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Jaw-dropping, epic-length work of art from Paul Ford. Save this for when you have time to sit back and sink in. Glorious. ?
The European Commission: The European Commission has opened a formal antitrust investigation into certain business practices by Amazon in the distribution of electronic books (“e-books”). The Commission will in particular investigate certain clauses included in Amazon’s contracts with publishers. Show More Summary
Vindu Goel, reporting for the NYT: Dick Costolo, Twitter’s embattled chief executive, is stepping down, the company said Thursday. Jack Dorsey, the company’s co-founder and chairman, will serve as interim chief executive while the board searches for a permanent successor. The change is effective July 1. Show More Summary
Recorded last night in front of a live audience at Mezzanine in San Francisco. John Gruber is joined by Phil Schiller to discuss the news from WWDC: OS X 10.11 El Capitan, iOS 9, the new native app SDK for Apple Watch, and the 2004 American League Championship series. Show More Summary
Two notes on tonight’s live audience episode of The Talk Show: Last year we streamed the audio from the show live. This year, we’re going to try streaming the video. Fingers crossed that it’ll hold up. The event is 6-9 PDT (9-12 EDT),...Show More Summary
Another fascinating item that didn’t make it into the keynote: Apple is introducing a new app called “Move to iOS”, for Android switchers: Just download the Move to iOS app to wirelessly switch from your Android device to your new iOS device. Show More Summary
One thing that wasn’t clear to me in the keynote is just how much of the iTunes Store library is included with Apple Music. The most Apple is saying publicly is that Apple Music has “over 30 million songs”. From what I’ve been able to gather today, that pretty much means “everything”. Show More Summary
Some of these features, like the time lapse and photo watch faces, were shown at September event — they must have been dropped in the race to ship 1.0 in April. It wasn’t mentioned during the keynote, but Activation Lock is coming. (Finally.) ?
John Kirk, writing at Techpinions in response to John Naughton’s the-headline-alone-tells-you-just-how-craptacular-it-is column for The Guardian, “If Steve Jobs’s Death Didn’t Ruin Apple, the iCar Surely Will”: The author has — as so many have before him — reversed cause and effect. Show More Summary
The best piece I’ve read arguing for the other side of the “Google violates your privacy” debate is this piece from Dustin Curtis, written back in October: Apple is going to realize very soon that it has made a grave mistake by positioning itself as a bastion of privacy against Google, the evil invader of everyone’s secrets. Show More Summary
Natasha Lomas, writing for TechCrunch regarding an eye-opening study from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania: One thing is clear: the great lie about online privacy is unraveling. The obfuscatedShow More Summary
Anna Quito, writing for Quartz: Hermann Zapf, the designer of fonts such as Palatino, Optima, Zapfino, Melior, Aldus, and the bizarre but much beloved Zapf Dingbats, has died at age 96. The revered German typographer and calligrapher passed away on June 4. Show More Summary
A fun dose of classic Mac OS nostalgia, thanks to developer Bryan Braun. See also: A web browser port of Lunatic Fringe. ?
The WWDC 2015 prelude episode of my podcast, The Talk Show. My special guest is Mark Gurman, and talk about anything and everything you’d want to know heading into WWDC next week. Sponsored by: Squarespace: Build it beautiful. Use code...Show More Summary
I missed this excerpt from Losing the Signal: The Untold Story Behind the Extraordinary Rise and Spectacular Fall of BlackBerry, by Jacquie McNish and Sean Silcoff, when it ran in the WSJ two weeks ago. It’s a good read: The iPhone’s popularity with consumers was illogical to rivals such as RIM, Nokia Corp. Show More Summary
I look at these gorgeous little movies, and all I can think is that eight years ago, we were all anxiously waiting for the original iPhone — which didn’t even shoot video at all. From that to this in eight years. ?
Tim Bradshaw and Shannon Bond, reporting for the FT: Apple is planning a departure from the pricing formula that has defined the economics of digital media for a decade, which would cut the 30 per cent fee that media companies pay on...Show More Summary
Megan Smith, chief technology officer for the United States, in an interview with Charlie Rose: “There are these incredible photographs from the launch of the Macintosh in the 80’s, and the Rolling Stone pictures that were published....Show More Summary
John Arlidge, interviewing Marc Newson for The London Evening Standard: Given that this is his first print interview since he formally started his new role, let’s start with the formalities. What’s your job title? ‘I don’t really have...Show More Summary
Apple PR: “The response to Apple Watch has surpassed our expectations in every way, and we are thrilled to bring it to more customers around the world,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s senior vice president of Operations. “We’re also making great progress with he backlog of Apple Watch orders, and we thank our customers for heir patience. Show More Summary