Washington stepping up -
“While no law or set of laws will end gun violence, it is clear that the American people want action. If even one child’s life can be saved, then we need to act.”
Former Windows Head Steven Sinofsky is already Tweeting from iPhone -
Thus continuing the trend of people loving the “dogfood” when they’re inside a company, and throwing it up when they’re out.
Most of the ones I notice (both with people I know and those in public) are former Microsoft employees. People leave and immediately switch to Macs, iPhones, iPads, Google Docs, Chrome, Android devices, etc.
What I never see is people leaving Apple and switching to other products — PCs, Android devices, Windows Phone, etc. I’m sure there are some out there, but for the most part ex-Apple employees seem to remain “loyal” to the brand. Read into that what you will.
From heading up the terrible Windows 8 and getting fired for it straight to using an iPhone. Sweet.
Burger recipes by Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra.
Still the best.
Yep. Worth another reblog.
Best iPhone wallpaper EVER (via reddit)
Sadly, not iPhone 5-optimized. Still!
Update: Jeff Holliday has updated the image to be iPhone 5 ready. Lovely.
Update 2: Tony Nguyen has a slightly different take as well.
My new iPhone background.
Instagram clarifies again and changes ToS back
Instagram would like to clarify a few things -
You know… before everyone leaves.
The nasty little snippet that will cause me to delete my account:
To help us deliver interesting paid or sponsored content or promotions, you agree that a business or other entity may pay us to display your username, likeness, photos (along with any associated metadata), and/or actions you take, in connection with paid or sponsored content or promotions, without any compensation to you. If you are under the age of eighteen (18), or under any other applicable age of majority, you represent that at least one of your parents or legal guardians has also agreed to this provision (and the use of your name, likeness, username, and/or photos (along with any associated metadata)) on your behalf.
No thanks. :) Only way to opt out is by deleting your account. Works for me.
What the? You mean the Gmail address where you sent the “What’s On” newsletter to begin with? Google, you know the “G” in Gmail means Google right? You of all companies should not have to ask me to type in my email address. Especially when unsubscribing from your newsletter from within your email system!
MG Siegler's Surface Review -
The linked review is complimentary to my previous post. I wanted to provide a review that I thought my readers might find helpful and that would support my recommendation not to buy the Surface. Please, if you plan to spend several hundred dollars on a tablet and are considering a Surface, read MG’s review. Make sure you read past the title of his review too. The title makes it sound like it’s going to be a very biased post but as he says:
at the end of the day the fact remains that if I rip apart a product that’s actually good, that looks bad on me
I believe it’s a thorough and honest review and supports what I said:
I think it’s an unfinished product that tries to do too much and ends up confusing and frustrating users
I had a nice long post typed out and then just deleted it. I’ve read thousands and thousands of words written on the Surface so far and I see no reason to write the same stuff. When people ask me my thoughts on a product they really just want to know if I think they should buy it or not. My answer for the Surface is no, don’t bother. But I will give you a quick reason why.
From all the material I’ve read and the few minutes I’ve personally spent with a Surface I think it’s an unfinished product that tries to do too much and ends up confusing and frustrating users. If your idea of a tablet comes from the product that has defined what a tablet is (iPad) then I believe you’ll be disappointed with the Surface.
You know what though? They make return policies for a reason. Go buy a Surface and try it. My guess is the only line you’ll be standing in for a Surface is the return line.
If you want a tablet, buy an iPad. If you don’t want an iPad, think about why you don’t want an iPad and then do some research, you’re probably wrong and an iPad would be great for you. If you’re absolutely sure an iPad is not for you, do not buy an Android tablet, buy a Microsoft Surface.
Developing Perspective: Git and Source Control -
I asked David Smith on Twitter if he’d do a podcast episode about Git and he did! He also linked to a great book called Pro Git that’s available online for free.
And this is why I’m no longer reading The Big Picture blog.
When will Apple ditch Intel processors? -
Anand Lal Shimpi - AnandTech:
The A6 is the first Apple SoC to use its own ARMv7 based processor design. The CPU core(s) aren’t based on a vanilla A9 or A15 design from ARM IP, but instead are something of Apple’s own creation.
So, when is Apple going to ditch Intel in its MacBooks and iMacs in favor of a chip they design themselves?
Their chips need to get a lot more powerful obviously but right now their chip performance is basically doubling every year. Seems like Moore’s law is at play here which means its only a matter of time before your next Mac comes with an Apple processor at its… core.
Yay for puns!
The Windows RT Demo -
Watch the video at the bottom of the post. Just look at The Verge’s Ross Miller try to use that thing. Now imagine a normal, everyday consumer using it. Yes, this is the *final* build of Windows RT.
I’m believing more and more that we’re watching a total fucking nightmare for Microsoft unfold before our eyes.
Couldn’t have said it better myself.
Apple Macbook Vinyl Decal Sticker - Ironman Triangle Chest