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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
My review of the new iPad Reviews. How Meta!
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

This is your 7-inch tablet. This is your "7-inch...

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This is your 7-inch tablet. This is your "7-inch tablet" by Apple. Any questions? (via John Gruber)...
This is your 7-inch tablet. This is your "7-inch...

The how and why of a 4-inch iPhone

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It seems increasingly likely that the next iPhone will have a larger screen that is the same width as the current device, but taller, reaching 4″ diagonally. There are still some interesting things to consider about the why. Specifically, I’m interested in why exactly Apple feels that this move is...
The how and why of a 4-inch iPhone
Why You Shouldn't Expect Too Much From Apple's Next iPhone Software Release (AAPL)

Nothing To Worry About In These Dismal Apple Supply Chain Reports

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Wall Street analyst Brian White of Topeka Capital has built some kind of "Apple Monitor" thing where he monitors the health of the various companies in Asia that supply Apple with parts. For some reason, in February, the whole sector fell off a cliff, Business Insider reports. White says business...
Nothing To Worry About In These Dismal Apple Supply Chain Reports

Google V/S

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Google is a hyper-competitive company, and they repeatedly enter markets that already exist and crush competitors. Nothing wrong with that. That’s how capitalism is supposed to work, and Google’s successes are admirable. But there’s nothing stupid about seeing Google being pitted “versus” other companies. They want everything; their ambition is...
Google V/S

Google: Here's Why We Pre-Announced Our Ridiculous Sci-Fi Glasses (GOOG)

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Google has taken a lot of heat for releasing a fantasy video of what it hopes to accomplish with its Google Glasses. For instance, John Gruber at Daring Fireball wrote, "Google’s transition into the new Microsoft is now complete: fancy-pants sci-fi concept video to promote stunningly awkward augmented reality...
Google: Here's Why We Pre-Announced Our Ridiculous Sci-Fi Glasses (GOOG)

REPORT: Apple Will Sell A Smaller iPad For $200-$250 This Fall (AAPL)

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Apple has plans to release a smaller, 7-inch version of the iPad this October for $200 to $250, reports Rene Ritchie of iMore. Ritchie has had a great record with Apple rumors so far, so this report feels pretty accurate to us. There's no word on the exact dimensions of...
REPORT: Apple Will Sell A Smaller iPad For $200-$250 This Fall (AAPL)

Camera 1/Camera 2

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When I posted my Instagram comparison shots earlier, people bitched that it wasn’t the same scene, so it wasn’t a fair comparison. Fair enough. John Gruber took the *exact* same shot with an iPhone 4S and a Galaxy Nexus — using the same filter. The results once again speak for...
Camera 1/Camera 2

Android Is... Still Getting Destroyed In Mobile Web Browsing

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Android Is... Still Getting Destroyed In Mobile Web Browsing: Mobile Safari hit 66.22% share of mobile browsing in July, the highest number yet that NetMarketshare has calculated for the browser. Android is growing too, at 19.41%, but amazingly, not as quickly.  John Gruber wonders how this could be given what...
Android Is... Still Getting Destroyed In Mobile Web Browsing
New iPhone Email App Makes It Simple To Clear Your Inbox

Developers take to Twitter to vent frustrations with Twitter

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Developers have been working since June to figure out what a Twitter API restriction could look like. Now, with clearer guidelines, the floodgates have opened, and with Twitter’s announcement on Thursday afternoon came a deluge of reactions to the news. And of course, developers posted their reactions to Twitter. Here...
Developers take to Twitter to vent frustrations with Twitter

Apple Could Have A Big Apple TV Event Planned For Its Developer Conference (AAPL)

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The following post is highly speculative, however, it's based on the writing of one of the smartest Apple bloggers in the world.  John Gruber of Daring Fireball has combed through the schedule for Apple's forthcoming Worldwide Developer Conference, and he thinks there's a chance Apple unveils a new platform for...
Apple Could Have A Big Apple TV Event Planned For Its Developer Conference (AAPL)

I Know Tim Cook And Admire Him, But He And Apple Could Do Better

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Two weeks ago my interview Dan Lyons on ReadWrite, What's It Like To Work For Tim Cook? A Former Apple Sales Exec Dishes, caused a bit of controversy in the Apple world. Some of what was said about me, including the comment that I probably never met Tim Cook, made...
I Know Tim Cook And Admire Him, But He And Apple Could Do Better

Ex-Apple President: Apple Needs To Be More Like Microsoft (AAPL, MSFT)

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Quick, name a technology company with a REALLY good reputation? Apple? Google? Facebook?  Nope. Nah. Sorry. If you're on the same page as former Apple bigwig Jean-Louis Gassée, the company that should have jumped to mind first is Microsoft. In fact, Gassée says his old firm should try harder to emulate...
Ex-Apple President: Apple Needs To Be More Like Microsoft (AAPL, MSFT)

Apple Event Preview: iPad Minis And Retina MacBook Pros And iMacs And Mac Minis, Oh My!

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Apple has an event planned for Tuesday, set for 10 AM Pacific in San Jose. It’s got something to do with the iPad mini, to be sure, but there’s tons of other stuff also rumored to be making an appearance. In fact, it’s beginning to look almost like an Apple...
Apple Event Preview: iPad Minis And Retina MacBook Pros And iMacs And Mac Minis, Oh My!

Surface: Could It Be a Real iPad Competitor?

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Microsoft launched its Surface tablet at a Hollywood event in June, and with its 10.6-inch display, Windows 8 OS and handy-looking keyboard built into its cover, the new tablet immediately sent much of the tech press into a flurry of speculation on its possible success and its prospects against the...
Surface: Could It Be a Real iPad Competitor?

A Hardware Place

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A Hardware Place: As John Gruber notes, the most interesting thing about the Surface isn’t really the device itself, it’s that Microsoft decided they need to do it themselves. Just as with Google’s Nexus devices, the message here — intended or not — is that they don’t trust their partners...
A Hardware Place

All the talk about Apple taking over mapping on iOS sounds great. Can't wait. However, I haven't heard much on the turn by turn front. This is the one area, the only area, where I'm jealous of Android users. Without turn by turn, I'll continue to have to

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I haven’t heard anything specifically about this, but my guess is that Apple has been hard at work on it for some time. The fact that the maps update is coming seems like a good sign. Or it may take longer. Not sure. They know this is one of the...
All the talk about Apple taking over mapping on iOS sounds great. Can't wait. However, I haven't heard much on the turn by turn front. This is the one area, the only area, where I'm jealous of Android users. Without turn by turn, I'll continue to have to
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

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
Report: iPad Mini Press Event Invitations Going Out October 10
Apple has a 7.85-inch iPad prototype in its labs, according to John Gruber

OS X Mountain Lion's Documents in the Cloud Simplifies File Access Across Devices

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One of the major new features in OS X Mountain Lion is greater integration with iCloud, with one of the additions being new Documents in the Cloud functionality. As noted by John Gruber, the feature expands significantly on the existing feature that allows limited syncing and transfer of iWork documents...
OS X Mountain Lion's Documents in the Cloud Simplifies File Access Across Devices

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

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
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?