Archive for September, 2013

Android Curious

Sep. 20, ‘13: This summer, for the first time, I thought seriously about switching to a Google phone. But — for now, at least — I’m sticking with Apple. It’s iPhone day. For six years — mostly while I was writing tech news … Continue reading →

“We walked all over New York City to take photos of real people, and to make life easier for designers everywhere.”

Sep. 17, ‘13: — Facebox, a smart new thing from Khoi Vinh and Matt Jacobs. Will definitely be using this.

“This is the first year when last year’s specs remain good enough to serve as the mass market new iPhone.”

Sep. 11, ‘13: — John Gruber nails the key to the iPhone 5C: Smartphones have matured to the point that last year’s is still more than good enough. This is the phone I’d recommend to most people now, and should become Apple’s best-seller. This … Continue reading →

iPhone 5 S.C., As In, Supply Constraints?

Sep. 10, ‘13: Today’s iPhone 5S/5C event went spookily close to the predictions. The phones look fine, and I think the colors will actually help. I’m excited about the future potential of fingerprint identity, payments, and whatever else it may someday enable. The … Continue reading →

What If Microsoft Had Bought BlackBerry In 2009 Instead?

Sep. 3, ‘13: If Steve Ballmer had taken my advice four years ago, would he be better off today? The big tech story this week — until another iPhone part leaks, that is — will be Microsoft’s $7+ billion acquisition of Nokia’s smartphone … Continue reading →

“For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases will soon allow you to buy the Kindle edition for $2.99, $1.99, $0.99, or free.”

Sep. 3, ‘13: — Amazon’s Kindle MatchBook program — coming in October — sounds like the “AutoRip for Books” I’d hoped for. Let’s hope the book publishers don’t screw up a good thing.

UK Carrier Drops International Roaming Fees: A Trend I Can Get Behind

Sep. 2, ‘13: Three, the U.K.-based mobile operator owned by Hutchison Whampoa, just launched a new feature called “Feel at Home” in seven countries where it also has local networks: Australia, Italy, Denmark, Austria, Sweden, Hong Kong, and Ireland. In short, it lets you use your … Continue reading →