Daring Fireball

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Google Engineer Dies on Mt. Everest
26 Apr 2015 8:31pm GMT Conor Dougherty, reporting for the NYT: On Saturday, Dan Fredinburg was at a base camp on Mount Everest when a powerful earthquake in Nepal set off an avalanche. Mr. Fredinburg was killed, Google said in a statement posted on its website. “Sadly, we lost one of our own in this tragedy,” the statement said. “Dan Fredinburg, a longtime member of the Privacy organization in Mountain View, was in Nepal with three other Googlers, hiking Mount Everest. He has passed away. The...

White House Email System Was Compromised by Russians
26 Apr 2015 8:00pm GMT Michael S. Schmidt and David E. Sanger, reporting for the NYT: Some of President Obama’s email correspondence was swept up by Russian hackers last year in a breach of the White House’s unclassified computer system that was far more intrusive and worrisome than has been publicly acknowledged, according to senior American officials briefed on the investigation. The hackers, who also got deeply into the State Department’s unclassified system, do not appear to have penetrated...

28 Apple Watch Tips and Tricks
24 Apr 2015 9:49pm GMT Good collection from Serenity Caldwell. Clearing all notifications with a force tap is a great feature — and something that’s sorely missing on iOS and OS X.  ★ 

Suzy Menkes Interviews Jony Ive and Marc Newson at Condé Nast Luxury Conference in Florence
24 Apr 2015 9:26pm GMT Suzy Menkes: “There’s no doubt that you are now producing things that may be more desirable than traditional luxury to consumers, particularly the younger consumers, don’t you think?” Jony Ive: “I don’t know — we’ll see!” Smiles while audience laughs. “We’ll see.” (Via Abdel Ibrahim.)  ★ 

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