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Archived Since:April 6, 2008

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Google Announces HTC-Made Nexus 9 Tablet

It’s new tablet week, apparently. Chris Welch, The Verge: Nexus 9 is available in either black or white and comes in three configurations: 16GB for $399, 32GB for $479, and an LTE-enabled 32GB model for $599. Sadly, you can’t expandShow More Summary

Khoi Vinh on Yosemite’s Look and Feel

Khoi Vinh: This is true with Yosemite, too. Spend just a bit of time with it, and you can almost picture the iterations to come, when future releases will have fully worked out the visual language and the gestalt of the interface will have cohered to a more advanced state. Show More Summary

Porno From Apple

Carl Smith: It turns out Apple thought the best way to tell us our app could be used to surf porn was to surf for porn using our app. Then send us some pictures and say take a look at these! Except they said, “Please see the attached...Show More Summary

BBEdit 11

Solid update to my favorite app of all time. Markdown? Created in BBEdit. My articles on Daring Fireball? The long ones have all been written in BBEdit. Some really nice improvements to syntax coloring in 11.0, and the new “Extract”Show More Summary

The Ethics of The Guardian’s Whisper Bombshell

Ryan Chittum, writing for Columbia Journalism Review: What The Guardian did was entirely ethical. Whisper told its reporters highly newsworthy facts about its own service. The information was all on the record. The Guardian reported it. Show More Summary

The Difference 30 Years Makes

Kent Akgungor: 80 of the original Macintosh displays fit within a single Retina 5K display. ?

Gmail Inbox

Google at its best: a thorough reimagining of what email should be (along with some imitation-is-the-sincerest-form-of-flattery inspiration from Mailbox). There’s a lock-in element here, because this takes Gmail even further — a lotShow More Summary

? The iPad Air 2 (And a Few Cursory Words Regarding the iPad Mini 3)

I don’t think performance is any longer a reason to buy a MacBook Air instead of an iPad Air. The choice comes down to form factor and personal preference. This marks a turning point.

The Ikealook Hotel

Speaking of Kubrick, Ikea has a little fun for Halloween. ?

BFI Releases New Trailer for ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’

Well done. I’m curious, though, whether they needed the Kubrick estate’s permission to cut this. (Someone should have flagged those botched small caps on the quote attributions.) Also: Why is this film being re-released in cinemas in the UK but not here in the US? ?

Siri, a ‘Sidekick’ for the Autistic

Wonderful story by Judith Newman, on her 13-year-old autistic son’s relationship with Siri: It’s not that Gus doesn’t understand Siri’s not human. He does — intellectually. But like many autistic people I know, Gus feels hat inanimate objects, while maybe not possessing souls, are worthy of our consideration. Show More Summary

Some Research on iOS’s Mysterious Storage-Consuming ‘Other’

Kevin Hamm: Many people have had problems updating their iOS device to iOS 8 because they don’t have enough space. The weird thing is that many of us have plenty of space, except there’s a mysterious padding of yellow marked “Other”Show More Summary

How to Stop Mac, iPhone, iPad From Ringing for Phone Calls

It’s a cool feature if you want it, but I have a feeling a lot of people are going to be turning it off. ?

Another Day, Another Writer Who Should No Longer be Allowed to Use the Word ‘Finally’

Mikey Campbell, writing for AppleInsider: With today’s release of iOS 8.1, Apple finally activated SMS text forwarding from iPhone to OS X Yosemite, allowing users to send, read and reply to messages directly from their Mac. Yosemite came out four days earlier. Four days. ?

Macminicolo Blog: A Look at the 2014 Mac Mini

Brian Stucki, founder of Macminicolo: We’ve been working extensively with Mac minis for nearly 10 years. (Yes, we’re nearing the tenth anniversary for the more-popular-than-you-think Mac. They are great servers, come and ry one.) When a new machine gets released, we often get asked for feedback and any opinions on the new hardware. Show More Summary

‘The Story Line’

Daisuke Wakabayashi, writing for The Wall Street Journal: A year ago, the story line around Apple Inc. was that its formidable growth had petered out and Samsung Electronics Co. was eating its lunch. What a difference a year makes. Driven...Show More Summary

Yosemite, Spotlight, and Privacy

Russell Brandom, writing for The Verge, responding to a mostly-wrong piece in The Washington Post on Yosemite Spotlight and privacy: But on closer inspection, many of the claims are less damning than hey seem. There’s already a public...Show More Summary

This Is Tim: Apple’s CEO Answers the Analysts

Jason Snell, now at Six Colors: Then comes the question-and-answer session, which while hardly extemporaneous — you get the sense that most of the questions have been anticipated and talking points formulated — lets Apple CEO Tim Cook...Show More Summary

Apple to Require 64-Bit Support and iOS 8 SDK for iOS Apps Starting in February

Apple Developer news: Starting February 1, 2015, new iOS apps uploaded to the App Store must include 64-bit support and be built with the iOS 8 SDK, included in Xcode 6 or later. Keep up, or get out. ?

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