If Apple stuck one of these in an aluminum case and let it run macOS, I’d be buying a new Mac mini in a heartbeat.
To answer some obvious questions:
- Yes, I’ve seen this and the video is very good.
- No, I don’t think I’ll be backing it.
- Yes, they are adorable.
- The iMac is the best one.
John Voorhees, writing at MacStories on Twitter’s removal of the old API that powered apps like Tweetbot and Twitterrific:
How these changes shake out for third-party clients remains to be seen. I’ve used the beta update for Tweetbot over the past week, and the elimination of its Stats and Activity section has left me feeling like there is something missing from the app. I still prefer it to the official app, but the removal of that section is a meaningful loss. A similar hole will be left in Twitterrific when the Today section no longer works. Both apps have also lost their Apple Watch apps and live-streaming. If those are critical features to your use of Twitter, you may want to give the official client another try.
How long third-party clients will continue to be a viable alternative to Twitter’s official app is anyone’s guess, but for now, I still prefer the experience delivered by Twitterrific and Tweetbot despite their limitations. I turned off all Twitter notifications except for direct messages a few months ago, and I haven’t missed timeline streaming during the Tweetbot beta. Notification delays for direct messages, which are noticeable, will probably affect my Twitter usage the most, but I have plenty of other ways to carry on similar conversations. As a result, these changes don’t make third party clients unusable for me, but it has caused me to reevaluate which Twitter client I will use going forward, which is a process that is ongoing.
This week on Connected, Myke and I answer listener questions to mark Relay FM’s 4th anniversary. This wouldn’t be possible without our listeners; thank you.
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This week on Liftoff, Jason and I got into some recent space news:
The Parker Solar Probe is on its way to study our sun, as New Horizons is exploring what is at the outmost reaches of its influence on the solar system.
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At the height of a marketing battle with Pepsi, the Coca-Cola Corporation did the unthinkable and changed an American icon.
There is a lot more to the story of New Coke than I thought.
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There are a lot of dead products on this list, but Samsung keeps going after the dream.
We need a word for this. It’s happened to several big features in recent years, including AirPlay 2 and Messages in iCloud.