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Photos for Mac Built Using New ‘UXKit’ Framework

Jason Snell: For a while, iOS developers have complained that the UIKit framework they use to develop apps isn’t available on the Mac, making it harder to apply the same tools and techniques and code hey build for iOS to Mac apps. Today...Show More Summary

David Pogue on the Developer Preview of Photos for Mac

Apple is releasing a developer preview of Photos for Mac today. David Pogue got an advanced look. Seems like a good start, at least as a replacement for iPhoto. See also: Pogue on transitioning to Photos from iPhoto and Aperture. Casey Newton at The Verge. Christina Bonnington at Wired. ?

Geoffrey Fowler Reviews the Amazon Echo

Geoffrey Fowler: The Amazon Echo has a few good ideas about how voice control might be useful in our homes. But I can’t recommend the Echo to more han the curious. (Amazon makes customers join a waitlist to buy an Echo, and doesn’t let owners post reviews.) Interesting comparison of trivia question answers, pitting Alexa against Cortana, Siri, and Google Now. ?

Seth Weintraub: ‘10 Reasons Why Google Should Buy the Remains of RadioShack’

Seth Weintraub: In one swift move, Google could immediately have a bigger retail presence than Apple with almost 5,000 US stores, a rejuvenated workforce (at least to start with) and a somewhat lucrative business model selling carrier...Show More Summary

Getting a Social Network Off the Ground

Speaking of The Talk Show, Bob Sherron transcribed an interesting point made by Ben Thompson on the previous episode: “That’s what’s so brilliant about Instagram as a social network: here was a reason to use Instagram from day one even if you didn’t have any friends. Show More Summary

The Talk Show: ‘How Many Keys?’

New episode of my podcast, featuring special guest MG Siegler, reporting from London. Topics include last week’s blockbuster earnings report from Apple, the increasingly imminent Apple Watch, phone display sizes, the impact of ChinaShow More Summary

? Dazzling Results

Apple is disrupting the conventional tenets of business even more than they are any particular product category in consumer electronics.

‘Riding Light’

Eye-opening film by Alphonse Swinehart: In our terrestrial view of things, the speed of light seems incredibly fast. But as soon as you view it against the vast distances of the universe, it’s unfortunately very slow. This animationShow More Summary

Google’s Dominance in U.S. Search Share

StatCounter: StatCounter Global Stats reports that in January, Google took 74.8% of US search referrals followed by Bing on 12.4% and Yahoo on 10.9%, its highest US search share for over five years. Interesting results from Yahoo’s deal...Show More Summary

WSJ Pours Cold Water on Bloomberg Report of Google Developing Uber Competitor

Rolfe Winkler and Douglas MacMillan, writing for WSJ Digits: What might have been a budding partnership suddenly appeared to boil over into a pitched rivalry on Monday. Besides Uber’s disclosure that it will work on its own self-driving...Show More Summary

Uber and CMU to Collaborate on Self-Driving Car Technology

Uber: Uber and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) are announcing today a strategic partnership that includes the creation of the Uber Advanced Technologies Center in Pittsburgh, near the CMU campus. The center will focus on the development...Show More Summary

Amazon in Talks To Buy Some of RadioShack’s Stores

Katie Benner, Jodi Xu Klein, and Lauren Coleman-Lochner, with another RadioShack scoop for Bloomberg: Inc., aiming to bolster its brick-and-mortar operations, has discussed acquiring some RadioShack Corp. locations after the...Show More Summary

David Pogue Skewers the PonoPlayer

David Pogue: I’m 51 and a former professional musician. I know how to listen. But when I bought Pono’s expensive remastered songs and compared hem with the identical songs on my phone, I couldn’t hear any difference whatsoever. I got worried. Show More Summary

Serenity Caldwell on AOL’s Shuttering of TUAW

Serenity Caldwell: A loyal audience will follow you, trust your recommendations, and help you build something special. But they can only treat you well if you do the same in turn. Autoplay videos that grab meaningless eyeballs in an attempt to gain video marketshare isn’t respecting your blog or your audience. Show More Summary

Bloomberg: ‘Google Is Developing Its Own Uber Competitor’

Brad Stone, reporting for Bloomberg: Google Ventures, the search giant’s venture capital arm, invested $258 million in Uber in August 2013. It was Google Ventures’ largest investment deal ever, and the company put more money into Uber’s next funding round less than a year later. Show More Summary

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Bloomberg: ‘RadioShack in Talks to Sell Half Its Stores to Sprint, Shutter the Rest’

Bloomberg: RadioShack Corp. is preparing to shut down the almost-century-old retail chain in a bankruptcy deal that would sell about half its store leases to Sprint Corp. and close the rest, according to people with knowledge of the discussions. Show More Summary

Super Bowl 49 Wrap-Up

Great analysis of yesterday’s epic Super Bowl by Bill Barnwell for Grantland. What a game. ?

Paying to Get Around Adblock Plus

Russell Brandom, wrong for The Verge: Some of the web’s biggest companies have been paying to get around Adblock Plus, according to a new report from Financial Times. Microsoft’s Bing search ads and Taboola’s “recommended links” boxShow More Summary

Apple to Turn Failed Arizona Sapphire Factory Into a Data Center

Daisuke Wakabayashi, reporting for the WSJ: Apple Inc. plans to invest $2 billion to build a data center in Arizona in the location where its failed sapphire manufacturing facility exists, the state announced Monday. The company plans...Show More Summary

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