Your iPhone's Flash Keeps These Festive Cases Sparkling -
Novel cases that I can’t imagine anyone buying for their iDevice and continuing to use after a week.
What is Instagram’s next big thing? Messaging, perhaps -
Makes sense. If you can’t buy SnapChat move into their market anyway.
Android 4.4+ KitKat ships without browser app -
The decision to ship open source part of Android without a browser is probably another part of Google’s strategy to take back the control of Android. But it may also give an opening for other browser makers such as Firefox.
Unfortunately, no matter how you slice this Google gets what they want, which is more revenues from mobile chrome and Google Search.
This kind of “Open but intentionally handicapped” maneuver is the reason why Tizen exists.
This is not “evil” by any stretch, but Google is starting to turn the screws and solidify the perception that it is not the company that it used to be.
Patent Touch ID Patent Shows How Apple Secures Fingerprint Information -
Brilliant! This sounds pretty well designed.
The patent describes a system that not only siloes data on the Touch ID “enclave” section of the A7 processor, but that also encrypts the fingerprint maps registered on the device to make it that much more difficult for any thieves to even attempt to pull the data off in any kind of usable form. The enclave is a one-way street, too: the system can check new fingerprints against the stored ones, but there’s no way to check or call up the stored fingerprints at all for external examination once they’re registered.
I really like this UI element for seeking. Reminds me if the old iPod scroll wheel.
Making pictures with a typewriter -
This is insane. A very interesting method of creating some stunning work.
How does one classify her work? Manual ASCII art?
Here is her portfolio site.
Top Reviewers On Amazon Get Tons Of Free Stuff -
"I have so many Bluetooth speakers, it’s ridiculous," Amazon’s top reviewer says.
Note to self: stop checking out amazon reviews to figure out if a product is worth my time.
The Galaxy Gear has a 30 percent return rate at Best Buy -
Samsung and BestBuy seem clueless about why customers are returning the GalaxyGear and are asking BestBuy associated to do market research for Samsung.
Maybe Samsung should have done the market research before rushing to market with their, mediocre at best, Swiss army 20-in-1 wearable device.
I bet a lack of interoperability with existing Samsung devices and poor user experience will be among the top reasons for returns.
Don’t ask if you should upgrade to OS X “Mavericks”. Just look at this image and hit the “update” button in the Mac App Store.
chart taken from John Siracusa’s epic OS X review.
an very clever app for iPhone 5c owners