Starts out innocently enough (who isn’t based in Ireland?),then goes further.
FUCK. YOU. If you’d just LOOKED at the app instead of just searching for “emoji” in the store you’d know it’s not true.
It’s NOT FUCKED UP AT ALL that Apple would remove a whole bunch of apps from the store WITHOUT LOOKING AT THEM.
So my theory was right, they just searched for ‘emoji’ and booted everyone.
I’m guessing all the emoji apps are still online because Apple planned to review again only the apps who protest.
It’s still fucked up.
If I’m right, instead of simply careless Apple’s very aggressively disrespectful of their developer partners. And no surprise there.
How did we go in five years from touch UI being the most obvious and discoverable interface to the most arcane, needing gesture tutorials?
Oh yeah, that black iPad mini is one fine device to hold in your hand. I’m still getting a Nexus 4, but I won’t pretend to resist the iPad.
Don’t have an opinion on CrashPlan yet but I wish I didn’t scan all 320GB of my home folder again every time I change a little setting.
Why aren’t more bearded geeks working seriously on decentralizing DNS?
Just realized why the Instapaper app’s margins jump around when text size changes (clearly not defined in px) and now it pisses me off more.
RT @codinghorror: The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was getting everyone to pay $100 extra for another 16GB of flash memory on their gadgets.
I love that if I dare disable iCloud sync in 10.8’s Contacts, my address book simply ends up empty #preparingforanexus
No option I can find to move the iCloud contacts back to “On my Mac”, short of exporting it all (and I’m sure I’ll lose my groups then).
First time I try to write a post on Tumblr: ten minutes to get it formatted properly, and I couldn’t do it from the iPad. Not gonna work.
The only convincing case the author makes, actually, is: kill the motherfucking password reset systems. And yes, I realize you can’t have passwords without some kind of password reset, but the problem here lies with the implementation more than anything else:
Apple: Can you answer a question from the account? Name of your best friend?
Hacker: I think that is “Kevin” or “Austin” or “Max.”
Apple: None of those answers are correct. Do you think you may have entered last names with the answer?
Hacker: I might have, but I don’t think so. I’ve provided the last 4, is that not enough?
Apple: The last four of the card are incorrect. Do you have another card?
Hacker: Can you check again? I’m looking at my Visa here, the last 4 is “5555.”
Apple: Yes, I have checked again. 5555 is not what is on the account. Did you try to reset online and choose email authentication?
Hacker: Yes, but my email has been hacked. I think the hacker added a credit card to the account, as many of my accounts had the same thing happen to them.
Apple: You want to try the first and last name for the best friend question?
Hacker: Be right back. The chicken is burning, sorry. One second.
Hacker: Here, I’m back. I think the answer might be Chris?
He’s a good friend.
Apple: I am sorry, Brian, but that answer is incorrect.
Hacker: Christopher Aylsworth is the full name.
Another possibility is Raymond McAlister.
Apple: Both of those are incorrect as well.
Hacker: I’m just gonna list off some friends that might be haha. Brian Coca. Bryan Yount. Steven May.
Apple: How about this. Give me the name of one of your custom mail folders.
Hacker: “Google” “Gmail” “Apple” I think. I’m a programmer at Google.
Apple: OK, “Apple” is correct. Can I have an alternate email address for you?
Hacker: The alternate email I used when I made the account?
Apple: I will need an email address to send you the password reset.
Hacker: Can you send it to “firstname.lastname@example.org”?
Apple: The email has been sent.
“Why, yes, this Apple e-mail account does have a folder named ‘Apple’. Nobody could have guessed that, and our conversation has given me every reason to think you are who you say you are.” Jesus.
Ironic that Apple’s horrifying password-reset procedures come from their seeing you as a customer they want to help rather than an eyeball.
Well, that’s a welcome clarification. Call me naive but I say it’ll cost them.
Going through the traditional series of “Oh come on, they still haven’t fixed that?!” when using a new version of Photoshop.
For fuck’s sake, it’s 2012 and the latest Adobe suite still installs random crap in the Documents folder.
That’s. Not. What. It’s. For.
RT @optshiftk: People complain about the slow bureaucracy of telcos, but when was the last time SMS went down for customers of a major wireless carrier?
The HTTP control possibilities make me want these so much.
I just noticed that Instapaper finally has a “Report a text problem” button, since August. I’ve been waiting for it since the app exists.
I haven’t scribbled idly on a piece of paper since I’ve had an iPhone or iPad, and I’m a bit worried of what that means for the brain.
I love that Boot Camp Assistant automatically detected and pre-selected the ISO that was on my desktop.
You know, the kind of little detail that the Mac was always good at, and that Apple is trying to exterminate with sandboxing.
The mark of a great OS is sixty seconds of “is it broken?” black-out between the pretty boot screen and the pretty login screen #windows8
I’ve just set up a working Steam on a working, activated Windows 8 on my Mini. The Black Friday sales are on. And I’m broke.
RT @mxcl: OSS zealots love Samsung and hate Apple. Samsung’s contributions to OSS: nada. Apple’s: Webkit, LLVM, Clang, Darwin, MacRuby, zeroconf.
Oh, right, that’s why I’d unsubscribed from Polygon — Instapaper always misses half the content… and in my opinion it’s Polygon’s fault (the overly elaborate layouts don’t just mess with Instapaper, they also make my iPad 1 slow to a crawl and/or crash).
RT @finnocente: Ce soir il y a ceux qui ont téléchargé iTunes 11 et ceux qui essaient de le télécharger chez #free
First step: uncheck “Use custom colors for open albums, movies, etc.” — looks garish as hell #itunes11
Biggest surprise is that the podcast library is significantly more pleasant to use. But I like small touches like the way iOS devices mount.
Pressed Space to pause a podcast, it restarted from the beginning instead and lost my location #becauseitsitunes
Fantastical for iOS is really well designed, but uncomfortably sluggish on my iPhone 4 — it actively interferes with typing.