The Best of Daring Fireball
10+ most popular Daring Fireball articles, as voted by our community.
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Daring Fireball on Bill Gates
On Bill Gates’s ‘Greatest Mistake Ever’
If losing the mobile market to Android was Gates’s biggest mistake, you can argue it started when he agreed to support Apple and the Mac in 1997.
Daring Fireball on Fake News
It’s Game Over on Vocal Deepfakes
Real recordings will be called fake and fake recordings will be leaked as purportedly real. I don’t think the general population is prepared for this, and I worry that news media organizations aren’t…
Daring Fireball on Jony Ive
Jony Ive Is Leaving Apple
I don’t worry that Apple is in trouble because Jony Ive is leaving; I worry that Apple is in trouble because he’s not being replaced.
Daring Fireball on Peter Thiel
Peter Thiel Is a Fucking Fool
Link to: http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2016/10/31/13477236/trump-seriously-literally-thiel
Daring Fireball on Steve Jobs
Working Backwards to the Technology
Steve Jobs, back in 1997, on the strategy that still guides Apple today.
Daring Fireball on Twitter
If You Needed Any More Confirmation, Internal Slack Messages at Twitter Show That Cutting Off Third-Party Clients…
Link to: https://www.theinformation.com/articles/musks-twitter-intentionally-suspended-tweet-bot-third-party-apps-messages-show?rc=jfy0lk
Daring Fireball on Voice Computing
Siri, Privacy, and Trust
We should expect Apple to lead the industry on this front, but in fact, they’re far behind.
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M1 Macs: Truth and Truthiness
The M1 is up *here*, running fast and cool, and all the competing chips from Intel, AMD, Qualcomm, Samsung, and whoever else are down *there*, running hot or running slow, looking around for their…
A Spectacularly Bad Washington Post Story on Apple and Google’s Exposure Notification Project
“Unbending stance” is a rather harsh description of Apple and Google’s desire not to (a) “undermine people’s privacy” or (b) “drain phone battery life”. This isn’t an “unbending stance”. It’s table…
On the Origin on the iPhone
As a product, the original iPhone exemplified Apple’s holistic approach to hardware and software that are designed for each other, yet, at the engineering level, the iPhone hardware and software teams…
When the waiter arrives with your appetizers, before giving you your food, he asks you again if you’d like to take a referral card for a friend or perhaps family member. You decline again. Same thing…
The Flimsiness of ‘Business vs. Consumer’ as a Justification for Apple’s Rejection of Hey From the App…
I’m not trying to be coy, but what is the iPhone itself? A business device or a consumer product? Using *or* instead of *and* as the conjunction there is clearly laughable.
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