Apple and Amazon may have consolidated their power but the deal between them hurts the smaller vendors that benefited from selling Apple gadgets via Amazon’s Marketplace, they’re going to be the main losers here.
Astropad’s Luna Display dongle lets you turn an iPad into a second display and graphics tablet for your Mac. And if you’re a Mac mini fan, this adapter lets you use your tablet as the main display for the Mac mini, no need to purchase an external monitor.
Twitter’s boss is trolling us again with an Edit button for tweets, saying his company has been thinking about such a feature and how to implement it properly without confusing users or taking anything away from the public record.
SmugSmug is cool with some users leaving Flickr after it’s downgraded free accounts to 1,000 uploads, down from unlimited. The CEO believes their new focus on photographers and people who care about photography will pay off.
Chuq Von Rospach has a great piece about how Apple could have avoided much of the controversy following last week’s Mac event. It’s a great read, but the one line I will remember is that one: We demand Apple innovate, but we insist they don’t change anything. This truly resonated with me because it’s a feeling I’ve had for a long time but never was able to express in a clear and simple manner. Chuq did in in just eleven words.
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal about his new role as a Broadway producer, Scott Forstall had few but nice things to say about Apple: Asked about the split, Mr. Forstall said he was “so proud of the thousands of people I worked with [at Apple] and with whom I remain friends. I am delighted that they continue to turn out great and beloved products.” The whole interview is an interesting read, along as you care about either Scott Forstall or musicals in general.
In his secret history of the Apple Watch story, David Pierce concludes that the device might be able to help us reclaim small moments of our lives, something I’ve tried to explain several times in my posts about the best Apple Watch features Apple hasn’t told you about, and a day in the life of an Apple Watch user.