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  1. Oct 2021
    1. Apple Podcasts for Creators

      Today, I am learning about podcasting. Where to start? How about Apple?

      First, sign up as an individual, Stephen Bau, under the company name, Builders Collective.

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      I wonder why people use foot marks rather than apostrophes in their typography. Apple, you should know better.


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  2. Aug 2021
    1. The Task Force. (2021, July 19). More incredible support for the @VaccineEmoji today! Thanks to Dr. Faust, Dr. Cleavon, and hundreds of other people who have shared our posts💪🩹 This can happen if we keep pushing it! Pass this amazing emoji along 🤝 https://t.co/6qmhoooUWp [Tweet]. @TFGH. https://twitter.com/TFGH/status/1417157259440926730

  3. Jul 2021
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  5. May 2021
    1. “Over the next five to ten years people will start to learn the importance of privacy and keeping their data,” says Moore. “Facebook’s business model is all about tracking – they are not a social media company, they are an advertising company and if they can track you they can make more money. Apple has got nothing to worry about, but Facebook could be gone in ten years.”
    1. we must shed our outdated concept of a document. We need to think in terms of flexible jumping and viewing options. The objects assembled into a document should be dealt with explicitly as representaions of kernel concepts in the authors' minds, and explicit structuring options have to be utilized to provide a much enhanced mapping of the source concept structures.

      This seems like the original concept that Microsoft's Fluid document framework is based on. And Apple's earlier OpenDoc project.

    1. This is a simple application I slapped together for the heart rate data that I captured here from the Apple Watch.

      Code for accessing heart rate data from apple watch, from 2015

    1. Third party apps do not have direct access to the heart rate sensor.

      Thread that explains how to access heart rate data by simulating a workout... No direct way to access sensor

    1. You can use HealthKit and have your app request access to the Blood Oxygen data (HKQuantityTypeIdentifierOxygenSaturation)You can find out more about the HealthKit framework here: https://developer.apple.com/documentation/healthkit

      Response from Apple employee when asked about retrieving raw PPG data.. Need to use HealthKit and can only get processed data

    1. as far as I know there is no way to access the raw PPG from the watch

      No way to access raw PPG data from apple watch... this guy has an app that does some processing on the data from apple..

    1. But if you’re a stickler for the technical details, this is why the AirPods Max can’t pull off lossless audio in the truest sense. It also leaves Apple in an awkward spot where other high-end headphones that do support digital audio when hard wired — over USB-C, for example — could deliver the full lossless audio that the AirPods Max can’t.
    1. Last month Apple announced that it would let podcasters charge subscription fees, of which it would take a 30% cut for the first year, then dropping to 15%; days later Spotify followed suit—but said creators could keep the lot (from 2023 it will take 5%).

      Good to see some of these platforms competing for creators this way. The big question is will the creators really "own" their audiences? or will they just be stuck in a silo in a few years with prices rising?

  6. Apr 2021
    1. Just the sort of draconian silo activity you'd imagine that Apple would be doing.

      So much for their free and open directory as their position in the space.

  7. Mar 2021
    1. The creator of the work was a brilliant art director named Craig Tanimoto. Craig had worked with me for many years (mainly on the Nissan business), and he virtually always had a unique way of looking at things. When I started my own ad agency a few years later, Craig was one of the first creative people I hired. Craig’s Apple campaign seemed big and fresh in a room that was filled with classic computer shots and stereotypical celebrity photos. I loved it. But at the same time, the work seemed in need of explanation. I asked Craig what it all meant, and he said, “IBM has a campaign out that says "Think IBM" (it was a campaign for their ThinkPad), and I feel Apple is very different from IBM, so I felt “Think Different” was interesting. I then thought it would be cool to attach those words to some of the world’s most different-thinking people.”

