Apple’s default iOS apps are great. They exude the simplicity and polish for which the company is known. But they do not and should not suit everyone’s needs, and they should not be our only options to handle core tasks. … Read more →
Many of us have heard this before, but it bears repeating because many still have not: great design is about making choices. Put another way: to the chagrin of Steve Ballmer and his periodic and preposterous assertion that design can … Read more →
Maybe you’ll get em next year, Wall Street analyst.
Benedict Evans • Fragmentation and segmentation Doesn’t get much clearer than this: Indeed, a helpful way to think about this is that Apple makes money from great apps by selling the hardware to run them, while Google loses money from … Read more →
- If you still think Apple is losing interest in the Mac, I hope the only site you write for has .blogspot.com in its URL. – Siri is, of course, Apple’s answer to “what’s next after search,” but in a … Read more →
Matt Gemmell created and open sourced a tile-based menu that developers can build into their iOS 5 apps. It looks great, and is far more engaging than iOS’s crummy popup context menu. Plus, it provides for multiple pages. Check the … Read more →
iPhoto for iOS Uses OpenStreetMap Data & Apple’s Custom Tiles – The Next Web And so it begins. Hope you weren’t too attached to Google Maps in iOS.
Why Mountain Lion could blunt Android’s momentum — GigaOM Kevin C. Tofel—an Android user and cross-platformer at heart—sees a lot of value in Apple’s approach of unifying as many of its software experiences as possible between OS X and iOS. … Read more →
Justin Ouellette of Tumblr responds to the ‘Why Android is Laggy’ topic He clarifies a couple of general details about how iOS UI rendering works as a response to a post by Andrew Munn, a Google engineering intern, about why … Read more →