It’s Time To Believe In RIM And The BlackBerry... →
I’ll believe it when I see it. Winners are those who ship great products.
The Eyes Have It →
Charles Miller: The next morning the strangest thing happened. I was standing on the station platform in Milsons Point waiting for the train, reading a (Kindle) book on my iPad, and for the first time ever I could see the pixels. I mean I obviously had seen them before, but now I was noticing them every time I looked at the screen. My eyes were tripping over the slightly blurry sub-pixel text...
Confession of an Apple Hater →
My best friend in the world Ronald Suwandi switched to iPhone 4S yesterday after using a Samsung Galaxy for a long time. Apple’s approach is not perfect, it’s control freak and their attitude can be annoying as hell. But it works. As a customer, I am satisfied, so does my fiance.
Facebook Preparing For IPO In May →
This may be the biggest IPO in tech industry since Google. (Via M.G. Siegler)
RIM's Fourth Quarter Financial Train Wreck →
The hole keeps getting deeper and deeper.
Why You Will Never Need To Upgrade To A New iPad... →
Buster Heine from Cult of Mac: Over the 14-year lifespan of the iMac, Apple has released 5 different designs. Ports have been changed. Screen sizes were increased a bit. Different materials were used in the frame. But for the most part, an iMac from 2002 looks and functions very similar to the newest iMac in 2012. The major difference between them has been the incremental spec bumps over the...
Apple Announces Plans to Initiate Dividend and... →
Traditionally, I’d say this signals the end of a company’s growth. However Apple’s cash is just ridiculously large that the traditional interpretation may not be valid in here. At the current rate, their cash will still grow even with these initiatives.
Adobe CEO: iPad’s Days are Numbered →
Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen said last year on the iPad: He sees Flash support on Android tablets, RIM’s PlayBook, and HP’s webOS-based tablets that aren’t on the market yet as a key component in the looming downfall of the iPad. Today iPad still ships with no Flash and Adobe discontinued work on mobile Flash, and yet Apple sold three million iPads in just four days.
The Math Behind iPad's Retina Display →
A stackexchange user, gentmatt, explained the in depth math behind the new iPad’s retina display. In short, Apple’s claim that the new iPad has the best display is not an overstatement.
Apple Sold 3 Million iPads →
So much for the effort some people put trying to steer people away from buying one.
Welcome to the Post PC Era →
Jeff Atwood: I’m not sure that many people in the world truly need a general purpose computer that can do anything and install any kind of software. Simply meeting the core needs of browsing the web and email and maybe a few other basic things covers a lot of people. And yet so many geeks can’t get their head around accepting this fact.
The New iPad Uses Helvetica Neue
A few years ago, John Gruber noted that iOS renders the retina display iPhones’ system fonts to Helvetica Neue. Before the iPhone 4 was released, Apple has always been using Helvetica as the system font. I’ve had a closer look at the new iPad today and it looks like it also uses Helvetica Neue1. It’s an amazing font to use on a retina screens. You can see from the picture...
iPad 3 Screen Darkness →
This is a very welcome enhancement of the new iPad’s display.
iFixit on iPad's Repairability →
I agree with iFixit. However they should also note that while Apple devices are not easily repairable, it’s made with higest quality material and generally last significantly longer than other products. They should also note that one of the reasons why their devices are so finely designed is because they’d have to make compromises. Of course they can make the iPad’s battery...
'Still No Adobe Flash'
Ed Baig, USA Today (emphasis mine): People bummed out by the features that Apple did not put into its freshly baked tablet computer weigh in. No extra storage or expansion options, no smaller-screen model to compete against the likes of Amazon’s Kindle Fire. Still no Adobe Flash, and no camera flash, either. What Adobe said a few months ago: We will no longer continue to develop...
