"Please understand." →
Excerpts from All Things D reporter Tricia’s Duryee’s interview with Nintendo Global President Satoru Iwata. Bill Trinen, as always, provides the translations: My point is about how we can keep the public’s perception of the software. If we are going to destroy the value of the game software — once we have done so, it’s a difficult job to recover from that situation. Yes, it is...
The Difference Two Tenths of a Millimeter Makes →
Katherine Boehret, on the Galaxy Tab 10.1: But this week I reviewed the first tablet that’s actually thinner than the iPad 2: the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Never mind that the difference in thinness between these competing tablets is two-tenths of a millimeter. Thinner is thinner. But the most notable difference between these two tablets is in battery life: In my test with Wi-Fi on, screen...
With iChat When the iPhone was introduced back in 2007, many believed that it made sense for Apple to include a mobile version of iChat, it’s proprietary chat and video calling application, in iOS. Such a version of iChat failed to ever materialize. In fact, nothing like iChat appeared in any form until 2010, when Apple opted instead to introduce FaceTime for video calls and in 2011 with...
Windows 8 is Fundamentally Stuck in the Past
There is no basis for comparison of the two tablet strategies and neither approach is necessarily wrong yet because we are talking about a new category of computing that is currently a fad and will evolve into a mainstream category over time – and that will be shaped soley by consumer demand, not by what companies like Apple and Microsoft want us to think. The above passage is from Aaron...
Gizmodo Post About What Not to Do with Someone... →
Hmmm, that’s strange, there’s nothing here about the etiquette concerning selling other people’s phones for large sums of money.
“The toddler stage for iOS is over.”– Couldn’t fit it into this week’s ATN, but this is probably the best quote I’ve heard in a while. Sums up the situation perfectly if you ask me.
A Random Collection of OSX Tips & Tricks →
These types of articles are a dime a dozen, but Robert Lo Bue shares a few tips I hadn’t even heard of before, so it’s worth a look. No. 6 is just gold. Wish I’d known about that a long time ago.
“Make no little plans. 1 Innovate, borrow, rework, recreate, redesign, until you...”– All Together Now, June 10th 2011 1. John Gruber 2. Craig Grannell 3. Horace Dediu 4. Ethan Kaplan 5. Marco Arment 6. Stephen Hackett All Together Now is a collection of quotes picked from the web this week and curated together into a particular perspective of my own.
Dell Spurns U.S. Tablet Market →
CNET, reporting on Dell’s decision to launch their next generation Streak tablets exclusively in China. John Thode, Dell vice president and manager of Dell’s mobility business, explains: “This is not an either-or for us. This is a choice about where is the best place to take our story and avoids a bunch of the inhibitors and barriers to success that we’ve seen in the U.S....
The Creation of Joy →
Great post by Ethan Kaplan on the struggles and challenges of the music industry. If ever Apple published a “guidelines to success” manual, creating a joyful experience would probably be at the top of the list. Microsoft and Google could use such a manual. ——- Article found through MG Siegler
Not Real Games, Just "Interactive Demonstrations."
Watching the Nintendo e3 keynote yesterday, it’s amazing that I’ve never realized sooner how much contempt the gaming industry has for it’s users. Most of the conference, beyond the glitz and excitement, is all just a big tease. Imagine if at WWDC all the demos we saw of Lion on Monday were just artist renderings that looked wildly better than what the actual product was going...
Dear, popular iOS app developer and twitter clients. Google Blackberry Facebook Dropbox Amazon Media conglomerates We just announced our new OS for all our iOS devices. We think there’s something for everyone in iOS 5. Hope you like it. Cordially, Apple P.S. : Godspeed.
10 Quick Guesses on iCloud, iOS 5 and Lion
I was going to make a full list of predictions for WWDC tomorrow but there are so many articles on the subject that there is no point trying to subjugate you with detailed predictions of my own. Instead, I’ll make 10 guesses in no particular order and tomorrow afternoon we can all have fun picking me apart on how wrong I was. 1 Without further delay: 1. iCloud includes a tiered payment...
John Gruber, in an interview with Brent Simmons and Daniel Pasco: What I remember about NetNewsWire back then is that it single-handedly made me spend more time in Mac OS X. At the time, and for a while after that, I had two machines: one running Mac OS 9 and one running Mac OS X. OS X was the new frontier, shinier, the one with a future. But it was slow. Mac OS 9 was clean, fast, and familiar....
“Just because there is a version of an operating system at a price point doesn’t...”– All Together Now - June 4th - D9 Edition 1. Stephen Elop 2. Reed Hastings 3. Jack Dorsey 4. Steven Sinofsky 5. Léo Apotheker All Together Now is a collection of quotes picked from the web this week and curated together into a particular perspective of my own.
TUAW Gets a Redesign →
Seems inspired by this. Or maybe this. Or this. I guess this is their “laser like” way of trying to prove to Apple they’re legit enough to get press passes now.
Why Windows 8 Is Fundamentally Flawed as a... →
John Gruber: But I think it’s a fundamentally flawed idea for Microsoft to build their next-generation OS and interface on top of the existing Windows. The idea is that you get the new stuff right alongside Windows as we know it. Microsoft is obviously trying to learn from Apple, but they clearly don’t understand why the iPad runs iOS, and not Mac OS X. Watching the D9 liveblog, I got the same...
Engadget's Review of the New Nook Wi-Fi →
Brian Heater: The new Nook is a bit of an enigma, in a sense, simultaneously adding more features while attempting to return to the simple reading experience missing from tablets like the iPad and Nook Color. It succeeds on both accounts. All of the new features enhance rather than detract from the goal of reading, and they’re there when you want them and mostly invisible when you don’t. The...
GTD Gets in the Way →
Stephen Hackett, over at Forkbombr, on OmniFocus and GTD guilt. For example, last week, I was working on a strategy for a component of our marketing, but got interrupted by a user with a sick Windows 7 notebook. She needed my help. So I helped. I didn’t stop to create a “Fix Bethany’s HP” project in OmniFocus, with tasks including “Reinstall Symantec” and “Run updates.” I just did the work. ...
If You Want to Get Better, Steal.
A while ago, Marco Arment wrote a post about the design of smartphones before and after the introduction of the iPhone, citing how most smartphones now feature a similar design to Apple’s phone. As a result, smartphone hardware benefited from Apple’s entry into the market, speeding up smartphone innovation at an unprecedented pace. It’s a similar pattern that we are seeing in the...