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Six Colors Writing about Apple and other stuff by Jason Snell, Dan Moren, and others.

  • What part of the UK/Ireland are you from, based...
    by Dan Moren on February 15, 2019 at 1:18 pm

    I’ve always prided myself on being conversant with many terms from the English spoken in Ireland and Great Britain, having read a lot of books and watched a lot of movies and TV from those countries while growing up. 1 However, this quiz in the New York Times has revealed the sad truth: […]

  • Three hurdles Apple’s rumored news service will...
    by Dan Moren on February 15, 2019 at 1:10 pm

    Apple’s plans to launch a subscription service for news are, by this point, an open secret. Just under a year ago, the company announced its acquisition of existing magazine subscription service Texture, which Apple executive Eddy Cue quickly revealed would be folded into the existing Apple […]

  • Why some publishers are going for Apple's 50/50...
    by Dan Moren on February 14, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    Great take from Recode’s Peter Kafka, as always, on why magazine publishers specifically are willing to swallow Apple’s 50-percent revenue split: And some publishers are happy to do it, because they think Apple will sign up many millions of people to the new service. And […]

  • (Podcast) Clockwise #281: Developers Need to Feed...
    by Dan Moren on February 13, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    This week on the 30 minute tech show that gives 60 Minutes a run for its money, Dan and Mikah are joined by special guests Aleen Simms and Casey Liss to discuss Apple wanting 50 percent of publisher revenue for its news subscription service, where exactly all the App Store money is going, what […]

  • Report: Apple services roll-out planned for March...
    by Jason Snell on February 13, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    John Paczkowski of BuzzFeed News, a pretty reliable reporter on this stuff, says Apple is planning a roll-out event for March 25: Sources tell BuzzFeed News that the company plans to hold a special event on March 25 at the Steve Jobs Theater on its Apple Park campus. Headlining the gathering: […]