- The new Slack Desktop app supposedly will use 50 percent less RAM. Curious if they’ll use Catalyst for the Mac app in the future.
Corinne Gretler on bloomberg.com:
This fall in Japan, Nestle will start selling KitKat bars with 70% dark chocolate under the new recipe, which doesn’t include any added sugar […]
Wanna try it and would pay more for it — a winner product already.snippets
Scott Snowden on Space.com:
The standard-definition visual effects from the original 1998 release have been replaced with modern computer-generated imagery (C.G.I.) based on reference models from NASA […]
Yep, I’m rewatching this ASAP.snippets
Lucas Shaw and Mark Gurman on bloomberg.com:
Apple Inc. plans to fund original podcasts that would be exclusive to its audio service, according to people familiar with the matter, increasing its investment in the industry to keep competitors Spotify and Stitcher at bay.
This is an audio exclusive content. Which is great and I will probably listen to. But, I’ll be the old man shouting:
If it doesn’t have a RSS feed, it is not a podcast.snippets
Jim Salter on arstechnica.com:
With the Ryzen 3000 series, this dynamic changes. AMD’s new 7nm process technology allows it to ramp up the performance to challenge Intel’s higher-end lineup without veering into power consumption profiles that look more like a welder than a CPU, and it’s already shipping the CPUs retail.
The noise of better performance and price from AMD’s lineup agains Intel’s started in E3. Seems it wasn’t just marketing, but an actual win. Is this a new close-race? or is AMD overtaking a sluggish Intel and will start kicking them while down?
Seems like a good time to transition to ARM’s performance/cost S-curve.snippets
[…] Sir Jony Ive, Apple’s chief design officer, will depart the company as an employee later this year to form an independent design company which will count Apple among its primary clients.
End of an era, but it does feel that Sir Jony has been leaving work early for a few years. This is good, I wouldn’t mind a few more daring designs from Apple nowadays.snippets
Peter Wells on smh.com.au:
John Siracusa may not be a household name, but to Apple nerds and podcast fans he is an accidental superstar. Siracusa was first noticed for his ridiculously thorough reviews of Apple’s macOS; reviews so long they were sold as Kindle books.
Nothing accidental about it, I remember saying up late reading his amazing OS X reviews on ars, and listening to every hypercritical podcast when I returned to Venezuela from Norway.snippets
The display now features a “color adjustable front light” so you can “customize the color tone from cool to warm to easily transition from daytime to a comfortable nighttime reading experience,” Amazon says.
Warm color light, page-turn buttons, 7 in screen, all sound great. But the $250 starting price is too high for me. Even if my Kindle Voyage disappears today, I’d go for the newest Paperwhite.snippets
This happens because the hive mind has a way of muddying up internal work into countless informal requests and unstructured conversations, archived haphazardly into ad hoc collections of old messages.
This sounds awfully relatable.snippets