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The “Goldilocks Era” for iPhone has begun

Typical well thought out analysis. Keep this Goldilocks Era idea in mind over the next few cycles. Apple is going to be just fine with iPhone sales, even if they can't hit the historic heights of

Storm tourism: why bad weather makes these destinations even better

I'm not a "storm tourist" - I prefer to be a tourist in warm places like Italy - but there is a real draw, especially from a photography point of view, to these places during storm seasons.∞ Read this

37 incredible modular Origami by Ekaterina Lukasheva

These are stunningly complex and beautiful.∞ Read this on The Loop

Apple Maps vs. Google Maps vs. Waze

Arturrr: In early 2017, a conversation with yet another Waze fanboy finally nudged me to start a navigation app experiment. I was skeptical that the Alphabet owned company could meaningfully best its

Scientists have found a drug that can repair cavities and regrow teeth

World Economic Forum: Tideglusib works by stimulating stem cells in the pulp of teeth, the source of new dentine. Dentine is the mineralized substance beneath tooth enamel that gets eaten away by

Jean-Louis Gassée: The trouble with HomePod reviews

Jean-Louis Gassée: As a testament to Apple’s place in the pantheon of electronics, reviews for a new product from Cupertino come fast and — often — furious. HomePod, Apple’s contribution to the

iOS Messages and Smart Punctuation

John Gruber: iOS 11 finally added a long-awaited feature for those of us who care about typographic details: smart punctuation. You can turn this on in Settings → General → Keyboards. When enabled,

Tim Cook on the culture that led to iPhone X, Air Pods, Apple Watch 3, and HomePod

Tim Cook from this FastCompany interview: Even when we were idling from a revenue point of view–it was like $6 billion every year–those were some incredibly good years because you could begin to feel

Apple in talks to buy cobalt directly from miners

Bloomberg: Apple Inc. is in talks to buy long-term supplies of cobalt directly from miners for the first time, according to people familiar with the matter, seeking to ensure it will have enough of

∞ Apple posts new iPhone photography videos

Longtime iPhone photographers will already know these but my non-techy wife found them very informative and helpful.

∞ The Dalrymple Report: HomePod thoughts with Dave Mark

Subscribe to this podcastI have known Dave Mark for a few years and I have never seen him so excited about a product as he is about HomePod. It made sense to get him on the show and talk about what he

Setapp, the Netflix of Mac apps, is better than ever

I'm a general hater of subscription-based services but I have no problem recommending Setapp and, with a seven-day free trial that doesn't require a credit card, it's a bit of a no-brainer to try it

Gibson “running out of time — rapidly”

Nashville Post: “Gibson Brands, Inc. today announced that the company made a $16.6 million coupon payment to holders of its $375 million, 8.875% senior secured notes due 2018.” That simple

One of my favorite geek stories of all time

I'm on an email list that caters to the geeky and to engineering. This story hit my inbox over the weekend, but was written about 15 years ago, and was given the title "Engineering Pornography". But

How iCloud protects your data

John Gruber dug into this article from the Hong Kong Free Press: The US-based global tech giant Apple Inc. is set to hand over the operation of its iCloud data center in mainland China to a local

How to watch live broadcast TV on your Apple TV without cable

Lory Gil, iMore: We've got a list of the best streaming live TV services. Keep in mind, though, that most of these services don't offer unlimited access to broadcast channels like NBC, CBS, ABC, and

Bitcoin thieves threaten real life violence

Nathaniel Popper, New York Times: In the beach resort of Phuket, Thailand, last month, the assailants pushed their victim, a young Russian man, into his apartment and kept him there, blindfolded,

Apple’s move to share health care records is a game-changer

Game changer? Really? Hmm. Let's take a look.Aneesh Chopra, Shafiq Rabaneesh Chopra and Shafiq Rab, Wired: In late January, Apple previewed an iOS feature that would allow consumers to access their

Photoshop Elements 2018 on sale through Feb. 20

Photoshop Elements doesn't get nearly the love it deserves. It's actually a pretty good photo editor, especially for amateurs.∞ Read this on The Loop

The evolution of Ferrari

I am an unabashed lover of most things Ferrari and this video is just a reminder of how many of their cars I've lusted over through the years. I've always wanted the 308 GTSI (The "Magnum P.I."