How does the Readability app access my Twitter account without OAuth? (It’s not using the iOS 5 account either, there would be a system prompt.)
Anyway I’m glad someone’s finally doing the read-later thing mostly right, so people will stop overlooking how flawed the Instapaper app is.
Well, scratch that. The UX to archive a document after reading it is even more cumbersome in Readability than Instapaper’s stupid popup. FFS, there are TWO things you do most often in a read-later app: 1) read; 2) archive.
Ah, tap the article to show the toolbar. So, two taps as well. Still worse than Instapaper, though, because the animation adds a delay.
I’d really like to know what Instagram does that it can have the upload progress bar slowly reach completion, then tell me “Failed.”
The App Store front page seems to consistently crash my iPad. The 25-billion countdown, presumably. Nicely done, Apple QA.
Hey, Facebook: if you want people to use Pages as their main PR hub, how about you stop compressing images so horribly?
That’s actually a pretty damn interesting idea.
First, we should note that SQL and relational model in general were designed long time ago to interact with the end user. This user-oriented nature had vast implications: […] No one can expect human users to explicitly control concurrency, integrity, consistency, or data types validity. That’s why SQL pays a lot of attention to transactional guaranties, schemas, and referential integrity.
I had always wondered about that, and it never occurred to me that SQL could have been designed primarily for end users. So it does make sense that, when accessing my database from PHP, I feel no need to use stuff like foreign keys constraints in the schema itself, for instance.
(Can’t vouch for the rest of the article, still haven’t read it. It’s long, and I have to be in a more open and productive state of mind to appreciate what it’s offering.)
Damnit, I’d really like someone to tell me where I misplaced my old Beware The Frog scripts. Don’t wanna relearn ImageMagick from scratch.
Last night I used my home-made Google Reader client for iPad for the first time in months, and I realized I like it again.
My name idea for the next app is so good that the domain name is available, even though it’s just two simple words. Wait. Maybe I meant bad.
Does the Dropbox app for iPad really not let you view an image full-screen? How am I supposed to check my interface mockups?
“Live coverage begins in your local timezone at: Wednesday, March 7 at 7:00 pm” — gdgt showing once more how it’s done.
Dear tech blog: if you’re rushing to post articles with only a title and “Developing…”, you’re an asshole and I will burn your place down.
Every time I open the Readability app I want to throw out all the work I’ve done on my RSS reader’s interface.
The iPhone 4s’s camera shooting 1080p with the overall heft of an iPad and an integrated 10-inch preview screen, now that’s filmmaking material.
I don’t care how much prettier the new iPad makes Infinity Blade, it still doesn’t have sticks and buttons.
I figured that calling it “the new iPad” precluded keeping the iPad 2 as an entry point, but no, they’re not afraid of making no sense.
Well, the rumor mills have done it again. Apple introduced a Retina iPad, yet I’m disappointed because it doesn’t have haptic feedback.
Interesting choice: Pinterest doesn’t suggest people to follow when you sign up, it just adds them for you and offers to unfollow them.
Good, I may not need to make my own after all.
The world would be different (not necessarily better) if that tech’d been available to Apple in 2007.
Now that’s a geek’s geek. Wish I had the same data but can’t be bothered.
Sparrow (for Mac) makes a lot more sense to me when explained by its developer. Might give it another try.
Maybe it’s silly that what’s making me reconsider Sparrow is the ability to hide the Tweetie-like sidebar, but that’s how it is.
As for the iPhone version, you just can’t use an app that isn’t the one which opens when you select a notification. I tried with Twitter.
Woke my Mac up and Sparrow, which I’d left as a sidebar-less single column, was suddenly full-width, preview pane and all. Nope.
I definitely wasn’t taught that way.
None of these UI concepts is intuitive or even discoverable.
When the iPad can keep CPU+LTE running for more than 24 hours, you’ve got to wonder if the Retina screen is worth the cost on battery life.
It’s funny because Draw Something is a nickel-and-diming ersatz of Charadium.
Been struggling for years to choose a memorable keyboard shortcut for locking my screen and only today thought of setting up Ctrl-Alt-Del.
Holy shit. Milking the last drops from a dying platform?
Very well done and you can’t go wrong with freemium.
Let’s have a petition for Zynga to use its blood money to license the drawing engine from Paper by FiftyThree into Draw Something.