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Briefs

Friday, September 15th, 2017

A photo essay by Dan Frommer on attending Apple’s iPhone X event — its first at the Steve Jobs Theater.

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

There’s some powerful new stuff in iOS 11, as summarized at The Verge. Document scanning in Notes (though no OCR, need an app for that). Markup on screenshots. Screen recording. A file system. Configurable Control Panel. I do so love Apple.

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

As announced at WWDC 2016, Macworld summarizes the new things in iOS 10. Among them are voicemail transcription, a new Home app for HomeKit-enabled devices, and a redesigned Control Center.

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Ben Thompson on Apple: if they really want to become a services company they’ll have to change their fabled organizational structure.

 

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Occasionally the ethernet-based internet connection at my desk goes down, and I can’t tell without checking Airport Utility as there’s no immediate visual indicator in OS X. Hence Icon Ping by Italian ubergeek Salvatore Sanfilippo AKA Antirez. Perfect!

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

I scrolled straight past the recent entries at The Setup and clicked only on Charlie Lloyd’s based on his job description. And I guessed right. “At work we’re on small MacBook Pros with maxed-out RAM and external monitors on standing desks,” he writes. Check. “I do my coding and writing in TextMate.” Check. Since he passes these tests of sameness with me, the rest is all gold.

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

Interesting, easy-to-understand breakdown of colors used in iOS app icons in 2015. Reds are most popular, then blues. By Hwee-Boon Yar. [via MacStories]

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

Hard to say which part of this is more valuable: John Gruber interviewing the right venerable Craig Federighi on Apple’s Swift programming language or the very lengthy and insightful follow-up with John Siracusa. Daring Fireball’s The Talk Show #139.

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

Saturday, June 7th, 2014

Monday, May 26th, 2014

Steve Jobs

Walter Isaacson

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Simplistic, kind of repetitive, engrossing, not too much I didn’t already know I don’t think, but necessary reading. Nice last paragraph even if redundant last chapter.

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Bentley film about integrating the iPad in the back seats — shot with iPhone 5s.

Monday, May 27th, 2013

Released: Steve Jobs’ and James Murdoch’s email correspondence negotiating over HarperCollins e-books for iPad. Note how Murdoch’s careless spelling and grammar improves after receiving a reply in Steve’s impeccable English. Murdoch capitalizes News Corp’s businesses, “Studios, Books, and Newspapers” but then writes lowercase “apple”, which, if deliberate, is kind of thuggy.

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Hanna Rosin writes on the iPad and young children. The beginning could have appeared anywhere, the middle in any number of magazines, the end in only a small handful. And a rather relevant topic at the moment in this house, where Good Morning is spoken as “Where the iPad gone!”

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Andy Ihnatko, MacTech Conference attendee, on the group tour of Disney Animation, an advance screening of Wreck-It Ralph, and John Lasseter’s desk. [via TidBits]

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

Fascinating, that Apple’s Sony-inspired designs for the iPhone back in 2005 were more like the iPhone 4 than what was subsequently initially released. Had they been leading up to the 4 style all along?

Friday, June 15th, 2012

ifixit teardown of the MacBook Pro with Retina Display gives it 1/10 for repairability. Worth knowing, even if few are likely to care.

Friday, April 20th, 2012

The Guardian’s Battle for the Internet feature, including Tim Berners-Lee’s warning about walled gardens. BTW, if you’re reading this on Facebook, I don’t write these Trail entries on Facebook, but on my own site at http://adamkhan.net, and a nice Facebook app called RSS Graffiti sends them over.

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Sunday, March 4th, 2012

Taking his time, Morozov asks the right questions about Steve Jobs, comparing him first to the Bauhaus movement, then to Henry Ford. Many quotable quotes, and good comments, especially the long one from JakeH at 02/27/2012 – 7:46pm EDT.

Saturday, February 4th, 2012

Toca Boca: ingenious iOS games for kids and not such.

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

The inevitable and welcomed iPhone 4S teardown by the ifixit guys.

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Friday, August 26th, 2011

After Steve Jobs’ resignation, the Daringfireball round-up of anecdotes: Dave Winer, David Cairns, Vic Gundotra,
Allen Paltrow, Jonathan Berger, Marc Hedlund.

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

I’m upset that Spaces is gone in Lion. Others concur.

Sunday, July 24th, 2011

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

A woman of a certain age, who’s never used a computer before, reviews her new iPad.

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

I’m loving inertial scrolling on my MacBook Pro. Thanks, Apple.

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Monday, April 5th, 2010

Adam Engst: “The iPad becomes the app you’re using… if that’s not magic, I don’t know what is.”

Video surveying Magazines on the iPad such as Time, GQ, PopSci. Is this any improvement over my Firefox? What I want an iPad for is games and maybe books, not magazines.

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

MuscleNerd jailbreaks iPad.

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Russell Beattie: What we really wanted was a MacPad not an iPad.

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

Sikuli, ingenious GUI scripting. Definitely going to try it.

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

This video of a tablet mockup makes me horny at last for a tablet computer. I’m excited for tomorrow’s Apple announcement. Guess I’ll be standing in line to buy one as well.

Fake Steve Jobs pens the most insightful piece I’ve read on Google’s complaints vis-a-vis China.

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

Saturday, December 12th, 2009

 
 

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