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|Archived Since:||April 6, 2008|
John Moltz, regarding the fact this own 10-month-old Nexus 7 suffers from audio interference and a battery that doesn’t hold much of a charge any more: It shouldn’t be that surprising that a $200 device isn’t built all hat well. What...Show More Summary
Benedict Evans: I’ve modeled active Android users (excluding China) based on interpolating between Google’s announcements: my model says there were 680m Android users at the end of March. Assuming equal Play use across the base (a big assumption), that would imply: 6.8m Nexus 7s in use (consistent with the Asus number) 680k Nexus 10s in use Ouch. ?
Former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords: Speaking is physically difficult for me. But my feelings are clear: I’m furious. The 56 senators who voted in favor of the new legislation represent 76 percent of the nation’s population; the 44 who voted against it (and thus blocked it, as it needed 60 votes to break a filibuster) represent 24 percent of the population. ?
As ever, great photos from James Duncan Davidson. ?
Both an interesting story on the design and evolution of Microsoft’s Redmond headquarters, and a great use of HTML5 design elements. ?
Macs, iPads, iPhones, and iPods are all just Apple products, and they’re all priced and designed the same way: seldom the cheapest (and often far from it), but often if not usually the best.
My friend and Bostonian Paul Kafasis: Just as they must have been more than two centuries past, people oday are frightened and concerned. But now, just as it was 238 years ago, Boston is defiant. ?
Really enjoyed this piece by Watts Martin: “Apple is Big Brother” has become a default narrative about the company. Apple stands for closed systems, proprietary everything, and a level of control over the way their customers use their products...Show More Summary
Declan McCullagh: Google, which relies on advertising for some 95 percent of its revenue, doesn’t want ads on its hotly anticipated Google Glass eyewear. The blanket prohibition came in the fine print of a policy made public this evening,...Show More Summary
Peter Kafka: Some details from Bowman’s chat with Walt Mossberg at D: Dive into Mobile today: His user base, which used to split 80/20 in favor of iOS over Android, has now moved to 70/30. “The Samsung phone is quite a good Android phone,” Bowman said. But the uptick in Android users, he said, doesn’t track with revenue. Show More Summary
New “isometric corporate sabotage and infiltration game”. Written in QBASIC. Yes, QBASIC. (Via Paul Ford.) ?
Useful video demonstrations (and corresponding Quora and Branch threads) by David O’Brien, showing how to recreate the Facebook Home lock screen using Quartz Composer. ?
Jon Erlichman and Brian Womack, reporting for Bloomberg: After debuting the software, called Home, for Google Inc.’s Android operating system earlier this month, the operator of the world’s biggest social-networking service is speaking to Apple and Microsoft Corp. Show More Summary
Rik Myslewski, writing for The Register last week, “Netbooks Projected to Become Extinct by 2015”: Proving yet again that fame and fortune are fleeting — even for computer hardware — the analysts at IHS are projecting that the netbook, the New Hotness just a few short years ago, will disappear completely by 2015. Show More Summary
Stephanie Clifford, reporting for the NYT: By early fall 2011, Mr. Johnson was tackling Penney’s pricing, which he thought used too many discounts. He ignored a study Penney had just completed on customer preferences, and gave merchants...Show More Summary
Mike Matas: Really excited to have @lorenb helping my team out at Facebook. ?
Such a great city. My best thoughts to everyone there. ?
Julie Zhuo, product design director of Facebook Home: It’s no secret that many of us on the Facebook Design team are avid users of QuartzComposer, a visual prototyping tool that lets you create hi-fidelity demos that look and feel like exactly what you want the end product to be. Show More Summary
Mobile Services is a quick and easy way to store your iOS app’s data in the cloud, authenticate users via Twitter or Facebook, and send push notifications in minutes. Seriously. Sending a push notification is as simple as uploading your developer certificate, typing push.apns.send, and then specifying the payload. Show More Summary
High school senior Alex Guyot: Overall, Apple has simply done an amazing job at entrenching themselves in the minds and hearts of teenagers. Despite the results of any studies or articles saying otherwise, I can easily assert that the demand for iPhones from the teenage audience is in no way waning. In fact, more teens seem to want iPhones than ever before. ?