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Archived Since:April 6, 2008

Blog Post Archive Through the Years

Amazingly thorough Flickr album of screenshots, by Florian Innocente. (Thanks to Phil Dokas. “Holy shit”, indeed.) ?

Twitter Begins Identifying Abusive/Harassing Tweets Algorithmically

Shreyas Doshi, Twitter’s director of product management: Second, we have begun to test a product feature to help us identify suspected abusive Tweets and limit their reach. This feature takes into account a wide range of signals andShow More Summary

Robert Rietti, James Bond Voiceover Artist, Dies at 92

The Hollywood Reporter: Rietti also provided the voice of the cold-blooded, eyepatch-wearing Emilio Largo (portrayed onscreen by Adolfo Celi, who spoke with a thick Italian accent) in Thunderball (1965), and he spoke as the cat-loving...Show More Summary

The First Apple Homepage

Kevin Fox: But that was 1997. What did look like at the very birth of the World-Wide Web? Say around 1992? I’m a digital pack-rat, and I’ve been on the Internet a long time. I remember a very different, more playful homepage. Show More Summary

Distillery Workers Arrested in Theft of Pappy Van Winkle

The AP reports: Prosecutors say the scheme led by rogue distillery workers lasted for years and involved tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of whiskey but began to unravel when whiskey barrels were discovered behind a Franklin County...Show More Summary

Developers on Their ‘Biggest WatchKit Mistakes’

Speaking of Apple Watch developers, Realm has assembled some interesting lessons learned from WatchKit developers. E.g. this design lesson from Neil Kimmett: The biggest mistake we made with our WatchKit app was including lots of padding around text elements. Show More Summary

Apple Offers Some Developers Opportunity to Place Expeditied Order for Apple Watch Sport

Matthew Panzarino, writing for TechCrunch: Apple is sending out emails to developers, offering them a chance o purchase an Apple Watch Sport for delivery by April 28th. It’s doing this to encourage them to test and develop for the Watch, according...Show More Summary

The Tullock Paradox

Re: [the previous post] on relatively low sums of money going a long way in political lobbying: The term Tullock paradox refers to the apparent paradox first observed by the public choice economist Gordon Tullock on the low costs of rent-seeking relative to the gains from rent-seeking. Show More Summary

Report: Google Is Fifth-Biggest Spender in U.S. Lobbying

Hamza Shaban, reporting for BuzzFeed: Google ranked fifth in the amount spent on lobbying in the first quarter of 2015 among all organizations that lobbied Congress and federal agencies, according to an analysis by MapLight. The search giant...Show More Summary

? Custom Watch Faces

Why I don’t expect to see custom third-party watch faces for Apple Watch.

Beyoncé Sporting Apple Watch Edition With Gold Link Bracelet

There’s some chirping on Twitter that she’s wearing it upside down, but I doubt it. The orientation settings let you wear it with the crown on either side. ?

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How Apple Watch Measures Your Heart Rate

Apple: The heart rate sensor in Apple Watch uses what is known as photoplethysmography. This technology, while difficult to pronounce, is based on a very simple fact: Blood is red because it reflects red light and absorbs green light. Show More Summary

Regarding Chrome’s Power Efficiency on OS X

Vlad Savov, writing for The Verge: While reviewing the new MacBook Pro with Retina display, I ran the usual Verge battery test on Apple’s new machine. With the screen set to 65 percent brightness, it cycles through a series of websites until the laptop’s battery gives out. Show More Summary

Heretofore-Unseen Sport Band Colors for Apple Watch Edition

Bright red, dark blue, canary yellow, and a range of skin-tone sport bands, revealed at a Design Week event in Milan, Italy. There’s no way to tell from the photo whether the strap pins are gold or stainless steel — if they’re gold,Show More Summary

Apple Watch: An Overnight Multi-Billion Dollar Business

Intriguing piece by analyst Carl Howe on Apple Watch: I think I’ll save that analysis for another posting, but my belief is that the Apple Watch product line will become Apple’s most profitable product line ever, with gross margins exceeding 60 percent. Show More Summary

Angela Ahrendts: No Apple Watches for Sale in Retail Until June

Angela Ahrendts, in a memo to retail store staff obtained by iGen: Many of you have been getting questions asking if we will have the watch available in stores on April 24 for walk-in purchases. As we announced last week, due to high global interest combined with our initial supply, we are only taking orders online right now. Show More Summary

Scott Forstall Surfaces: Co-Producing Broadway Play

Scott Forstall, on Twitter: I’m thrilled to be co-producing the Broadway musical Fun Home Bravo to the phenomenal team! ?

Siracusa Hangs It Up

John Siracusa: Those who listen to the ATP, the weekly podcast I host with Marco Arment and Casey Liss, know that I’ve been contemplating hanging up my OS X reviewer’s hat for some time now. Producing thousands of words (and hundreds of screenshots) about each major release of OS X was my first real claim to fame on the Internet. Show More Summary

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