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Marco Arment / Marco.org:
If users prioritize big-data AI services, like those offered by Google, Amazon, Facebook, then Apple will be in a position similar to BlackBerry was in 2007   —  Before the iPhone, RIM's BlackBerry was the king of smartphones.  They seemed unstoppable, because by most accounts …
May 21, 2016, 10:25 PMIn context
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
Despite Apple's dominant role in podcasting, the medium has remained decentralized and open; individual podcasters would suffer if Apple asserted more control   —  Apple's actual role in podcasting: be careful what you wish for  —  This New York Times article gets a lot wrong …
May 8, 2016, 2:05 AMIn context
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
Apple automatically refunding all purchases of Marco Arment's ad-blocking app Peace   —  Apple refunding all purchases of Peace  —  Apple notified me this afternoon that they'll be proactively refunding all purchases of Peace.  It will probably take a few days to process.
Sep 21, 2015, 6:20 PMIn context
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
Marco Arment pulls ad-blocking app Peace, the top paid app for 36 hours, citing the unfairness of indiscriminate ad blocking   —  Just doesn't feel good  —  I've pulled Peace from the App Store.  I'm sorry to all of my fans and customers who bought this on my name, expecting it to be supported for longer than two days.
Sep 18, 2015, 1:13 PMIn context
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
Marco Arment launches Peace, a $2.99 privacy-focused content blocker for iOS 9 that uses Ghostery's robust tracker database   —  Introducing Peace, my privacy-focused iOS 9 ad blocker  —  Running the Ghostery browser add-on in my Mac browsers has been illuminating:
Sep 16, 2015, 11:35 PMIn context
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
The profusion of privacy-violating web trackers invalidates the already-shaky theory that ad-blocking violates an implied contract   —  The ethics of modern web ad-blocking  —  More than fifteen years ago, in response to decreasing ad rates and banner blindness, web advertisers and publishers adopted pop-up ads.
Aug 11, 2015, 7:05 PMIn context
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
Apple's new MacBook, with its shallow keyboard and Force Touch trackpad, makes major usability compromises for thinness   —  Mistake One  —  MacBook “One”, 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro, and Hops for scale.  —  I've had mixed luck with impulse buys.  —  As a kid, I impulse-bought Marble Madness for my Sega Genesis.
May 21, 2015, 4:10 AMIn context
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
Overcast's Apple Watch app redesign shows why scaled-down iPhone apps don't work well on Watch   —  Redesigning Overcast's Apple Watch app  —  I originally designed the Apple Watch app for my podcast player, Overcast, with a scaled-down version of the iPhone app's structure.
May 10, 2015, 1:55 AMIn context
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
Indie developer of podcast app Overcast details sales stats, reports $15.6K average monthly revenue   —  Overcast's 2014 sales numbers  —  Nobody ever wants to talk about money.  —  But current and prospective indie app developers could really use more information on the subject.
Jan 18, 2015, 8:15 PMIn context
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
Apple's marketing priorities are driving the pace of software releases at the expense of quality   —  Apple has lost the functional high ground  —  Update: I regret having published this.  —  Apple's hardware today is amazing — it has never been better.
Jan 5, 2015, 5:20 AMIn context

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