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  • New Daring Fireball T-Shirts

    26 July 2014, 4:25 pm by: John Gruber

    Available only for the next week or so: Daring Fireball t-shirts, including two designs by the amazing Jon Contino. Last year was the first time these two prints were available, but this time we’re putting the baseball-themed one on the same athletic gray…
  • TopBrewer

    26 July 2014, 11:30 am by: John Gruber

    My thanks to TopBrewer for sponsoring this week’s DF RSS feed. Designed in Denmark, TopBrewer is a revolutionary coffee system that dispenses espresso, coffee, cappuccino, latte, sparkling water, cold and hot filtered water, and other drinks on demand with…
  • Continuity and Gratification

    25 July 2014, 4:06 pm by: John Gruber

    Mark Sigal on Apple’s Q3 results:…
  • Number Games

    25 July 2014, 4:02 pm by: John Gruber

    Jon Bell:…
  • Bezos Alarms Amazon Investors With Spending Pace as Loss Widens

    25 July 2014, 3:22 pm by: John Gruber

    Bloomberg:…
  • Another Xiaomi Shocker

    25 July 2014, 3:03 pm by: John Gruber

    Here’s a beautiful photograph of a young girl by Javi Inchusta Gonzalez, posted to Flickr. Note that it was taken with a Nikon D700 SLR, and that its licensing is set to “Copyright, All Rights Reserved”.…
  • Putting IBM MobileFirst in (Apple’s Enterprise) Context

    25 July 2014, 2:15 pm by: John Gruber

    Andrew Laurence, writing for TidBITS:…
  • The Secret of Minecraft

    25 July 2014, 2:09 pm by: John Gruber

    Robin Sloan:…
  • Executions Should Be by Firing Squad, Federal Appeals Court Judge Says

    24 July 2014, 4:34 pm by: John Gruber

    The LA Times:…
  • Josh Topolsky Leaving The Verge for Bloomberg

    24 July 2014, 11:23 am by: John Gruber

    A lot of musical chairs being played in tech journalism lately.  ★ 
  • ‘But Even the Home Screen Is Confusing’

    24 July 2014, 12:31 am by: John Gruber

    David Pierce, reviewing the Amazon Fire Phone for The Verge:…
  • Farhad Manjoo on Amazon’s Fire Phone

    23 July 2014, 11:57 pm by: John Gruber

    Farhad Manjoo:…
  • More Amazing Xiaomi/Apple Design Coincidences

    23 July 2014, 7:31 pm by: John Gruber

    Posit: Xiaomi (a.k.a. “Mi”) poses a serious threat to Samsung because:…
  • [Sponsor] TopBrewer

    23 July 2014, 12:22 pm by: Daring Fireball Department of Commerce

    Tap into perfection with Denmark’s newest product sensation, TopBrewer. The revolutionary TopBrewer coffee system dispenses espresso, coffee, cappuccino, latte, sparkling water, cold and hot filtered water, and other drinks on demand with just a tap on your…
  • Apple Q3 2014 Results

    23 July 2014, 12:22 pm by: John Gruber

    The most interesting numbers to me: iPad sales were down about 9 percent year-over-year, but Mac sales were up about 18 percent.  ★ 
  • OS X Yosemite Public Beta Arrives Thursday

    23 July 2014, 12:17 pm by: John Gruber

    Jason Snell:…
  • Making It Easy

    23 July 2014, 11:23 am by: John Gruber

    Remember that phone call last week, where Veronica Belmont and Ryan Block simply could not get a Comcast “Retention professional” to cancel their account? Consumerist obtained an internal memo from Comcast COO Dave Watson, which reads in part (emphasis…
  • The History of Autocorrect

    23 July 2014, 7:42 am by: John Gruber

    Gideon Lewis-Kraus, writing for Wired Gadget Lab:…
  • Mi 3 Product Page Rips Off Aperture Icon

    23 July 2014, 2:25 am by: John Gruber

    Scroll down on the Mi 3 “features” page and you’ll see this image, named “detail-camera.jpg”. (Cached version, for when Mi pulls the original.) Take a good look at the camera in that image, then look at the app icon for the current version of…
  • Digital Tattoo for Moto X

    23 July 2014, 12:26 am by: John Gruber

    Is this a joke? This is a joke, right? Hello? What.  ★ 
  • Microsoft Misses on Earnings Due to Nokia

    22 July 2014, 5:01 pm by: John Gruber

    I don’t think anyone should be surprised by this — if the Nokia acquisition is going to work out well, it’s going to take a while. Still looking like a very big “if”, though.  ★ 
  • Mi Too

    22 July 2014, 3:35 pm by: John Gruber

    Vlad Savov, The Verge:…
  • Speaking of Beautiful Dented and Scratched Machines

    22 July 2014, 2:53 pm by: John Gruber

    Everyone is calling this “the new X-Wing”, but I’m not sure the wings open into an X. Looks cool though, and it’s great to see them going back to practical special effects.…
  • Matthew Panzarino on the ‘Stickers’ Ad

    22 July 2014, 2:52 pm by: John Gruber

    Matthew Panzarino:…
  • Scrollbar History

    22 July 2014, 1:53 pm by: John Gruber

    Speaking of the old six-color Apple logo, some interesting UI design history from Jack Wellborn at Worms and Viruses:…
  • New MacBook Air Commercial: ‘Stickers’

    22 July 2014, 1:32 pm by: John Gruber

    Fun commercial, but the thing that really grabbed my attention is that this is the first time in recent memory — a decade? maybe longer? — that Apple has used their classic six-color logo, even if only briefly. Nice to see it.…
  • ‘Count to Ten When a Plane Goes Down’

    21 July 2014, 8:37 pm by: John Gruber

    John C. Beck: Just a little under 31 years ago, I played a key role in a conspiracy theory that grew up around a passenger plane downed by a Russian missile. Trust me, I did not mean to be involved.  Great story.  ★ 
  • Podcast Players: The New UI Design Playground

    21 July 2014, 4:46 pm by: John Gruber

    Nice post from Supertop, the duo behind the excellent Castro:…
  • Mocast 1.0

    21 July 2014, 4:22 pm by: John Gruber

    New $2.99 iPhone podcast player by Frank Krueger. By bizarre coincidence, it launched the same day as Overcast, so it might have gotten lost in the Overcast shuffle. It’s a different take. Krueger writes:…
  • George Orwell: ‘Politics and the English Language’

    21 July 2014, 4:01 pm by: John Gruber

    One more follow-up regarding the connection between clear thinking and clear writing: Orwell’s famous essay, Politics and the English Language:…

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