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Apple: Don’t default on default apps

Since the earliest days of iOS, Apple has kept tight control on its users’ relationship with apps. The very first iPhone, of course, only shipped with a dozen or so preinstalled software programs: you couldn’t add more, you couldn’t delete the ones you had. Over the years, Apple has loosened those strictures a bit. First […]

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Surface Go Is Microsoft’s Big Bet on a Tiny-Computer Future

Panos Panay is the betting type. You can see the evidence in Microsoft’s Building 37, where two $1 bills stick out from beneath a Surface tablet sitting on a shelf. When I ask Panay about the dollars during a recent visit to Microsoft, he says it was a wager he made a few years back…

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How ‘Atlanta’ Expanded the Limits of Storytelling

In anticipation of Sunday’s Emmy Awards, this week WIRED staffers are looking back at some of their favorite shows from the past year. When the first season of Atlanta quietly ended last November, it did so at a turtle’s pace: low-key and unhurried. The episodes that preceded the finale embodied the same spirit—a farcical and…