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NYT: ‘Gawker, Filing for Bankruptcy After Hulk Hogan Suit, Is Said to Be for Sale’

Sydney Ember, reporting for the NYT: Gawker Media, under pressure from a $140 million legal judgment and facing a determined foe in the Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and is putting itself...Show More Summary

Tom Brokaw Interviews David Letterman

These two always had a great rapport. (Thanks to my mom for the link.) ?


Gorgeous, unbelievably faithful one-bit camera app for iPhone done in the style of the original Mac. A lovely tribute to Bill Atkinson’s remarkable dithering algorithm. “Catnip for old-school Mac users,” says John Siracusa. Check out the fun recent-hire-at-Apple Chris Espinosa is having with it. Also, try it with a Bluetooth keyboard connected. ?

Jason Snell on App Store Subscriptions

Jason Snell: But does Apple really want to take the position that ongoing maintenance of a web service has value, but ongoing maintenance and development of an app does not? I don’t think it does. Bingo. ?

Glenn Fleishman: ‘App Store Subscriptions Don’t Solve Problems for Most Developers’

Glenn Fleishman, again at Macworld: We’ve confirmed with Apple that Schiller’s expansive vision is an accurate one: any developer can submit an app that relies entirely on a subscription to perform a task. It can be effectively a login screen,...Show More Summary

Macworld FAQ on Apple’s New App Store Subscriptions

Glenn Fleishman, writing for Macworld: Does this change allow apps to offer a free trial? Sort of. Apple lets developers optionally offer a free trial for in-app purchase subscriptions, which range from 7 days for a one-month recurring...Show More Summary

? App Store Subscription Uncertainty

Trying to figure out what type of apps are eligible for subscription pricing under Apple’s new App Store rules.

Apple: App Store Search Ads

Straight from the horse’s mouth. Apple’s elevator pitch: “Effective, efficient, and private.” ?

[Sponsor] MacStadium: Mac Hosting and Colocation

Trusted by thousands around the world, MacStadium provides dedicated Mac hardware and infrastructure as a service, We rent Mac servers with a free trial ( have a lot of experience with...Show More Summary

Motion Stills – New App From Google Creates Animated GIFs From Live Photos

Ken Conley and Matthias Grundmann, from Google Research: Today we are releasing Motion Stills, an iOS app from Google Research that acts as a virtual camera operator for your Apple Live Photos. We use our video stabilization technology to freeze the background into a still photo or create sweeping cinematic pans. Show More Summary

Headlines Matter

Ken Segall, in a preface to post headlined “Has Apple Lost Its Simplicity?”: Last week, I wrote an article for The Guardian with the above itle. It was a question, not a conclusion, and I tried to offer a houghtful opinion. Sadly, The Guardian chose to give it a bait-click headline that contradicted my point of view. Show More Summary


New Yorker copy editor Mary Norris on that vs. which. Usually I can play this by ear, but she cites a few examples where it’s a very close call. ?

E.W. Scripps Buys Podcast Company Stitcher

Steven Perlberg, reporting for the WSJ: Stitcher is a free app that streams more than 65,000 podcasts from publishers ranging from NPR to MSNBC to The Wall Street Journal. It will operate under Midroll Media, the podcast advertising company...Show More Summary

The Talk Show: ‘Yo, Dingus’

Merlin Mann returns to the show to talk about artificial intelligence and Eddy Cue’s flip-flops. Sponsored by: Meh: The daily deal site from the crew that created Woot. Meh: Funny content and videos, too — every day. Meh: Not sure what else to say. ?

Muhammad Ali Dies at 74: Titan of Boxing and the 20th Century

Wonderful coverage of Ali’s remarkable life from The New York Times. You can lose yourself for hours watching footage of his fights and interviews on YouTube. Truly, he was the greatest of all time. A living, breathing superhero. ?

Donald Trump Is Blatantly Racist — and the Media Is Too Scared to Call Him Out on It

German Lopez, writing for Vox: As The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, Trump said he wants to disqualify the federal judge overseeing the Trump University case because of his “Mexican heritage” and membership in a Latino lawyers association: Mr. Show More Summary

Tony Fadell Departs From Nest

Tony Fadell, today: Today though, my news is bittersweet: I have decided that the time is right to “leave the Nest.” […] Although this news may feel sudden to some, this transition has been in progress since late last year and whileShow More Summary

Layers 2016

Second edition of Layers, in San Francisco June 13-15: Layers is a 3-day conference during wwdc to talk about design, celebrate our industry, and eat snacks. Like a party, but for learning. Speakers include Christa Mrgan (occasional guest of The Talk Show, co-founder of Civil Comments), the never-opinionated Wil Shipley, and John Hodgman. Show More Summary

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