|Filed Under:||Technology / Internet|
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|Archived Since:||April 6, 2008|
Matt Gemmell: Press coverage is disproportionally focusing on the Home screen (about which more in a moment), but the reality of day to day usage is that you’ll spend time in apps. Where there were previously gloomy cubbyholes and low...Show More Summary
Joel Santo Domingo, reviewing the new 13-inch Air: Road warriors and jet travellers rejoice, we’ve found a laptop hat will last all day and well into the night. The newest Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (Mid-2013) lasted an astonishing 15-and-a-half hours...Show More Summary
Maciej Ceglowski: The security state operates as a ratchet. Once you click in a new level of surveillance or intrusiveness, it becomes the new baseline. What was unthinkable yesterday becomes permissible in exceptional cases today, and routine tomorrow. Show More Summary
Dave Winer: A few minutes ago we flipped the switch on smallpict.com and now all the sites there are being managed by a new content management system Kyle and I have been working on for most of this year. What this means is this: you...Show More Summary
Tyler Hayes on iTunes Radio: The design and goal is clearly focused on listeners purchasing music — but even so, iTunes Radio feels like the first truly modern take on what terrestrial radio wishes it could be. Radio was always meant...Show More Summary
ZDNet: According to the Financial Times of London (paywall), Richard Yu, chairman of Huawei’s consumer business group, said at the launch of its latest smartphone offering, the Ascend P6, in London: “We are considering these sorts of acquisitions; maybe the combination has some synergies but depends on the willingness of Nokia.” “We are open minded,” Yu told reporters. ?
Speaking of interviews with Simmonses, Dave Hamilton at The Mac Observer talked to my Q Branch colleague Brent Simmons last week during WWDC to talk about the development of Vesper. ?
Dustin Earley: I can’t find one person who has been using the Nexus 7 for an extended period of time, and hasn’t seen a massive downgrade in performance. Just what kind of downgrade are we talking here? I cannot pick up my Nexus 7 without...Show More Summary
New from Flexibits (makers of Fantastical): Chatology, a $20 Mac utility for searching your iChat/iMessage archives. ?
Brian X. Chen, reporting for the NYT from the e-book price-fixing trial: Both parties showed their evidence on a projector screen. Apple’s legal team used a MacBook to shuffle between evidence documents, stacking them side by side in...Show More Summary
Marco Arment: The race to the bottom. Deceptive low-now, high-later pricing. Scam and clone apps. Shallow apps with little craftsmanship that succeed, but many high-quality apps unable to command a sustainable price. The “top” list encourages all of these — we’d still have them without the list, but to a substantially lesser degree. ?
Nokia executive Anssi Vanjoki, in November 2007: But in the end, we know how this story plays out: iPhone is Compuserve; Nokia is the Internet. ?
Unsigned statement from Apple: Apple has always placed a priority on protecting our customers’ personal data, and we don’t collect or maintain a mountain of personal details about our customers in the first place. There are certain categories...Show More Summary
Darby Lines, on Apple’s new “This Is Our Signature” campaign: In my opinion this has been, from the return of Steve Jobs at least, the singular goal of Apple. Not to make all the moneys, not o dominate markets, not to impress bloggers...Show More Summary
Jim Dalrymple: Judging from my inbox, Twitter and Messages, people are losing heir minds over iOS 7 and some of the changes Apple introduced at WWDC last week. Here is my advice to you — sit back, take a deep breath and relax. There are a few things you need to remember about iOS 7. Show More Summary
Khoi Vinh: If you ask me, that back button, the one that has been with us since the iPhone debuted, was the best back button design of all time. ?
Marco Arment: Apple has set fire to iOS. Everything’s in flux. Those with the least to lose have the most to gain, because this fall, hundreds of millions of people will start demanding apps for a platform with thousands of old, stale players and not many new, nimble alternatives. Show More Summary
Recorded earlier this week in front of a live audience in San Francisco, I was joined on stage by Guy English, Scott Simpson, and a cavalcade of very special surprise guests. I’m pretty happy with how this show turned out. Brought to...Show More Summary
Entropy: The key takeaway we’ve reached (after two less than 24 hours playing with the iOS 7 Beta release) is this — every App must consider even basic updates to its UI to survive in a post-iOS 6 world. ?
Have to think Apple made this to show during the WWDC keynote, but that it got dropped for time. It’s so great. ?