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YouTube lets stand big $999 Apple Pro Stand groans (video)

One week later, a WWDC clip that ran afoul of copyright claims is back up.   From ExtremeTech: "Apple Attempted to Censor Critical Coverage of Its $1,000 Monitor Stand": ...
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VentureBeat: Apple’s rich execs have lost Steve Jobs’ common touch

From Jeremy Horowitz’ “Apple’s $999 Pro Stand is just the latest sign of its identity crisis” posted Friday: The complex reality is that Apple has been selling a mix ...
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Why oh why did Apple kill MagSafe? (followup)

The most user-hostile act of the Tim Cook/Jony Ive era.   From The Verge, the day the first MacBooks without MagSafe power adaptors went on sale: MagSafe was one ...
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Apple on a tear, despite fear of DOJ and FTC

Amazon, Facebook and Google not so much.   See also: Bill Barr is going to investigate Apple for what, exactly? ...
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Notre Dame, restored in Apple Store glass

From “Apple Store architect wants to use only glass to rebuild Notre-Dame’s roof and spire” posted Thursday on Dezeen.com. Eight Inc, the studio that developed the Apple Store concept, ...
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Stirrings of life at Apple’s Project Titan

From The Information: “Apple Looks to Acquire Struggling Self-Driving Car Startup Drive.ai” ($): Apple is in the process of acquiring a well-known but struggling self-driving shuttle firm, Drive.ai, for ...
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Rip. Mix. Burn. Dead?

The era of ripping songs from CDs is over. Or is it?   A guy walking his dog told me this morning that the deprecation of iTunes meant that ...
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It wasn’t Apple that gave Ivanka Trump the Internet Freedom Award

Yet somehow Apple gets slimed with the same goo as the guys who did.   From “Tech Giants Amass a Lobbying Army for an Epic Washington Battle” on the ...
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Developers sue Apple along lines Ben Thompson drew

From Thompson’s “The First Post-iPhone Keynote, More on Antitrust and Tech, Developers Sue Apple,” a note mailed Wednesday to Stratechery subscribers ($):   Normally I wouldn’t write about a ...
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Canaccord Genuity lowers Apple target whopping $43

Analyst T. Michael Walkley’s cut is deepest I’ve seen.   TheFly has the poop: Canaccord analyst T. Michael Walkley lowered his price target for Apple to $202 from $245 ...
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Why exactly is Bill Barr investigating Apple?

The U.S. Attorney General must have his reasons.   From Reuters: Exclusive: U.S. Justice Department considering Apple probe The U.S. Justice Department has jurisdiction for a potential probe of ...
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Why the random-stranger-powered Find My app isn’t creepy

Because you can trust Apple, says Ben Bajarin.   From a note to Think Tank subscribers ($) posted Tuesday: It went largely under the radar, but Apple’s Find My ...
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Tim Cook ducks chance to diss Facebook and Google on CBS News (video)

“Sign in with Apple” offers a safe alternative to the data tracking giants, but Cook was too polite to go for the kill.   From an interview with Norah ...
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The new Mac Pro, up close

There’s nothing like a shiny new piece of Apple hardware to get the juices flowing.   “Holy shit,” said developer Marco Arment (Tumblr, Instapaper, Overcast). More than once. Augmented ...
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Live from Apple’s WWDC19

Real-time analysis, as fast as I can type it.   All times Pacific. 5:25 BTIG’s Walter Piecyk sent a pre-WWDC note to clients Sunday evening reminding investors that Apple’s ...
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