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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Jony Ive Expands Role in Software Design; Apple Confirms Greg Christie's Retirement   —  Daisuke Wakabayashi, reporting for the WSJ: … I've been asking around since the news broke this afternoon.  What I've heard, from several sources: Christie and Ive may not see eye to eye on UI design style …
Apr 9, 2014, 9:30 PMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Rather than diminish the web, mobile apps build on and diversify it, enabling new experiences   —  Rethinking What We Mean by ‘Mobile Web’  —  Chris Dixon, in a piece titled “The Decline of the Mobile Web”, citing stats from ComScore and Flurry: … I think Dixon has it all wrong.
Apr 8, 2014, 3:30 PMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Quality of CarPlay implementation varies wildly with car manufacturers   —  'It's the Software, Dummy'  —  Dan Moren, writing for Macworld: … I like the analogy.  But is CarPlay the iPhone in 2007, or the Rokr in 2005?  From what I've seen today:  — The Volvo implementation looks pretty good.
Mar 5, 2014, 12:55 PMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
iOS 7.1 to ship in time for next week's iTunes Festival, will be needed to stream event   —  iOS 7.1 and the iTunes Festival at SXSW  —  Apple's first iTunes Festival in the U.S. starts a week from today at SXSW in Austin.  Apple is going to stream the performances to iOS devices using an app …
Mar 4, 2014, 2:05 PMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
On the Timing of iOS's SSL Vulnerability and Apple's ‘Addition’ to the NSA's PRISM Program   —  Jeffrey Grossman, on Twitter: … iOS 6.0 shipped on 24 September 2012.  —  According to slide 6 in the leaked PowerPoint deck on NSA's PRISM program, Apple was “added” in October 2012.
Feb 22, 2014, 7:10 PMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Microsoft, Past and Future   —  In broad strokes, here is my view of Microsoft's history.  —  In the beginning, Bill Gates stated the company's goal: “A computer on every desk and in every home.”  That was crazy.  The PC revolution was well underway, but the grand total of PCs sold …
Feb 5, 2014, 4:20 AMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Google's Nest acquisition is about having the ability to do consumer hardware right   —  On Google's Acquisition of Nest  —  Tony Fadell, in an interview today with Om Malik, on why Nest sold to Google: … Consider Fadell's record with the iPod at Apple.
Jan 14, 2014, 1:40 AMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Chromebook Sales vs. Web Traffic Share   —  Gregg Keizer, reporting for Computerworld: … If these reports are right, we should soon see a corresponding surge in web traffic share for ChromeOS.  But I'm having trouble finding a web traffic source that even counts Chrome OS as an entity.
Dec 29, 2013, 3:40 PMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
2013: The Year in Apple and Technology at Large   —  Christopher Mims, writing for Quartz, “2013 Was a Lost Year for Tech”: … What a sad pile of piss-on-everything cynicism.  —  Was 2013 a seminal or particularly extraordinary year for technology?  No, I'd say not.
Dec 28, 2013, 3:50 PMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Rockstar lawsuit an escalation of a patent war against Google and Android, not the start of it   —  Rockstar, Patent-Holding Firm Partially Owned by Apple and Microsoft, Sues Google and Android Handset Makers  —  Brian Fitzgerald, reporting for the WSJ Digits blog: … In response, Paul Graham:
Nov 3, 2013, 1:55 AMIn context

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