1. The system automatically logs any phone within Wi-Fi range, giving stores a complete record of who walked into the shop and when. But any phone using iOS 8 will be invisible to the process, potentially calling the whole system into question

    — iOS 8 strikes an unexpected blow against location tracking | The Verge

  2. Thousands of times further away than most other satellites, geostationary spacecraft remain locked as man-made moons in perpetual orbit long after their operational lifetimes. Geosynchronous spacecraft will be among civilization’s most enduring remnants, quietly circling earth until the earth is no more.

    — BLDGBLOG: Through the Cracks Between Stars

  3. To report unwanted iMessage messages to Apple, please send an email with the following details to: imessage.spam@icloud.com

    — Messages: Reporting unwanted messages sent from iMessage

  4. Since the iPhone, Apple has developed a subtle enterprise strategy, so subtle that many pundits miss it. Instead of pursuing business sales directly, Apple has quietly worked to remove barriers that might impede usage of its products, including in enterprises.

    — TidBITS: ITbits: Putting IBM MobileFirst in (Apple’s Enterprise) Context

  5. To my competitors: I will crush you! To everyone else: you’re wonderful! Upgrade!

    — Pinboard Turns Five (Pinboard Blog)

  6. Tortured statements from CEOs, politicians, coworkers, spouses, or suppliers, in no hierarchical order, mean one thing: I have something to hide, but I want to be able to say I told you the facts.

    — Microsoft’s New CEO Needs An Editor | Monday Note

  7. Apple’s approach is about a dumb cloud enabling rich apps while Google’s is about devices as dumb glass that are endpoints of cloud services. That’s going to lead to rather different experiences

    — The next phase of smartphones — Benedict Evans

  8. all is not lost. As I pointed out yesterday, this is a huge platform to hand to Democrats in an election year. Republicans are now going to be running against birth control, and as Guttmacher notes, “More than 99% of women aged 15-44 who have ever had sexual intercourse have used at least one contraceptive method.”

    — A Democratic Congress Could Undo The Hobby Lobby Ruling and Protect Women

  9. Tesla Motors was created to accelerate the advent of sustainable transport. If we clear a path to the creation of compelling electric vehicles, but then lay intellectual property landmines behind us to inhibit others, we are acting in a manner contrary to that goal. Tesla will not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use our technology.

    — All Our Patent Are Belong To You | Blog | Tesla Motors

  10. the iWhatever brands are of Apple, by Apple, and for Apple users. “Beats” can be for everyone without diluting the Apple platform centricity of the iTunes brand.

    — Daring Fireball: WWDC 2014 Prelude

  11. The web has since been overrun by marketers, money, and big business, but for a brief time, the nerds of the world had millions of people gathered around them, boggling at their skill with this seemingly infinite medium.

    — The revenge of the nerds

  12. On the whole, when large numbers of people begin wearing helmets, we really don’t see a benefit in the head injury or fatality rates.

    — Stop forcing people to wear bike helmets - Vox

  13. For a company that is looking to expand its relationships in the entertainment industry, bringing in Jimmy Iovine, Dr. Dre, and Beats Electronics is the perfect remedy for Apple.

    — Why Apple’s Beats buy is genius

  14. Part of a state that borders Mexico is north of the southernmost point in Canada

    — US states north of Canada

  15. This is not making anything faster — it’s allowing ISPs to selectively slow down traffic that they don’t strategically or financially benefit from

    — Anti-Net-Neutrality “Fast Lanes” Are Bullshit – Marco.org