Archive for April, 2013

Crazy About Tablets

Apr. 30, ‘13: Is BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins just nuts? Or… Today’s big quote is from BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins, who’s getting widely mocked for what he said yesterday about tablets. Here’s Bloomberg‘s account: “In five years I don’t think there’ll be a … Continue reading →

“In five years I don’t think there’ll be a reason to have a tablet anymore.”

Apr. 30, ‘13: — BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins. (Via Jay Yarow, who notes that it’s probably BlackBerry, not tablets, that won’t be around in five years.)

4 Lessons From The Yahoo Weather App

Apr. 28, ‘13: Yahoo’s new iPhone Weather App continues to lead the Weather app charts in iTunes, and I’ve seen more normal people talking about it — in a good way — than any app in a long time. Hey, look at that, … Continue reading →

How Google Is Eating Chrome

Apr. 25, ‘13: Bit by bit, Chrome is becoming less about us and more about Google. I switched to Chrome a few years ago because it was insanely fast, relatively stable, and refreshingly uncluttered. Especially relative to Firefox, which was on the road … Continue reading →

“Today we’re announcing a few improvements to Twitter for Mac…”

Apr. 25, ‘13: — 1) Pigs fly! 2) Thank you, Twitter. 3) This is smart. My Twitter for Mac is open for 12+ hours a day. There’s no way I’m alone. Why destroy that?

“Obvious hints: cheaper plastic iPhone, mobile payments, I think I saw some hints at wearable computing.”

Apr. 23, ‘13: — Sammy the Walrus IV summarizes Apple’s earnings call in a tweet.

Apple’s Solid-After-All Quarter In Charts

Apr. 23, ‘13: Apple is still growing, but slower than before. And it’s not as profitable as it was a year ago — a rare reversal. But it’s still solid. Apple reported March quarter earnings this afternoon. Expectations were muted, and Apple beat … Continue reading →

Design Of The Times: The Floating-Over-Everything Button

Apr. 18, ‘13: A micro-trend in iOS apps? The new Facebook and Foursquare apps have buttons hovering over — and partially obscuring — the content below. In Facebook’s case (left), it’s a pill-shaped “New Stories” button that shows up at the top of … Continue reading →

“Saturday. Eleven a.m. Awake to the sound of your significant other tapping away on his iPad. ‘Holy shit! Is there Wifi?’ you ask. ‘Yup!’ he responds, elated.”

Apr. 16, ‘13: — Vanity Fair’s “What Actually Happens During ’36 Hours in. . .’ a Foreign Country” (Via Damon Darlin.)