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Sat, Jun 27, 2015The Love-Wins Edition


— Kaleigh Rogers (@KaleighRogers) June 26, 2015

There will be cool photos of the White House w rainbow colors tonight but hard to top this one by Chuck Kennedy.

— petesouza (@petesouza) June 27, 2015

Disney World tonight #LoveWins

— Angelica Roxas (@angroxas) June 27, 2015


Zane Lowe, The D.J. Scratching Out Beats 1 For Apple, by Ben Sisario, New York Times

As Mr. Lowe sees it, radio’s nature as an audio feed in constant flux fits the always-on mentality of the social-media era. He wants Beats 1 to be a reflection of the rapidly changing world of pop, in which songs that have just been released can be rushed on the air with the same speed at which a hot new track shoots through Twitter.


“Part of the last three months has been desperately trying to come up with a new word that’s not radio,” Mr. Lowe said. “We couldn’t do it.”


AppleCare+ For iPhone, iPad, iPod And Apple Watch Now Covers Batteries That Retain Less Than 80% Of Original Capacity, by Joe Rossignol, MacRumors

Apple has updated the terms of its AppleCare+ Protection Plan for iPhone, iPad, iPod and Apple Watch to cover batteries that retain less than 80% of their original capacity within the extended warranty period, whereas it previously covered batteries that retained less than 50% of their original capacity.

What's New In iTunes U 3.0, by Fraser Speirs

When you look at it as a whole, though, iTunes U is clearly the most complete native mobile learning platform there is right now. Showbie has done stellar work for years on the document submission aspect of the problem. Google Classroom, too, has attacked the hill from that side.

iTunes U started with the courses, the materials and the learning content. Now it adds the assignment submission and grading components too. When you take that all together, nothing else comes close as a complete solution for delivering a course on iOS.

Here's A First Taste Of Apple HomeKit In Action, by Samantha Murphy Kelly, Mashable

Disney’s New iOS Keyboard Puts GIFs Of Your Favorite Characters And Scenes Right At Your Fingertips, by Dan Desilva, 9to5Mac

Just as its name suggests, the Disney Gif app puts hundreds of GIFs right inside your iOS keyboard. Choose characters and scenes from films including Star Wars, Lion King, Aladdin, Toy Story and Frozen. Disney also included support for Inside Out, which is a no-brainer decision since its main characters — each representing a feeling — work perfectly as GIFs.

The Future Of UI Design? Old-School Text Messages, by Kyle Vanhemert, Wired

WeChat and Magic are distant relatives. Both put conversation ahead of apps as the primary means of getting stuff done.

Breast Cancer App Puts Patient First, by Carol Sanders, The Carillon

Patients hit with the news they have breast cancer don't have to wade online through overwhelming amounts of information -- some of it questionable -- to see what they're facing, she said. "What a nice way to be able to do this without them freaking out."

The iPad app is designed to help guide Mayo Clinic patients through the breast cancer diagnosis and treatment options and includes pictures and names of the health-care providers they may deal with along the way.


Apple’s Focus On Power Consumption, by Srikanth Thunga, Medium

Apple has been extremely focussed on using as little power as possible. It goes to the level of the programming language allowed for developers to use to write apps for mac or ios. That is the amount of alignment within apple for design based thinking. Power consumption is an extremely important variable.

What Every Programmer Absolutely, Positively Needs To Know About Encodings And Character Sets To Work With Text, by Kunststube

Flying Colors

Yay, all unit tests passing!

— Dave Hulbert (@dave1010) June 24, 2015


Tim Cook On Gay Marriage Ruling: ‘A Victory For Equality’, by Benjamin Snyder, Time

Why Apple, Snapchat And Twitter Are Betting On Human Editors, But Facebook And Google Aren't, by Mathew Ingram, Fortune

So if Apple and Twitter and Snapchat and LinkedIn see the value of having human editors selecting news or curating content of various kinds, why wouldn’t Facebook and Google do the same? Because each of the latter two companies are involved in content that’s on a completely different scale than Apple or Twitter—and human beings don’t scale very well.

Apple’s New Top Lobbyist Has Bizarre History Of Sock Puppeting, by Ken Kurson, New York Observer

Foodies Go Camping

Freeze-Dried Camp Food Goes Gourmet, by Matthew Kronsberg, Wall Street Journal

Now that food manufacturers have mastered the Holy Grail of lightness and shelf stability (Mountain House, a leading brand of freeze-dried meals, just introduced a 12-year guarantee for its pouched provisions), the big question remains one of taste. “If you can eat this and like it in the comfort of your home,” said Ms. Scism, “you’ll really like it in the woods. That’s the test.” Below, a few packable meals-for-two that we believe meet that mark.

Parting Words

Love is love.

— Heather Champ (@hchamp) June 26, 2015

Thanks for reading.