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Killing Home Internet Is the Most Productive Think I've Ever Done

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donmcarthur
1053 days ago
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Except for the spelling thing, yeah.
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One Sniff and Your Transported Back in Time. Why Is That?

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Biologist Stuart Firestein talks about the connection between smells, tastes, and memory.



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donmcarthur
1145 days ago
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Hopefully to an elementary school English class that teaches spelling.
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Debian mourns the passing of Ian Murdock

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donmcarthur
1520 days ago
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Sad news indeed. His life was a series of huge accomplishments that many benefited from.
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10 things we learned from Apple’s 60 Minutes episode

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60 Minutes host Charlie Rose took a deep dive into all things Apple with an episode which aired on Sunday. Featuring interviews with Tim Cook, Jony Ive, Phil Schiller, Angela Ahrendts, and others, the show explored everything from the iPhone’s inner workings, to Apple’s manufacturing in China, to Tim Cook dancing around the question of whether or not […]

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donmcarthur
1529 days ago
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What changes to Apple's encryption policy did Apple make for permission to sell iPhones in China? The Chinese would have demanded it, so, an obvious question that 60 Minutes took a pass on.
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Enhanced Editions of Harry Potter Series Now Available Exclusively on iBooks

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Apple today announced that enhanced editions of all seven books in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series are now available exclusively on the iBooks Store for readers around the world to enjoy on their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac. Customers can download individual books featuring full original text, interactive animations and elaborate artwork bringing these beloved stories to life in a unique way. Harry Potter fans will also find annotations throughout their literary journey, written by the author herself.

“I’m thrilled to see the Harry Potter books so beautifully realised on iBooks for the digital world; the artwork and animations in these enhanced editions bring the stories alive in a delightful new way,” said J.K. Rowling. […]

Until now, the Harry Potter digital books have only been available for readers to purchase through the Pottermore Shop. Starting today, iBooks users can experience the books with all new exclusive custom covers for each title, and typography including the custom Harry Potter typefaces and new section headers and drop caps.

I’m intrigued about the strategic implications of an exclusive like this. But as a book reader, somehow it feels wrong for books to be “exclusive” to a proprietary software platform.

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donmcarthur
1603 days ago
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Hahaha ..
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Wired Gives Apple News Four-Day Exclusive on Feature Story

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Wired:

This story is being previewed exclusively on Apple News until Tuesday, September 22nd. Please check this page again at that time.

To view this story in the Apple News app on your iOS 9 device, follow this link: https://news.apple.com/A-oPQmJNfTyi9oHKs1xCY3w.

Interesting. I wonder what they’re getting from Apple for this? Cash? Is anyone else doing this?

You can’t even read this on a Mac until Tuesday, because Apple News is (for now) iOS-only.

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donmcarthur
1621 days ago
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The goal of ad-blocking is to drive content producers into the silos of social network giants, like Facebook (and Apple). The ad purchasers get user profile data to target the ad to, the users get minimally intrusive ads, and FB and Apple take 30% of the ad spending.

AND it sticks the knife into the back of Google. Devious as hell, innit?
donmcarthur
1621 days ago
Bingo - Wired: "This story is being previewed exclusively on Apple News until Tuesday, September 22nd. Please check this page again at that time. _To view this story in the Apple News app on your iOS 9 device,"
donmcarthur
1621 days ago
http://www.wired.com/2015/09/bjarke-ingels-2-world-trade-center-wtc/
sherif
1621 days ago
Did you just say that Apple is a "social network giant"? Can I somehow stop seeing this drivel in my feed? It's getting to be a bit much.
dori
1621 days ago
While part of me does sometimes wonder if his goal is to make Google look like whiny crybabies (even more than they already do), overall, if NewsBlur sold a troll filter, I'd pay for it immediately.
the7roy
1620 days ago
+1 dori!
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koffie
1621 days ago
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Even more screwed up: not everybody with iOS 9 has Apple News
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jhamill
1621 days ago
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Look, another story I won't be able to read because exclusives do not benefit consumers. Good job, Wired and Apple.
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