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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Why Are Android Smartphones Bigger Than the iPhone?   —  Interesting theory from Jin Kim: … Kim makes a good case that an Android phone with a 3.5-inch display and 300+ pixels per inch resolution would reduce on-screen tap targets (like buttons) and text to an uncomfortably small size.
Jan 17, 2012, 7:35 PMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
The Church of Market Share   —  Brian Deagon's (previously-linked) pessimistic Apple predictions for 2012: … The Macalope responds: … It was clumsily worded, but I think I understand what Deagon was getting at.  He's not talking about iOS itself, he's talking about the App Store …
Jan 9, 2012, 8:50 PMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Spaghetti Against the Wall   —  Jun Yang, reporting for Bloomberg on Samsung's quarterly results: … So Jony Ive leads the design team at the two most-profitable phone makers.  Impressive. … In what regard can Apple be considered behind Samsung, other than unit sales …
Jan 6, 2012, 4:15 PMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
The New Twitter (R.I.P. Tweetie)   —  Twitter today unveiled a new UI, debuting first in updated versions of its official iPhone, Android, and web clients.  Coming soon: an updated version of their iPad app.  (No mention of the Mac app — a sign of the times.)  —  This is more than an update.
Dec 9, 2011, 1:45 AMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Getting Steve Jobs Wrong   —  Exhibit A in the case against Walter Isaacson's flawed Jobs biography: Malcolm Gladwell in last week's New Yorker, arguing that Jobs was “a tweaker”: … Jobs was neither.  These men make for a poor comparison to Jobs because Jobs didn't really “invent” …
Nov 18, 2011, 2:55 PMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Device Specs   —  Drew Breunig, “Device Specs Have Become Meaningless”: … Spec-based reviews of computers and gadgets are inherently flawed, a relic of an era that's already gone.  Movie reviews are about what the movie is like to watch.  Is it enjoyable, is it entertaining, does it look and sound good?
Nov 14, 2011, 11:40 PMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
The Type of Companies That Publish Future Concept Videos   —  Joey deVilla, defending Microsoft's “Future Visions” concept video: … DeVilla isn't the only one who accused me of Apple-biased hypocrisy regarding my stance on Microsoft's “Future Visions” vs. Apple's “Knowledge Navigator”.
Nov 2, 2011, 5:30 AMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Apps Are the New Channels   —  I got an email yesterday from an up-and-coming young blogger named Jason Kottke, with a screenshot of two consecutive DF entries posted earlier in the day — “Condé Nast Subscriptions Up 268 Percent Since Newsstand Launch” and “Bloomberg TV+ for iPad”.
Oct 28, 2011, 2:50 PMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Let's Take This One With a Grain of Salt   —  Ina Fried, covering some conference in Asia on some website: … What do you expect him to say about Siri, though?  “Well, Apple really pulled ahead of us there”?  Not going to happen.  The truth is, Google has been working on voice-driven stuff for mobile devices for years.
Oct 20, 2011, 1:10 PMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
The iPhone 4S   —  This is the easiest product review I've ever written.  The iPhone 4S is exactly what Apple says it is: just like the iPhone 4, but noticeably faster, with a significantly improved camera, and an impressive new voice-driven feature called Siri.  —  Siri  —  Siri feels like old-school Apple.
Oct 12, 2011, 4:25 AMIn context

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