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Bob Mansfield Retiring from Apple

Apple Senior Vice President of Hardware Engineering Bob Mansfield is retiring from Apple after 13 years.Show full article

Calepin Redux: Minimalist Blogging Platform Goes Open Source

Calepin’s founder decides that the minimalist blogging platform isn’t a business for him, so he’s releasing the code as open source so anyone can run their own Calepin service.Show full article

ZangZing and QOOP Closing Their Doors

A pair of companies that we’ve written about, and whose services we’ve used, will be shutting down soon. It’s a sad fact of life that many — perhaps even most — Internet startups will fail, but it’s harder to accept when you were a happy user.Show full article

Apple’s International Obfuscation

All Steve McCabe wanted was an in-warranty fix for a struggling iPhone. But Apple’s service advisors proved incapable of either helping with an international warranty repair or providing a straight answer to a seemingly simple technical question.Show full article

Podcasts App Breaks Podcasts out of Music App

Apple has released a new iOS app called Podcasts that focuses on — wait for it — podcasts, removing the need to listen to podcasts in the Music app. However, along with some impressive skeuomorphic graphics, the Podcasts app has a few interface and performance issues.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 2 July 2012

Notable software releases this week include Aperture 3.3.1, CloudPull 2.1.1, and KeyCue 6.2.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 2 July 2012

Should you be worried about the privacy implications of Siri? That’s the question prompted by this MIT Technology Review article. Also this week, Andy Ihnatko expresses his concern about how Apple is requiring certain things for integration with iCloud.Show full article

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