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Mac OS X Turns 15

Stephen Hackett has a nice roundup of links to commemorate Mac OS X turning 15. I tend to think of Mac OS X as being “much” older than iOS, but iOS turns 9 in June. Not that much of a difference at this point — iOS is as mature now as Mac OS X was in 2010. ?

Apple’s First Foray Into Original TV Is a Series About Apps

Emily Steel, reporting for the NYT: Apple announced on Thursday that it was working with the entertainer and two veteran TV executives, Ben Silverman and Howard T. Owens, on a new show that will spotlight the app economy. “One...Show More Summary

Garry Shandling on Jerry Seinfeld’s ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’

Was great when it first aired, heartbreaking now. Even just the episode title — “It’s Great That Garry Shandling Is Still Alive”. ?

Garry Shandling Dies at 66

Heartbreaking news: Garry Shandling, a comedian who deftly walked a tightrope between comedic fiction and show-business reality on two cable sitcoms, died on Thursday in Los Angeles. He was 66. A spokesman for the Los Angeles police confirmed the death but did not give a cause. Show More Summary

Adam Lashinsky Profiles Jeff Bezos for Fortune

Great piece: One reason Bezos can concentrate narrowly at Amazon is the length of tenure of his top lieutenants. Jeff Wilke, for example, joined Amazon in 1999, and today he runs Amazon’s consumer business, which he calls “Amazon Classic.”...Show More Summary

North Carolina’s Anti-Trans Law Is Downright Dangerous

Zach Stafford, writing for The Guardian: I’m not jumping to conclusions here. An analysis of data compiled by the National Transgender Discrimination Survey last month shows hat when young people are denied access to a restroom thatShow More Summary

The Information: ‘Inside Tony Fadell’s Struggle to Build Nest’

This story by Reed Albergotti for The Information is absolutely brutal. I’m not sure I’ve ever read an article quite like it, with on-the-record quotes documenting an utterly broken company culture. An extraordinary airing of a ton of dirty laundry. Show More Summary

How the iPad Pro Changed Zoe Olson’s Illustrating Career

Fascinating look at the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil (and Procreate) from an extraordinarily talented young illustrator. ?

Macworld Podcast Episode 500

Macworld: The Macworld podcast celebrates its 500th episode! Yes, 500 years ago — we mean 11 years ago, this podcast started humbly as an experiment by a Macworld intern turned staffer recorded partly in a conference room with a nerdy...Show More Summary

iMore Show Episode 500

Rene Ritchie: Rene, Serenity, and Georgia are joined by many friends and voices from the Apple community, Mobile Nations, and iMore, to celebrate he occasion of the 500th episode of our podcast. 500 episodes is a remarkable achievement. (And, yours truly was one of the special guests on this episode.) ?

BuzzFeed: ‘Questions Hang Over FBI After Apple Showdown Fizzles’

Hamza Shaban, summarizing the state of the Apple-FBI fight for BuzzFeed: In an editorial Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal described the government’s clash with Apple as “reckless,” as the Justice Department “rushed to legal war with...Show More Summary

Walt Mossberg: ‘The iPhone 7 Had Better Be Spectacular’

Here’s the thing: read Mossberg’s wish list at the end of his column. Let’s say Apple ships an iPhone this fall that checks off every single item on his list. (Don’t hold your breath waiting for a thicker phone so as to provide longer...Show More Summary

The Information on Apple’s Data Center Plans

Amir Efrati and Steve Nellis, reporting for The Information (behind a paywall; 9to5Mac has a summary post): Apple is also working on projects to design its own servers. At least part of the driver for this is to ensure that the servers are secure. Show More Summary

North Carolina House Passes Bill to Allow Anti-LGBT Discrimination

Dominic Holden, reporting for BuzzFeed: The North Carolina House voted 83-25 to pass a sweeping bill on Wednesday that would negate all local LGBT nondiscrimination ordinances in the state and ban transgender people from certain restrooms. Republican...Show More Summary

Pebble Layoffs

Steve Kovach, writing for Tech Insider: Pebble, the buzzy startup credited for being one of the first companies to launch a modern smartwatch, is laying off 40 employees this week, CEO Eric Migicovsky told Tech Insider in an interview. Show More Summary

How Nike Lost Stephen Curry to Under Armour

Ethan Sherwood Strauss, writing for ESPN: Perhaps this is how Nike missed. Years of promoting Michael Jordan descendents made them oblivious to a player who shot the ball over that whole paradigm. It left them vulnerable to Kent Bazemore, and a company with less than 1 percent of the sneaker market. Show More Summary

Disney, Marvel Boycott Georgia Anti-Gay Bill

Variety: Disney and Marvel are inclusive companies, and although we have had great experiences filming in Georgia, we will plan to take our business elsewhere should any legislation allowing discriminatory practices be signed into state law,” a Disney spokesman said on Wednesday. Good for them. The NFL is warning Georgia as well. ?

Matthew Panzarino Explains the New iPad Pro’s Embedded Apple SIM

It’s a great feature, but carrier restrictions make the overall situation as clear as mud. ?

Apple’s ‘40 Years in 40 Seconds’ Video Annotated

Stephen Hackett: On today’s Upgrade, Jason Snell suggested that I should post annotations based on Apple’s “40 Years in 40 Seconds” video. So here we go. ?

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