Meanwhile, in Cupertino

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Apple to use Apple Store employees for additional iOS beta testing:

Apple will begin providing select retail store employees access to upcoming versions of iOS in order to widen its pre-release testing program, according to multiple sources. The program will begin in the near-future with an upcoming iOS release, perhaps version 8.2, which is slated to be released alongside the Apple Watch…

Apple to widen pre-release iOS testing by roping in retail employees | 9to5mac

AT&T introduces Rollover Data with asterisk

Wow. Rollover data you say? Well, yes, but that data expires after one month and you must be a Mobile Share Value customer to benefit, which as it turns out I am, so ok, I guess I'll take it.

The App Store is breaking records again

A big first week of 2015:

Apple today announced that the first week of January set a new record for billings from the App Store with customers around the world spending nearly half a billion dollars on apps and in-app purchases, and New Year’s Day 2015 marked the single biggest day ever in App Store sales history. These milestones follow a record-breaking 2014, in which billings rose 50 percent and apps generated over $10 billion in revenue for developers.

App Store Rings in 2015 with New Records | Apple PR

10 years of Mac mini

LOL “headless iMac”:

With Macworld 2005 nearing, there are rumors of a headless iMac that may cost around $500. The rumors get so loud that it was being reported on TV and international newspapers. As the rumors grow, Apple files a lawsuit against Think Secret for their report on the headless iMac and a potential new “iWork” office suite.

Ten years of Mac mini | Macminicolo

Never read Snapchat for Dummies

Pro tip: don't do this:

Take the case of Jeffrey Sirois. At 3:30pm on the afternoon of September 25, 2014, the 57-year old soccer coach and grocery store owner unbuttoned his blue jeans. Sitting on the brown suede love seat in the living room of his Lebanon, Connecticut home, Sirois held his smartphone at arm's length as he masturbated, recording a 10-second video clip of the act. Sirois sent the clip to his girlfriend, using the ephemeral messaging service Snapchat. He waited for confirmation that she opened the video on her own phone.

But no confirmation came. After several moments of waiting, Sirois wondered if he had made a mistake.

He checked his Snapchat history and realized the awful truth: instead of sending the message only to his girlfriend, Sirois sent it to all 30 people on his contact list, including at least six high school girls from the soccer team he coached at nearby E.O. Smith High School.

One coach’s nightmare—sending his wank video to female players | Ars Technica