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Wed, Oct 21, 2015The Not-Designing-On-Trend Edition

Apple's Jony Ive And Vogue's Anna Wintour: Machines Can Build Beautiful Things, Christina Warren, Mashable

Ive said that the biggest challenge when designing the Apple Watch wasn't designing on trend, but that Apple "couldn't make a very broad range of products."

"What we designed was a system not a singular product," Ive told me. It's also why it was so important for the Apple Watch strap to be easily changeable. "I think we found that by being able to change the strap, not just change the color but the design — and the designs change profoundly — that we could start to introduce a new look in combination with different watch faces and user interfaces."

Where It All Came From: Steve Jobs And Japanese Aesthetics, by Matcha Tea

Steve Jobs visited Kyoto regularly, one of the central homes to both Japanese buddhism and tea culture, and he had a great love of Japanese art and cuisine. He enjoyed matcha during the tea ceremony and practiced buddhism, and his Apple products have shown design ideas which draw a great deal on Japanese expectations.


Using Content Reminders In iOS 9, by Josh Centers, TidBITS

Though easy to miss, Siri’s content reminders are one of the best things about iOS 9. You may not use them every day, but they can help you focus on what you’re doing, rather than what you have to do later.

CBS, NBC Round Out 'Big Four' Networks On Apple TV, Exclusive M2M Channel Also Debuts, by Neil Hughes, AppleInsider

The three new channel options arrive just days before the fourth-generation Apple TV, with a dedicated App Store, will be available to order.

Tableau Launches Free iPad Dataviz App, by Sharon Machlis, Computerworld

The new app, called Vizable, can handle data in formats such as CSV and Excel, and resulting visualizaitons can be shared via email, IM and social media. Interactive exploration includes things like adding columns, filtering, and rearranging.

What's Android Wear Really Like On iPhone?, by Britta O'Boyle, Pocket-Lint

The features are limited in comparison to what Android Wear offers Android users and what Apple Watch offers Apple users, but there are plenty of designs to choose from and iPhone users will get the basics from an Android Wear smartwatch.

FourChords Makes Learning Songs On Guitar Quick And Easy, by Jeff Byrnes, AppAdvice

Tweeting Multiple Pictures From iOS’ Photos App With Linky, by Federico Viticci, MacStories


Apple And Dropbox Say They’re Against A Key Cybersecurity Bill, Days Before A Crucial Vote, by Brian Fung, Washington Post

"We don't support the current CISA proposal," Apple said in a statement. "The trust of our customers means everything to us and we don't believe security should come at the expense of their privacy."

Apple Tells Judge It Can’t Unlock New iPhones, by Joe Palazzolo, Wall Street Journal

In a brief filed late Monday, the company said “in most cases now and in the future” it will be unable to assist the government in unlocking a password-protected iPhone. The brief was filed at the invitation of U.S. Magistrate Judge James Orenstein, who is considering a request from the Justice Department that he order Apple to help government investigators access a seized iPhone.

Tim Cook And The NSA Chief Almost Shared A Stage Last Night, by Marcus Wholsen, Wired

And in a way, Tim Cook, who took the stage after Rogers, agreed. The difference is that in Cook’s world, he serves the user. And when you’re serving the user, you don’t wait around for frameworks to be formulated, at least not the bureaucratic kind.

Despite objections from law enforcement, Apple a year agomade strong crypto the default for personal information stored on iPhones. And for that last night, he made no apology. Cook argued vehemently that he considered the choice between privacy and security a false dichotomy. “I think that’s a copout,” he told the Journal‘s editor-in-chief, Gerry Baker.[ ]

As U.S. Tech Companies Scramble, Group Sees Opportunity In Safe Harbor Decision, by Mark Scott, New York Times

A new safe harbor agreement between Europe and the United States could help ease some of that uncertainty, but negotiators have been unable to reach a new deal for two years.

And in a sign of increased tension, European privacy regulators say theywill start to enforce tougher oversight of data transfers, including issuing fines and banning overseas data transfers, by the end of January if a new agreement is not reached.

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