Selling Apps in 2003 »

Brent Simmons:

Apple likes to claim that the App Store replaced the system of selling software in physical boxes in stores and over the mail.

But it’s not true.

My experience selling apps before the App Store was not unique or new — it’s only interesting now because people may have forgotten this history, and younger people may never have heard it.

On Apple Podcasts’ Slow Refresh Speeds »

Jason Snell:

I’m getting a lot of tweets and emails saying the same thing: the latest episode of (some podcast I’m involved with) hasn’t shown up in Apple Podcasts.

Unfortunately, right now my only answer is to say, “It’s displaying properly in every other podcast app around, so if you’ve ever thought of using Overcast or Castro or Pocket Casts or any other alternative podcast app, now might be a good time to try.”

This is an issue on Apple’s side. Apple is aware of it and presumably is working on a fix.

I do have a theory about what’s happening, though.

We’re seeing this with Relay FM shows, and it’s really frustrating for us and listeners both. I sure hope this will be resolved sooner rather than later.

RIP, Nuzzel »

Tony Haile:

Twitter announced today that they will be acquiring Scroll and this version of Nuzzel will be shutting down on May 6, 2021. However, Twitter has spun up an internal team of Nuzzel acolytes whose goal is to take the best of the Nuzzel experience and build it directly into Twitter. Nuzzel users who are interested in helping us define what that should look like or get early access to what we build should sign up here.

I really hope these plans pan out; Nuzzel was great.

Connected #344: A Chainsaw from Eight Miles Away »

On this week’s episode of Connected:

There are some amazing websites on the Internet, but nothing can ease the pain brought by iPad mini rumors. Stephen knows about sound, Myke has a new keychain and Federico has a story to tell about Obsidian.

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Scorecard »

Scorecard is a new $5 app from the fine folks over at Lickability that makes it easy to track scores without the need of notebooks, pencils and arguments. It all syncs with iCloud and can track multiple different games over time. As you’d expect from Lickability, the polish on this app is outstanding.

My Next MacBook Pro »

Sami Fathi, writing at MacRumors:

Apple supplier TSMT, a key vendor involved in the production of mini-LED displays in the newly announced 12.9-inch iPad Pro, has been able to address technical challenges for the production of mini-LED displays to be used in the upcoming 14 and 16-inch redesigned MacBook Pros.


The redesigned 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pros are expected to feature next-generation Apple silicon chips, the removal of the Touch Bar, the return of the MagSafe magnetic power cable, and an overall new design with an HDMI port and SD card slot.

Sign up for a 14-inch, please.

Sponsor: Switch to iPad »

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