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

OS X Mountain Lion

16 February 2012

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”

23 November 2011

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

20 October 2011

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

24 August 2011

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

19 July 2011

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.

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