These are the things I've written that are tagged "apple"

OS X Mountain Lion

Apple announces the next major version of Mac Oh Es Ten, code-named Mountain Lion. 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 we’ve all been […]

“The Next Steve Jobs Will Totally Be A Chick”

Comedian Louis C.K.: 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. 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. today was not surprising, but to me it was still shocking. The writing had been on the wall, but as John Gruber said: “I saw that headline and my nervous system took a jolt.” Yeah. There is no one person whose hands […]

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

Serenity Caldwell for Macworld: 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.

Original iPod vs iPhone 4

Steven Frank compares the granddaddy of them all to the new kid. 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.

Nintendo To Hobbyist Developers: No Thanks

Reggie Fils-Aime: “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.” Small […]

Spinner Rage

Panic, purveyors of fine Macintosh softwares, provide a free fix to the nightmare that is Ajaxload.info’s OSX-type spinner.

Fighting The Wrong Fight

Excellent piece by Elia Freedman: We have been distracted by ridiculous arguments and fabricated “wars” for too long. We have been distracted by thinking that Google is Microsoft and Apple is Apple in a doomed fight already fought 20 years ago. But that is not the fight we should be caring about at all. The […]

Amateur Hour

Jesper of Waffle Software on the new, published, App Store rules: […] I don’t think it’s unfair for Apple to have a list of the applications produced for its platform that it believes is decent and upstanding, and which it is proud to be associated with. I just don’t think that that list should be […]

Status Of My Predictions For The Sept 1st 2010 Apple Event

iPod Touch Wrong on the capacity, it tops out at 64gb. Right about FaceTime cameras and everything else. This one was a gimme. If you look at the Apple Store you will see that, despite it’s absence from the Keynote, they still sell iPod Classics with 160gb hard drives. It’s just a matter of time, […]

My Predictions For The September 1st Apple Event

I agree with almost everything Jesper of Waffle Software has said on his blog in the past. This is no different. Huge capacity iPod Touch (128gb?) with FaceTime-enabled cameras, iPhone 4 guts, and Retina. Goodbye iPod Classic. The Shuffle goes away, and in it’s place there is now an iPod Nano at the $99 price […]

Google, Verizon, Net Neutrality, and iTunes Cloud

Google: Makes money by selling ads. Has a smartphone OS that helps them sell ads on search results, apps, etc. Upset with Apple’s foray into advertising. Starting to feel the pinch of a possible iPhone for Verizon, their most visible Android partner. Verizon: Makes money by selling bits. Sells dozens of phones with dozens of […]

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