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Filed Under:Technology / Internet
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Archived Since:April 6, 2008

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Immutable Mean Mutable? What a Country.

I’m usually a Mat Honan fan, but his iPhone 6 Plus review was a clunker. Take this: No matter what Steve Jobs may have said, big phones are better. It’s a great sign for Apple that it doesn’t revere his public statements as immutable truths. That’s from like page one of the book Ways People Get Apple Completely Wrong. Show More Summary

Ariel Adams on Apple Watch

Ariel Adams, writing on A Blog to Watch: I feel that people need to understand that the Apple Watch is not only a new type of product for Apple, but the first real “cross-over watch” that wades in both the waters of technology and horology. Show More Summary


Big news from my friend (and still, colleague) Brent Simmons: I start my new job as a developer at the Omni Group today. You already know them and their wonderful products, and I’ve expressed my admiration for them here on my blog many times. They’re assembling a Cocoa all-star team up there. Show More Summary

Steve Cheney: ‘On the Future of Apple and Google’

Steve Cheney: System wide network effects are network effects that take hold when adjacent parts of an overall system are built out — e.g. smartphones, wearables, sensor networks etc. Each one of these categories makes the other much...Show More Summary

Literary Lions Unite in Protest Over Amazon’s E-Book Tactics

David Streitfeld, reporting for the NYT: Now, hundreds of other writers, including some of the world’s most distinguished, are joining the coalition. Few if any are published by Hachette. And they have goals far broader than freeing up the Hachette titles. Show More Summary

The Talk Show: ‘The Edition Edition’, With Ben Thompson

Special guest Ben Thompson joins the show for an Apple Watch discussion: what it’ll cost, what it’ll do, how it will be sold, and more. Other topics include “Bend-gate”, Apple’s growing prowess in mobile chip design, and Derek Jeter. Brought to you by three great sponsors: uBar: A taskbar for the Mac. Show More Summary

Inside the Building Where Apple Tortures the iPhone 6

Josh Lowensohn, The Verge: A few blocks away from Apple’s bustling campus in Cupertino is a rather nondescript building. Inside is absolutely the last place on earth you’d want to be if you were an iPhone. It’s here where Apple subjects...Show More Summary

Consumer Reports iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Bend Test

Consumer Reports: All the phones we tested showed themselves to be pretty tough. The iPhone 6 Plus, the more robust of the new iPhones in our testing, started to deform when we reached 90 pounds of force, and came apart with 110 pounds of force. Show More Summary

FBI and Police Departments Endorse Apple’s Full Device Encryption

The Washington Post: FBI Director James B. Comey sharply criticized Apple and Google on Thursday for developing forms of smartphone encryption so secure hat law enforcement officials cannot easily gain access to information stored on...Show More Summary

Eternal vs. Ephemeral

Nicolas Schobinger: I could imagine that the Apple iWatch Edition will generate a lot of repeat buyers. A good trade-in program would recycle your precious metal and refund that to you. You could keep the straps. The price for your repeat purchase could be then a fraction of your initial buy. Show More Summary

‘Apple Sells Lots of Devices, Pundits See Doom’

Busy week for The Macalope: This is classic Apple derangement syndrome. Because one YouTube video maker bent one iPhone and could not bend one other Samsung device, no products competing against Apple are bendable. Not worth acknowledging is the fact that people who did some more rigorous testing say you kinda really have to try to bend the iPhone 6 Plus. ?

? Now Batting for the Yankees, Number 2

“This is what it used to be like, every single year.”

Layer Tennis: White vs. Taylor

Look at the first two volleys in this match. How am I supposed to get any work done today? ?

Apple Watch as a Standalone Device

Amir Efrati, writing for The Information (paywall): Apple doesn’t want to risk cannibalizing sales of the iPhone with a SIM-equipped watch. That’s not why Apple Watch doesn’t have a SIM card or standalone Wi-Fi. Modern Apple has never been afraid to release products that cannibalize their own products. Show More Summary

Why Now for Apple Watch

Good piece by Ben Thompson: The question, then, is why 2015? After all, there are some key ingredients missing in the Watch, the most obvious being the lack of cellular capability. To my mind Apple had three alternatives: Release anShow More Summary

Joanna Stern Reviews the BlackBerry Passport

Joanna Stern: BlackBerry says the apps and the store selection are being updated everyday. But the company’s chief operating officer Marty Beard admits many BlackBerry users also carry an Android phone or iPhone. In fact, that number...Show More Summary

‘Stacking Silly Pundit Tricks to Burn for Warmth’

The Macalope: Look, all you need to do is get an Android phone from HTC for build quality. Then get an Android phone from Sony because their cameras are so good. Then get a Galaxy Note from Samsung for the largest screen. Then get a Nexus from Google to get a decent software experience. Show More Summary

Afterlight 2.6: Support for iOS 8 Photo Filtering Extensions

Joseph Keller, iMore: You can now use Afterlight’s filters and editing tools without leaving the iOS Photos app. Simply open the available extensions when editing a photo, hit More, and turn Afterlight on. You can use Afterlight’s crop,...Show More Summary

The Verge Reviews the BlackBerry Passport

Dan Seifert, The Verge: Below the screen is what makes the Passport a true BlackBerry: it has a honest-to-goodness physical keyboard, something no other modern device offers. It’s a throwback to the keyboards that made BlackBerry smartphones so popular in years past, and BlackBerry says it’s essential for efficient productivity on the go. Show More Summary

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