1. An Atypical Watch

    April 08, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I don't wear a watch and don't want to. If I was ignorant enough, I'd consider the Apple Watch just another Apple product launch. It would sell out and be very popular and all of my nerd friends would get it on launch day. I don't ...

  2. Editorial, Pythonista and the App Store

    June 11, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    My first doofus email to a CEO:

    Sad times are coming

  3. Priceonomics on Susan Kare [Link]

    April 04, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    What a great overview of someone that made an indelible mark on computer interfaces and user expectations.

    Kare was subsequently offered a fixed-length, part-time job designing fonts and icons for the Apple Macintosh; her business card read “HI Macintosh artist.” She’d never worked on computer graphics before Apple, but ...

  4. iOS7 Should be an Embarrassment

    March 11, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    The rumor mill says that iOS7.1 fixes the daily crasing on iOS7. That's good news because the big change with iOS7 was the perception of Apple's threshold for quality. A common refrain from "regular people" I know has been that Apple's software is pretty poor quality ...

  5. The War Is Over If You Want [Link]

    November 22, 2013 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    From Fraser Spiers:

    All of these are available on iOS now. That is - more or less - the entire Google services suite fully accessible on iOS. There's seemingly nothing that Google is obviously keeping back for Android exclusivity. That's not what Android is about for Google.

    This is a ...

  6. iPad Mini Available Now

    November 12, 2013 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Apple finally alleviated the supply constraints on wheelbarrows for moving their cash. The iPad Mini is available now.

  7. Disney Removes Titles from Your iTunes Account [Link]

    October 30, 2013 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    From MacRumors:

    According to the customer who noticed the missing titles, Disney elected to remove the content from the iTunes Store, preventing customers who have purchased the movies/TV shows from re-downloading the content via iTunes in the Cloud, which allows users access to previously purchased content.

    I'm just ...

  8. Forced Upgrades and Celebrations

    October 08, 2013 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Like many, I was impressed with how quickly the iOS user base upgraded to iOS7. Surely it's a marvel of deployment and user education to have so many non-technical users upgrade to a new operating system so quickly. But there's a secret cost that nerds tend to ignore ...

  9. Icahn and Apple

    August 14, 2013 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Apple stock received an unexpected and enthusiastic rise yesterday when news came that Carl Icahn took a large position in the company.

    As a fan1 of the way Apple works, I'm not so excited. I remember his "work" with Biogen Idec.


    1. I'm also a share holder. And ...

  10. Comment Weapons [Link]

    April 22, 2013 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Philip Elmer-Dewitt:

    In the space of a few hours, more than a thousand votes were cast on the DISQUS feedback system, voting down any comment remotely anti-Samsung and voting up anything -- no matter how inane, in-artful or wrong -- that disparaged Apple, the thesis, or me.

    I guess all is fair ...