Are we supposed to believe that the new Nest Mini has better sound than the much bigger Google Home, or should I buy a three-year-old device that is so obsolete they haven’t even bothered to rename it “Nest Something”?
Every year Google’s keynote makes me kinda want to buy a Pixel just as a dedicated camera, but I don’t have that sort of disposable income and switching to Android is a forever nope.
(Okay, not quite forever if Apple keeps its current trajectory.)
The Programmers’ Credo: we do these things not because they are easy, but because we thought they were going to be easy
Also, can we assume that only users configured in the Mainland China region are having their data sent to Tencent? That warning is pretty damn broad.
As much as I’ve hated the very idea of portrait mode, I must admit that these test shots all look really good.
My university just announced that it’s dumping Blackboard, and there was much rejoicing. Why is Blackboard universally reviled? There’s a standard story of why “enterprise software” sucks. If you’ll bear with me, I think this is best appreciated by talking about… baby clothes!
I just love that Apple Pay now fails half the time on my iPhone because Apple didn’t bother to test on non-Face ID phones beyond “yup it runs.”
Apple could have engineered their way out of this conundrum, the same way they engineered their way out of being liable for sharing private user data. Embracing some kind of user-facing side-loading solution would diminish the impact of Apple’s own authoritative power over users. [twitter.com]
The good side of Google’s obsession with usage metrics: a bunch of useful stats you can whip out at your next UI design meeting.