Download #17: Privacy and Coupons »

This week on Download, I sat in for Jason Snell to talk with Alex Cox and Mikah Sargent about the pros and cons of live-streaming news as it happens, insurance companies are offering discounts for data and whatever is happening with Facebook Marketplace.

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Tim Cook Comments on Charlottesville »

From a company-wide email:

What occurred in Charlottesville has no place in our country. Hate is a cancer, and left unchecked it destroys everything in its path. Its scars last generations. History has taught us this time and time again, both in the United States and countries around the world.

We must not witness or permit such hate and bigotry in our country, and we must be unequivocal about it. This is not about the left or the right, conservative or liberal. It is about human decency and morality. I disagree with the president and others who believe that there is a moral equivalence between white supremacists and Nazis, and those who oppose them by standing up for human rights. Equating the two runs counter to our ideals as Americans.

Regardless of your political views, we must all stand together on this one point — that we are all equal. As a company, through our actions, our products and our voice, we will always work to ensure that everyone is treated equally and with respect.

Well said.

Cook announced the company will be making $1 million donations to the Southern Poverty Law Center and Anti-Defamation League. Additionally, Apple will match employee donations to those organizations two-to-one until the end of next month.

Kbase Article of the Week: Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh: Memory Expansion »

Up this week is Article TA36432:

The Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh uses the same logic board and memory as the Power Macintosh 5500 and 6500 series computers. Like those computers, the Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh does not have any DRAM memory soldered on the logic boards. All RAM expansion is provided by DIMMs installed in one of the two 168-pin sockets. It includes 32 MB installed in one of the two DIMM slots.

Connected #155: Desktop Screaming »

This week on Connected:

Myke and Stephen sit down together to talk through a mountain of follow-up, consider Apple’s design options on the next iPhone and revisit App Store subscriptions.

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Relay Q&A 2017 »

For the third year running, Myke and I have done a Q&A to celebrate Relay FM’s anniversary. This year, we did it on Myke’s YouTube channel:

On Multitouch’s History »

Dave Hamilton, writing about an article in a Carnegie Mellon University newsletter:

The article details how Roger Dannenberg, Paul McAvinney, and Dean Rubine worked together to create one of the world’s first multitouch interfaces starting back in 1983. As is the case with many of our most important technologies, multitouch was initially conceived to serve a creative purpose: to facilitate generating music on a computer. A single touch interface wasn’t suitable, so this group of musically-inclined computer scientists set out to fix that… and did so by creating a multitouch interface they called The Sensor Frame.

This was a fun read to start the day.