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Apple Pencil vs. Wacom Cintiq

Former Apple designer Linda Dong: Quite plainly, the Cintiq sucks in comparison. And I’ve been using hem for years for industrial design sketching, UI, and art. Let’s compare the experience. ?

Tim Cook Visits the Fifth Avenue Apple Store

Nice piece by John Paczkowski for Buzzfeed: Tim Cook is twisted sideways in the deep passenger-side backseat of a black Cadillac Escalade, rolling through Manhattan from the Flatiron district up to the company’s flagship Fifth Avenue Apple Store — where a great glass cube sits atop Apple’s subterranean retail center. Show More Summary

GameStop Stops Selling Digital Game Bundles for Xbox One and PlayStation 4

Sam Mattera, writing for The Motley Fool: The video game specialty retailer will no longer carry console bundles that offer digital copies of games. Buyers may still get heir games, but only in the form of physical discs. Since the Xbox...Show More Summary

Status Board 2

Saw this in action at Panic HQ over the weekend, while in Portland for XOXO (which was amazing, once again). Just beautiful. Gee, I wonder if they’ll do a version for Apple TV. ?

‘Stop Pushing the Web Forward’

Peter-Paul Koch, back on July 28 (this one has been sitting in my to-link-to queue for a while): I don’t think this is a particularly good place to push the web forward to. Native apps will [always be much better at][ppk] native than a browser. Show More Summary

Marco Arment’s Podcasting Microphones Mega-Review

Marco Arment: It’s hard to find useful microphone recommendations for podcasters: most people have only tried one or two, except pro audio engineers, who have very different needs and record in very different environments. And almost no reviews include audio samples to compare. So I set out to change that. Show More Summary


Tareq Ismail: The difference in screen size from the iPhone 3GS, the standard iPhone available at the time, to the original iPad is a factor of 2.7 times ?— ?which turns out to be the exact same factor between the iPhone 6/6s and the iPad Pro. ?

Swiss Font Legend Adrian Frutiger Dies at 87

Sad news from Switzerland: The internationally renowned Bernese designer who created the famous Univers typeface passed away on September 12 in Bern at the age of 87. He was one of the few typographers whose worked with hot metal, photographic...Show More Summary

From Products to Platforms

Ben Thompson, after Apple unveiled the iPad Pro last week: Over the last several years both Microsoft and Adobe have altered heir business models away from packaged software towards subscription pricing; while their users may have grumbled, they also had no choice given their dependence on the two software giants’ products. Show More Summary

Xcode 7 GM Suggests That the iPhones 6S Have 2 GB of RAM; iPad Pro 4 GB

Developer Hamza Sood found a clever way to ascertain the RAM amounts from the Xcode 7 device simulator. In a separate tweet, he explains: The image asset is chosen based on the memoryClass key in the simdevicetype’s capabilities.plist. 0 = ?

Why There’s No Sketch for the iPad

Sketch is a well-done, very popular Mac tool for designers. It’s gained particular traction among UI designers. Here’s one of Sketch’s developers, replying to a thread on Designer News from users hoping to see a version of Sketch for the iPad Pro: We don’t have plans for an iPad pro version at the moment. Show More Summary

Apple Says It’s on Pace to Beat Last Year’s iPhone First-Weekend Record

Apple: “Customer response to iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus has been extremely positive and preorders this weekend were very strong around the world,” the company said in a statement. “We are on pace to beat last year’s 10 million unit first-weekend record when he new iPhones go on sale Sept. 25.” So much for speculation that last year was peak iPhone. ?

‘In Three Years When Apple Copies This, You Cockwads Will Think It’s Genius’

Speaking of Apple’s new Smart Keyboard, this comic from three years ago proved remarkably prescient, timing-wise at least. ?

Hands-on With the iPad Pro’s Smart Keyboard

Speaking of Jason Snell, here’s his take on the iPad Pro’s Smart Keyboard: Would I want to write a novel on the Smart Keyboard or the iPad Pro’s touchscreen keyboard? No, I suppose I wouldn’t. But I’m pretty sure that I could absolutely...Show More Summary

Jason Snell on Yesterday’s Announcements

Great take from Jason Snell on yesterday. Here’s a bit from his notes on Apple TV: Most exciting is unshackling developers who, even when granted access to the old Apple TV, were stuck fitting services into a very simple Apple TV interface template. Show More Summary

A Well-Earned ‘Finally’

I know yesterday’s keynote was jam-packed, but this news would’ve made for a great slide. ?

Logitech Create: The First Third-Party Keyboard for iPad Pro

Interesting: Today Logitech announced the Logitech Create Keyboard Case for iPad Pro, developed closely with Apple to leverage the new Smart Connector. As a result, Logitech will bring to market the first ever third-party keyboard compatible...Show More Summary

Adobe Survey: 62 Percent of Streaming Video Is Watched on an Apple Device

Philip Elmer-DeWitt: The chart below is based on Adobe’s analysis of 1.49 billion TV Everywhere authentifications in Q1 and Q2 2015. Between the iPad, iPhone, Mac, Apple TV and iPod Touch, Apple captured 61.9% of hese viewers. Windows PCs are in second at 18 percent; Android third at 9 percent. ?

From the DF Archive: ‘If You See That “If You See a Stylus, They Blew It” Quote, They Blew It’

I was wrong about one thing on this post from January: It’s come up way more than a thousand times already. ?

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