      这个系列的作品是由一位很有才华的美术指导Craig Tanimoto创作的。Craig与我共事多年(主要是在尼桑项目中),他总是能从独特的角度来看待事物。几年后,当我成立了自己的广告公司,Craig成了我第一批聘请的创意人之一。

      在充斥着电脑照片和老套的名人照的房间里,Craig的作品显得醒目而新鲜。但同时,这个作品还需要有人来做些解释。

      我问Craig这一系列作品有什么含义,他说,“IBM有一个广告运动,叫‘Think IBM’,我想,苹果和IMB非常不同,所以我想‘Think Different’会很有趣。然后我想,如果把这个语句和世界上思维最不同寻常的人的照片放在一起,那将会非常酷。”

  8. Feb 2021
    1. 在乔布斯去世之后,苹果公司的未来一度被认为将是黯淡的。在乔布斯之后担任 CEO 的库克(Tim Cook)却能成功的将苹果转变成一家市值 2.3 万亿美元的巨头。后乔布斯时代的苹果产品更多元化,同时更依赖来自中国的供应链。库克比他的前任更圆通,即使是在鼓吹制造业回归美国的特朗普时代,库克仍然游刃有余,他和特朗普及其家庭保持着亲密的关系,即使他在 2016 年的大选中支持的是希拉里克林顿。他是在 1998 年加盟苹果,被同事认为非常无趣,不是在工作就是在健身房。他是苹果产品外包的推手,打造了一个全球的供应链。他的创新在于推动代工厂如富士康能同时满足乔布斯等人的审美和质量要求。苹果工程师打造出定制的制造设备,频繁飞到中国,不是待在会议室而是在产品生产线上解决问题。苹果产品对中国供应链依赖引发了很多质疑,但除了中国很难在其它地方找到能一天生产一百万而且成本很低质量很高的供应链。如苹果这样的产品规模,转移出中国是几乎不可能的。

    1. Switching to Pop!_OS From Apple If you are coming from Apple’s operating system using Pop!_OS for the first time, we can help make the transition smoother.
    2. Switching to Ubuntu from Apple If you are coming from Apple’s operating system and just using Ubuntu for the first time, we can help make the transition a little smoother.
    1. At Apple there is never any confusion as to who is responsible for what. Internal Applespeak even has a name for it, the “DRI,” or directly responsible individual. Often the DRI’s name will appear on an agenda for a meeting, so everybody knows who is responsible. “Any effective meeting at Apple will have an action list,” says a former employee. “Next to each action item will be the DRI.” A common phrase heard around Apple when someone is trying to learn the right contact on a project: “Who’s the DRI on that?”

      在 Apple,对于谁应该负什么责任从来没有任何混淆。Apple内部的称此为「DRI」,或直接责任人。DRI 的名字通常都会出现在会议的议程中,所以每个人都知道由谁负责。「在 Apple 举行的任何有效会议都将有一份行动清单」,一位前员工说。「每个行动项旁边都有 DRI。」当有人试图在项目中寻找正确的联系人时,在 Apple 最常听到的一句话就是「谁是它的 DRI?」

  9. Jan 2021
    1. If we're not careful, it could become the new 'systemd' problem It probably already is. I don't want to sound too Stallman, but this is the inevitable "company" influence you'll always have. Companies do have their objectives which they will pursue determinedly, since they are not philanthropic (no judgment, just observation). Systemd and Red Hat. Nvidia and their drivers. Google and Android. Apple and iOS. Manufacturers with MS only support. And Canonical also has a history there: the Amazon links, Unity, Mir, and now snap.
  10. Nov 2020
    1. In 1995 Steve Jobs could still remember it exactly. In an interview with Robert X. Cringely for the PBS show “Triumph of the nerds” he said:I had three or four people (at Apple) who kept bugging that I get my rear over to Xerox PARC and see what they are doing. And, so I finally did. I went over there. And they were very kind. They showed me what they are working on. And they showed me really three things. But I was so blinded by the first one that I didn’t even really see the other two. One of the things they showed me was object oriented programming – they showed me that but I didn’t even see that. The other one they showed me was a networked computer system… they had over a hundred Alto computers all networked using email etc., etc., I didn’t even see that. I was so blinded by the first thing they showed me, which was the graphical user interface. I thought it was the best thing I’d ever seen in my life. Now remember it was very flawed. What we saw was incomplete, they’d done a bunch of things wrong. But we didn’t know that at the time but still thought they had the germ of the idea was there and they’d done it very well. And within – you know – ten minutes it was obvious to me that all computers would work like this some day. It was obvious. You could argue about how many years it would take. You could argue about who the winners and losers might be. You could’t argue about the inevitability, it was so obviousSteve Jobs about his visit to Xerox PARC – Clip from Robert Cringley’s TV documentation “Triumph of the Nerds“.

