The “Tragic” iPad

Ben Thompson, writing at Stratechery: Steve Jobs stepped onstage 10 years ago today to introduce the world to the iPad. It was, by his own admission, a third category of device that sits somewhere between a smartphone and a laptop. Jobs unveiled the iPad just days after the annual Consumer…

A few changes to this site

I’ve made a few changes to how this site works, the backend is still in WordPress, but the frontend is now Gatsby and I’m using GraphQL to talk between the two. I have a plugin that triggers a webhook to push a deployment on Netlify when…

Google’s End of an Era

Alan Murray, writing for Fortune: Larry Page and Sergey Brin are stepping down from running Alphabet, leaving the company to Sundar Pichai. This likely signals the end of an era, when Google tried to solve a vast array of human problems under Alphabet’s broad umbrella—but…

Microsoft delays its new Surface Earbuds launch to spring 2020

Tom Warren, writing for The Verge: Microsoft had been planning to launch its new Surface Earbuds “later this year,” but the company is now delaying the wireless earbuds to spring 2020. “Product-making is about the relentless pursuit to get all the details right, which takes time… sometimes more than we…

Tim Cook on China

ABC News: China is not just where the company produces its iPhones, it’s a very lucrative market for the Cupertino, California-based tech company. The Apple chief said that he doesn’t want to “speculate” on how the next round of China tariffs could raise the…