Reality Distortion Field Theory
Cocoa:Why Apple Will Turn to Holograms - Businessweek
Why Apple Will Turn to Holograms - Businessweek
Look around your office hallway or college campus and you’ll see people holding interactive panes of glass. Smartphones and tablets, so revolutionary a few years ago, are quickly becoming commodities. "
First use of Obi-wan in a serious article about Apple products, seriously.
Cocoa:iOS Apps From Google and Others Improve on Apple Defaults - Liz Gannes - Mobile - AllThingsD
iOS Apps From Google and Others Improve on Apple Defaults - Liz Gannes - Mobile - AllThingsD
Instead of Music, I like Spotify, TuneIn and Songza. Instead of Weather, I prefer Weather Live. Instead of Notes, I try to use Evernote.
Arguably, an operating system is measured by the strength and vitality of the offerings from independent software vendors. Or we might measure the success of Windows gaming by Minesweeper.
Labels: iphone, windows
Cocoa:That Freckled Girl in a T-Shirt and Jeans Is Your Typical Mac User - Ina Fried - News - AllThingsD
That Freckled Girl in a T-Shirt and Jeans Is Your Typical Mac User - Ina Fried - News - AllThingsD: "The typical Mac user is a freckled woman in a T-shirt and jeans."
This is a funny story. Different locales probably feature different laptop demographics, but where I sit and do coffeee/code, Mac users come in all shapes and sizes.
Labels: lifestyle, mac
Cocoa:Early Apple prototypes by frog design's Hartmut Esslinger featured in upcoming book
Early Apple prototypes by frog design's Hartmut Esslinger featured in upcoming book: "Most of the examples come from the 'Snow White' design language, a version of which ultimately came to market with the Apple IIc, and are similar to actual Apple products, while others are more abstract and bear no resemblance to anything that came out of Cupertino. "
Many fond memories of the stylish Apple IIc, but my teeth were cut on the ][+. Two plus forever!
Labels: apple, Apple ][c
Cocoa:Facebook to Launch Its Own Snapchat Competitor App - Mike Isaac - Social - AllThingsD
Facebook to Launch Its Own Snapchat: "Facebook is currently testing its own built-in-house version of a ‘Snapchat-like’ application, a messaging app that allows users to send impermanent photo messages to one another, according to sources familiar with the matter."
You can be sure that somewhere there is a small group of engineers who have a display monitoring all the perky photos running through a system like that. If you don't believe it, you've never met an engineer capable of building the backend for such a system.
Cocoa:Apple granted rights to new process for creating high-quality curved glass
Apple granted rights to new process for creating high-quality curved glass: "While curved glass enclosures have emerged as a hallmark of Samsung's latest smartphone designs, it was revealed this week that Apple has also expressed interest in the subject, "
I think this is moving in the direction of a phone that looks like a BANG & OLUFSEN product. Hopefull the UI will not be incomprehensible.
Cocoa:Google to debut Motorola-built 'X phone' next year, takes aim at Apple and Samsung
Google to debut Motorola-built 'X phone' next year, takes aim at Apple and Samsung: "Google is said to have tasked subsidiary Motorola to engineer a sophisticated smartphone to compete with Apple's iPhone"
Breaking news, Motorola to produce competitor to iPhone.
Labels: android, iphone, motorola
Cocoa:Rumor: Fifth-gen iPad to debut in March with iPad mini design cues
Rumor: Fifth-gen iPad to debut in March with iPad mini design cues
Apple is reportedly preparing a thinner, lighter fifth-generation iPad model ahead of a March unveiling.
Also includes improved smell fka fragrance.
Labels: ios, ipad mini
Cocoa:Strong iPhone 5 launch in China highlights Apple's 'enormous' growth opportunity
Strong iPhone 5 launch in China highlights Apple's 'enormous' growth opportunity: "Greater China has become an increasingly important part of Apple's business, generating about 15 percent of the company's fiscal 2012 sales."
Viva UTF8! The unsung hero of globalization.
Labels: iphone5, unicode, utf8
Cocoa:Futurist Ray Kurzweil to Join Google - Mike Isaac - General - AllThingsD
Futurist Ray Kurzweil to Join Google - Mike Isaac - General - AllThingsD
Ray Kurzweil, author and controversial thinker, announced on Friday that he will join Google as a director of engineering".
Next up: Google announces Google HAL, a sentient Android app that undermines you in your workplace, resulting in eventual firing, or summary termination.
Labels: google, kurzweil