The Skipped-Graduation Edition Sunday, June 19, 2016

Why This High School Girl Skipped Graduation To Attend Apple's Developer Conference, by Daniel Howley, Yahoo

“My brother, when he was little … had to go through a bone marrow transplant," explained Khan. “After the transplant his entire immune system was shutdown and because of that he had to take a lot of medications.

“And because of the fact that he had so many medications and he was so young, my mom didn’t really let him leave the house without having a list of medications that he had to take. So I feel like if he had this app growing up he would have felt a lot better about what he was putting in his body,” she said.

Not Supporting

Apple Won't Aid GOP Convention Over Trump, by Tony Romm, Politico

Apple has told Republican leaders it will not provide funding or other support for the party’s 2016 presidential convention, as it's done in the past, citing Donald Trump’s controversial comments about women, immigrants and minorities.

Unlike Facebook, Google and Microsoft, which have all said they will provide some support to the GOP event in Cleveland next month, Apple decided against donating technology or cash to the effort, according to two sources familiar with the iPhone maker’s plans.

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Our Full Transcript Of The Talk Show At WWDC 2016 With Phil Schiller And Craig Federighi, by Serenity Caldwell and Mikah Sargent, iMore

The day after the keynote, Daring Fireball's John Gruber took the stage at Mezzanine in San Francisco with not one, but two special guests from Apple: SVP Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller, and SVP Software Engineering Craig Federighi.

macOS Sierra Beta Lets Mac Users Rearrange Third-party Menu Bar Extras, by Jeff Benjamin, 9to5Mac

To move a menu bar extra, simply hold down the Command (⌘) button while dragging any icon (outside of Notification Center) that you wish to move.

Apple Doesn’t Understand Photography, by Boris Veldhuijzen Van Zanten, The Next Web

I don’t need a photo album to bore my friends with when they come over for dinner. I need to find a solution to clean up the chaos that’s my photo library.


The Elements Of Stickers, by Connie Chan, Andreessen Horowitz

Stickers aren’t just frivolous little punctuation marks to be inserted in text messages. They can be replacements for entire sentences, and help create a new medium for communicating and storytelling.

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I am a tad disappointed to find that there aren't any Apple stickers inside the box of a pair of brand new EarPods.


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