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Apple Developer Site Hacked

Michael Tsai with the first of the news.

Twitter Fakes Real Users’ Tweets to Advertise

How stupid are some companies? Seriously?

The tweets look completely real, but SFGate discovered that while the Twitter users who are featured are real, their tweets are not. The users featured raving about TV commercials never said anything of the kind, and were unaware their profile pics and accounts were being presented in a post on Twitter’s blog sent out to hundreds of thousands via the @Twitterads Twitter account and retweeted to more than 1.5 million.

90 Ads on a Page

That's one for every five words of content.

WordPress WXR File Splitter

WordPress WXR file splitter for Mac OS X - Suhas Tech

Alex Rodriguez, Braun Suspended

Proving that MLB still has a long way to go


Verizon iPhone Activations Grew 41% YoY

TUAW has the story:

But then a funny thing happened. Last week, Verizon reported its earnings results from Q2 2013 and the results were better than what most analysts were expecting. Last quarter, Verizon activated 7.5 million smartphones, of which 3.8 million units were iPhones. Put differently, nearly 51% of all smartphones Verizon activated last quarter were iPhones.

Copying Apple

Like it's 1984 all over again!

Samsung (as always), and even Google.

Upload Bandwidth

Upload bandwidth has always been constrained. On DSL lines, it's often 8x slower than download bandwidth. People consume more than they create, yes, but people are creating more and more these days. A good article from are on this:

Since I'm on a Comcast business-class connection, the next tier up from my current tier of 16Mbps-down/3Mbps-up only bumps my upload speed to 5Mbps—but it adds another $40 per month onto my bill. I know I said that upload speeds trump price, but there are limits. It doesn't trump price quite enough for me to justify almost $500 more per year for a measly additional 2Mbps.

Successful Women and Sport

I've never cared for the "everyody wins" nature of modern youth sports, and I care quite a bit less for the fact that girls are excluded from sport by way of people looking down on them competing as if it's not "lady-like" or some such nonsense. This article explores the link between successful women and their athletics, competitive upbringing.

Apple Found Guilty in eBooks Suit

TidBITS: Explaining the Apple Ebook Price Fixing Suit - that's about all you have to read if you haven't been following it too closely.

62 Skyfall Sins in 4 Minutes or Less

Uh, yeah. I feel like the Bond movies just keep getting a little worse each time.

Edit: The three things wrong with Skyfall adds a bit more to it.

The Dropbox Chooser, Saver, and Datastore APIs

Dropbox is bringing the Chooser, Saver, and the Datastore API to iOS and Android.

Nice. And still ahead of iCloud. 😛

iOS 7 Grid and Apple Hardware

Take a look at these two pictures:

Image 1 | Image 2

iOS 7 Type

There's a lot being said about the typography in iOS 7.

For example…

It's still in beta, so things can change.

Pandora Pays $16.89

I think there's some weird part of humans - or me, at least - that enjoys the occasional trip to the woodshed.