Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Pencil   

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New ad for the iPad Air, titled Pencil: It’s an extremely simple tool, but also extremely powerful… I love this ad. It reminds me of the business envelop Steve Jobs used to unveil the original Macbook Air. UPDATE I knew … Continue reading →

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Unveiling the Original iPhone   

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Fred Vogelstein, writing for New York Times Magazine: It’s hard to overstate the gamble Jobs took when he decided to unveil the iPhone back in January 2007. Not only was he introducing a new kind of phone — something Apple … Continue reading →

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Jony Ive: The man behind Apple’s magic curtain   

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Marco della Cava, interviewing Apple executives Jonathan Ive (Senior Vice President, Design) and Craig Federighi (Senior Vice President, Software Engineering) for USA Today: “I’ve said this before, but simplicity is, well, it goes back to … you’re trying to define … Continue reading →

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

John Gruber Reviews the iPhone 5s and 5c   

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John Gruber: To put that in context, the iPhone 5S beats my 2008 15-inch MacBook Pro by a small measure in the Sunspider benchmark (with the MacBook Pro running the latest Safari 6.1 beta). The iPhone 5S is, in some … Continue reading →

iOS 7: Tips, Tricks, and Details   

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Chris Herbert, writing for MacStories: Spotlight doesn’t have a dedicated Home screen page anymore. It’s now accessible from any page — just swipe down on any screen to reveal it and swipe up to hide it. […] You can quit … Continue reading →

Monday, September 9, 2013

Apple Keynote Checker   

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Apple holds a handful of special events each year to introduce new products and services. The events are highly rehearsed and full of Apple marketing, but I enjoy watching them. However, if I’m going to sit through what is essentially … Continue reading →

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Tim Cook After 2 Years as Apple CEO   

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Poornima Gupta and Peter Henderson profile Apple CEO Tim Cook for Reuters, two years after he took over the top job: Still, he has a tough side. In meetings, Cook is so calm as to be nearly unreadable, sitting silently … Continue reading →

Friday, August 16, 2013

The History of the “Boo-Dah-Ling” Sound   

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Kelly Jacklin, the creator of the now-ubiquitous “Tri-Tone” alert sound on iOS devices: Fast forward quite a few years, and the iPhone comes out. I was not involved in development of the iPhone, nor iOS, although I was unsuccessfully courted … Continue reading →

Thursday, August 1, 2013

8 iOS Developers Who Revolutionized The App Store   

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Tyler Hayes writing for Fast Company (via TUAW): The way we interact with apps has been indelibly changed by a handful of coders who thought different about UI, monetization, viral growth and–most importantly–ease of use. Here are our top eight. … Continue reading →

Monday, July 22, 2013

Setting a Volume Limit on an iPod shuffle   

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From the Sound and Hearing FAQ at Apple.com: On an iPod shuffle, adjust the volume to the desired maximum volume. Connect your iPod shuffle to iTunes and select “Limit maximum volume”. Drag the slider to the desired maximum volume. The … Continue reading →

Sunday, July 21, 2013

We’ll Be Back Soon   

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As noted by John Gruber at Daring Fireball, some of Apple’s developers may have had their personal information stolen: Last Thursday, an intruder attempted to secure personal information of our registered developers from our developer website. Sensitive personal information was … Continue reading →

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Scroll to the Top on iOS Devices

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This is my favourite iOS tip to share with others.  Imagine you are using the Safari app on your iPhone or iPad and you have spent the last few minutes scrolling through a lengthy article.  You are now at the … Continue reading →

Monday, July 15, 2013

Apple Pitches Ad-Skipping for New TV Service   

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Jessica Lessin reporting on her blog: Apple has a new trick up its sleeve as it tries to launch a long-awaited television service: technology that allows viewers to skip commercials and that pays media companies for the skipped views. As … Continue reading →

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Add your e-mail address to iMessage   

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Allyson Kazmucha writing for iMore: Along with receiving iMessages at your phone number on the iPhone, you can receive iMessages at your Apple ID email address on iOS and OS X as well. But what if you’ve got more than … Continue reading →