John Borthwick's Top Stories

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  1. Apple Watch: Initial Thoughts and Observations
    Apple Watch: Initial Thoughts and Observations Tuesday, 16 September 2014 Consider Vertu, the company that sells $6,000 Android phones (and which, back in the day, sold $6,000 Symbian phones). Back in January 2012, I wrote a short entry saying that...
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  2. At Google, Larry Page’s Dreams Keep Getting Bigger
    A little over a year ago, Google CEO Larry Page convened his direct reports, the company’s dozen or so senior vice presidents, for a project that would take up two days a week for a couple of months. About 100 other employees below the SVP rank also...
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  3. Using The iPhone 6 And 6 Plus On A Real Disneyland Trip
    Last week I decided to test the most secretive, hotly anticipated smartphones on earth in a place where there was no danger of them being recognized or damaged or both: Disneyland. Both my wife and I are Disneyphiles of sorts, and visit a dozen...
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  4. Daring Fireball: The iPhones 6
    The iPhones 6 Wednesday, 17 September 2014 The Big Picture A few days into testing the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, I accidentally left my personal iPhone 5S on a desk next to the iPhone 6 Plus. While my back was turned, the Plus tried to eat my 5S. It’s...
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  5. Apple will no longer unlock most iPhones, iPads for police, even with search warrants
    Apple said Wednesday night that it is making it impossible for the company to turn over data from most iPhones or iPads to police — even when they have a search warrant — taking a hard new line as tech companies attempt to blunt allegations that they...
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  6. Stephen Fry's iPhone 6 verdict: the most exquisite mobile ever made
    Since January 1984, when I bought my first Apple Macintosh, through the dark late 1980s and mid-90s, when the company had just 3% of the personal computer market, I have developed the thickest of skins when it comes to Apple-haters. I could fill...
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  7. Class of 2014 - MacArthur Foundation
    Documentary Filmmaker illuminating the social, psychological, and emotional dimensions of controversial subjects, such as state-sponsored violence, in works that challenge the modern aesthetic of contemporary documentary cinema in both intimacy of...
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  8. Overcast is now accidentally an iPad app, too
    September 17, 2014 • ∞http://www.marco.org/2014/09/17/overcast-accidentally-universal I shipped Overcast 1.0.4 using this great trick to replace the various-sized launch images (Default.png) with a storyboard. This lets Overcast show an accurate...
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  9. NewsCorp: Google is a 'platform for piracy'
    17 September 2014 Last updated at 17:05 ET NewsCorp: Google is a 'platform for piracy' Google's management is accused of losing their "shining vision" The chief executive of NewsCorp has written to the European Commission...
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  10. iOS 8, Text-to-Speech, Premium, and Profiles
    We just launched Instapaper 6 for iOS and Instapaper 4 for Android. It’s a huge update several months in the making, and we’re extremely proud of the result. iOS 8 - Save to Instapaper from any app As of today, you can easily save to Instapaper...
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