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Marco Arment / Marco.org:
The dream of USB-C being one port and cable to replace all others is mired in confusion because of Alternate Modes and inconsistent backwards compatibility   —  I love the idea of USB-C: one port and one cable that can replace all other ports and cables.  It sounds so simple, straightforward, and unified.
Oct 15, 2017, 8:40 AMIn context
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
The next Mac Pro should prioritize versatility as aggressive minimalism, among other factors, led to failure of the 2013 Mac Pro   —  Much of modern Apple's design philosophy is to relentlessly strip down most products to the bare minimum in certain areas as technological progress allows …
Apr 16, 2017, 3:30 PMIn context
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
Overcast version 3 released, bringing new UI, easier navigation, and queue feature to the popular iOS podcast player   —  Overcast 3 is now available, and it's a huge update, mostly in the design and flow of the interface.  I've been working on it since last summer, informed by over two years of testing, usage, and customer feedback.
Feb 20, 2017, 9:25 PMIn context
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

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