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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

Apple Releases, Then Pulls, iOS 8.0.1

Juli Clover, reporting for MacRumors: Following the release of iOS 8.0.1 this morning, numerous of users found that their cellular service was disabled, reporting “No Service” messages after updating. Affected users also appear to be experiencing problems with Touch ID, which seems to be completely non-functional. Show More Summary

WSJ: ‘iPhone 6 Is the Most Durable iPhone Yet’

Nathan Olivarez-Giles, writing for the WSJ: The new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus may be the largest iPhones Apple has ever made, but they’re also the toughest, according to SquareTrade, a gadget insurer that publishes a “breakability” index. Having...Show More Summary

Why SwiftKey Needs ‘Full Access’

This was very confusing to me when I tried out the SwiftKey keyboard for iOS: Full Access simply means you are giving the keyboard extension permission to interact with the app (the SwiftKey app on your homescreen). None of your language...Show More Summary

‘Derek Jeter Opens the Door’

Nice profile for New York Magazine by Chris Smith, with photos by Christopher Anderson. ?

How to Be Right a Lot of the Time

Jason Fried, relaying advice from Jeff Bezos: He said people who were right a lot of the time were people who often changed their minds. He doesn’t think consistency of thought is a particularly positive trait. It’s perfectly healthy — encouraged, even — to have an idea tomorrow that contradicted your idea today. ?

Manual for iPhone

We have a winner for Best App Introduction of the Year. ?

Things That Were True on 8 September 2014

I’m still catching up on my reading from the last two weeks. Here’s a good prelude to Apple’s event from Jon Bell: So I’d like to write down a few things that we all know to be true on Monday, September 8, the day before Apple’s big announcement. Show More Summary

Samsung Exits Laptop Market in Europe

Chris Martin, PC Advisor: “We quickly adapt to market needs and demands. In Europe, we will be discontinuing sales of laptops including Chromebooks for now. This is specific to the region – and is not necessarily reflective of conditions in other markets,” said a Samsung spokesperson. ?

‘iPod’s Dirty Secret’

If the name Casey Neistat rings a bell, that’s because he’s the rabble-rouser who made this bullshit video back in 2003 claiming that iPod batteries only lasted 18 months. From the DF archive: “More Accurate (but, Admittedly, Less Sensational) Alternative Stencil Slogans for the ‘Neistat Brothers’”. ?

Apple Pay Human Interface Guidelines (PDF)

A friend sent me this link, with the quip, “So simple the HIG is less than 3 pages.” I pointed out there’s a title page, so let’s be honest and call it 4. One line that stuck out to me: Note that the Apple Pay sheet always displays text...Show More Summary

Stu Maschwitz on Casey Neistat’s iPhone 6 ‘Black Market’ Movie

Casey Neistat made waves over the weekend with a short film documenting the mercenary nature of the lines outside Apple Stores in New York City for the iPhones 6. And yes, a seemingly overwhelming number of the line-waiters were Asian, many of them non-English speakers. Show More Summary

iPhone 6 Slow Motion Wine Pour

Watch this beautiful footage, then think about how far we’ve come, so fast. The original iPhone’s camera didn’t even shoot video at all. ?

Six Colors

And speaking of Jason Snell, this week he launched his new post-Macworld home: the perfectly named Six Colors. So good. Instant RSS subscription. The whole Macworld thing is still a bit of a shock, but I think it’ll all work out for the best in the end. This gets Jason back to what he does best: writing. ?

‘Orson Welles of the Genre’

Also speaking of podcasts, Horace Dediu, Jason Snell, and yours truly were the guests on the latest episode of Moisés Chiullan’s Electric Shadow, talking about Apple and their use of cinema and cinematic techniques. ?

The Rebound

Speaking of nerdy tech podcasts, there’s a good new one: The Rebound, starring my pal John Moltz. ?

‘Twenty-One Thousand Words’

New episode of The Talk Show, with special guest Rene Ritchie. Brought to you by: Hover: The best way to buy and manage domain names. Promo code: “chowder”. Harry’s: High-quality men’s shaving products. Easy and affordable online learning. Drobo: Smart storage to protect what matters. ?

Swatch Inventor on Apple Watch: ‘I Would Definitely Wear It’

Elmar Mock, inventor of the Swatch: The Apple Watch is by far the most attractive of the smartwatches. I would definitely wear it. Don’t forget that the early smartphones did not immediately replace conventional mobile phones. When the...Show More Summary

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