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Thu, Sep 10, 2015The Peek-And-Pop Edition

Brief Thoughts And Observations Regarding Today’s ‘Hey Siri’ Apple Event, by John Gruber, Daring Fireball

The taptic feedback feels great. Apple calls the two levels “peek” and “pop”. They definitely feel different. Peek is like the half-press on a camera shutter to auto-focus, and pop is the full-press to take a picture. Pop feels stronger. And, for 3D touch UI elements that only have one level, you feel the pop right away, giving you haptic feedback that you need not try pressing harder, because you’re already all the way in. The taptic engine also serves as the vibrator for notifications, and I suspect that’s going to be a big improvement over the rinky-dink vibrator in every iPhone since the iPhone 4.

Developing For Apple TV: First Thoughts, by Erica Sadun

Get ready to master iCloud. There is no persistent local storage for apps on Apple TV. This means that every app developed for the new Apple TV must be able to store data in iCloud and retrieve it in a way that provides a great customer experience. Plan your app’s full lifetime from launch, to pause, to resume, to shut-down.

Apple Implemented Our Concept Of ‘Live Photos’ And Did A Much Better Job., by Kristof Houben, Medium

You must be wondering how it feels to see a concept you worked so very hard on end up as a native feature in an Apple product. Honestly, it doesn’t feel that bad, besides from not being a part of the actual implementation, we really feel that capturing a memory like this feels very natural and that’s what matters most.


Eight Years After The First iPhone, Apple Keeps Going Its Own Way, by Farhad Manjoo, New York Times

What’s driving the iPhone’s escape from the trap of commodity hardware is that it is more than a hardware device. Instead, an iPhone is a tightly integrated mix of hardware, great software, and several pretty good services rolled into a single gadget.

Popular Drawing Application Paper By FiftyThree Now Available On iPhone, by Chance Miller, 9to5Mac

Paper for iPhone includes nearly all of the features that users have come to appreciate from the iPad version. Images, text notes, lists, and sketches are all combined into the same space, which means you can quickly capture any idea that may come into your mind. There are a variety of photo features in the app, as well, including the ability to take, annotate, and spotlight images.


Apple Increases AppleCare+ Prices And Service Fees For iPhone 6s And 6s Plus, by Husain Sumra, MacRumors

How The Apple Watch Saved Garry Barker's Life by Jeff Glorfeld, Sydney Morning Herald

Aware now that something wasn't right, he tapped the watch and swiped to bring up the Heart Rate Glance app. It showed 50 beats a minute. He tapped it again – 150 beats a minute! Not good. He opened Cardio, the heart rate app on his iPhone, and got the same result. Then to the Health app on the iPhone, where the health and fitness data from the watch is displayed on a dashboard. It showed irregularity, with spiking of between 120 and 150 beats a minute.

Why High-End Game Consoles Have Little To Fear From The New Apple TV, by Kyle Orland, Ars Technica

The Washington Post Has Begun Blocking The Ad Blockers, by Matthew Zeitlin, BuzzFeed

Disingenuous Movie Reviews, by Paul Kafasis

Here’s Why Parents Are Angry At Nest, by John Patrick Pullen, Time

Great Day

It was a great day- thanks @OneRepublic, our employees & our many customers around the world who watched.

— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) September 10, 2015

Thanks for reading.