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URL :http://daringfireball.net/
Filed Under:Technology / Internet
Posts on Regator:13234
Posts / Week:37.7
Archived Since:April 6, 2008

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Uber Executive Suggests Digging Up Dirt on Journalists

Ben Smith, Buzzfeed: A senior executive at Uber suggested that the company should consider hiring a team of opposition researchers to dig up dirt on its critics in the media — and specifically to spread details of he personal life of...Show More Summary

Nokia N1 Tablet

There are shameless rip-offs, and then there are shameless rip-offs. (But my son pointed out that Nokia’s speaker grills at the bottom have three rows of dots, not two, so that’s original.) ?

WatchKit

WatchKit has dropped, including the Apple Watch Human Interface Guidelines. There’s much to digest, but a few quick thoughts: The displays of the two watch sizes have different pixel dimensions: 272?×?340 for the 38mm Apple Watch; 312?×?390 for the 42mm. The system font is named San Francisco. Show More Summary

Sony Announces New ‘Stacked CMOS Imaging Sensor’ for Phone Cameras

Sony: Sony Corporation today announces the commercialization of the Exmor RS IMX230 for smartphone cameras and other devices requiring increasingly sophisticated image-capture functionality. With 21 effective megapixels, this stacked...Show More Summary

[Sponsor] Desk: A Desktop Blogging App You'll Love (and Use)

Hi, I’m John Saddington, an indie developer and blogger! And, I’d love to share with you a few “facts”… Fact: I’ve been blogging longer than John Gruber (since 2001). Fact: I’ve tried every desktop blogging app out there and none have...Show More Summary

Wholesale Phone Company

[Update: The site has been taken offline, but there’s a cached version hosted at Fireballed.org, which includes all the good stuff. It’s just missing an image or two.] I tweeted this yesterday, and still can’t stop laughing about it....Show More Summary

The Talk Show: ‘People Are Gay All the Time’

Who else but very special guest John Moltz to ring in The Talk Show’s centurial episode. Topics include iPhone display sizes (and in particular, our mutual preference for the old 5S 4-inch size over the 4.7-inch iPhone 6); the new book...Show More Summary

David Ruddock Compares the Nexus 9 and iPad Air 2

I really enjoy reviews like this one by David Ruddock at Android Police. It’s often very interesting to read something from the point of view of someone more deeply attuned to another platform. This, from the list of “cons” for the iPad,...Show More Summary

Report Claims iPhone 6 Outselling iPhone 6 Plus by 3-to-1 Margin in US

Take it with a grain of salt since the numbers don’t come from Apple, but interesting if true. 3-to-1 sounds about right to me. But there was an app analytics report a few weeks ago that pegged the ratio at 6-to-1, and T-Mobile CEO John Legere told Recode it was closer to 50-50. Update: TV Pro — a TV guide app in Germany — is seeing the same 3-to-1 split. ?

Reuters: ‘Google Glass Future Clouded as Some Early Believers Lose Faith’

Reuters: While Glass may find some specialized, even lucrative, uses in the workplace, its prospects of becoming a consumer hit in the near future are slim, many developers say. Shocker. (Via Abdel Ibrahim.) ?

Strictly VC on Nest’s Company Culture

Connie Loizos, reporting for Strictly VC: Sources who spoke to StrictlyVC and asked to remain anonymous say Fadell has fashioned a hierarchical structure reminiscent of TV’s “Game of Thrones.” According to one employee, “Almost every...Show More Summary

Are ‘Green Credits’ a Legitimate Way to Account for Energy Usage?

Alex Epstein makes the case that Apple’s claim that its “data centers are powered by 100 percent renewable energy sources, which result in zero greenhouse gas emissions” is fraudulent: Imagine this scenario: Apple CEO Tim Cook wants to take an ocean liner across the Atlantic. Show More Summary

Twitter’s New ‘Strategy Statement’

Twitter: Reach the largest daily audience in the world by connecting everyone to their world via our information sharing and distribution platform products and be one of the top revenue generating Internet companies in the world. That’s 220 characters. Show More Summary

[Sponsor] Igloo

A lot of intranets suck. Content is stale, search is poor and nobody logs in. So, you revert back to email to share files and provide status updates. Igloo is an intranet you’ll actually like. It’s built using the social apps you know...Show More Summary

Landing on a Comet, 317 Million Miles From Home

These photos from the Rosetta spacecraft and Philae lander are just hauntingly beautiful. Can’t stop looking at them. ?

ESA Philae Probe Successfully Lands on Comet

Circa: The European Space Agency (ESA) Philae probe successfully landed on the Comet 67P, a first in space exploration. The Rosetta satellite and its probe payload arrived at the Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko Aug. 6 after 10 years, five months, and four days in space. Show More Summary

App as Calling Card

Dan Provost, Studio Neat: Tom and I have been reading and thinking about these things for a while, and a few months ago we had a realization. Studio Neat is in a unique position. We are not just app developers, we also sell physical products. Show More Summary

Writer Emergency Pack

Clever idea from John August: a deck of cards with advice, ideas, and tricks for helping writers get unstuck. Nicely illustrated and designed (including excellent use of Univers). It’s a Kickstarter campaign that aimed small and has exploded way past their original goal. Show More Summary

Apple Now Has a Self-Serve Site to Deregister and Turn Off iMessage for Your Phone Number

Solves the problem where people who switched from iPhone to another platform were unable to receive SMS messages from iPhone users, because iMessage still considered their phone number tied to their iMessage account. The trick was always...Show More Summary

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