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A New, Unforeseen Threat to Apple Appears

· John Martellaro · Particle Debris

Apple retail stores are preparing for long lines ahead of today's

It used to be that in a fairly low-noise tech community, Apple’s quality products were greatly appreciated. That tradition seems under attack by new social forces.

Leather MacBook Sleeves from Woolnut

· Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

I’m a sucker for nice leather, especially for my Apple devices. There’s a company called Woolnut making nice MacBook sleeves. I haven’t tested them yet, but Jeff Gamet and I have a couple of them on the way, and I’m looking forward to it. They make different sleeves for MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro (including with Touch Bar), starting at €68 (US$78). Sleeves are made from full-grain, vegetable-tanned leather, and the interior of the sleeve is wool. They also make leather wallet cases for iPhone.

Leather MacBook Sleeves from Woolnut

Dr. Mac's Gifts for Dads and Grads 2017

· Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves

Peavey ReValver 4 is realistic right down to the grime on the pedals.

Spring has sprung, which means it’s time for Dr. Mac to suggest some cool gifts for the Apple-lovin’ dads and grads you know and love…

New Macs at WWDC, Apple vs Diabetes, Lattice Data - ACM 411

· Bryan Chaffin · Apple Context Machine Podcast

Apple Context Machine Logo

This could be the year Apple breaks form and introduces new hardware at WWDC, and Bryan and Jeff explain why. They also discuss Apple’s big bets on an even bigger future and the importance of AI, neural nets, and machine learning.

A Glimpse Into Microsoft's Future

· John Martellaro · Particle Debris

Future User Interface.

Microsoft is a changed company under CEO Satya Nadella. We’re not the first ones to notice. This change has manifested itself in several ways, most notably the willingness to provide solutions on whatever platform the customer wants to work with. More exciting, however, is how people interact with their computers. This week, John points us an article that reveals Microsoft’s important new thinking about the human-machine interface.

With Mac and PC Designs Mature, Computational Power is Sexier

· John Martellaro · Editorial

Modernistic speedometer. The need for Mac speed.

The designs of desktop and laptop PCs and Macs have reached a plateau.  There’s not much more to be done. But user hunger for computational power never ceases. While Apple has traditionally focused on design, it may be time for Apple to, instead, dwell on sheer computational power, an enduring addiction for everyone.