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Apple Watch and Continuous Computing

Ben Thompson: That’s not to claim ignorance: I read voraciously, including reviews, talk to as many “normal” people as I can in as many places as I can, and think I have a sense for where various categories are at. And given that, I can’t quite shake the feeling that the Apple Watch is being serially underestimated. Show More Summary

Marco Arment Bought a New MacBook

Marco Arment: I hate typing on it, I hate the trackpad, it’s slower than I expected, the screen is noticeably blurry from non-native scaling o get reasonable screen space, and I don’t even find it very comfortable to use in my lap because...Show More Summary

Layers Design Conference

Layers is a great idea: a conference for the iOS and Mac design community that coincides with WWDC, just two blocks away from Moscone in San Francisco. WWDC week is a great week to be in San Francisco — as Jason Snell noted last month, it’s become the heart of the Apple world’s annual calendar. Show More Summary

Jason Snell on the ‘Utility’ Apple Watch Face

Jason Snell: Utility works for me as a more minimal face, but it also works as an information-dense one. It’s adaptable and beautiful. What I’m saying is, Utility has quickly settled in to be my favorite Apple Watch face. Same here....

‘Finally’ of the Day, iPhone Dock Edition

G. Keenan Schneider, writing at No Octothorpe on the widespread desciption of today’s new iPhone dock from Apple as the first in the Lightning era: It’s obnoxious enough to have the inane insertion of the word, “finally,” into the headline, but tech blogs have decided that’s he new goto when they want to subversively neg Apple. Show More Summary

Gene Munster Gives Up

Also on CNBC: For years Piper Jaffray’s closely followed analyst Gene Munster proclaimed that Apple would soon launch a television set. On Tuesday, he offered a mea culpa after a report surfaced that the company gave up on the project more than a year ago. “This is a tough day for me. Show More Summary

WSJ: Apple Shelved Plans to Make TV Set

Daisuke Wakabayashi, reporting for the WSJ: Investor Carl Icahn said he expects Apple Inc. to introduce an ultra-high-definition television in 2016. But after nearly a decade of research, Apple quietly shelved plans to make such a set...Show More Summary

The Dalrymple Report

New podcast, co-hosted by Jim Dalrymple and Merlin Mann. First episode is totally non-tech (unless you consider electric guitars to be “tech”). Good stuff. Here’s a shortcut to subscribe in Overcast. ?

Apple Introduces iPhone Lightning Dock

Truly curious about the timing on this — why not unveil it back when the iPhones 6 came out last year? I like using docks for my phone, and for years I used Apple’s. Ever since I switched to the iPhone 6 last year, though, I’ve used two third-party docks, both of which I like very much. On my desk I use a black Twelve South HiRise Deluxe. Show More Summary

Apple Watch OS 1.0.1

Finally, support for the new emoji on Apple Watch. Here’s Apple’s support document with instructions for how to install it. The first-ever software update for a new product always gives me pause, but it went just fine on my watch. ?

Barack Obama Joins Twitter

“Via Twitter for iPhone”. Bill Clinton is an iPhone user as well (although he used the Twitter web client to send this amusing reply to Obama). ?

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Why John Biggs Is Still Wearing His Apple Watch

John Biggs, an avid watch collector, writing for TechCrunch: There is something magical about the purely mechanical, an object so complex that it takes an expert a lifetime to master the steps needed to build it. In an era of commodity...Show More Summary

Om Malik: ‘On Mobile, Slow Speeds Kill’

Om Malik: Whatever you might think about Facebook Instant Articles, they have refocused our attention on the importance of architecting apps and experiences with network performance and speed — something Google made us aware of 11 years ago. ?

Tools Don’t Solve the Web’s Problems, They ARE the Problem - QuirksBlog

Peter-Paul Koch: The web’s answer to the native challenge should be radical simplification, not even more tools. It’s more than just layer upon layer of tools. It’s everything that makes web pages slow — slow to load, and/or slow to use. Show More Summary

The Incomparable: Monkey Cam

Speaking of podcasts, Jason Snell put together an excellent episode of The Incomparable devoted to David Letterman’s career and imminent retirement. It’s not a panel discussion, but rather a very-well edited series of interviews with Andy Ihnatko, Tim Goodman, Philip Michaels, Aaron Barnhart, and yours truly. ?

The Talk Show: ‘Workin’ in Pajamas’

This week’s episode of my award-winning 1 podcast, The Talk Show. Joining the show for the first time David Sparks. Topics include “power users”, Markdown, Apple Watch, the new MacBook, iCloud Photo Syncing and the new Photos for Mac,...Show More Summary

Apple Support: ‘If You Forgot the Passcode for Your Apple Watch’

This answers my question yesterday as to whether the ability to reset the watch without entering the passcode is a feature or a bug — it’s a feature, in case you forget the passcode. I really don’t get the hysteria over this as an invitation to thieves. Show More Summary

IDC’s Vintage 2011 Claim Chowder for 2015 Smartphone OS Market Share

Four years ago: The research firm contends that Android will have 45.4 percent market share in 2015. It will be followed by Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform with 20.9 percent market share. The compound annual growth of Microsoft’s platform over the next four years is expected to be 67.1 percent, IDC said. Show More Summary

Debug 64: Horace Dediu of Asymco

Speaking of Horace Dediu, I much enjoyed his appearance on Guy English and Rene Ritchie’s Debug podcast, recorded a few weeks ago in front of a live audience at the Úll conference. Great stuff. ?

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