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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
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
Twitter declines to release full-archive search API to devs, wounds third-party clients again   —  New Twitter search API won't be available to third-party clients  —  This is just the next step in killing third-party apps.  Twitter doesn't have the guts to just end them outright …
Nov 25, 2014, 10:20 PMIn context
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
Podcasts are neither exploding nor dying - they've been steadily growing for a decade   —  Why podcasts are suddenly “back”  —  Did you hear?  Podcasts were dead, and now they're back!  —  This story is suddenly everywhere.  It's not extremely accurate, but I'll take it.
Nov 17, 2014, 6:10 PMIn context
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
The Retina iMac versus the Mac Pro, on paper   —  The 5K Retina iMac is out, and it looks incredible so far on paper — so incredible that I'm seriously considering selling my new Mac Pro to get the Retina iMac instead.  In fact, the case for the Mac Pro for anyone but advanced video editors …
Oct 18, 2014, 10:55 PMIn context
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
Ubiquitous competition in the app market is hurting the quality and sustainability of iOS apps   —  App Rot  —  Look around your iPad for a minute.  How are its third-party apps doing?  —  Are they all being actively updated?  Are they all built for iOS 7 yet?
Jul 29, 2014, 1:25 PMIn context
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
Sunrise on why they ask for your Apple ID and password   —  To paraphrase: “It lets us do cool stuff.”  —  I don't think that's a valid justification for a young company that has already had a security scare to ask for a high-security username and password that many people tie …
Jan 22, 2014, 6:10 PMIn context

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