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|Archived Since:||April 6, 2008|
Amazingly thorough Flickr album of Apple.com screenshots, by Florian Innocente. (Thanks to Phil Dokas. “Holy shit”, indeed.) ?
Shreyas Doshi, Twitter’s director of product management: Second, we have begun to test a product feature to help us identify suspected abusive Tweets and limit their reach. This feature takes into account a wide range of signals andShow More Summary
The Hollywood Reporter: Rietti also provided the voice of the cold-blooded, eyepatch-wearing Emilio Largo (portrayed onscreen by Adolfo Celi, who spoke with a thick Italian accent) in Thunderball (1965), and he spoke as the cat-loving...Show More Summary
Kevin Fox: But that was 1997. What did Apple.com look like at the very birth of the World-Wide Web? Say around 1992? I’m a digital pack-rat, and I’ve been on the Internet a long time. I remember a very different, more playful Apple.com homepage. Show More Summary
The AP reports: Prosecutors say the scheme led by rogue distillery workers lasted for years and involved tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of whiskey but began to unravel when whiskey barrels were discovered behind a Franklin County...Show More Summary
Speaking of Apple Watch developers, Realm has assembled some interesting lessons learned from WatchKit developers. E.g. this design lesson from Neil Kimmett: The biggest mistake we made with our WatchKit app was including lots of padding around text elements. Show More Summary
Matthew Panzarino, writing for TechCrunch: Apple is sending out emails to developers, offering them a chance o purchase an Apple Watch Sport for delivery by April 28th. It’s doing this to encourage them to test and develop for the Watch, according...Show More Summary
Re: [the previous post] on relatively low sums of money going a long way in political lobbying: The term Tullock paradox refers to the apparent paradox first observed by the public choice economist Gordon Tullock on the low costs of rent-seeking relative to the gains from rent-seeking. Show More Summary
Hamza Shaban, reporting for BuzzFeed: Google ranked fifth in the amount spent on lobbying in the first quarter of 2015 among all organizations that lobbied Congress and federal agencies, according to an analysis by MapLight. The search giant...Show More Summary
Why I don’t expect to see custom third-party watch faces for Apple Watch.
There’s some chirping on Twitter that she’s wearing it upside down, but I doubt it. The orientation settings let you wear it with the crown on either side. ?
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Apple: The heart rate sensor in Apple Watch uses what is known as photoplethysmography. This technology, while difficult to pronounce, is based on a very simple fact: Blood is red because it reflects red light and absorbs green light. Show More Summary
Pretty much how I felt, too. ?
Vlad Savov, writing for The Verge: While reviewing the new MacBook Pro with Retina display, I ran the usual Verge battery test on Apple’s new machine. With the screen set to 65 percent brightness, it cycles through a series of websites until the laptop’s battery gives out. Show More Summary
Bright red, dark blue, canary yellow, and a range of skin-tone sport bands, revealed at a Design Week event in Milan, Italy. There’s no way to tell from the photo whether the strap pins are gold or stainless steel — if they’re gold,Show More Summary
Intriguing piece by analyst Carl Howe on Apple Watch: I think I’ll save that analysis for another posting, but my belief is that the Apple Watch product line will become Apple’s most profitable product line ever, with gross margins exceeding 60 percent. Show More Summary
Angela Ahrendts, in a memo to retail store staff obtained by iGen: Many of you have been getting questions asking if we will have the watch available in stores on April 24 for walk-in purchases. As we announced last week, due to high global interest combined with our initial supply, we are only taking orders online right now. Show More Summary
Scott Forstall, on Twitter: I’m thrilled to be co-producing the Broadway musical Fun Home funhomebroadway.com. Bravo to the phenomenal team! ?
John Siracusa: Those who listen to the ATP, the weekly podcast I host with Marco Arment and Casey Liss, know that I’ve been contemplating hanging up my OS X reviewer’s hat for some time now. Producing thousands of words (and hundreds of screenshots) about each major release of OS X was my first real claim to fame on the Internet. Show More Summary