      Steve Jobs when given a tour at the Xerox PARC in 1979 was so struck by the GUI that they were developing that he could not even process the other things he was shown (Object Oriented Programming and Networked Computing).

      "And within - you know - ten minutes it was obvious to me that all computers would work like this some day. It was obvious. You could argue about how many years it would take. You could argue about who the winners or losers might be. You couldn't argue about the inevitability, it was obvious."

      This reminds me of the moment Roam first clicked for me.

  11. Oct 2020
    1. "As for the Apple Google app, it fundamentally changes the locus of control and takes out the middle person and the middle person is the contact tracer, the people who have kept us safe," Dr Coatsworth told Channel Ten's The Project. "There's no way we're shifting to a platform that will take out the contact tracers."

      not going to use the #Google #Apple app (do they mean the Google-Apple API?) because it takes out the contact tracer.

  12. Aug 2020
    1. Facebook is warning developers that privacy changes in an upcoming iOS update will severely curtail its ability to track users' activity across the entire Internet and app ecosystem and prevent the social media platform from serving targeted ads to users inside other, non-Facebook apps on iPhones.

      I fail to see anything bad about this.

  13. Jun 2020
    1. Many years later, the iPad was good at the simple media consumption convenience part of the idea, but fell quite flat in many ways with regard to the two larger ideas of (a) user authoring of meta-media, and (b) an environment to help children learn powerful ideas by making and sharing them. The latter was not in Apple’s goals at all: users (even children) were forbidden to make actively programmable things on the iPad and share them on the Internetthere was no stylus for drawing with the machine, and years later when one finally was added they omitted a place to store it (!) — and even still they did not include proximity sensing (compare with the Wacom Cintiq).fluent typing was not addressed in the design (we knew in 1968 that even with a touch-screen, a physical keyboard would almost certainly be needed). It is somewhat bizarre (even in this bizarre world) that Microsoft took more into account in its physical designs for the Surface …most importantly, Apple made no effort to help children by funding curriculum development, how to help them learn, etc. Steve’s earlier “Wheels for the Mind” ideal was long gone: buried in simple consumerism.So: don’t confuse the Dynabook idea with the physical resemblance to the iPad. The latter has thousands of times the capacity of what I had in mind, but its conception is thousands of times more meager.

      most importantly, Apple made no effort to help children by funding curriculum development, how to help them learn, etc. Steve’s earlier “Wheels for the Mind” ideal was long gone: buried in simple consumerism.

      It's brutal and true.

    1. "You wanted open source privacy-preserving Bluetooth contact tracing code? #DP3T software development kits/calibration apps for iOS and Android, and backend server, now on GitHub. iOS/Android apps with nice interface to follow." Michael Veale on Twitter (see context)

  14. May 2020
    1. It's no less beyond the pale than when apple actively sabotaged people's devices to force them to upgrade or amazon deleted people's already bought and downloaded ebooks. It's completely unacceptable and frankly should fall under consumer rights laws.
  15. Apr 2020
    1. "As an aside, the idea that we live in a time where Apple is telling Europe what forms of exposure notification will be permitted is basically the entire thesis behind / pitch for the existence of this newsletter. Not because I believe Apple abused its power, but because the world is still catching up to the idea that Apple and a handful other tech giants have this power."

