The South-Park-Walks-Into-My-Office Edition Monday, January 16, 2017

Jimmy Iovine Addresses Apple Music Expansion Reports, by Kate Stanhope, The Hollywood Reporter

"At Apple Music, what we're trying to create is an entire cultural, pop cultural experience and that happens to include audio and video," he told reporters Saturday at the Television Critics Association winter press tour.

"If South Park walks into my office, I am not going to say you're not musicians, you know?" Iovine continued when pressed about the report. "We're going to do whatever hits popular culture smack on the nose. We're going to try."

The iPhone Unsung Sine Qua Non, by Jean-Louis Gassée, Monday Note

In retrospect, the ascendency of Smartphone 2.0 and the way it has shaped our culture seems obvious and natural. But the celebration and contemplation overlooks a crucial Sine Qua Non, a necessary (but not sufficient) condition: Unlocking the carriers’ grip on handset specifications, marketing, and content distribution.


Hands On With Airmail 1.5, Managing Apple Mail, Gmail, And Exchange On iOS, by Mike Wuerthele, AppleInsider

So for instance, say that email has come in from this important new client. Once you've set it all up, a single swipe or tap from you will chuck that message into your To Do app as a new task, it will archive your boss's email and send an automated reply to it too. Plus it will mark that client as a VIP.

This does make powering through your emails much quicker than usual. Or, it does when your emails are the sort that need quick actions and quick replies. If things need more thought and merit a longer reply from you, you're still better off doing so on your Mac. There is an Airmail for Mac, though, so you could stick to the same software on both, if you were so inclined.


Performance Reviews Are Making Us Cry. We Might Not Like The Cure, by Rebecca Greenfield, Bloomberg

For some workers, the annual meeting with their manager is an emotionally scarring exercise in humiliation that can push them to tears—or even quitting, a new survey from Adobe finds. In a sample of 1,500 office workers, 22 percent admitted to having cried after a review. Nearly as many said they'd quit.

More men said they'd cried than women. More men said they had quit, too.

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The iTunes name is confusing. It started off as a jukebox software, and then music store, and then all sorts of non-tunes features and content.

Let's hope Apple Music doesn't suffer the same fate.


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