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Can Apple change ads?

By Benedict Evans: “Once upon a time, Apple was the iPod company. iPods were a much bigger business than the Mac, and they also made Apple a dominant force in the music industry. Then, as we all know, Apple jumped […]

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All about QR codes

Born in a Toyota laboratory in 1994, these fancy barcodes are now officially everywhere. In 2013 I told a manufacturer that their idea of putting QR codes on their products was dumb because almost nobody had readers. I reversed course in […]

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Straight to voicemail

I learned this week of a new iPhone feature that lets you send unknown callers straight to voicemail. I enabled it right away. One side-effect is that it makes Americans harder to survey. I’ll take that trade 😁. | learn more