      One country that has been persuaded of the companies’ approach is famously privacy-conscious Germany. Germans were instrumental in devising the (tongue twister alert) Pan-European Privacy-Preserving Proximity Tracing project, an effort to do exposure notification in a way that protected citizens from their governments. But the project would have required operating system-level changes to Apple’s iOS by making Bluetooth available to public-health apps that sought to process exposure notifications on a central server controlled by the government. For privacy reasons, Apple said no, and now Germany has signed on with Apple’s system. Here are Douglas Busvine and Andreas Rinke in Reuters: Germany changed course on Sunday over which type of smartphone technology it wanted to use to trace coronavirus infections, backing an approach supported by Apple and Google along with a growing number of other European countries. […] Germany as recently as Friday backed a centralised standard called Pan-European Privacy-Preserving Proximity Tracing (PEPP-PT), which would have needed Apple in particular to change the settings on its iPhones. When Apple refused to budge there was no alternative but to change course, said a senior government source.

    1. According to a study by LIVESTRONG.COM, which looked at the 40 foods Americans eat most often by tracking four years of data from millions of MyPlate app users, apples come in as the fourth most popular food — with Gala, Fujis and Granny Smiths as fan favorites. As apples are part of the Environmental Working Group's 'Dirty Dozen' for produce grown with the highest concentration of pesticides, we strongly recommend that you purchase ones labeled USDA Organic.
  16. Mar 2020
    1. installs as a dual-boot system similar to how users can use both macOS and Windows on a Mac via Bootcamp. Of course, while Bootcamp is an Apple-sanctioned feature, what Corellium is doing here is most definitely not.
  17. Jan 2020
    1. "Apple research transferred more stuff into product than any other lab I can think of, including Hewlett-Packard and IBM," the source said, but Jobs wasn't aware enough of the role ARL played in developing current Apple technology before deciding to cut the group's funding, he noted.
  18. Dec 2019
    1. Imagine that every car maker save for Toyota insisted on using the infamous East German Trabant as a standard of quality - yet blindly imitated random elements of Toyota's visual design.  How long would it take for the whiners to appear on the scene and start making noises about monopolistic tyranny?  How long would it take for Toyota to start living up to these accusations in earnest?  And why should it not do so?  What is to be gained from corporate sainthood?  From a refusal to fleece eagerly willing suckers for all they're worth?  Idle threats of defection by outraged iPhone developers [4] are laughable nonsense simply because - in the two categories listed - Apple has no competition. Every commercial product which competes directly with an Apple product (particularly the iPhone) gives me (and many others) the distinct impression that "where it is original, it is not good, and where it is good, it is not original."
    1. During 1995, a decision was made to (officially) start licensing the Mac OS and Macintosh ROMs to 3rd party manufacturers who started producing Macintosh "clones". This was done in order to achieve deeper market penetration and extra revenue for the company. This decision lead to Apple having over a 10% market share until 1997 when Steve Jobs was re-hired as interim CEO to replace Gil Amelio. Jobs promptly found a loophole in the licensing contracts Apple had with the clone manufacturers and terminated the Macintosh OS licensing program, ending the Macintosh clone era. The result of this action was that Macintosh computer market share quickly fell from 10% to around 3%.
  19. Nov 2019
    1. We did a study, many many years ago in education, about the importance and the role of technology in the classroom, how can it help with the education process. The result of this education research we did was that the students who succeed are the ones who are most engaged, which is really simple. 

      This ‘graph might be the key to something rather deep about Apple in education. And about Old School EdTech.

      People are focusing on Schiller’s comment about Chromebooks, yet this reference to an old study is perhaps more revealing.

