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Sun, Jun 28, 2015The Launch-Schedule Edition

iOS 8.4 Launching At 8 AM Pacific Tuesday, Beats 1 Goes Live At 9 AM, by Eric Silvka, MacRumors

Former Beats Music CEO and current Apple Music senior director Ian Rogers made a brief blog post yesterday summarizing some of his background in music leading up to this week's debut of Apple Music while also revealing Apple's launch schedule for iOS 8.4 and the new Beats 1 radio station.

This will be another busy Tuesday for Apple.

Quick question: has any of the non-U.S. Apple web sites changed the "Coming Soon" tag to a specific date for the launch of Apple Music yet?

Tell Me A Story

Technology And The Evolution Of Storytelling, by John Lasseter, Medium

What I was scared about was that people would be like, “Oh, it’s the first computer-animated feature film.”

We made sure Disney, and all around the world, didn’t sell it as “The First CG film.”

You sell it as a great motion picture, because that’s how we made it.


Apple iPhone App To Power Massive, Decades-Long Study On LGBT Health, by Ariana Eunjung Cha, Washington Post

Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco have launched an ambitious study of gay, bisexual and transgender men and women centered on that ubiquitous piece of technology many Americans carry on them at all times: the iPhone.

Called PRIDE for Population Research in Identity and Disparities for Equality, it aims to learn more about the attitudes, risk factors and outcomes for a diverse range of conditions and diseases, such as HIV/AIDS, cancer, obesity, and depression, for this group, by studying the tens of thousands of people, who, the scientists hope, will sign up.

Nekoze For Mac Uses An Adorable Cat To Improve Your Posture, by Alan Henry, LifeHacker

Odds are you could probably improve your posture a bit while you work, and Nekoze is a fun little app that will help you do it. Nekoze takes the form of a cat that keeps an eye on your posture while you sit at your desk. If you slouch too much, the cat will flash a warning on screen, telling you to sit up straight.

Pizza Pizza

🍍🐷 If all you have is a pizza, everything looks like a topping

— rstevens 3 dot pizza (@rstevens) June 28, 2015


Apple Honors Pride Week With Flag, T-Shirts, by Rene Ritchie, iMore

Taylor Swift May Have Triumphed, But Apple Will Still Call The Tune, by Charles Arthur, The Guardian

From a time when the labels held so much sway that they could decide the new formats music would take, from the LP to the CD, the industry has moved to an era when the companies that provide the output wield as much, or more, power than the labels.

Why We Encrypt, by Bruce Schneier

One, we should push companies to offer encryption to everyone, by default. And two, we should resist demands from governments to weaken encryption. Any weakening, even in the name of legitimate law enforcement, puts us all at risk. Even though criminals benefit from strong encryption, we're all much more secure when we all have strong encryption.

Parting Words

Yanked out the power cord on my iMac while repositioning it during a podcast. dooooooom

— Jason Snell (@jsnell) June 28, 2015

Thanks for reading.