Browsing posts tagged: Geek Guide
(Podcast) Upgrade #233: Let’s Start a Rumor

A 16-inch MacBook Pro? A 6K Apple external display? Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has dropped the first detailed report of Apple’s 2019 hardware plans, and Myke and Jason take turns dissecting them and wildly speculating about possible features. Also we ponder what a services-themed Apple event might look like, which is a lovely discussion until someone […]


Jeremy Keith: Nine people came together at CERN for five days and made something amazing. I still can’t quite believe it. Coming into this, I thought it was hugely ambitious to try to not only recreate the experience of using the first ever web browser (called WorldWideWeb, later Nexus), but to also try to document […]

‘Wherein the Collector Puts His Passions on Display’

Martin McClellan, writing for The Seattle Review of Books back in 2016: But here is the heart of it: his collection is what allowed Mr. Jay his unique take on magic and entertaining. With such a library, Mr. Jay is able to fully articulate Nabokov’s rules for good readers, that one should have an imagination, […]

‘You Know, I Think I Probably Could’

Michael Chabon, remembering Ricky Jay: Though I knew him for seventeen years, I never had the chance to spend as much time with him as I would have liked. So I was, am, and always will be grateful that among those rare occasions was the day I accompanied him—traveled in his wake, would be more […]

An Apple IIe sat in my parents’ attic for years and it works

I never had one but what a lovely, funny little Twitter thread. ∞ Read this on The Loop ©

Jamf Now

My thanks to Jamf for sponsoring last week at Daring Fireball. Jamf Now is a simple, cloud-based solution designed to help anyone set up, manage, and protect Apple devices at work. Easily configure company email and Wi-Fi networks, distribute apps to your team, and protect sensitive data without locking down devices. Daring Fireball readers can […]

Analyzing Apple’s March 25 event (Tom’s Guide)

It looks as though Apple will hold a special event next month unlike any it’s held in recent memory, according to multiple reports. At the center of the stage won’t be new Mac, iPhone, or iPad hardware, but a new collection of subscription services. This rumored March 25 event has probably been inevitable for a […]

How do the insanely wealthy actually pay for something worth hundreds of millions of dollars?

As jealous as this article made me, it was actually quite interesting to find out how the filthy rich actually pay for their toys. ∞ Read this on The Loop ©

Apple Music users able to gift a month subscription to a friend

While I don’t use Apple Music, I still really like this idea. ∞ Read this on The Loop ©

Even years later, Twitter doesn’t delete your direct messages

Brings to mind the old cliche of “Don’t write down anything you don’t want your mother to read.” ∞ Read this on The Loop ©

Facing Opposition, Amazon Scraps New York Office Plans

Timothy Lee, Ars Technica: Amazon is canceling its controversial plan to build a new corporate campus in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens. The plan, which included almost $3 billion in subsidies and tax breaks, provoked a grassroots backlash. “The commitment to build a new headquarters requires positive, collaborative relationships with state and local […]

★ My 2018 Apple Report Card

At the end of January, Jason Snell published his annual Six Colors Apple Report Card for 2018. This year 55 voters (hand-selected by Snell) graded Apple in 11 areas. I was one of them, and thought it only fair to publish my grades and remarks here at Daring Fireball. Comments in [brackets] are additional commentary […]

Lee Clow Announces Retirement

TBWA Worldwide announced Clow’s retirement in a press release: “Think Different (Here’s to the Crazy Ones).” “Dogs Rule.” “Yo quiero Taco Bell.” “Keeps Going and Going.” “Impossible Is Nothing.” “That’s G.” Lee Clow, the visionary creative who touched the hearts of consumers and revitalized brands with iconic advertising campaigns, is retiring. The Global Director of […]

Apple removed five minerals suppliers in 2018 for failing to pass human rights audits

These may seem like dry reports but it signals to suppliers and the world that Apple is keeping an eye on the issue and doing something about it. ∞ Read this on The Loop ©

Lee Clow announces retirement and looks back

Clow isn’t a household name but his influence is felt throughout the advertising world. ∞ Read this on The Loop ©

Apple World Today Video Tip: How to close all open Safari tabs on iPhone

Are you frustrated with trying to close all of those open tabs in Safari? In this short Apple World Today video tip, we show you a little known trick on how to close all open Safari tabs on an iPhone with one quick tap. Be sure to subscribe to the Apple World Today YouTube channel […]

The official fast food French Fry power rankings

We don’t have the #1 here in Vancouver so I can’t judge but I do agree with the writer that the memory of MacDonald’s fries is often better than the actual fries. ∞ Read this on The Loop ©