Analogies For the New iPad's Retina Display
The retina display on the new iPad is so amazing. Here’s how some people express it: Ed Baig, USA Today: Examine the new screen side-by-side with one of its near-10-inch predecessors, and you’ll swear you just had Lasik surgery. Text on Web pages or in books is so crisp and sharp that you don’t want to go back to reading on an older iPad. John Gruber, Daring Fireball: Reading on...
Matt Peckham Will Not Buy The New iPad
Matt Peckham seems to have really weird opinions of the new iPad that Apple just announced last week: Yep, Apple’s new iPad is just called “iPad,” or “The new iPad,” if you want to get technical about it. Sure, the company already does that with its MacBook lineup (ever heard of a MacBook Air 2 or a MacBook Pro 3?), but no, you definitely wanted an iPad 3, so who cares if it comes with a...
Mika Mobile's Future with Android →
Where did your dollar go? We spent about 20% of our total man-hours last year dealing with Android in one way or another - porting, platform specific bug fixes, customer service, etc. I would have preferred spending that time on more content for you, but instead I was thanklessly modifying shaders and texture formats to work on different GPUs, or pushing out patches to support new devices...
New Home Screen in iOS 5.1 →
David Chartier in finerios: In iOS 5.1, Apple has made access the camera from the home screen much faster. A camera icon is now always visible to the right of the unlock slider. Dragging this icon to the top of the screen brings up the camera. Not to mention that this will also reduce the number of accidental camera taps that I’ve made several times in iOS 5.
Oh No! New iPad! →
A great song from Jonathan Mann, or you may know him better as song a day mann.
The New iPad Battery →
This is the most understated fact of the new iPad. I would expect longer battery for future iPhones and iPods, but for the Mac side it may not happen if they also want to drive retina display Macs. (Via MG Siegler)
New Apple iPad Does Little to Fend Off Rivals’... →
Remind me to nudge this guy in a few months when all other competitors come out without retina display tablets, without iLife nor iWork suite of apps.
Google Reboots Android Market, Launches Google... →
Greg Sandoval and Roger Cheng, writing for Cnet: Google is rebuilding Android Market. The Internet giant, looking to create a more comprehensive source for movies, apps, music, and e-books, is folding Google Music and Google eBookstore into one store, now renamed Google Play, according to Jamie Rosenberg, director of digital content for Google. The changes go into effect today. Call me a...
The iPad, A Natural Form Of Computing →
M.G. Siegler on iPad’s form factor: The problem PC makers face (but most don’t seem to realize) is that using a computer is not a natural thing. It’s weird to type on a keyboard and look down or forward at a screen. It’s weird to use a mouse. Or a touchpad. Much more natural is holding something in your hands and touching it to manipulate what’s on the screen. A tablet. The iPad. I...
With New Hardware, Square Begins Taxi Rollout →
Square is launching a new system that can be used in taxis: The new system, which will be in 30 taxis to start, will allow passengers to swipe their credit card at any point in the ride, before the trip has ended. There is no need to sign pieces of paper either; passengers can sign the screen in the back of the cab with their finger and then have a receipt sent to their phone by e-mail or text...
The Next iPad
Last week, Apple issued an invitation for an event in Yerba Buena Center for Arts in 7th of March. The invitation clearly shows that they are going to talk about the iPad. For the third time in a row, Apple chose this place to announce the new iPad. Last year, Gruber written The Chair after the iPad 2 event. He started with: Even the chair on the stage was the same I can’t help but...
The Future of Cash Registers →
Such an amazing interplay of software and hardware.
Mac Floppy →
For those who likes a bit of nostalgia.
Windows 8 Might Come in 9 Editions →
Reminds me of this old ad. When will they learn?
Draw Something Is a Hit for OMGPOP CEO Dan Porter →
A game that I have been playing with my friends since last weekend. Has been sitting on the number 1 spot on the App Store for a while now. What the CEO said about Android: Android accounts for about 15 percent of our installs. The pro is we can push changes to the game live immediately. The challenge is that with their algorithm and so many different app stores, we are low in the charts. It’s...
Apple announces iPad event for March 7 in San... →
This will be big.