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Apple After Steve Jobs Isn't Missing a Beat

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It's been a year since Jobs' last 'Stevenote'. And the Apple team is running smooth and strong. It's going to be a few years before we really see how Tim Cook does things his way at Apple. But what the company showed off Monday at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference...
Apple After Steve Jobs Isn't Missing a Beat

Steve Jobs Responds To iPhone SDK Complaints: ‘Intermediate Layers Produce Sub-Standard Apps’

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Over the last few days, the web has been awash with news that Apple has changed its iPhone developer SDK agreement to ban the use of “applications that link to Documented APIs through an intermediary translation or compatibility layer”, which nullifies Adobe’s upcoming Flash-to-iPhone conversion tool and may also ban many...
Steve Jobs Responds To iPhone SDK Complaints: ‘Intermediate Layers Produce Sub-Standard Apps’

Apple Opens Door to Hardware-Accelerated Decoding of H.264 Video in Flash and Other Platforms

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Michael Tsai reports (via Daring Fireball) that Apple has posted a new technical note describing how third-party developers can tap into hardware-accelerated decoding of H.264 video on compatible graphics......
Apple Opens Door to Hardware-Accelerated Decoding of H.264 Video in Flash and Other Platforms

Daring Fireball: Another Way of Looking at It

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Daring Fireball: Another Way of Looking at It: bryan: Classic DF takedown of what appears to be some awfully misleading journalism: There are signs that Apple's grip on tablets has been weakened among consumers, who are buying more devices made by Samsung and Amazon. Now the trend is trickling into...
Daring Fireball: Another Way of Looking at It
iOS 7: 'All the Leaks Are Wrong'

Daring Fireball's John Gruber and friends launch Vesper note capture app

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John Gruber wants you to collect your thoughts. That’s the goal of his new note capturing app called Vesper that he launched today with fellow Mule Radio podcaster Dave Wiskus as well as developer Brent Simmons. Gruber and friends launched their development company today called Q Branch and Vesper...
Daring Fireball's John Gruber and friends launch Vesper note capture app

Yes. Another Backup Lecture.

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Daring Fireball: An Ode to DiskWarrior, SuperDuper, and Dropbox Hard drives are fragile. Read as much as you can bear to about how they work, how incredibly precisely they must operate in order to cram so many bits onto such small disks. It’s a miracle to me that they work at...
Yes. Another Backup Lecture.

Video: Gruber, Ihnatko and Snell on Apple after Steve Jobs

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One of the most fascinating panels on the Macworld stage during last week's Macworld | iWorld expo in San Francisco was a conversion about "The State of Apple" among Macworld editor Jason Snell, Daring Fireball's John Gruber and Chicago Sun Times columnist Andy Ihnatko. We've excerpted the part that interested us most: 5:40 about what...
Video: Gruber, Ihnatko and Snell on Apple after Steve Jobs

Samsung's Huge Launch Was 'Shockingly Sexist,' Say Critics

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Samsung unveiled its highly-anticipated flagship phone, the Samsung Galaxy S4, last night at a big press event in New York.  But critics are saying that Samsung's Broadway-like event, which featured loads of showmanship, was sexist.  "To be fair, everyone in Samsung's bizarre, hourlong parade of awkward exchanges, forced laughs, and hammy...
Samsung's Huge Launch Was 'Shockingly Sexist,' Say Critics

You Wanna Know How You Survive? You Get Sponsors.

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I sound like a broken record at this point, what with my proclamations of advertising clinging to the life-preserver that is the mobile market. But I’ll say it again: Advertising, as it currently stands, is not going to continue to work. It’s not only inefficient and annoying for the viewers...
You Wanna Know How You Survive? You Get Sponsors.

BAD MATH: Windows 8 Sales Are Much More Impressive Than Two Apple Bloggers Are Suggesting (AAPL, MSFT)

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Steve Ballmer says Microsoft has sold 4 million copies of Windows 8 in 3 days. MG Siegler writes: That's 4 million in 3 days. Solid, right? Sure. Though it has to be noted that Apple sold 3 million copies of OS X Mountain Lion in 4 days. Microsoft likes to poke fun...
BAD MATH: Windows 8 Sales Are Much More Impressive Than Two Apple Bloggers Are Suggesting (AAPL, MSFT)

GRUBER: The New iPad Mini Is 8 Inches, Not 7 Inches (AAPL)

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John Gruber wants to set the record straight about all the iPad Mini rumors floating around. Gruber, the well-sourced Apple blogger behind Daring Fireball, confirms that he's heard from his "little birdies" in Cupertino that Apple is working on a smaller iPad. However, he argues it's time people stop referring...
GRUBER: The New iPad Mini Is 8 Inches, Not 7 Inches (AAPL)

Apple’s legal response to DOJ in eBook price-fixing case

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Ars Technica posted Apple’s legal response (PDF) to the U.S. Department of Justice’s lawsuit against the Cupertino, Calif.-based Company, and six publishers, for allegedly conspiring to fix eBook prices. In the document, Apple condemned the federal government for siding with ”with monopoly, rather than competition,” and then called the Department of Justice’s complaint ”fundamentally...
Apple’s legal response to DOJ in eBook price-fixing case

