The World's Ugliest iPad App →
More on the 4-inch iPhone →
Dan Provost highlights the other possibility: making the theoretical iPhone 5 wider. I think this is a bad choice (although his thoughts are well-presented) and says that all the other manufacturers making gargantuan, monstrous devices were right. They are wrong, and I don’t think Dan presents a convincing enough argument for the 9:5 ratio screen being the wrong size. I do think that...
The Guardian's "Battle for the Internet" series. →
*Should* (I hope) be worth following.
Spotify for iPad, part deux. →
I preferred the unofficial one, but there’s good news to come from this kerfuffle: it’s definitely coming.
Sergey Brin whines about threats to Google,... →
Gruber nails it: The assumption here is that the only way to search is through Google, and that the “open Internet” is only what Google can index and sell ads against. Brin gets one thing right: He said the Sopa and Pipa bills championed by the film and music industries would have led to the US using the same technology and approach it criticised China and Iran for using. The entertainment...
No comment. →
Unofficial Spotify iPad App →
About time. Where is that god damn app? It still stuns me that Spotify have failed to provide this thus far.
Perhaps a lesson in not blabbing about anything when dealing with the most secretive corporation in the Valley.
I’m too self-conscious to ever be caught dead wearing one, but this is the first one of these that looks absolutely usable in the real world. I like the eInk display.
Google+ is Google's "Social Spine" →
Page said, Google+ is now what connects all of Google’s products. He also stressed that there are two aspects to Google+: the social spine (which now has about 170 million users) and the social destination site. Google, for a while now, has refused to release any numbers about the actual number of people who regularly bist the Google+ homepage and how engaged they are. While quite a few pundits...
The 4-inch iPhone →
I know I’m late to this, but: awesome.
iOS Needs a Fresh Start →
This has been my favourite topic of conversation for a while now. We need a “Snow Leopard” release for iOS.
On Wavii, News Feeds and Content Aggregation
Personalised news stream Wavii (pronounced “wave-y” and yes, it’s a shit name) has launched amidst a small burst of fanfare, primarily because it seems that everyone and their dog has decided this can somehow be compared to the $1 billion Instagram acquisition…and it can and it can’t. The BBC puts it interestingly: they could be bought by Facebook. Yeah. So could...
A Stolen Phone Database →
As someone who has been mugged twice, the UK could do with this.
"I don’t want to appear churlish or ungrateful." →
I’m sorry, but you do. I’m noticing an increasingly venomous streak emanating from the editing rooms of The Kernel, and whilst I was thrilled to hear about its creation, its reason for being and what it hoped to cover, there are too many articles that simply dig at the established blogging universe at large for petty, pithy reasons. I’m sorry your venture didn’t get the...
On the Death of 'Big Media' →
Hamish McKenzie at PandoDaily counters a previous post on the death of big media. I have been very guilty in the past of beating the ‘kill the music industry’ drum in the wake of Internet distribution, Soundcloud and Spotify, but McKenzie makes a very valid point: deep pockets, good intentions and wide reach. A world without BBC News, CNN and the like is not a better world: it is a...
Google+ gets a redesign. →
If a tree falls in a forest and no one’s there to hear it, does it make a sound? Elsewhere: lipstick put on pigs, turds polished.
Incapable of keeping quiet, herein shall lie thoughts, opinions, commentary, hyperbole and vitriol surrounding the world of technology. *when I have time.