1. WWDC 2015 for Working Stiffs

    June 09, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I missed most of the WWDC 2015 Keynote this year. While I kept the ArsTechnica live blog open (because it's one of the best with the least "personality"), I had fish to fry and couldn't really pay attention. I'm not an iOS developer anyway, so I always ...

  2. Creating Bands for Apple Watch [Link]

    May 05, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Apple now details the requirements for third party bands. I doubt officially licensed bands will be all that much cheaper, given this:

    Apple Watch lugs will be available soon through the Made for Apple Watch program.

    The license terms seem relatively unencumbered though (minus the usual boilerplate about sublicensing).

  3. 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 ...

  4. Editorial, Pythonista and the App Store

    June 11, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    My first doofus email to a CEO:

    Sad times are coming

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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.

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...