Saturday, February 7, 2015

First look: Photos for OS X   

AppleOpinion

Christopher Breen, writing for Macworld: Last June, Apple announced that it would stop development of its Aperture and iPhoto apps and offer a single photo app in their place—Photos for OS X. Today, developers are getting their first glimpse of … Continue reading →

Monday, December 1, 2014

Jason Snell Reviews the iPad Air 2   

Apple

Jason Snell: Yes, Apple has shaved 1.4 millimeters off the thickness of the original iPad Air, and roughly 33 grams off the weight. There’s a nice commercial where a laser beam cuts off part of that pencil from the original … Continue reading →

Saturday, November 8, 2014

OS X 10.10 Yosemite: The Ars Technica Review   

Apple

John Siracusa wrote over 26,000 words across 25 pages detailing OS X Yosemite for Ars Technica. Here are a few of the new features that impress me: Spotlight: Following in the footsteps of venerable quick-access launchers like LaunchBar and Quicksilver … Continue reading →

Monday, October 20, 2014

iOS 8: The iMore Review   

iOS

Rene Ritchie wrote a comprehensive review of Apple’s latest mobile operating system, iOS 8. Here are a few of the new features that impress me the most: Handoff: With Handoff, as long as your iPhone and iPad are logged in … Continue reading →

Sunday, September 28, 2014

iPhone camera evolution   

ApplePhotography

Lisa Bettany, co-founder of the popular mobile photography app Camera+: In this follow-up post to my iPhone 4s and iPhone 5 comparisons, I present an 8 iPhone comparison from all iPhone versions taken with Camera+ including, the original iPhone, iPhone … Continue reading →

Friday, August 1, 2014

The Grand Budapest Hotel   

Movies

Drew McWeeny reviews ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ for HitFix: A Russian nesting-doll of a movie, this is a story within a story within a story within a story for much of its running time, with additional layers either peeled back … Continue reading →

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Spoiler Shield   

iOS

John-Michael Bond, writing for TUAW: Spoiler Shield is a free iOS app that allows you to scan your Facebook and Twitter feeds without worrying about unintentionally finding out who killed who this week. When you’re viewing your feeds with the … Continue reading →

Monday, April 7, 2014

11 Board Games for Adults   

Sports

Dylan Matthews, writing for Vox, the recently launched site from Ezra Klein et al.: More specifically, “Euro games” — the term gamers use for German-style board games that emphasize strategy over chance and generally revolve around managing scarce resources — … Continue reading →

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Why Your Car’s UI Sucks   

Technology

Speaking of terrible in-vehicle information systems, here’s an article by Neil Johnston on the subject: The most obvious reason automotive UIs are horrible is, apart from Elon Musk’s Tesla, car companies are not technology companies – at least not in … Continue reading →