Holy shit, that’s the most ludicrous text-entry system I’ve ever seen.
I don’t understand why anyone would want / accept to be known as the first Twitter client that displayed Twitter’s in-stream ads.
Muji Notebook for iPad with handwriting recognition sounded nice but doesn’t work for shit. (Or is it another case of iOS 4.2 incompatibility?)
RT @fraserspeirs: After one day of using iOS 4.2, I’m wishing the iPad’s home button click wasn’t so loud.
Prettyyy. But no wonder that it doesn’t work properly in direct sunlight.
I’m honestly surprised that they need to do this, instead of just using the 3D vision of several full-color cameras. Guess it’s less computationally intensive, though, if you reduce the environment to an array of motion-capture dots.
Wonder if that’s how they reduced the cost of Kinect when they removed the on-board CPUs — maybe the first prototypes did use regular vision, then Microsoft found the dot grid as a cheaper alternative?
Hell, why was I hesitating to abuse UIWebView when the App Store and iTunes Store apps are doing exactly that?
That dark 20-inch in front of me is pretty depressing. I need to get rich quick and buy myself the intended 24-inch for the MacBook.
Shouldn’t even be hard or expensive to build.
Interesting article, as always, but particularly that point (emphasis mine):
If a hacker gets your password either by guessing or stealing it, he can access your network as long as your password is valid. If you have to update your password every quarter, that significantly limits the utility of that password to the attacker.
At least, that’s the traditional theory. It assumes a passive attacker, one who will eavesdrop over time without alerting you that he’s there. In many cases today, though, that assumption no longer holds.
I’d never thought of that: password expiration is counter-productive now, but it did use to make some sense, when computer crime was different from what it is now. (And there’s a case to be made that it should still be relevant, then, in companies for which corporate espionage is a serious risk. Wonder if Apple expires its staff’s passwords?)
I don’t like that Instapaper now lists fewer articles per screen, and of course there’s no user setting to revert the change. Grh.
Ah, and the MacBook also appears to reset the default wallpaper every time I reboot. Life is so horribly frustrating.
Had to spend the whole night installing the 4.2 GM on my iPad and Mac, and I’ll have to do it again with the final OS this weekend. Oh, and iTunes, too.
Twitter inventor Jack Dorsey is back working at the company on a once-a-week-or-so basis, three industry sources tell us. Dorsey is working on “fixing” Twitter’s product, sources say.
How hopeless is that company?
There are two possibilities: either Dorsey was ousted because he had no idea how to handle and grow Twitter and make it profitable (bear in mind that his successive initial ideas of the service all had rather little to do with what it became), and there’s no reason to bring him back; or he’s Twitter’s Steve Jobs, the only guy able to turn that ship around (which I seriously doubt, judging from anything I’ve ever read on the subject), and in that case you don’t get him back for one day a week, you buy his company and put him back in the CEO seat. Do you really think Jobs could have saved Apple by consulting in his off-hours, while still managing NeXT on weekdays? (Again, not that I think the latter could be true. I mean, really? Square?)
In either case, this is a seriously desperate, worrisome move from a company that’s always had trouble defining its own product, not to mention its business strategy. “
Brilliant” is just about the very last thing you could call it.
How many times can I repeatedly screw up the tiny bit of PHP and SQL that keeps suspended users out of the site?
Can’t wait for the riots on Monday as people realize the novelty URL they chose for their Facebook profile determines their fb.com address.
Eh? Why doesn’t iTunes Connect promise me a due date for this month’s payment? I like to cross out the days.
I’ll deny having said that, but developing an iPhone app + web API is making me appreciate the separation of logic and presentation.
RT @harrymccracken: Maybe what we need is a way for Flash to only run when it’s in an active window, and to go into deep, deep sleep otherwise.
It’s beginning to look like there’s absolutely nothing I can do about my iPad app crashing on too-heavy web pages, it’s just “supposed” to.
All I can say is, teasing an iTunes announcement that “I’ll never forget” is uncharacteristically presumptuous.
When I’m two-finger scrolling a web page on my MacBook and a lazy third finger comes to touch the trackpad, it should not count as a click.
I hate reading web pages on the iPad because I keep accidentally clicking sidebar links, but the MacBook ends up not being that much better.
Suddenly thinking that my facebook.com email address might be the one I’ll give to the average idiot I fu… meet on a night out.
I guess for all these years Steve Jobs saw the Beatles as the ultimate milestone that would prove he owned all that matters in the world.
Wondering if it’s worth making my API’s responses human-unreadable by shortening all variables and values to save a few bytes.
RT @ironicsans: A conglomerate of magazines should pool resources to subsidize iPads like cell phones. Subscribe to 10 mags for 2 years, get a free iPad.
I don’t know if they’ve updated the server or the client, but Air Video now works flawlessly on my iPad + Mac mini.
So they’re releasing iOS 4.2 even though it’s known to break some apps, and 4.2.1 is pretty much ready? Really? Nah, it does say 4.2.1. I didn’t expect it would, because the GM hasn’t been out for long.
I didn’t expect that. Wonder how reliable and smooth that’ll be.
And if you buy an Apple TV thinking it’ll do more, well… tough.
So there’s a section on Reddit where users post pictures of their dicks (or breasts, whichever is applicable). I… didn’t expect that.