Verizon's $2, Apple's Newest Football, Netflix's Rebellion - ACM 476

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Verizon recently throttled a fire department’s command and control vehicle in a pursuit of $2, and Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet have some thoughts about the propriety of such an action. They also wonder whether rumors of a new iMac mean we can start trusting Apple to update its Macs again, or if Lucy will just yank the ball away instead. They cap the show with a look at Netflix’s baby steps towards rebellion against Apple’s App Store cut for subscriptions.

Tim Cook Donates More than 23,000 of His Apple Shares to Charity

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Apple CEO Tim Cook has donated some 23,215 shares of Apple stock to an unnamed charity, according to an SEC filing uncovered by BusinessInsider. Shares of $AAPL closed at 215.04 on Tuesday, making the value of this donation worth some $4.99 million dollars today. Of course, that value will change over time, and the dividend for those shares will earn the charity $16,947 every quarter. That’s a gift of $67,788 per year that keeps on giving, and it could grow if Apple continues to increase that dividend. In other words, it’s a princely gift from a man who has already promised to give away all his wealth (after providing for the education of his young nephew).

Tim Cook Donates More than 23,000 of His Apple Shares to Charity

Check Out Steve Jobs Unveiling the First iMac 20 Years Ago

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The iMac is 20 years old, and it’s the computer that started Apple down the path to become the first company with a trillion dollar market cap. Then interim CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the first iMac on stage in May 1998, and the all-in-one computer shipped on August 15th. That computer shipped with a 233 MHz G3 processor, Mac OS 8.1, a 4 GB hard drive, and was the first Mac with USB. Check out Steve unveiling the original Bondi Blue iMac.

Apple Adds Japanese and Simplified Chinese Subtitles to WWDC 2018 Videos

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Apple announced on Wednesday it has added Japanese and Simplified Chinese subtitles to its WWDC 2018 videos. The company said these subtitles are now available on all session videos, in addition to the English subtitles that were already available. to access them, click or tap the speech bubble in the lower left-hand corner of the videos, as shown in the screenshot. These sessions are the same ones developers attended at Apple’s annual World Wide Developer Conference, and allow the hundreds of thousands of macOS and iOS developers who can’t attend to still benefit.

Apple Adds Japanese and Simplified Chinese Subtitles to WWDC 2018 Videos

Online Voting, the Corporate Public Square, Picard’s Return to Star Trek - ACM 474

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What will it take to make online or app-based voting safe, secure, and reliable? Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet are joined by John Kheit to discuss the future of voting. They also explore the idea of corporate platforms (i.e. private platforms) becoming so big that they become synonymous with the public square and subject to the First Amendment. Then Bryan goes off on a weird tangent about how cool Patrick Stewart’s new episode of Star Trek could be if Jean-Luc Picard was a broken and bitter man. Good times!