It’s basically a matter of deciding it.
First I saw this photo in my RSS reader and I thought — see, that’s the way to do it, just hide an activity tracker inside a leather strap and get stupid bloggers to quote your press release which inappropriately calls it a smartwatch. Then I opened the article, saw the flip side and oh god the humanity why.
I’d really like for a future version of iOS to implement a level of push notifications that don’t disappear from the lock screen until they’ve been acted on — reappearing after you unlock and lock again. I wouldn’t mind if they’re reserved for Apple’s own apps, such as Reminders, to prevent abuse. Remind me until I’ve actually done it.
Start typing a tweet in Safari. Want to check something on Google before posting. Nope. (Short of installing another browser.)
‘The absence of any noticeable life [in the universe] may be an argument in favour of us being in a simulation,’ he told me. […] Musk flipped through a few more possibilities, each packing a deeper existential chill than the last, until finally he came around to the import of it all. ‘If you look at our current technology level, something strange has to happen to civilisations, and I mean strange in a bad way,’ he said. ‘And it could be that there are a whole lot of dead, one-planet civilisations.’
Judging from other recent quotes from Musk, he must be thinking that an easy explanation for the disappearance of all those other civilizations is that they invented artificial intelligence and it wiped them out. But then you still have to find a reason why those AIs wouldn’t be visible in the sky (and why they haven’t wiped us out yet). What if, instead, what happens to all intelligent civilizations is that they invent virtual reality, and become shut-ins just as they were about to start colonizing space?
What’s the catch? If retinal projection is so great, why aren’t Oculus et al. using it?
RT @ustwogames: Interesting fact: Only 5% of Monument Valley installs on Android are paid for. 40% on iOS. There’s a sneak peak of data!
RT @logancollins: It regularly goes against my entire brain to order them Previous, Next when clearly they are the opposite both alphabetically and in length.
I’m completely and thoroughly confused.
If Apple now approves games with “not compatible with iPhone 4” in the description, maybe it’s time already to implement that as metadata.
Look at how Apple’s only non-white-dude VP is an external hire.
It only took two rejections for me to finally understand the sentence “Keyboard extensions must provide Number and Decimal keyboard types.”
A week ago I spent hours getting the provisioning profiles right. Today I’ve changed twenty lines of code and provisioning is fucked again.
Rhaaa ça fait des mois que je suis en clavier anglais sur mon iPhone et j’avais oublié que c’était pour ça qu’il n’y avait pas l’apostrophe.
Sometimes Google’s tradition of being driven by research is awesome.
The rumors of an iPad stylus are intensifying right as I was resolving not to give Apple money for a watch #justwhenithoughtiwasout
RT @jasonschreier: So wait, they name everything after Halo except the one that’s got ACTUAL HOLOGRAMS?
I’m curious. Doubtful. Eager?
It’s easy to imagine how the ideal Oculus headset works, and that I want it. But this description of HoloLens sounds too good to be true.
Yeah right, Apple, I’m gonna spend all of this month’s App Store earnings on a call to California so I can find out what bogus reason you have to reject my app that you can’t commit to in writing.
RT @eric_sink: If the iPad was produced by any other company, it would be considered a huge success. More revenue in calendar 2014 than McDonalds.
Jack Dorsey tweetstorming his profound satisfaction that Twitter’s users have had to constantly work around its obsolete character limit. Please tell me he was being passive-aggressive?