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∞ Rene Ritchie interviews Apple’s Kevin Lynch and Deidre Caldbeck

From Rene’s description: Apple’s Kevin Lynch, VP of Technology, and Deidre Caldbeck, Product Marketing, chat with us about their histories with Apple Watch and Health, new features like ID cards and keys, how they decide on new features, how they made Assistive Touch for Watch, bringing Mobility to iPhone, the visual representation and security...

∞ Steve Jobs welcoming you to the NeXT World

Went down a rabbit hole, came across this video. A screen capture of Steve’s welcome message, in his own voice. When NeXT was his hope for the future. Fascinating.

∞ Proposed legislation would make all Apple apps uninstallable. But maybe much more than that.

The proposed legislation was originally reported by Bloomberg this way (original article quoted by Nick Heer): Apple Inc. would be prohibited from pre-installing its own apps on Apple devices under antitrust reform legislation introduced last week, said Democratic Representative David Cicilline, who is leading a push to pass new regulations for...

A look inside Google’s first store, opening in NYC’s Chelsea neighborhood today

Brian Heater, TechCrunch: There have been plenty of pop-ups over the years, but tomorrow Google’s first store opens in NYC’s Chelsea neighborhood. The brick and mortar model finds the company joining peers like Apple, Microsoft, Samsung and even Amazon, all of whom have a retail presence in Manhattan, including several just around the corner...

Apple‘s Tim Cook: Sideloading is “not in the best interests of the user”

Samuel Axon, Ars Technica: Apple has been under a mountain of scrutiny lately from legislators, developers, judges, and users. Amidst all that, CEO Tim Cook sat with publication Brut. to discuss Apple’s strategy and policies. The short but wide-ranging interview offered some insight into where Apple plans to go in the future. Tim Cook: ...

∞ Video review of the original iPhone

This was a fascinating nugget from a deep dive into the very early reviews of the very first iPhone. The world has changed so very much since the iPhone release. This review brought back waves of nostalgia, back when it was not clear if the iPhone would catch on.

Inside Airbnb’s well-funded emergency safety team

Olivia Carville, Bloomberg: That team is made up of about 100 agents in Dublin, Montreal, Singapore, and other cities. Some have emergency-services or military backgrounds. Team members have the autonomy to spend whatever it takes to make a victim feel supported, including paying for flights, accommodation, food, counseling, health costs,...

Demo of AirPlay to a Mac running Monterey

Juli Clover, MacRumors: With macOS Monterey, Apple has introduced expanded AirPlay 2 support, so you can ‌AirPlay‌ content from an iPhone, iPad, or even another Mac to your main Mac. We thought we’d do a quick demo of this handy new feature in our latest YouTube video. The video is embedded below. Still thinking about use cases here. Throw...

Why Hi-Res Lossless from Apple Music on Macs won’t sound different (unless you change a setting)

Kirk McElhearn: I’ve written about high-resolution music plenty over the years, and it’s clear that, for the vast majority of listeners, it’s just marketing and won’t make a difference. But Apple has added music formats that can’t even be played back on Macs, without changing a hidden setting. Here’s why. If you are interested...

Animated screenshots of Apple Maps redesign

Lots of detail here, per usual with Justin O’Beirne’s Apple Maps posts. Don’t miss the animated screenshots, showing side-by-side and zoomed in comparisons of the old and new. ∞ Read this on The Loop

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