“Where I look at my own personal use of iPad and it’s a significant percentage of my computing work now.”
Tim Cook, replying to Walt Mossberg at D11
I know you read all the blergs and the tweets but I feel like this comment was overlooked while he was being interviewed live.
I’ve met Apple Store managers—Managers—who told me that they got rid of their Macs because iPhone does everything they need. Now Apple’s CEO says his (admittedly hot stock-market-pleasing) tablet is doing a “significant percentage” of his computing.
Hang on, pause for dramatic effect.
Apple’s Problem Isn’t Skeuomorphism, It’s Services
Frederic Lardinois, techcrunch.com
So iOS 7, it seems, is going to do away with much of the skeuomorphic design that has crept into the operating system and its utilities. Jony Ive, rumor has it, has done away with all the textures and real-world analogs in iOS 7 and has…
Don’t act like all of us on the Internet are deep at all. We only care about what things looks like. Remember the disappoint on the Internet over the 4S? We’re not better.
“I’ll wake up in the morning and go on Facebook just … because,” Casey says. “It’s not like I want to or I don’t. I just go on it. I’m, like, forced to. I don’t know why. I need to. Facebook takes up my whole life.”
An odd description of compelled usage. Its fascinating to hear someone quantify how they are addicted, not finding any real value, and are so transparently hollow about it all.
The Facebook (and now Tumblr) “flick to dismiss photos” should be a standard more than pull to refresh.
Tumblr has an incredible amount of work left to do with tags. We’ve used Twitter and Instagram too much, we need to add tags on the fly.
I wonder how we can accomplish this? You think hashtags while creating entries would do? I mean, right?
Due to my strong personal convictions, I wish to stress that this image in no way endorses a belief in the “JIF” pronunciation.
I wonder how many people, clearly smarter than I, just like I, sit and watch for a second waiting for it to animate?
#golfclap sir, golf clap
Photo-sharing app Piictu announced today that it’s joining forces with Kandu, a mystery startup owned by Betaworks, and will be closing its own service as a result by the end of the month.
A blog post published by the Piictu team says t…
Less of a bummer for the service in particular, but now we’ve seen two start ups in this space close, as Photovine shut down immediately during beta.
Perhaps this is part of the larger story in silicone valley and the world of apps. The idea will forever be better than the execution. Felt like so much here, though.
I’m been trying to write more frequently for years. But there’s something missing in my set up (desk, MacBook Air 11”, iPad Mini and iPhone 5).
But now, maybe a set up involving a simple keyboard only for the iPad is what I need. Right now its a logitech keyboard case meant for a full size iPad.
I’m not sure this keyboard is what I want for typing: I might go Apple Wireless Keyboard and use the Smart Cover for a stand.
Now where did I put all of my chargers?