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Sun, Aug 23, 2015The Turn-Coat-In-Future Edition

Don’t Be Apple, by Jon Evans, TechCrunch

Apple may be more benevolent than Amazon, Facebook, Google, or Microsoft — but it is also more dictatorial than any of those. Benevolent dictators are wonderful until suddenly they aren’t.

‘It May Seem Silly’, by John Gruber, Daring Fireball

This advice is madness. Evans is recommending against using a platform that is secure and private today, from a company with a consistent decades-long track record in this regard, because in the future they might turn coat and become an accomplice of government mass surveillance, even though, if that came to pass, we could and would all just abandon the use of Apple products.


Apple Watch Banned From HSC Exams And Schools, by Alexandra Smith, Sydney Morning Herald

Students in NSW will be banned from wearing smart watches in their HSC exams this year as schools and exam boards battle to keep up with new ways to cheat. The NSW Board of Studies has this week emailed all Year 12 students with a list of items prohibited from this year's exam rooms. At the top of the list are Apple Watches, followed by iPhones , iPads and correction fluid.

Review: iHome iSP5 SmartPlug Featuring Apple HomeKit Support, by Brent Dirks, AppAdvice


Adobe Drops Fonts, Leaves Users Stranded, by David Blatner and Anne-Marie Concepcion, InDesignSecrets

We have been Creative Cloud supporters since the beginning, but this is an alarming decision that shows either a lack of understanding or concern for the impact it has on both loyal customers and new folks just getting started with InDesign.

Ways To Think About Cars, by Benedict Evans

Cars are going to change a lot in the next few decades. Electricity on one hand and software on the other change what a car is, how it gets made and who might own one. They might also change the key players. As is often the case when an industry is going to be turned upside-down, there are actually a number of separate things happening, which feed into each other and accelerate the pace of change.

Parting Words


— Saladin Ahmed (@saladinahmed) August 23, 2015

Thanks for reading.