Category Apple

Touch Is Dead. Long Live Touch.

It just dawned on me that the key distinction between the revolution of touch based devices and the potential success of something like Apple Watch is not what they have in common, it’s in what is distinctly different: You touch an iOS device, Apple Watch touches you.

Apple and the battle for the living room.

This past week Valve made public their intentions on entering the living room with their new Steam OS, Steam Machines and Steam controller. To get a better understanding of why Valve is moving in this direction, one needs to look at the modern living room situation. The living room Currently, the living room experience is […]

Unequivocal inequality.

There are and for the foreseeable future will be tangible genetic differences between men and women. However, we live in an increasingly homogenous environment that doesn’t support those differences and agnostically refers to them as objects in the way of our survival rather than tools for it. In our unspoken Darwinian pursuit of safety and […]

Xbox one and PS4 specs compared

It’s going to be an interesting next generation. As always, great work by Lal Shimpi. Via (AnandTech)

Apple Purchase Indoor Location Tracking Company

10 bucks says this is simply a talent acquisition. Via(wsj)

“Crazy Flakes aren’t just for breakfast anymore.”

The bumblebee analogy is more apt than Surowiecki details. The reason this myth started was because people tried to apply formulas to bees that weren’t apt. Just like a bee is not a fixed-wing aircraft, Apple is not a steady growth company like Johnson & Johnson, or a market-share chaser like Amazon. “Analysts” are becoming […]

Apple’s second mile

I think of Apple as a company that cares deeply about the end user experience, the physical product and the on-screen experience they create. Both the late Apple cofounder and many others involved in the process have viewed Apple as a “final mile” company. The term final mile refers to the final push of putting […]

The (potential) future of Siri

Another amazing musing by Kontra on the potential of Siri in the future and if Apple is willing to or even should bet on it. Via (counternotions)

Apple making accessory suppliers in China behave more ethically.

But this won’t make any headlines, no sir… It’s far more interesting to see a big company behave poorly these days. I mean, didn’t we all love it more when Britney Spears was destroying her life with douchebag Federline as opposed to being normal and hosting the X Factor? Not that Apple is Britney Spears. […]

Counternotions on Apple, Skeuomorphism, and Jony Ive’s new role

Bright article detailing the real issues with iOS moving forward. Surprisingly it has little to do with Skeuomorphism and plenty to do with how apps interplay with each other. Via (counternotions)