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  • Chasing the Aurora

    29m By Jim Dalrymple
    In February 2015, I traveled far north to Norway to hunt down and photograph the Northern Lights, one of the most mesmerizing natural phenomena of this planet.The Northern Lights are amazing.∞ Read this on The Loop
  • Why China loves Apple best

    37m By Jim Dalrymple
    Apple received the highest score for loyalty of any brand cited across all categories. What explains Apple’s unrivaled loyalty in China? Yes, the products are attractive. Yes, the price point is high enough that the iPhone is a status symbol that is more…
  • AltConf call for speakers

    41m By Jim Dalrymple
    AltConf is a free, community-driven and supported event, held in downtown San Francisco alongside Apple's WWDC. We're currently planning the 2015 conference, and we've got some very exciting plans in the works that we're hoping that we can announce very…
  • The education of Alex Rodriguez

    3h By Shawn King
    People hate him. Boy, wow, do they hate him. At first they loved him, and then they were confused by him, and then they were irritated by him, and now they straight-up loathe.I'm definitely in the "loathe" camp. I've loathed him since way back in his days in…
  • Winning photo from Yukon hair freezing contest goes global

    1:07pm By Shawn King
    CBC:The contest is held in association with the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous festival, but Takhini Hot Pools owner Andrew Umbrich says he runs the contest the entire month of February to account for unpredictable temperatures.He says -20C works for hair…
  • Mix your Apple Watch

    12:56pm By Shawn King
    This is a cleverly designed site that allows you to mix and match various Apple Watch bodies with different straps. Fun few minutes diversion. What's your favourite look?∞ Read this on The Loop
  • HBO Now needs to be rock solid

    9:35am By Dave Mark
    HBO is taking on a new responsibility with HBO Now, that of a service provider.∞ Read this on The Loop
  • iOS 8 adoption up to 75%

    8:23am By Dave Mark
    The latest pie chart shows iOS 8 adoption at 75%, with iOS 7 at 22%.∞ Read this on The Loop
  • Instant logo design

    8:08am By Dave Mark
    Withoomph takes a business name and a set of keywords and gens up a set of logos for your consideration.∞ Read this on The Loop
  • Some incredibly useful option-key Mac tips

    7:53am By Dave Mark
    A nice little treasure trove of Mac tips, all of them making use of the option key. As always, you may know most of these, but take a look, there might be a gem in here that's new to you.∞ Read this on The Loop
  • HBO in talks with Apple to roll HBO Now out on Apple TV

    7:31am By Dave Mark
    HBO wants Apple as a launch partner.∞ Read this on The Loop
  • Apple asks for injunction against Samsung

    Wed 6:35pm By Jim Dalrymple
    Samsung lawyer Kathleen Sullivan of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP said the South Korean company had all but stopped using the patents, so no injunction was needed.Wait, I thought Samsung said it didn't infringe on Apple's patents. Now they're saying…
  • Metallica to reissue early cassette on Record Store Day

    Wed 6:23pm By Jim Dalrymple
    The seven-track demo (Metallica's second overall) dropped during the summer of 1982, when the band members themselves (which then included Dave Mustaine on guitar in the pre-Kirk Hammett days) sent the copies out to friends and the underground metal…
  • Amplified: “I’m held together with cigarettes and Heineken…”

    Wed 6:21pm By Shawn King
    Jim, Shawn and Dave talk about the Apple Watch, healthier lifestyles and guitar amp software!Sponsored by lynda.com. (Start learning something new in 2015 by visiting the link to get a 10-day free trial and access their 2400+ courses)∞ Read this on The Loop
  • Safari vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attack

    Wed 6:07pm By Jim Dalrymple
    Apple has promised to distribute a client-side patch for the issue on both iOS and OS X by next week, while the researchers who discovered the flaw — from INRIA, IMDEA, and Microsoft Research — have been working to notify hosts who still serve export…
  • Samsung CEO sums up Galaxy S6 philosophy in two words

    Wed 5:46pm By Jim Dalrymple
    "These products are the result of a simple philosophy," Samsung CEO J.K. Shin said. "It comes to two words: Relentless innovation."Here are two more accurate words: Copying Apple.∞ Read this on The Loop
  • Led Zeppelin concert film coming to theaters

    Wed 5:41pm By Jim Dalrymple
    Here’s some news from the Zeppelin camp: A film offering a bevy of Led Zeppelin live footage is coming to a movie theater near you. The movie, appropriately called Led Zeppelin, will feature Zeppelin performing several concerts that happened throughout their…
  • Life after cancer: How the iPhone helped me achieve a healthier lifestyle

    Wed 8:59am By Dave Mark
    This piece by Federico Viticci is moving. It is equal parts a cancer survival story, full of harrowing detail and heroic triumphs, and detailed look at the HealthKit ecosystem. But the best part for me is the denouement, the upshot of his journey.This read is…
  • Apple Watch wins gold at renowned IF design awards

    Wed 8:40am By Dave Mark
    From the International Forum web site: Apple Watch features revolutionary new technologies, a pioneering interface, and a design that honors the rich tradition of watchmaking.∞ Read this on The Loop
  • The Impossibility domain name generator

    Wed 8:35am By Dave Mark
    Impossibility has you provide the core word you want in your new domain name, then give it a focus by specifying it as either an adjective, verb, noun, or wild card. It then spits out a series of available domains.Definitely worth a look.∞ Read this on The…
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