iTunes Is Dead. Let’s Pay Our Respects

At Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference today, Apple executive Craig Federhigi made it official: iTunes is dead on the Mac, split in the upcoming version of macOS into separate Music, Podcast, and TV apps. In truth, the much-maligned media player had already been buried years ago, crushed by nearly two decades of cruft. But hating on iTunes at this point makes for cheap sport; WIRED’s been at it since at least 2008. It seems more fitting, at the time of its demise, to consider its powerful legacy. In January 2001, at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco, Steve Jobs described a tectonic shift in the types of devices people use and how they interact with them. “We think the PC is …

TikToks new school of comedy

is full of challenges: , the . The apps format makes it easy for users to find, duplicate, and mutate these curated performances; a scroll through the trending hashtags provides a window into this unique synchronized sport. But one challenge on TikTok is finding content thats actually funny. Old Town RoadYee Yee JuiceisScrolling through the comedy hashtag, a lot of the top-viewed posts are challenge-heavy or rely on parroting audio clips or goofy faces. These performances are plentiful, and part of the reason the label TikTok comedian has come to represent a certain kind of risk-free comedy: Content that doesnt necessarily come from a place of truth or offer a dissenting opinion or insightful commentary. It doesnt challenge; its a …