Claris was a computer software developer formed as a spin-off from Apple...– Claris @ Wikipedia. I’m shocked there still hasn’t been an irony (FileMaker Mix) or コネクト (FileMaker Mix).
NPR: "Public Or Private: Keeping Google From Being... →
“”Google knows that every Friday night I search for a pizza place,” he says. “So I’m hoping that [eventually] on my Android phone my GPS will trigger an alert when I happen to be driving past a well-reviewed pizza place that just happens to have a Google offer available.”“ I can’t people are eventually hoping that we get push notification ads....
Gizmodo: "Confirmed: Fleshlight Developing an iPad... →
Mat Honan for Gizmodo, August 2011: “Dear technology journalists of the world: You know how you called that gadget you just reviewed sexy? Tell me, do you intend to fuck it, or do you simply plan to shove it up your ass?” I think the answer is pretty clear now.
The Verge: RIM's Mike Lazaridis calls giving up... →
“Lazaridis is still involved with RIM in a somewhat nebulously-defined strategic role, and he insists that the company is headed in the right direction — he points to the fact that he just invested an additional $50 million in RIM stock as proof of that.” If Mike Lazaridis says RIM is “headed in the right direction” and invested a boatload of cash in it, then it’s...
Sakurina: all I do is /win /win /win
westbaer: /win 3
changes to window 3
Sakurina: up down
Sakurina: up down
Sakurina: up down
In the United Kingdom, TV presenters Richard and Judy campaigned to have the...– All the Things She Said @ Wikipedia. Please, no one show them the new SKE48 video.
deltamualpha: "Customers don’t care about your... →
Tangentially related: you know one excuse I’m tired of hearing? “We can’t bring you this because of international licensing issues.” You know what, content companies? Fuck you up the ass. I don’t care that you have international licensing issues, you’re going to have bigger issues when you realize that maybe one of the reasons your revenue is decreasing is...
Two Issues With Ebooks
They boil down to one issue: DRM. I do not want my bookshelf to depend on a specific company or piece of software to actually be usable. This is the same reason I bought CDs when iTunes was still selling DRMed AAC files. Content stores tend to be pretty bad software companies. I would rather they just give me content in an open format and let me choose where to read it. In context with...
Google Operating System: New Google Accounts... →
a.k.a. How to Artificially Inflate Google+ User Count to Give People the Impression People Actually Use When They Don’t
Boston Herald: Ceremony marks passage of Mass.... →
Transgender people are celebrating a new state law that prohibits discrimination against them in employment, housing, insurance and credit. This is great.
The Verge: iBooks Author: Apple's Mac app to help... →
If anyone wants to compete with this, they really need to up their game. If the Kindle Fire has trouble animating a page flip with a decent frame rate, how the fuck are they going to compete with these kinds of books?
Anandtech: Samsung Galaxy Nexus & Ice Cream... →
Anandtech could review the phone book and it would be a fascinating read.
iPad 3 Predictions
Retina Display. Do you really need to hear anything else? I want one.
The Verge: 4moms Origami is the highest tech... →
Just what we needed. A stroller that is even bigger than a traditional stroller to occupy even more space on public transit.
Bloomberg: iPad 3 Said to Have High-Def Screen,... →
The company’s manufacturing partners in Asia started ramping up production of the iPad 3 this month and plan to reach full volumes by February, said one of the people, who asked not to be named because the details aren’t public. ...
Android Design Guidelines →
Last year at Google I/O, I had a trollish question to ask Matias Duarte at the design session as to whether or not Android would ever get a human interface guidelines document to provide formal design patterns for Android app designers. I ended up not asking it because by the end of the session it was fairly clear to me that: Matias Duarte knows what he’s doing Major changes were coming...
28c3: How governments have tried to block Tor →
Wonderful presentation. Fuck censorship.
The Professor wanted to make his case in the most convincing style possible. He...– How (not) to communicate new scientific information: a memoir of the famous Brindley lecture lol urologists.
The Verge: Microsoft will no longer provide... →
Dusty's Series on Internet Privacy
Looks like something went wrong with the archlinux.me feed so the entire series came up on Reader today despite being posted over the last month and a half, but it is a good read. Killing the Google Habit “You should be on Facebook” Internet Privacy for Dummies
Meanwhile at Motorola →
Aside from pumping out a new Droid every 10 days, Motorola has been hard at work on a new UI layer no one’s going to like. Because, as everyone knows, if there’s one thing Motorola is good at, it’s softw—pfft can’t say that with a straight face.
The Biggest Thing I Miss in iOS 5
Prior to iOS 5, there was a master Notifications switch. You could switch that off, and you knew that no matter what you were doing, you wouldn’t get interrupted by an IM or a Twitter direct message or something coming in that was entirely out of your control. This was especially annoying prior to iOS 5 because all notifications were modal dialog boxes. That happened to be extremely useful...
Rogers Pay As You Go Changes for 2012 →
My current data plan: $7 a week for 125MB of data. Starting in February, it’ll be $5 a week for 60MB of data. Fuck the carriers.