Fun fact – those new designs were tossed out 5 years ago because SJ didn’t like them. Now there is nobody to say “no” to bad design.
Since this is the third iteration of the Apple TV user interface (fourth if you count Front Row), I’d say those first interfaces also weren’t great. Poor design escaped from Apple when Steve was there, too (take a look at the Game Centre UI, for starters).
Sadly there isn’t enough context in 140 characters. SJ didn’t like the old grid, but may have loved this new iOS style.
An Apple TV interface that was grid-based was tested at Apple five years ago, and Jobs didn’t like it then. The product that was being produced was wholly different to today’s Apple TV, too. This is a non-story.
We are not scientists — with a few rare but important exceptions, like Ray Hyman and Richard Wiseman. But our highly specific expertise comes from knowledge of the ways in which our audiences can be led to quite false conclusions by calculated means — psychological, physical and especially sensory, visual being rather paramount since it has such a range of variety.
RIM, which is based in Waterloo, Ontario, has been dethroned from its position as the No. 1 smartphone brand in Canada, trailing Apple’s iPhone, Bloomberg reports. It shipped 2.08 million BlackBerrys last year in Canada, while Apple sold 2.85 million iPhones there, according to data compiled by IDC and Bloomberg.
Reset network settings by tapping Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings. Note: This will reset all network settings, including passwords, VPN, and APN settings.
I believe there’s a weird restore-from-backup bug that affects network settings on replacement devices. My new iPad was having difficulty connecting to the WiFi network at my college, and this solved it.
Above a certain size, Safari on iPad decides to resample and scale images. I’m pretty sure this behaviour has existed for all iPad versions, but it’s much more noticeable on the new one’s retina display. Duncan Davidson does some incredible detective work to find the culprit.
Eventually we will get enough bandwidth so that we can download the 150 megabytes or more that these apps ask us to retrieve. Though what I fear is that when we have that capacity, publishers will be asking us to download gigabytes per issue; this is after all an industry that cannot resist imposing greater and greater demands on its users in order to impress itself.
It’s an incredibly self-serving, selfish standpoint by publishers, with a flagrant disregard for what their readers actually care about: content, above all else.
Though you can’t tell from the photos, White is also documenting the decline and fall of the so-called New York shot, a dense, syrupy style of espresso that took hold a few years ago. It’s what you get when you updose (by packing the filter basket with enough coffee for two to three shots) and pull the espresso short (by using a fine grind and stopping the water before one full ounce drips into the cup). The shots are brutes.
This style of espresso spread to Calgary a few years ago. It’s still prevalent amongst a few of the quirkier cafés here, but most are pulling lighter, fruitier, and more herbal shots. This is partly due to the roast—a number of local stores have lightened their beans significantly—but also because shots are getting pulled longer. They taste amazing.
One year after The New York Times Company introduced a pay wall on the Web site of its flagship newspaper, the company said Tuesday it would now require visitors to the site to pay for access after reading 10 free articles, down from the threshold of 20 that was established when the system was initiated.
No matter how fantastic the coverage of The New York Times is, it’s hard to justify the cost of a subscription when they’re serving ads like these. Gutsy move, too.
There’s a dark chrome rail around the screen that bends around to the top rear of the phone in a way so similar to BlackBerry Bold 9790 that I half-expected to see “Research in Motion” stamped inside the battery door.
Our test finds new iPad hits 116 degrees while running games
Oh fuck, 116 degrees? That sounds blazingly h…
it felt very warm but not especially uncomfortable if held for a brief period.
Oh. Never mind then. Or as Marco Arment put it:
Any reasonably competent, well-intentioned writer or editor would assume that most people reading this would think the new iPad gets hot, implying severe discomfort and a significant flaw that will affect nearly everyone who uses it, rather than merely warm, which would imply an occasional minor inconvenience for the few people who might notice and care.
As someone who has a new iPad, I can assure you, dear reader, that the increase in surface temperature is so unnoticeable I had to double-check I wasn’t using my iPad 2 to read these articles. Actually, I didn’t have to check, because OMFG RETINA DISPLAY.
Following up on reports from earlier today that the outer shell of the iPad 3 gets warmer than the iPad 2, Consumer Reports found that their iPad 3 reached temperatures up to 116 degrees after running Infinity Blade II for 45 minutes.
Running a higher-definition-than-high-definition game for 45 minutes causes a device to heat up? You don’t say.
In 1975, Gates and Allen form a partnership called Microsoft. Like most startups, Microsoft begins small, but has a huge vision – a computer on every desktop and in every home.
The existential crisis facing Microsoft is that they achieved their mission years ago, at least as far as the developed world is concerned. When was the last time you saw a desktop or a home without a computer?