• 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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  • Erin Shot a Wedding

    A little while ago my wife, Erin, had a chance to shoot a wedding and I think she crushed it. The pictures speak for themselves.

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  • How statistics are twisted to obscure public understanding

    Jonathan Goodman: It is open to question, however, whether flights operating on a buffered schedule arrive ‘on time’ in the sense that ordinary people use the term. If a flight is scheduled for 2.5 hours and takes, on average, only 1.5 hours to reach its destination, then is any flight that arrives at its scheduled […]

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  • Tablet Mode on Windows

    Bardi Golriz: Microsoft’s apparent reluctance to make any meaningful improvements to Windows’ tablet mode suggest offering a first-class tablet experience is no longer as important as ensuring users have nothing to learn (or as little as possible) when they switch to it.

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  • Life without a Car

    Donny Reynolds: Not being forced to own a car is an empowering privilege, and it’s going to be more and more common. After all, it gives us financial flexibility, time, and freedom of choice. People should not feel afraid, but empowered to have more options to get around. One of my favorite aspects of traveling is […]

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  • An Art Form of Brevity

    Pat Dryburgh: Many of the friends I have made online have moved the vast majority of their publishing to social media. While the immediacy of social media is great, it’s an art form of brevity.

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  • iPad Productivity Report — 6/6/17

    What a good time to be an iPad Pro user. What a great time to prepare to be an iPad Pro user.

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  • Beacon

    I was wondering about something like this the other day. Neat idea for impromptu meet ups when a large group of people is around each other. I’ll be giving it a go during WWDC.

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  • A Quick WWDC Tip: Compeed

    Best WWDC tip I can give you.

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  • Will it Fit? (Video)

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  • Outsourcing Your Online Presence

    Joe Cieplinski: Look, I get that I’m the nut who doesn’t want to use Facebook. I’m not even saying don’t post your stuff to Facebook. But if Facebook is the only place you are posting something, know that you are shutting out people like me for no good reason. Go ahead and post to Facebook, […]

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  • Passwords at the Border

    Bruce Schneier: The password-manager 1Password has just implemented a travel mode that tries to protect users while crossing borders. It doesn’t make much sense. Some good points from him — I am glad I don’t have any international travel booked, because I am not sure what/how I would do it at this point.

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  • What If the iPad Smart Keyboard Had a Trackpad?

    John Gruber: A hardware keyboard with a trackpad could have just as good an interface for moving the insertion point and selecting text as the software keyboard. Even better, really, since you wouldn’t have to use two fingers or start it with a 3D Touch force press. And, a trackpad would make this feature discoverable. […]

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  • County Comm Goods

    A few quick thoughts on a bunch of smaller items.

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  • Trickle-down workaholism in startups

    Fantastic post. Worth the read.

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  • Route to Air Travel Discomfort Starts on Wall Street

    Nelson Schwartz: Five years ago, American Airlines factored in on-time arrivals, lost baggage and consumer complaints to help calculate annual incentive payments for top management. Today, these bonuses are based exclusively on the company’s pretax income and cost savings. And then: “The response isn’t to Wall Street. It’s to customer behavior,” said Alex Dichter, a […]

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