Predicting the “iPad Mini” internals →
marco: I bet the iPad Mini is, effectively, an iPad 2. I don’t think that is what is suprising about this “revelation” that the collective Apple blogging community are creaming their pants over. What’s cooler is that a new iPad device model has shown up. If it is an iPad mini, my card is in my hand ready to buy. I may even sell my Kindle. One tablet device would be...
Prior to Apple, white was associated with things like refrigerators or the tiles...– Apple made white most popular exterior car color for American buyers Amusing.
A Startup Worth Talking About →
And for Baptiste, it did. He promptly moved to New York and set to work building his iPad publishing platform. Now more than 5,000 publishers use his free software to make their sites beautiful and touch-screen friendly for tablets. Smart.
Twitter: The Essential Problem
Following my last post, a quick explanation: This: Has become this: And Twitter thinks everything about that is better. It’s almost as bad as the fact that this layout became this and they think that’s better. Sometimes it feels like iOS App Design is moving backwards.
Rebuilding Facebook for iOS →
This is so much better it’s unreal. Facebook needed to do this a year ago. Their mobile app is good again, my disdain for them has waned. I’m even forgiving their more in your face advertising, because it’s made my News Feed more relevant and engaging again. Surprise, surprise, my change in attitude has coincided with them drawing more attention to the areas in which Facebook...
Samsung Learning Its Lesson
(SOURCE) (SOURCE) (SOURCE) …Yep. Samsung really intended to change and totally wasn’t copying. Like, seriously. I’m serious. Look at how serious my face is. All these products were announced this week. Well done Apple. A deserved victory, decisively proven. As I said before, Fuck Samsung. Who to target next? My vote goes to HTC. Jesus.
Moltz: Apart from the legality of Samsung’s “homages” to the iPhone and iPad, this fundamental truth — that Apple reinvented the smartphone market — drives Apple’s critics absolutely bonkers. Anyone who was young enough to have their first smartphone be a BlackBerry Bold 9000 knows this. The peak of tech turned into hideous dross overnight.
Thinking This iPad Mini Thing Even Througher →
Gruber weighs in on the issue. Sounds nice. Really nice.
Galaxy Returns →
Brooks: So out of ten reasons to return the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, seven reasons (70%) can be attributed to Android. Forty percent is hardware. Telling. UPDATE: It has a stylus! Must buy.
It seems like the only losers here are consumers — we’ll get a less integrated...– I disagree with this entirely. I personally loathed being booted out of Safari (and other apps) and into the YouTube app. I hate the fact that it used up an icon space on my Springboard. I always felt Google’s mobile HTML5 offering was far, far better than the app. This is a huge win for...
Zyngapocalypse Now →
The obsession with tactics is directly related to the obsession with metrics, and this leads to a culture which devalues original thinking. Quite. Social Games were always going to do this; they never cared about their users. Users realised.
Who To Blame For Failed IPOs →
Venture capitalists and private equity firms are killing the IPO. When they make large investments in fast-growing growing companies at more than $1 billion valuations, they’re effectively doing what the IPO market once did. And in so doing, they’re harvesting explosive growth that used to accrue to public market investors. A thought-provoking read. I’m not sure I agree entirely; this...
"Windows 8-style UI" →
Instead of Metro? Seriously? You can’t make this stuff up.