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Why banks are buying in to Apple Pay. It’s pretty amazing Apple has managed to get the banks to pay them to add a feature to their phones.
After 30 years, Macworld is no longer a magazine. I’m really sorry to see Macworld go. End of an era, etc, and proof of how hard it is for print brands to make the transition to online — although Macworld actually did a pretty good job of that.
The Apple Watch and the battle of fashion and functionality. Apple’s transition from a technology company to a fashion and lifestyle one is going to be one of the most interesting narratives of the next couple of years.
Apple hires Gap’s number two marketer. When I said that Apple is becoming a fashion and lifestyle company, I really meant it. It’s going to drive the geeks crazy.
Revolutionary User Interfaces, Part 2. Everything – everything – about the Apple Watch depends on the interface. Can Apple hit a home run of revolutionary interfaces three times running?
Philips debuts headphones that connect via Apple’s Lightning port. The only question which matters: does using Lightening as an interface allow them to do something different from the standard audio port?
Apple reportedly building-out Boston Siri team. The big question about Siri: Will Apple stick with the current way that Siri works, where you have to ask it to do something, or will it change to become more like Google Now or Cortana, and sometimes pre-empt what you want?
Reddit is a failed state. Harsh, but fair.
Between Google and Apple, the smartwatch wars are over before they’ve even begun. It must really piss Microsoft off that it pioneered smart watches, but gets neither the credit nor the profits.
So Bill Gates has this idea for a history class… What Gates is doing is awe-inspiring.
Destiny review: The future of games remains locked in the past. I’m not sure about Destiny. It’s a strange mix of MMORPG, first-person shooter, and PvP. It’s kind of intriguing, but I’m not sure about the longevity.
Why terrorists probably won’t hijack Google’s driverless cars. To which we might add, “yet”.
The next small thing. Does Apple know what the Apple Watch is for? Probably not, yet. But it’s betting a lot of money it’s the next big thing.