• Some Important Changes at Cloak

    The Cloak Blog: We will be utilizing Google Firebase and Fabric.io to receive anonymized feedback to help deliver the same exceptional experience on as many devices as possible. Kudos to them for not burying this info, as they could have, but instead putting it at the bottom of a blog post sure to be popular […]

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  • iPad Productivity Report — 6/19/17

    I look at the newest iPad Pro, Affinity Photo, and multitasking in iOS 11.

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  • Anker PowerCore+ Mini

    A lot of power, not very big, fits in my pocket.

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  • One Way to Fix Uber: Think Twice Before Using It

    Farhad Manjoo: Don’t do it — at least not without considering the full weight of your decision, and the many alternatives you might turn to instead. Try Lyft. Use a taxi, a bus or a train. Heck, hire a limo and a chauffeur with a golden top hat. To encourage a better Uber, it’s time […]

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  • Message Startup Slack Said to Draw Interest From Amazon.com

    Alex Sherman , Eric Newcomer , and Alex Barinka: Buying Slack would help Seattle-based Amazon bolster its enterprise services as it seeks to compete with rivals like Microsoft Corp. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google. The company’s cloud-hosting unit, Amazon Web Services, in February unveiled a paid-for video and audio conferencing service — Amazon Chime — that […]

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  • Which cloud storage option gives you the most bang for your buck?

    Matt Birchler: What this chart really shows is that Box is the worst deal in almost all scenarios. Charging $10/month for 100GB of storage is just terrible in 2017. Paying them $15/month gets you unlimited storage, which is really the only place where they are even competitive. iCloud, contrary to what nerds bitch about, fairs […]

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  • The iPad

    This is a critical point for iPad, where we are about to turn the corner in a very big way.

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  • End-to-End Encryption in Day One

    This really is a “finally” feature. Day One has long asked that you put some of your most private things in the service, then sync it with them. All without proper encryption. So yeah, fucking finally.

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  • The 2017 iPad Pros

    John Gruber on the new iPad Pros with iOS 11: It feels like a hand has been untied from behind my back, and this amazing hardware has finally been allowed to run free. Apt description even for current model iPad Pros.

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  • The 10.5” iPad Pro: Future-Proof

    Federico Viticci: A common misconception about the leather sleeve is that it can only fit the iPad with no cover attached, but it’s actually the opposite. The leather sleeve is best used when the iPad is attached to a Smart Cover or Smart Keyboard; otherwise, the device will be loose and it might slip out […]

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  • An iPad Pro 10.5″ Not Review

    Matthew Panzarino: Think of every iPad up to this point as a glass of water set on a shelf — in wait for some future moment of need. This iPad is Apple’s “swing away” moment. It executes on the years of insistence that the iPad is the future of light work computers. But that moment […]

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  • The iOS 11 App Store redesign story

    Manton Reece: But it’s almost exactly what I was hoping for a few years ago. This redesign for iOS 11 is one of my favorite things to come out of WWDC. It’s fantastic.

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  • iPad Productivity Report — 6/12/17

    The 10.5” iPad Pro keyboard is awesome, and some iOS 11 notes for iPad users.

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  • Manspreading

    Amy Wang: Though the phrase was coined in English, that particular way of sitting — legs splayed apart, with little regard for the personal space of others nearby — is a worldwide phenomenon. It really is rampant, and disrespectful. I personally take it as an invitation to rub my leg against another. Since I never […]

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  • Outstanding Performance of the iPad Pro 2017

    Dharmendra Bhammu: With the Geekbench single core, the 2017er iPad Pro is about 30 percent higher than its predecessor. In the multi-core test it is 80 percent faster. Holy shit, they were already fast.

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  • Analytics Coming to Podcasts

    Peter Kafka: A new version of Apple’s podcast app will provide basic analytics to podcast creators, giving them the ability to see when podcast listeners play individual episodes, and — crucially — what part of individual episodes they listen to, which parts they skip over, and when they bail out of an episode. I wonder […]

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  • The Second Coming Of iPad

    John Paczkowski: “The 10.5 crosses this really interesting threshold,” Federighi says. “By trimming down the bezels, we were able to maintain a size that’s great to hold in bed while reading, but it’s also got a full-sized keyboard. It’s deceiving to the eye, but when you put your hands down and start typing you immediately […]

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  • Information Density and the New App Store Design

    Joe Cieplinski: Currently, App Store is an app you only use when you already want to buy something, not a destination unto itself. This new design aims to change that. Only time will tell if it works, but I think Monika Gromek and her team have done a tremendous job with it. I’m sure they […]

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  • Tim Cook on Apple AI

    Nanette Byrnes: Cook says the fact that the press doesn’t always give Apple credit for its AI may be due to the fact that Apple only likes to talk about the features of products it is ready to ship, while many others “sell futures.” Says Cook: “We are not going to go through things we’re […]

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  • How to Make $80,000 Per Month on the Apple App Store

    Johnny Lin: So, aside from the obvious moral wrongs of exploiting the vulnerable for profit, it’s extremely disheartening to know that some developers are becoming financially successful the easy and unethical way — by making bogus apps that take a few hours to code, and whose functionality is purely to steal from the less well-informed. It frustrates […]

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