Writing about Apple and other stuff by Jason Snell.
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This Week in Apple: Money doesn’t solve everything (Member Post)

Three situations that money seemingly has failed to fix: the Apple Card, Elon Musk and Apple’s modem project. Credit declined They say that breaking up is hard to do, but when you’ve lost $3 billion because of the relationship, you tend to be motivated to find a way to make it happen, even if it means dividing up your streaming service plans.… This...

Sat Dec 2, 2023 00:13
(Sponsor) Kolide

My thanks to Kolide for sponsoring Six Colors this week. Getting OS updates installed on end user devices should be easy, but of course it isn’t. Forcing restarts without user approval will lead to data loss (and angry users), but most users don’t install updates themselves! OS updates are the single most common issue Kolide’s customers want them...

Fri Dec 1, 2023 19:13
(Podcast) Downstream 58: Christmas Is the Franchise

The holiday season is peak streaming season, too! We discuss the seasonal opportunities for streamers, plus: your letters. [Downstream+ subscribers also get: Amazon’s Black Friday NFL experiment, YouTube & Sunday Ticket, and the coming sports/RSN implosion.] Go to the podcast page.

Fri Dec 1, 2023 04:12
The Back Page: The Apple features you should be worried about (Member Post)

It wouldn’t be Apple software update season without a bizarre fixation on an otherwise innocuous feature. Yes, everybody’s up in arms about NameDrop, because if there’s one thing you never want to share with anyone, it’s your contact details.… This story is for Six Colors members only. Become a member to get access to exclusive stories, podcasts,...

Thu Nov 30, 2023 22:50
A French company is building an alternative e-reader ecosystem ↦

Speaking of e-readers, here’s an interesting profile of the small French e-reader company Vivlio by Romain Dillet at TechCrunch: While Amazon’s Kindle is the clear leader and Rakuten’s Kobo the obvious challenger, Vivlio has been building an open European alternative to these two tech giants. And it proves that you can compete with tech giants...

Thu Nov 30, 2023 20:30
How Apple can take on Amazon in books—and win (Macworld/Dan Moren)

Upon seeing this week’s announcement from Apple promoting the top titles of the year from Apple Books, along with a new Year in Review feature, I had likely the same thought as many: “Apple still cares about selling ebooks?” To be fair, you can’t blame the company for being gun shy. Ten years ago, Apple found itself in the crosshairs of a Department...

Thu Nov 30, 2023 20:10

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