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‘Staircases to Nowhere’

Mike Bracken, writing for Staircases to Nowhere originally began its life as an 18-minute short film — culled from interviews that were part of The Elstree Project, an oral history of the movie studios at Elstree and Borehamwood in England. Show More Summary

Bitcoin ATMs

Adrianna Jeffries, reporting for The Verge: The ATM experience is far from seamless, however. To use it, you must submit your phone number, a PIN, a government ID, a palm vein scan, and let it take your photo. Is this a joke? ?

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‘Heart of a Gambler’

On this week’s episode of The Talk Show, special guest Glenn Fleishman joins me to discuss Bitcoin — how it works, the problems it solves, where it’s going, and more. Also, Apple’s “goto fail” security bug, and some Jeopardy and Blackjack...Show More Summary

Candy Crush IPO

James Surowiecki, writing for The New Yorker: > The I.P.O. is no surprise, given King’s domination of the booming mobile-game business, but it’s likely to end badly, because King is part of a venerable tradition: the one-hit wonder. Like...Show More Summary

iOS 7.1 Lands With CarPlay, Improved Fingerprint Scanner

Also, it crashes less. I knew it was going to ship one of these days. ?

Mozilla: ‘Transitioning Persona to Community Ownership’

“Transitioning to Community Ownership” is Mozilla-speak for “It’s dead, Jim.” ?

iTunes Festival App Updated; Runs on iOS 7.0.x

You win some, you lose some. (I still think iOS 7.1 is imminent, but was wrong that the new Festival app would require it.) ?

Newsweek Reporter Identifies Bitcoin Creator Satoshi Nakamoto

Leah McGrath Goodman, reporting for Newsweek: He stands not with defiance, but with the slackness of a person who has waged battle for a long time and now faces a grave loss. Two police officers from the Temple City, Calif., sheriff’s department flank him, looking puzzled. Show More Summary

Where Apple Design Is Headed in 2014

Dave Wiskus, writing for Macworld: As it stands now, iOS 7 is a series of solvable problems. The things you could label as deficiencies are mostly a result of that swinging pendulum — an overcorrection of skeuomorphism. So what comes next is most likely balance and refinement. Show More Summary

Two Economists File Pro-Apple Brief in E-Book Antitrust Case

From the amicus brief filed by CalTech’s Bradford Cornell and NYU’s Janusz Ordover: The provisions of the agreements at issue — agency, ‘most-favored-nation’ (MFN) clauses, and price caps—can be instrumental in facilitating new entry, particularly into markets with an entrenched, dominant firm. Show More Summary

Putt-Putt Perfection

“Everybody has their one thing that they’re good at, and if you ever find it, you want to stick with it.” —Rick Baird Great short film from Grantland. ?

Typography as Art

Clever idea for a mural by Dave Heinzel. ?

Prompting for App Reviews

Dan Counsell: There’s nothing wrong in asking for a review, but remember you want to give your users a great experience. You should focus on making your app delightful, not annoying. Pick your moment carefully and you’ll find users are...Show More Summary

If the Moon Were Only 1 Pixel

“A Tediously Accurate Map of the Solar System”, by Josh Worth. Great fun. (Via Laughing Squid.) ?

Fifteen Years of the Salto Mortale

Kenneth Tynan’s classic 1978 profile of Johnny Carson for The New Yorker: “Johnny Carson on TV,” one of his colleagues confided to me, “is he visible eighth of an iceberg called Johnny Carson.” The remark ook me back to something that...Show More Summary

It’s the Software, Dummy

Dan Moren, writing for Macworld: Most people probably don’t ever think about the software in their car. And with good reason, too, since most automakers aren’t exactly consumed with a passion for developing software. Even in he cases...Show More Summary

Karelia Acquires Potion Factory

Interesting indie Mac developer news: Today is an exciting day for us at Karelia Software because we are finally announcing that Andy Kim — and his company Potion Factory, and its wonderful apps — are now part of Karelia. […] We have been big fans of The Hit List, Potion’s flagship app, for a while now. Show More Summary

Christopher Soghoian to Interview Edward Snowden at SXSW

Speaking of SXSW, big news from Hugh Forrest: On Monday, March 10 at 11:00 am, join us for a conversation between Edward Snowden and Christopher Soghoian, the principal echnologist of the American Civil Liberties Union. The conversation...Show More Summary

iOS 7.1 and the iTunes Festival at SXSW

Apple’s first iTunes Festival in the U.S. starts a week from today at SXSW in Austin. Apple is going to stream the performances to iOS devices using an app, but I’ve heard from a little birdie that the app requires iOS 7.1 (which explains why the app isn’t out yet). That means iOS 7.1 should ship any day now. ?

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