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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
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Thoughts and Observations Regarding This Week's iPhone 4S Event , Written Almost Entirely Before Wednesday's Sad News, But Which the Time Has Come to Publish Because Life Goes On  —  What More Could You Have Wanted in a hypothetical ‘iPhone 5’ Today?  —  A 4-inch screen?
Oct 7, 2011, 6:45 PMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Universe Dented, Grass Underfoot   —  After the WWDC keynote four months ago, I saw Steve, up close.  —  He looked old.  Not old in a way that could be measured in years or even decades, but impossibly old.  Not tired, but weary; not ill or unwell, but rather, somehow, ancient.  But not his eyes.
Oct 6, 2011, 12:40 PMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Teardrop Skepticism   —  Preface: I don't know what the new iPhone looks like.  I don't even know whether there's only one new iPhone.  The only thing I know is that there existed, months ago, “N94” prototype iPhones that looked like the iPhone 4, but which contained the iPad 2's next-gen A5 CPU.
Sep 30, 2011, 9:05 PMIn context

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