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Entries in Apple (5)

Friday
Oct052012

Double Standards

What I find interesting, too, is that it's the same people who are currently slamming Microsoft for abandoning (effectively) the Windows 7 interface with Metro who are also slamming Apple for not abandoning the familiar, well-worn app launcher interface on iOS.

Friday
Aug172012

Stop Using The Cup of Coffee vs. $0.99 App Analogy

Josh Lehman makes a good case. As a fan of great software I still wish people were more willing to try new apps, but I can't say I blame them for being hesitant.

(via David Chartier)

Thursday
Aug092012

Questions Anti-Apple Tech People Should Be Asking Themselves

Instead of asking why Apple attracts those crazy fanboys, ask why HP and Dell and Samsung don’t attract crazy fanboys. Don’t ask what’s wrong with Apple fans because they get excited about their Macs and iPhones. Ask why everybody else isn’t just as excited about what they use.

Monday
Aug062012

The New Day One

In twenty years, I’m not sure I’ll be able to remember the songs I like today, or the faces of people that I care about now. I don’t even know if I’ll be around in twenty years. But I do know that I want to do everything I can to make sure I can get there with my own memories. We are what we know. And I want to remember.

Where the human mind can’t get, I think software can help. In the connected and post-PC era we’re living in, I believe the devices and apps we use play an important role in enabling us to create memories. But just as relevant as “content creation” has become to this discussion, we have to ensure the memories we create today will be preserved digitally for the future.

Is it self-serving to link to an article on a site I'm professionally affiliated with? I don't know, and in this case I don't care. The intro and conclusion in this review of Day One by my friend Federico Viticci are some of the most poignant things I've read in any piece about software, and that's all that matters.

Friday
Aug032012

I Hear You, Brother

This is based on the increasingly pervasive notion that Apple hates apple pie, freedom and cute puppies, as evidenced by all those essential, everyday tasks you can’t do with an iOS device. I can’t count the number of times I’ve pulled out my iPhone and urgently screamed, “Siri, recompile your kernel!” at it, then crumpled to the ground in despair.