Special guest Jason Snell returns to the show. Topics include Daring Fireball’s 15th anniversary, fruit fly infestations, clicky keyboards, sandwich cookies, the birth of Markdown, iOS 11’s new “cop mode”, favicons in Safari, Apple’s...Show More Summary
15 years, 2 million words.
15 years ago this week, I started Daring Fireball with this piece on the then-new lineup of PowerMac G4’s, the first to use dual processors. I groan at the use of “the Daring Fireball” in lieu of the first person, but otherwise it holds up pretty well stylistically. ?
Is it nobler in the spirit to suffer the battery drain and lag of outrageous backgrounding or, by flicking them away, end them? John Gruber, writing for Daring Fireball: An awful lot of very hard work went into making iOS [automatically manage background tasks] like this. Show More Summary
One of my favorite sites on the internet is Daring Fireball by John Gruber. John is a famous technology writer and UI designer and all-around well-respected internet citizen. He even worked at Bare Bones software, creator of BBEdit, which POPSUGAR was original coded with in 2006. Show More Summary
What I finally decided was the most obvious replacement possible: selling Deck-like ads on my own, directly to advertisers, much like I do with the weekly feed sponsorships.
Customers have paid more for storage, processor power, materials, even colors, but will they pay more for iPhone 8 features? John Gruber has a great post up on Daring Fireball summing up a lot of the thinking that's been buzzing around about the next-generation iPhone since it was first rumored over two-and-a-half years ago. Show More Summary
Apple is making changes to its mobile Safari browser that will make scrolling work smoother across all websites, according to posts on Hacker News and Daring Fireball. Right now, regular pages scroll differently on iOS Safari than sites like Reddit that use AMP (Google's accelerated mobile pages). Show More Summary
Four years after the launch of the trashcan shaped MacPro, Apple has finally, slyly, announced a new MacPro. The news comes via John Gruber of Daring Fireball: Read more...
Apple slightly updated the Mac Pro today and promised a radical new modular design coming next year alongside a pro Apple display. Within the news shared through Daring Fireball were also mentions of a new pro iMac coming later this year and a vague reference to possibly new Mac mini hardware. more… Filed under: Apple
Apple today introduced spec-bumped versions of the current Mac Pro and revealed that it is working on a "completely rethought" Mac Pro with Apple-branded pro displays that will launch after 2017. As noted by Daring Fireball, the $2,999 model goes from 4 Xeon CPU cores to 6, and from dual AMD G300 GPUs to dual G500 GPUs. Show More Summary
Many of us wondered whether the Mac Pro line was dead, but Apple has told Daring Fireball’s John Gruber and others that it is continuing development on its high-end desktop, and will next year be releasing a ‘completely rethought’ model...Show More Summary
Daring Fireball whiz John Gruber is here to school us all with the best way to remove AirPods. No, it's not to curse and yell while you try and pinch them out of the case. The best way, truly, is a light pull-and-press from the inside (near the indicator light) to the outside of the case. Show More Summary
After writing about how you can verify that Uber is not tracking your location other than within five minutes of ending a ride, Daring Fireball readers on Twitter started sending me screenshots of their Location Services settings, showing...Show More Summary
On sale now through next week. U.S. orders will ship in time for Christmas. Comfy and stylish. ?
Amid speculation that Jony Ive may no longer be "directly involved" with designing the iPhone and other Apple products, John Gruber of Daring Fireball has penned an interesting follow-up piece regarding remarks made on his podcast that...Show More Summary
We made Tito because it should be simple to buy tickets online. We’re so proud to provide ticket sales for many Daring Fireball readers. It would be a delight to welcome even more. Tito supports Apple Pay and Apple Wallet, and we’re about to ship a brand new iOS check-in app. Show More Summary
In light of BlackBerry’s decision this week to stop making hardware, it’s worth revisiting what is probably the best long-term prediction I’ve ever made on Daring Fireball:’ calling BlackBerry “doomed” in May 2008. Hindsight is 20-20, but this wasn’t a popular call in early 2008. Show More Summary
As discovered by Myke Hurley (via Daring Fireball), iPhone 7 and 7 Plus users are going to have a tough time unlocking their devices during wintertime. As it turns out, the new "solid-state" Home button on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus...Show More Summary
Six Colors’ Jason Snell (via Daring Fireball) posed an interesting question in his preview of today’s launch event: how will Apple justify the removal of the headphone socket? Will it do so loudly or quietly, and what will it sell as the benefit? What’s going to be interesting is how Apple explains the move. Show More Summary