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Maron – President Obama Is Coming to Marc Maron’s WTF Podcast – IFC

18.06.2015 02:00

In today’s WTF news: President Obama will be a guest on Marc Maron’s WTF Podcast. While this sounds like a joke—tell Marc that the President of the United States of America is coming to his garage just to see his head explode with anxiety and stress—it’s one hundred percent real.

Wow!

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NaJoWriMo Starts July 1st

18.06.2015 02:00

It’s almost National Journal Writing Month again.

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Popular podcast app Instacast now discontinued as parent company Vemedio runs out of money | 9to5Mac

18.06.2015 02:00

It’s sad to see the podcast app I used from I stopped using iTunes, until I started using Overcast; with the exception of a few periods where I tested other apps.

But, it’s not a surprice. Overcast was the best designed podcast app, with the best user interface. And then it became something else. It was not the best looking, but it was the one with the best design compared to the features.

And I suspect that almost everyone moved over to Overcast a year ago. Because it looks better and have more or less what Instacast have, plus more.

In other words: Instacast would have survived if they had focused more on making sure the app looked good, and worked better, and if they had made sure their paid upgrade felt like a fair trade.

Many people I know still use old versions of Instacast. I could pay $5 once a month for a good podcast app, and get more value out of it than I get from my Spotify subscription.

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The Brooks Review

18.06.2015 02:00

Ben Brooks:

If Apple isn’t storing it, and even has a hard time making sure I get all my iMessages across devices, then that seems like a small price to pay to protect myself in a small way from the exposure I get with Google.

I could not agree more.

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WWDC 2015 Debrief — 512 Pixels

18.06.2015 02:00

Stephen Hackett:

OS X El Capitan looks like a Snow Leopard moment for the Mac. There’s good stuff in 10.11 — and I’ll be reviewing it again this year — but for the average user, I’m not sure there’s a ton to get worked up about. I don’t think that’s a problem, however. Some stability and some breathing room will be welcomed by many.

I can’t wait for the public beta.

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Live with Phil – Marco.org

12.06.2015 02:00

Marco:

John asked real questions on challenging subjects, including gender diversity, my alleged software-quality decline, discoveryd problems, thinness trade-offs with battery life, the new MacBook, continuing to sell 16 GB iOS devices, and whether the Apple Watch should have shipped without WatchKit 1.0 apps since the native SDK was so imminent.

And Phil gave real answers to each one. Apple iterates, argues, and evaluates trade-offs. Sometimes they don’t get it right. Sometimes they’re more aggressive pushing the tech forward than power users like us think they should be. Sometimes there are trade-offs in product design that we don’t consider, or that we prioritize differently than they do.

Phil made quick, smart, informed references to Apple-related podcasts and sites, including mine, that made it clear that he personally reads and listens to our community.

I’ve heard that this was the case for Phil and many other Apple higher-ups for a long time, but I’m not sure it has ever been made so clear publicly.

Apple is listening.

I agree, this might be the best podcast I have heard, and also the best interview I have heard. John is a great interviewer, and Phil gave real answers.

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Initial Thoughts on iOS 9’s iPad Multitasking

11.06.2015 02:00

Federico Viticci:

The iPad is on the cusp of becoming a completely new computer. This is not an overstatement. Anyone who uses the iPad enough has known for a long time that the device could be capable of a lot more, and iOS 9 is Apple’s answer.

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The Talk Show ✪

11.06.2015 02:00

Wow. The Talk Show with Phil Schiller; this isn’t the Steve Jobs Apple. Fantastic episode!

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Xcode 7 allows anyone to download, build and ‘sideload’ iOS apps for free | 9to5Mac

11.06.2015 02:00

This is somewhat similar to how Android allows users to sideload apps from unknown sources, although its a bit more complicated as sideloading requires a physical connection and a Mac running Xcode to build the apps. As it’s not really meant for this purpose (its main purpose is for developers to test their own software on real hardware), more technical knowledge is needed to actually sideload something than with the Android flow.

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inessential

11.06.2015 02:00

Brent Simmons:

In 2015 I ran a series of posts on not writing crashing bugs (in iOS and Mac apps).

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