    1. I’m on cloud nine. Look at this glorious keyboard! An Esc key! Inverted-T arrow keys! A millimeter of key travel! Enough spacing between the keys for our fingers to accurately orient themselves! And keystrokes will probably work, 100% of the time, for years!

      What I would give to have this!

    1. half of iPhone users don’t know there’s a unique ID on their phone (called an IDFA, for “identifier for advertisers”) tracking their app activity and sending it to third-party advertisers by default.
    1. In 2013, Facebook began offering a “secure” VPN app, Onavo Protect, as a way for users to supposedly protect their web activity from prying eyes. But Facebook simultaneously used Onavo to collect data from its users about their usage of competitors like Twitter. Last year, Apple banned Onavo from its App Store for violating its Terms of Service. Facebook then released a very similar program, now dubbed variously “Project Atlas” and “Facebook Research.” It used Apple’s enterprise app system, intended only for distributing internal corporate apps to employees, to continue offering the app to iOS users. When the news broke this week, Apple shut down the app and threw Facebook into some chaos when it (briefly) booted the company from its Enterprise Developer program altogether.
    1. In 1988 Apple sued Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard on the grounds that they infringed Apple's copyrighted GUI, citing (among other things) the use of rectangular, overlapping, and resizable windows. After four years, the case was decided against Apple, as were later appeals. Apple's actions were criticized by some in the software community, including the Free Software Foundation (FSF), who felt Apple was trying to monopolize on GUIs in general, and boycotted GNU software for the Macintosh platform for seven years.
  20. Oct 2019
    1. there's still the issue of user IP addresses, which Tencent would see for those using devices with mainland China settings. That's a privacy concern, but its one among many given that other Chinese internet companies – ISPs, app providers, cloud service providers, and the like – can be assumed to collect that information and provide it to the Chinese surveillance state on demand.
  21. Sep 2019
  22. Jul 2019
    1. If Bluetooth is ON on your Apple device everyone nearby can understand current status of your device, get info about battery, device name, Wi-Fi status, buffer availability, OS version and even get your mobile phone number
    1. The reason for this is that HyperCard is an echo of a different world. One where the distinction between the “use” and “programming” of a computer has been weakened and awaits near-total erasure.  A world where the personal computer is a mind-amplifier, and not merely an expensive video telephone.  A world in which Apple’s walled garden aesthetic has no place. What you may not know is that Steve Jobs killed far greater things than HyperCard.  He was almost certainly behind the death of SK8. And the Lisp Machine version of the Newton. And we may never learn what else. And Mr. Jobs had a perfectly logical reason to prune the Apple tree thus. He returned the company to its original vision: the personal computer as a consumer appliance, a black box enforcing a very traditional relationship between the vendor and the purchaser. Jobs supposedly claimed that he intended his personal computer to be a “bicycle for the mind.” But what he really sold us was a (fairly comfortable) train for the mind. A train which goes only where rails have been laid down, like any train, and can travel elsewhere only after rivers of sweat pour forth from armies of laborers. (Preferably in Cupertino.) The Apple of Steve Jobs needed HyperCard-like products like the Monsanto Company needs a $100 home genetic-engineering set. The Apple of today, lacking Steve Jobs — probably needs a stake through the heart.
  23. Apr 2019
    1. technology companies have made it work that way. Ebook stores from Amazon, Apple, Google, Kobo, Barnes and Noble all follow broadly the same rules. You’re buying a licence to read, not a licence to own.

      Bear in mind that this "ownership" is common practice with Amazon, Apple, Google, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, and other ones as well.

      It's not this way with non-DRM books, that you can download, and reuse as with physical books.

  24. Mar 2019
    1. A speech-detecting accelerometer recognizes when you’re speaking and works with a pair of beamforming microphones to filter out external noise and focus on the sound of your voice.

      I'll translate this for you: "This enables Apple to constantly listen to you, record your behaviour, and sell your behaviour data."

