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Google at its best: a thorough reimagining of what email should be (along with some imitation-is-the-sincerest-form-of-flattery inspiration from Mailbox). There’s a lock-in element here, because this takes Gmail even further — a lotShow More Summary
I don’t think performance is any longer a reason to buy a MacBook Air instead of an iPad Air. The choice comes down to form factor and personal preference. This marks a turning point.
For the record, I’m rooting for Kansas City. ?
Speaking of Kubrick, Ikea has a little fun for Halloween. ?
Well done. I’m curious, though, whether they needed the Kubrick estate’s permission to cut this. (Someone should have flagged those botched small caps on the quote attributions.) Also: Why is this film being re-released in cinemas in the UK but not here in the US? ?
Wonderful story by Judith Newman, on her 13-year-old autistic son’s relationship with Siri: It’s not that Gus doesn’t understand Siri’s not human. He does — intellectually. But like many autistic people I know, Gus feels hat inanimate objects, while maybe not possessing souls, are worthy of our consideration. Show More Summary
Kevin Hamm: Many people have had problems updating their iOS device to iOS 8 because they don’t have enough space. The weird thing is that many of us have plenty of space, except there’s a mysterious padding of yellow marked “Other”Show More Summary
It’s a cool feature if you want it, but I have a feeling a lot of people are going to be turning it off. ?
Mikey Campbell, writing for AppleInsider: With today’s release of iOS 8.1, Apple finally activated SMS text forwarding from iPhone to OS X Yosemite, allowing users to send, read and reply to messages directly from their Mac. Yosemite came out four days earlier. Four days. ?
Brian Stucki, founder of Macminicolo: We’ve been working extensively with Mac minis for nearly 10 years. (Yes, we’re nearing the tenth anniversary for the more-popular-than-you-think Mac. They are great servers, come and ry one.) When a new machine gets released, we often get asked for feedback and any opinions on the new hardware. Show More Summary
Daisuke Wakabayashi, writing for The Wall Street Journal: A year ago, the story line around Apple Inc. was that its formidable growth had petered out and Samsung Electronics Co. was eating its lunch. What a difference a year makes. Driven...Show More Summary
Russell Brandom, writing for The Verge, responding to a mostly-wrong piece in The Washington Post on Yosemite Spotlight and privacy: But on closer inspection, many of the claims are less damning than hey seem. There’s already a public...Show More Summary
Jason Snell, now at Six Colors: Then comes the question-and-answer session, which while hardly extemporaneous — you get the sense that most of the questions have been anticipated and talking points formulated — lets Apple CEO Tim Cook...Show More Summary
Apple Developer news: Starting February 1, 2015, new iOS apps uploaded to the App Store must include 64-bit support and be built with the iOS 8 SDK, included in Xcode 6 or later. Keep up, or get out. ?
Dan Frommer: Apple’s iPad business was the lone drag in its otherwise strong earnings report today. iPad sales last quarter dropped 13% from he previous year, to 12.3 million, their third straight quarter of decline. The iPad, whichShow More Summary
Jason Parker and Nate Ralph, writing for CNet (emphasis added): With the launch of iOS 8.1 today, Apple has finally launched Apple Pay, the new NFC payment system that lets you make purchases using an iOS device. These guys should have their CNet CMS accounts flagged, such that they’re no longer allowed to submit copy including the word “finally”. ?
Apple PR: Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 fourth quarter ended September 27, 2014. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $42.1 billion and quarterly net profit of $8.5 billion, or $1.42 per diluted share. Show More Summary
Designers, do in minutes what yesterday was impossible. Have a voice to show your ideas in their final form. Pixate enables you to visually prototype mobile apps that run natively on iOS and Android. A Pixate user said it best: “Designing with Pixate is like using the original iPhone for the very first time.” Pixate seems like magic. But it’s real. Try it now at Pixate.com.
Paul Krugman: So far Amazon has not tried to exploit consumers. In fact, it has systematically kept prices low, to reinforce its dominance. What it has done, instead, is use its market power to put a squeeze on publishers, in effect driving down the prices it pays for books — hence the fight with Hachette. Show More Summary
Jason Snell: In Yosemite, there’s a new style. You see it in Safari and Contacts and Maps, to name three prominent examples. To save space, Apple has collapsed the two rows together into one. In Safari, the “stoplight” buttons are right...Show More Summary