Tag: apple

  • iOS 11 has a ‘cop button’ to temporarily disable Touch ID

    [Now that’s what I call usability][link]. [link]: https://www.theverge.com/2017/8/17/16161758/ios-11-touch-id-disable-emergency-services-lock “iOS 11 has a ‘cop button’ to temporarily disable Touch ID – The Verge”

  • DuckDuckGo to be included as default search option in Safari on iOS and OS X

    [Straight from the Apple’s mouth.][link] It’s already in the Safari betas! This is great news. I’ve been using DuckDuckGo as my search provider for awhile now, and their new design is the bees knees. Unlike some other search engines they aren’t in the business of selling your personal data. [link]: https://duck.co/blog/safari “DuckDuckGo in Safari”

  • Dear Samsung Senior Vice President of Product Development and Marketing Kevin Packingham

    Kevin, You recently declared “[consumers want rectangles][con].” and I’m glad you finally figured out that [Round Rects Are Everywhere][folk], only 31 years after Apple did. It’s good that your knockoff hardware designs are based on more recent stuff, like the iPhone. Maybe if you browse [Folklore.org][lore] a little, you’ll find some more insights that you…

  • Apple’s Solution To Image Resolution On The Web

    [The image-set() function][link], which was submitted to the css4-images public mailing list earlier this year. [link]: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2012Feb/1103.html “[css4-images] The image-set() function (for responsive images) from Edward O'Connor on 2012-02-22 (www-style@w3.org from February 2012)”

  • OS X Mountain Lion

    [Apple announces the next major version of Mac Oh Es Ten, code-named Mountain Lion][link]. Among the features interesting to me: * Messages, which I assume is the replacement for iChat, and integrates with iMessage on iOS. * Flickr sharing inside the OS via the new “Share Sheets” feature. * Notification Center, which is the Growl-killer…

  • “The Next Steve Jobs Will Totally Be A Chick”

    [Comedian Louis C.K.][link]: >The next Steve Jobs will totally be a chick, because girls are No. 2–and No. 2 always wins in America. Apple was a No. 2 company for years, and Apple embodies a lot of what have been defined as feminine traits: an emphasis on intuitive design, intellect, a strong sense of creativity,…

  • How to bring good design to a platform

    [Marco Arment is, once again, on point][link]. One of the largest problems with Android is the same problem Windows has had since its launch: The lack of attention to detail, nuance, and usability focus in the built-in applications and OS make developers feel like they can be lazy. Based on my experience with the Android…

  • Resigned

    [The resignation of Steve Jobs from his post as CEO of Apple, Inc.][link] today was not surprising, but to me it was still shocking. The writing had been on the wall, but as [John Gruber said][john]: “I saw that headline and my nervous system took a jolt.” [link]: http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2011/08/24Letter-from-Steve-Jobs.html “Letter from Steve Jobs” [john]: http://daringfireball.net/2011/08/resigned…

  • Thank You, Steve.

    [A tumblr dedicated to showing thanks to Steve Jobs for his work as Apple CEO][link]. Now accepting submissions. [link]: http://thankyousteve.tumblr.com/ “Thank You, Steve.”

  • Mac OS X Lion will ship Wednesday on the Mac App Store

    [Serenity Caldwell for Macworld][link]: >The cat’s out of the bag: During Apple’s third-quarter financial earnings call Tuesday, chief financial officer Peter Oppenheimer announced that Lion would debut Wednesday on the Mac App Store. The OS update will cost $30. Really looking forward to this. [See what is coming on Apple’s Lion info page][lion]. [link]: http://www.macworld.com/article/161215/2011/07/lion_ships_wednesday.html…

  • Original iPod vs iPhone 4

    [Steven Frank compares the granddaddy of them all to the new kid][link]. Aside from the fact that the original iPod is about 2.5 times thicker than the iPhone 4, what stands out to me is that the faces are exactly the same size. Very Apple. [link]: http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevenf/5710076529/in/photostream/ “Original iPod vs iPhone 4 | Flickr -…

  • Nintendo To Hobbyist Developers: No Thanks

    [Reggie Fils-Aime:][link] >”I would separate out the true independent developer vs. the hobbyist,” says Fils Aime. “We are absolutely reaching out to the independent developer.” > >”Where we’ve drawn the line is we are not looking to do business today with the garage developer. In our view, that’s not a business we want to pursue.”…