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Tonight’s comic refuses to install a separate messenger app.

Brilliant stuff from Rich Stevens. I quit Facebook in April, 2013 and i haven’t missed that since. 

INSPECTING OS X YOSEMITE’S ICONS (via Inspecting Yosemite’s Icons)

This is a really good critique. This was a fun read.

TIME have done a really good job with this one. Great stuff! 

Tumblr’s David Karp on Why He Doesn’t Regret the Yahoo! Sale & Empowering Creators-WIRED BizCon (by WIRED)

“If Apple were turned over to an ace team of pundits, analysts & journalists to run, it would be bankrupt by the spring of next year.”

Harry McCracken. 

So true. If they knew how to run a company then they would be doing it. 

See Also: Apple journalism as entertainment

Big day today for everyone who likes Apple. I’m super psyched ahead of today’s WWDC 2014 Keynote.

If your day is not dictated by Pacific daylight time (PDT) then this handy little chart will show you the exact time the keynote is scheduled to start in your timezone.

Apple will live-stream the keynote and you can watch it here

“I believe that if Apple stuck by the What Would Steve Do playbook, it would truly be doomed—by looking backward and second-guessing key decisions based on strategies that are increasingly out of date. Steve Jobs famously changed his mind all the time, but his posthumous wisdom doesn’t have that capability. Instead, Apple executives are making interesting and risky decisions—just as Steve Jobs once did.”

Jason Snell 

Quote excerpted from A tale of two Apples: Apple follows Steve’s lead by not following it.

A really smart take on the present day Apple in light of Beats acquisition.

A big thank you to @Applespotlight.

This means a lot me. Mr. Rob is very kind. If you want to keep up with the most essential Apple news of the day then follow @Applespotlight on Twitter. He will save you the trouble of sorting through tons of garbage and click-bait to find the stuff that is worth reading. 

The thing i like about this twitter is it is purely a labour of love at this point. The account has accrued 86k+ followers organically over the years through sheer and persistent excellence without resorting to buzzwordy tactics like growth-hacking.  

Humans are step closer to true Quantum Computing but this research can improve current technologies like Encryption and optical fibers as well.

T.C. Sottek gives a chilling account of what the world without Net Neutrality, in other words, the world of Net discrimination may look like.

Once upon a time, knowing how to use a computer was virtually synonymous with knowing how to program one. And the thing that made it possible was a programming language called BASIC. Invented by John G. Kemeny and Thomas E. Kurtz of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, BASIC was first successfully used to run programs on the school’s General Electric computer system 50 years ago this week–at 4 a.m. on May 1, 1964, to be precise.

Fascinating read. 

(via The European Space Agency photo project - FT.com)

For almost two years, the Portuguese photographer Edgar Martins was allowed behind the scenes at the European Space Agency and its partner organisations around the world, from Russia to Spain to French Guiana. His exploration introduced him to everything from space simulators and testing machines to a living room designed for Mars. Many of the ideas he saw being developed at the frontiers of space science will eventually trickle down to the rest of us. Photographs from Martins’ project will be exhibited in London later this month, and a new book of his work will be published in May.

I like people who are at the intersection of liberal arts and technology. 

This info-graph highlights the difficulty in locating and finding the black box of the flight MH370.

Drawing on interviews with more than fifty former Apple execs and insiders, this deeply revealing oral history shows how design evolved at Apple, the most creative enterprise of our time.

The full text of Design Crazy: A Oral history of Apple design is now available online for free thanks to Digg for a limited time.