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I worked on a high-profile app at Apple when Marklar was just a rumor even inside Apple. I was one of the four engineers working on VideoConference.framework, the videoconferencing core of iChat. Our app was ported to Intel without the knowledge of the engineers on our team, a pretty impressive feat. I actually inserted a […]

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Facebook’s camera app was given the first Editor’s Choice award ever on the App Store when it was released last week. In addition, it was allowed to ship with an icon that looks startlingly similar to Apple’s own camera icon and displays on home screens with its name reading simply ‘Camera’. I haven’t seen any […]

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To me, this is what a preliminary WWDC conference schedule would look like if Apple were set to announce a new developer platform… Daring Fireball: Let’s Have Some Fun Reading Way Too Much Into the Preliminary Schedule for WWDC 2012

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If there’s a problem for Apple it’s that they’ve already invented the future. It’s a done deal. http://kickingbear.com/blog/archives/305

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China produces goods for markets all over the world, including for its own consumers, thanks to low costs, a large and educated workforce, and a flexible manufacturing system that responds rapidly to market demands. To imagine that we have willed this universe into being is simply solipsistic. It is also demeaning to the workers. We […]

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In thinking about our cash, we wanted to achieve several objectives: First, we want to maintain the flexibility to take advantage of investment opportunities that present themselves. Second, we want to provide some current income for our long-term shareholders. Third, we want to increase the attractiveness of Apple to a wider investor base. And finally, […]

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I think Ira Glass could have dug a little deeper into why he and his team made that fatal error and broadcast the segment even though they could not fully check it with the translator. They could have adopted as a working hypothesis that such an error was years in the making, not an isolated […]

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If you think this story is bigger than that story, something is wrong with your priorities. Mike Daisey: Reports of my Death have been Greatly Exaggerated. How does the saying go, “even an asshole has a point occasionally”?

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It turns out the Apple public relations staffers did talk to reporters — always off the record — about Mike Daisey, pointing out inaccuracies in his account and suggesting that it was extremely unlikely that one man could have seen as much as Daisey claimed he saw in one trip to China. Among the journalists […]

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The vast majority of workers in all industries work harder every day of the week than the vast majority of workers in the United States and other developed nations. That is a fact we must all confront, and which has been highlighted more in the last two years than the last two decades. It is […]