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Mon, Aug 3, 2015The Who-Needs-Whom Edition

What The Ad Blocker Debate Reveals, by Jean-Louis Gassée, Monday Note

Publishers who rise to condemn new (and still unproven) ad-blocking features on iOS and OS X ought to ask themselves one question: Who needs whom the most?

Apple’s move answers the question. No need to think it’s building ad-blocking technology to monopolize the field to the benefit of its iAd platform whose revenue can’t “move the needle” for a company where revenue and profits mostly come from hardware (see the last 10-Q report page 25). Apple’s “ulterior” motive is making everyday use of its products more pleasant, resulting in more sales: the usual ecosystem play.


How To Avoid Data Overage Charges When Traveling To Canada, by Adam C. Engst, TidBITS

Move To Apple Music 1.1.6 Review: Transfer Your Spotify And Rdio Playlists To Apple Music, by Kirk McElhearn, Macworld

If you’ve got a music collection on Spotify or Rdio, it’s a no-brainer to spend $5 and have much or most of it imported into Apple Music; it’ll save you a lot of time. You just need to be patient.

Apps To Complement Summer Fun, by Jinny Gudmundsen, USA Today

Do your summer plans with your kids include going to the zoo or hightailing it off to a marine wildlife park or aquarium? Have you and your kids been snapping lots of photos? And are your kids busy building forts and creating things to play with? If you answered "Yes" to any of these questions, here are some apps that can enhance your kids' already memorable summer.

Tinderbox 6.3.1, by Agen G. N. Schmitz, TidBITS

Or So I Heard

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— Matt Adereth (@adereth) August 1, 2015


The New York Times Built A Robot To Help Make Article Tagging Easier, by Justin Ellis, Nieman Lab

Parting Words

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— Holly Green (@winnersusedrugs) August 2, 2015

Thanks for reading.