Instapaper, Readability and monetizing other people’s content

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There’s been a minor furore brewing in the digital-content sphere over the past few days involving Readability, an app and web service that allows readers to save content from any website and read it later — without any of the advertising that most sites rely on for revenue. Not...
Instapaper, Readability and monetizing other people’s content

Tim Bray, internet trailblazer, seeks to eliminate usernames and passwords

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Tim Bray, the Googler most famous for his prior role in editing the XML language, has set his eyes on a new challenge: eradicating usernames and passwords, at least as we know them today, from the Internet. Bray, who landed at Google in 2010 as an evangelist for the...
Tim Bray, internet trailblazer, seeks to eliminate usernames and passwords
Gruber: TBA sessions on WWDC schedule could point to apps for Apple TV

Apple's 2012 in Review: Archetypes, executive shuffles, patents and still no televisions

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Apple had a packed 2012. With a refresh of almost its entire lineup, an executive reshuffle that changed the face of the company and an enormous patent victory over Samsung, it was one for the books. Apple and Education Apple kicked off 2012 with an event in New York city...
Apple's 2012 in Review: Archetypes, executive shuffles, patents and still no televisions

Apple to developers: don't even think in Flash, bucko

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The latest revision of Apple's developer licensing agreement prohibits the use of third-party software to develop for the iPhone. [Daring Fireball] Such software makes it easy for developers to use programming languages that they already know, including relatively easy-to-learn ones like Unity Script. It also lets developers create apps that...
Apple to developers: don't even think in Flash, bucko
Twitter Analysis Suggests Apple's iPad Is Outselling Microsoft's Surface 50-To-1

Confirmed: iPhoto for iOS uses OpenStreetMap data with custom Apple map tiles

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After questioning the source of the map data in Apple’s new iPhoto for iOS app, OpenStreetMap has moved to end speculation and has revealed that the Cupertino-based technology giant has begun using its open-sourced mapping data instead of relying on its partnership with Google. Writing on its official blog, OpenStreetMap...
Confirmed: iPhoto for iOS uses OpenStreetMap data with custom Apple map tiles
Report: iPad Mini Press Event Invitations Going Out October 10

Third-party camera app developers can take advantage of the iPhone 5′s superb low light boost mode

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Yesterday, John Gruber’s Daring Fireball called out Consumer Reports for what ge saw to be wildly inaccurate ratings of the iPhone 5′s low-light capabilities. They found the camera to be not much better than the iPhone 4S in their testing, but he had seen a massive improvement. I have also seen the...
Third-party camera app developers can take advantage of the iPhone 5′s superb low light boost mode
Apple has a 7.85-inch iPad prototype in its labs, according to John Gruber

H.264 vs. Theora — Fightin' Words About Patentability

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An anonymous reader writes "Thom Holwerda from OS News has penned a rebuttal to Daring Fireball's John Gruber's claims that Theora is a greater patent risk than H.264. Holwerda writes, 'And so the H264/Theora debate concerning HTML5 video continues. The most recent entry into the discussion comes from John Gruber,...
H.264 vs. Theora — Fightin' Words About Patentability
Apple Employees Are Sending Out Resumes To Work At Startups Like Never Before (AAPL)

The Big Picture Is That Not Much Has Changed At Apple Under Tim Cook

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The Big Picture Is That Not Much Has Changed At Apple Under Tim Cook

Videos: A peek at the 3D map technology Apple bought in '11

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After 5 years with Google's maps, Apple is reportedly set to unveil its own Lower Manhattan via C3 Technologies. Click to see video. FORTUNE -- Big news in mapping this week. Mark Gurman, 9to5Mac's teenage blogging phenom, reported Friday that Apple (AAPL) is prepared to replace the iPhone and iPad's Map app...
Videos: A peek at the 3D map technology Apple bought in '11

A Show with Ze Frank by Ze Frank

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A Show with Ze Frank by Ze Frank: Ze Frank posts on Kickstarter to bring his show back. Total Kickstarter-bait. Already fully funded. And yet, I’m in. [via Daring Fireball]...
A Show with Ze Frank by Ze Frank

iOS 7 a 'system-wide UI overhaul,' suffering delays

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iOS 7 represents a "rather significant system-wide UI overhaul," Daring Fireball's John Gruber claims to have learned. The blogger also says he has heard the same thing as Rene Ritchie, who alleges that "[Apple lead designer Jonathan] Ive's work is apparently making many people really happy, but will also apparently...
iOS 7 a 'system-wide UI overhaul,' suffering delays

Is Apple getting ready to launch an 'iPad Air'?

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Rethinking the key selling points of what we've been calling the iPad Mini FORTUNE -- Daring Fireball's John Gruber, a blogger with unusually good sources at Apple (AAPL), has combined his own assumptions with what he's heard from his "little birdies" to draw the most complete picture yet of the...
Is Apple getting ready to launch an 'iPad Air'?
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