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Perspective on Apple Watch Sales

We don’t yet know what Apple will reveal regarding Apple Watch sales in its quarterly finance numbers later today (and remember, Tim Cook said all the way back in October that Apple will not reveal Apple Watch sales figures, for competitive...Show More Summary

The Talk Show: ‘Tommy Got Made’

New episode of America’s favorite three-star podcast, with special guest Jason Snell. Topics include the new Pebble Time smartwatch, the “Safari is the New IE” argument, the state of web advertising (and its adverse effects on performance...Show More Summary

[Sponsor] Bushel

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Abdel Ibrahim on Developers and Apple Watch

Abdel Ibrahim, writing at WatchAware: I don’t know why developers holding back has to always be painted as skepticism. Is Instagram still skeptical of the iPad five years later because they don’t have an iPad app? Of course not. Developing apps for a new product category takes time. Show More Summary

From the Chen Wing of the Claim Chowder Hall of Fame

For some reason this classic from the early days of the iPhone popped into my head today. Brian X. Chen in January 2009: “Why the Japanese Hate the iPhone”. By the end of 2009, iPhone had 46 percent of the Japanese smartphone market. See...Show More Summary

Jason Snell on Brian X. Chen’s NYT Piece on Apple Watch Interest From Developers

First, the nut paragraph from Brian X. Chen and Vindu Goel’s co-bylined pessimistic take on Apple Watch developer interest from yesterday’s NYT, “Apple Waits as App Developers Study Who’s Buying Its Watch”: The lack of support from Facebook...Show More Summary

iMore Tests the New iPod Touch Camera

Much improved over the previous iPod Touch camera (as expected). ?

‘It Even Has a Heart, Unlike You’

Stephen Colbert and Neil DeGrasse Tyson discuss the detailed photos of Pluto from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft. ?

Apple vs. the PC Industry

Robert McMillan, writing for the WSJ Digits blog last week: Worldwide PC shipments saw their sharpest decline in nearly two years in the second quarter of 2015, dealing continued damage to retailers and makers of computers, chips and PC software. Shipments fell 9.5 percent, year on year, to 68.4 million units, according to the research firm Gartner. Show More Summary

Apple IIgs System 6.0.2

Here’s something — an unofficial software update for the Apple IIgs: After 22 years, 2 months, 2 days and 2 hours since System 6.0.1 was released, this is a summary of the visible changes. There have been many bugs fixed and many features added that are not immediately visible–they will enable developers to create better future products. Show More Summary

Coda for iOS 2.0

Jaw-dropping update to Panic’s remarkable iOS text editor (formerly known as Diet Coda). Unbelievable value: free for existing users, and now just $9.99 for new ones. ?

Swimming With Apple Watch

Craig Hockenberry: After the watch shipped, I discovered that I wasn’t the only person interested in the watch’s ability to be used during swim workouts. Ray Maker at the DC Rainmaker blog did a series of ests, including diving off a 10 meter (33 foot) platform and 40 meter (130 foot) pressure test. Show More Summary

Be Careful Moving iCloud Drive Folders

Long story short: bad stuff happens if you try moving an iCloud Drive folder containing files that haven’t finished syncing to a location outside iCloud Drive. The Finder probably shouldn’t let you move a folder that contains unsynced files, or at the very least it should give you a clear warning. Show More Summary

Is the New iPod Touch a Harbinger of a 4-Inch iPhone 6C?

Jason Snell: The new iPod touch, for all its advancements, still sports the same 4-inch Retina display as the iPhone 5, 5S, and 5C. And it makes me wonder if maybe, just maybe, it’s the first hint that we’ll be seeing an updated 4-inch...Show More Summary

Video Shows Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman Escaping From Prison

Joshua Partlow, reporting for The Washington Post: In his last moments as Mexico’s most important prisoner, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman paces his cell, past his single bunk with rumpled sheets, the plastic water jugs on the floor. He seems particularly...Show More Summary

The New iPod Nano

Very curious: the UI still looks iOS 6-style. ?

The New iPod Shuffle

Cool new button — VoiceOver: Say you’re listening to a song and want to know the title or the artist. Just press the VoiceOver button on top of your iPod shuffle, and it tells you. You can even use VoiceOver to hear the names of playlists and switch between them. Supports 29 different languages. ?

Apple Introduces New A8-Based iPod Touch

Fascinating. First, the previous iPod Touch was introduced way back in 2012, alongside the iPhone 5 — a lot of people had reasonably assumed the iPod Touch was dead. Apparently not. Second, it’s jumped all the way from an A5 to an A8 — from outdated to state-of-the-art. Show More Summary

Accusing Amazon of Antitrust Violations, Authors and Booksellers Demand U.S. Inquiry

David Streitfeld, reporting for the NYT: Five years after Amazon secretly asked regulators to investigate leading publishers — a case that ended up reinforcing the e-commerce company’s power — groups representing thousands of authors,...Show More Summary

Facebook’s New Chief Security Officer Wants to Set a Date to Kill Flash

Facebook chief security officer Alex Stamos, posting on Twitter: It is time for Adobe to announce the end-of-life date for Flash and to ask the browsers to set killbits on the same day. Even if 18 months from now, one set date is the...Show More Summary

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