    1. Now, as part of my regular practice, I spend about five minutes out of each hour exercising with this package. This almost always reveals things to me that change at least the slant of my approach during the next hour, and often stimulates a relatively significant change in my short-range plans.

      Also starting to think about health/exercise monitoring software here.

  25. Dec 2018
  26. Sep 2018
    1. The case marked one of the highest-profile clashes in the debate over encryption and data privacy between the government and a technology company. Law enforcement authorities say that encryption used by the likes of Apple makes it harder for them to solve cases and stop terrorist attacks.

      It makes it harder for the government to catch terrorist if they can't get access to their cell phones.

    2. . Apple declined to help the FBI.

      The company doesn't want to have a bad reputation and lose money from selling phones do to the lack of trust from its clients if they give a client privacy away.

  27. Jul 2018
  28. Feb 2018
    1. “We traced the creation of the Facebook accounts to IP addresses at the Apple store a block away from the MySpace offices in Santa Monica,”

      MySpace people used internet access at Apple stores to try to malign Facebook.

  29. Nov 2017
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  31. Apr 2017
    1. The name iLife itself suggests that these are not just a group of applications but something more fulsome, a range of digital practices that encompass one's life

      They seem to be picking up on a trend that would be exemplified in the Apple Watch, which was designed as part of a push to interface your home network of digital systems (TV, thermostat, $400 Juicer) through your phone, and controlled through a device strapped to your body.

  32. Nov 2016
    1. In its ever-escalating war against connectivity ports, Apple’s latest computers do away with the SD card port, a full-size USB port, and the HDMI port.

      This most likely just another way apple is forcing us to buy things from them, cause why give our loyal slaves somethiing for free when we can make the pay

  33. Oct 2016
    1. Other smartwatches force you into nightly charging.

      Honestly, this has been a major point for me not to go with Apple Watch (even before knowing about the Pebble 2+ Heart Rate). Such small things but smart alarms and sleep tracking really do help me quite a bit.

  34. Sep 2016
    1. In terms of hardware, before Apple Watch debuted in 2014, there were a lot of rumors about the wearable including a multitude of health sensors that could track things like blood glucose or blood oxygen.

      A lot of these rumours appeared on 9to5mac, of course…

  35. Feb 2016
  36. Jan 2016
    1. If Apple makes it possible for content creators to set up shop on the iBooks Store, and feel at home there, many will.

      Doesn’t really sound like Apple’s current thinking. Especially if you think of other “content creators”, from developers to musicians to learners.

    2. paradoxically drive more people to purchase Apple hardware.

      More of a gamble.

    1. But even from this remove it was possible to glean certain patterns, and one that recurred as regularly as an urban legend was the one about how someone would move into a commune populated by sandal-wearing, peace-sign flashing flower children, and eventually discover that, underneath this facade, the guys who ran it were actually control freaks; and that, as living in a commune, where much lip service was paid to ideals of peace, love and harmony, had deprived them of normal, socially approved outlets for their control-freakdom, it tended to come out in other, invariably more sinister, ways.
  37. Oct 2015
    1. Apple does not sell great design. It sells design that flatters its owner. (And Apple’s timing has been perfect to exploit the rising tide of wealth inequality.)
  38. Jun 2015
    1. when Ashton Kutcher joined, that the service took a permanent turn toward Hollywood.

      He really is the Steve Jobs of Hollywood!

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      In promotion of the Steve Jobs movie, Kutcher actually annotated some of the Apple founder's most famous speeches on Genius.

  39. Mar 2015
    1. Apple Pay is both more immediate and easier at this point.

      I can validate that when you have your card replaced because of fraud, on the back end, Apply Pay will auto update your card information to the new card number; meaning the bad guys get your new card automatically. Unless the card company de-links your card from Apple Pay instances, your going to have a bad day. I was a victim. And this was validated by my card company and an Apple loss prevention specialist.