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Sat, Aug 29, 2015The Moving-On Edition

Yin And Yang, by Casey Liss

A year ago — hell, even a month or two ago — these emails would have really ruined my day, if not my whole week. Today? I’m writing this post, and then moving on with my day, saying extra thanks to all of those wonderful people in my life. That includes you, a reader of my site. At this point, I’ve become numb to these sorts of attacks.

I can be your mechnical-turk-email filter that not only removes spams, but also emails from assholes. Hire me.

Upcoming From Apple

Apple Is About To Lay Down Its TV Cards, by Matthew Panzarino, TechCrunch

A native SDK that takes advantage of the hardware fully will, for the first time ever, turn the Apple TV into a platform, a self-sustaining life form that Apple likely hopes will dominate competitors who have done only slightly better about adding third-party support.

Pentagon Teams Up With Apple, Boeing To Develop Wearable Tech, by David Alexander, Reuters

The group will work to advance the development and manufacture of so-called flexible hybrid electronics, which can be embedded with sensors and stretched, twisted and bent to fit aircraft or other platform where they will be used.

The End Of One-To-One

Apple To Retire One To One Apple Store Training Program Sept. 28th, by Mark Gurman, 9to5Mac

One to One launched in 2007 as a $99 per year subscription program where a Mac user could make appointments with a “Creative” at an Apple Store to learn more about using their Mac and creating content with either consumer or professional applications. Apple cites “fewer customers” signing up for One to One as the reason behind the service’s upcoming closure.

Why I Won't Be Sad To See One To One Go Away: It's A Money-Loser For Retail Stores, by Peter Cohen, iMore

Still Chased By Ghosts

Pac-Man 256 Retools Classic Fun For iOS, by Josh Centers, TidBITS

The basics of the Pac-Man formula are still there. You still eat dots, get chased by ghosts, and eat power pellets that let you turn the tables on the ghosts. But, of course, Hipster Whale has mixed things up.

Search Means Search

App Store Bitching, by Dr. Drang, And Now It's All This

In the seven years since the App Store was established, I have never tapped on the Search button without wanting to immediately type in a search term. And yet for seven years, the App Store has forced me to stare stupidly at my phone for a second as I wonder why there’s no keyboard for me to type on.

The Lawyers Are In Action

Tidal Faces $20M Lawsuit Over Drake’s Apple Music Deal, by Emily Smith, New York Post

Lawyers were called in because the event was being streamed live via Tidal — and Drake has an exclusive deal with Apple Music said to be worth up to $19 million. Sources say the tech giant threatened to sue for $20 million if Drake appeared, or if his music was streamed live, on Tidal.

Creating Worlds, Visiting The World

Typewriter, You're Fired! How Writers Learned To Love The Computer, by Joe Moran

Even by the standards of the bulbous grey contraption that was the 1980s computer, the Amstrad PCW 8256 was an unlovely thing. The poet Hugo Williams, deciding to stick with his old Adler typewriter, dismissed it as a “grisly gulag of beige plastic”. But while it failed to win over Williams, the Amstrad did manage to convert a vast army of his fellow authors. Its launch 30 years ago, in September 1985, was a significant moment in British literary culture – the tipping point when many writers, published and aspiring, made the trek to Dixons, where it was exclusively sold, and joined the computer age.

The Virtual Reality Of John Carmack, by David Marlett, D CEO

I pull Carmack back to virtual reality, and he adjusts without the slightest intermission of his upbeat tempo. “I think there is a moral aspect to [virtual reality technology], to take some slice of all of the experiences money can buy and replicate them digitally for everyone to experience,” he says. “I want to see a world where there are a billion people in VR who are experiencing that wealth multiplier. If it can do one percent of the experiences of life, and we multiply that times a billion, that is a huge thing.”

He drives his point home with the analogy of a private island, explaining that although in “reality” few can have their own island, everyone can experience having their own in “virtual reality.” He likes this point ... that VR can avail the experiences of the 1 percent to the 99 percent. The redistribution of wealth is certainly not in his libertarian mindset, but the open distribution of virtual experiences? This is important to him.

More Time Is Better Than More Money., by Kevin Kelly, Hi

Time is the one thing you can give yourself in abundance. It is often the one resource the young own. Ironically, if you exploit your gift of time as you travel, you’ll gain more than any billionaire can. Without exaggeration, you’ll earn experiences that no amount of money can buy. Seriously. Although it tries, money cannot buy what time delivers.

Parting Words

I'm one of the six billion people who didn't use Facebook on Monday. Welcome to the social.

— Merlin Mann (@hotdogsladies) August 28, 2015

Thanks for reading.