iOS should ask permission for network access similar to how it asks permission to access contacts and photos. Unlike those permissions, however, this one should be optional to the app author. This permission is only important for a certain class of business apps that access potentially sensitive corporate data, but
There's a good chance that side-by-side multitasking is coming to the iPad. There are lots of reasons to suspect this, including credible [http://9to5mac.com/2014/06/09/ios-8-code-shows-ipad-split-screen-maps-transit-in-the-works-health-interface-changed-late-in-development/] rumors [http://9to5mac.com/2014/05/13/apple-plans-to-match-microsoft-surface-with-split-screen-ipad-multitasking-in-ios-8/] and Apple's recent focus [http://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-ceo-tim-cook-optimistic-210551
Ben Thompson has a great piece [http://stratechery.com/2014/apple-watch-asking-saying/] on Apple's failure to articulate "Why" when introducing the Apple Watch. On Twitter, someone else [http://twitter.com/natbro] pointed out that in the same press conference, they did articulate the "Why" for Apple Pay. He's right, they did.
Many software developers have a pet peeve about customers calling their software “useless” (see here [http://carpeaqua.com/2011/03/28/useless-is-a-loaded-word/] and here [http://www.marco.org/2011/03/30/here-is-a-tip-for-all-the-non-developers-out]). It’s absolutely true that it can be infuriating to have all of your work declared “useless” because
> Although they want to export the previous content, currently nothing from Digg’s 7-year history is accessible. Manton Reece has a pretty compelling example [http://www.manton.org/2012/08/when_it.html] relating to my post The Web Isn’t Forever [http://jacobonline.wordpress.com/2012/07/08/the-web-isnt-forever/
A common complaint about Apple is that they think they know what’s best. Here’s a (poorly titled) example [http://grenouillebouillie.wordpress.com/2012/03/01/apple-started-decaying-before-steve-jobs-death/] : > The general philosophy of [OS X Lion] seems to be “We know better”. A computer company that thinks it knows better than
> @katiekitay I'll say, uh, less than three months? And now that I said that, it'll be fourteen years. I really appreciate your enthusiasm! —C — Panic Inc (@panic) April 14, 2012 [https://twitter.com/panic/status/191027537143537666] Coda 2, the next major version of Panic’s fantastic code editor [http://www.
http://twitter.com/#!/vidio/status/131350274378964992 Joshua Topolsky and the others that fled Engadget launched their new site today, The Verge [http://www.theverge.com]. I found one of the groups Topolsky thanked in his announcement post [http://www.theverge.com/2011/11/1/2528367/welcome-to-the-verge] particularly interesting: > vid.io
Mail has received perhaps the biggest update of any of the pre-installed applications in Lion, with a column-based layout, new search methods, improved conversation threads, updated icons, and better support for Exchange and Gmail. Column-based Layout Moving to a columnar layout has a surprising number of implications. You might not
Behold! I have indisputable proof that the web interface for MobileMe is going to change. ![Old MobileMe Account Dropdown](/content/images/2017/01/old-mobileme-account-dropdown.png)Account options UI for the Contacts, Gallery, and iDisk sections![New MobileMe Account Dropdown](/content/images/2017/01/new-mobileme-account-dropdown.png)Account options UI for the
In a previous post [http://jacobonline.wordpress.com/2011/01/21/a-new-twitter-feature-to-facilitate-conversations/] I argued that Twitter clients should provide an easy way to see all the @ responses to a tweet, not just the ones that directly replied. I’ve since discovered at least one Twitter client that does what I