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  • Apple to host pop-punk band Good Charlotte at its WWDC16 Bash

    apple has impeccable taste in matters of design.  sadly, can't say the same about the acts they book to play at wwdc.  smh
    aylk
  • Sources split on alleged acquisition talks between Apple and Tidal

    pull the trigger, tim.  i bet you can cover the deal with the loose change hidden underneath your couch.  i'd love to have jay-z as yet another brand ambassador for apple music, despite his trash talking when the service launched.
  • Apple expands Maps capabilities with new Flyover, Nearby and Traffic location data

    maps is a product that needs a lot of work.  i'm happy to use it whenever convenient, but recently i was on a road trip in southern california...used apple maps for TbT directions, and it suggested an infinite loop (literally) on and off highway 1 outside morro bay.  had to revert to google maps for directions back northward.  i really hope they devote more resources to the product, especially if they plan on releasing a carOS sooner or later.

    yes, a carOS and not a car.  in the most recent podcast, one of the folks at AI outlined all of the reasons why producing a car made no sense, but a framework or OS did.  i tend to agree at this point.  why make a TV, a highly commoditized product with low margin, when you can make the primary device and interface that users will interact with?  same logic seems to apply to cars as well.