Trump Campaign

Fascinating look inside Trump’s campaign by Gabriel Sherman for New York Magazine: It was also thanks to some information he had gathered that Trump was able to do something that no other Republican has done before: ake on Fox News. An odd bit of coincidence had given him a card o play against Fox founder Roger Ailes. Show More Summary

Nest to Shut Down Revolv Home Automation Hubs

Rob Price, Business Insider: Just over a month ago, Revolv updated its website to announce that it is closing down completely, pulling the plug on its existing products in May. “We’re pouring all our energy into Works with Nest and are incredibly excited about what we’re making,” wrote Revolv founders Tim Enwall and Mike Soucie. Show More Summary

‘Superman’ Director Richard Donner Tells the Inside Story of the 1978 Superhero Movie

Stephen Galloway interviews Superman director Richard Donner for The Hollywood Reporter: I called [writer] Tom Mankiewicz, who had been a friend for years. He said, “I don’t want to get involved. I don’t want to do a comic book.” I said, “Tom it’s more than a comic book. Show More Summary

‘I Can See the Wind, Feel the Flowers’

Dillon’s Voice — wonderful two-minute film about teenager Dillon Barmache, who is autistic and non-verbal, and who uses his iPad to express himself. ?

Bloomberg Identifies FBI’s iPhone-Cracking Partner: Cellebrite

Yaacov Benmeleh, reporting for Bloomberg: The FBI was already a Cellebrite client before this project, the people said, who asked not to be identified as the matter is private. Cellebrite, founded in 1999, is a unit of Japan’s Sun Corporation. Show More Summary

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