If you’re confused about the difference between “it’s” and “its”, or unsure how to spell “cemetery”, you’re not alone, and there’s plenty of evidence to prove it.
That’s the conclusion of two young Americans who took it upon themselves to correct public typos during a three-month road trip across the country. They have written about the trip in a book that exposes deficits in both public education and attention to detail.
Wow. Amateur Photographer is reporting that these new Sony DSLRs will feature a pellicle mirror, which is cool because I wrote a blog post a while ago suggesting a return to this technology would be a good idea for DSLRs.
“Tim O’Reilly believes that Apple is trying to build a fundamental challenge to the web. A web controlled by a single company. Apple may have intended to use the App Store’s approval system to protect customers and the user experience, but it has the convenient side effect of enabling it to stifle anything that could compete with its own products on the iOS platform.”—
Jason Kincaid on tech crunch. Here’s the irony in that statement. When the iPhone first debuted Apple was given a lot of stick for touting web apps, and not giving developers a proper SDK. Everyone claimed that web apps weren’t good enough and not up to the task. Now that the app store has been a huge success the paranoid loonies are out claiming a massive conspiracy by Apple to kill the web. Others are not touting web apps as the true free and open way to develop applications and to fight the “evil” apple.
“I’m just looking forward to the spoof version that will likely drop before the end of the day proclaim all the negative sides too: closed, limited, novelty, restricted, safe, censored and boring — you know, a video that tells the whole story, not just paint a rosy picture.”—
Matt Burns on Tech Crunch commenting on the latest Apple iPad commercial. Clearly Matt doesn’t understand the concept of a commercial. Why is it people feel that Apple ads need to be some sort of public service broadcast and a warning to potential users rather than being allowed to just sell products? Why is it that this sentiment is only ever directed at Apple? You don’t see people bitching about Coke for not pointing out that it may give you gas, or for Toyota for not advertising that the Prius might not be the best car for off road driving? And yet when Apple advertises the iPad it’s somehow beholden to them to warn people that it may not suit them? What the hall? For even more frustrating, but funny because of the rediculousness sentiments, read the comments. My god.
You’ve probably seen this story by now - but what’s interesting is that there is no mention of it what so ever from Engadget or Gizmodo. The slightest speculation of a rumor of a problem of a readers friend’s friend with an iPhone gets splashed across the front page, but anything wrong with an android phone gets buried or not picked up at all. Totally balanced reporting there.
It’s amazing too all the comments from people refusing to believe that Flash could possibly be bad on an Android phone (or any phone), simply because of the connection of the story to Apple. It beggars belief that people hate Apple so much, that without ever even owning an Apple product, they can’t accept a very fair and balanced article from a reasonable source simply because Steve Jobs said flash was bad therefore everyone who agrees with him must be a fanboy.
This is awesome. Reminds me of our old Atari ST and Commodore 64 of ye olden days. In fact, it would be cool if Apple made one of these - stick a HDMI port on the back of it and sell it cheap (in Apple terms) and you have a cool home/first computer.
Beautiful albeit somewhat over the top iPad case from 12 South. My favourite part from the description…. “BookBook for iPad is handcrafted in India. Ten hours of careful hand stitching and distressing go into each case to ensure every one has its own individual look.”
Not sure they thought that one through before putting it on the web page. Just sayin’
The move by mobile-phone operator O2 not
to automatically send customers bills out in the post has been
criticised by Labour communications spokesperson Liz McManus.
O2 is advising customers that their bills will no longer be
automatically sent out in the post, but that they can opt to have
the bill sent by post if they wish.
McManus has said she intends to follow up the change to how the
company bills customers with the Commission for Communications
There are widely-held sentiments in photography that don’t hold up under close scrutiny. Recently, a reader made the remark, “…besides, the lens is more important than the camera.” This is not an uncommon feeling among photographers. It was frequently expressed back in the film era, the general argument being that a camera body, no matter how exquisitely crafted, was really nothing more than a box for carrying the lens and the film, and those were what really counted.
You may have caught this story over the weekend. Apple has removed all the “Antennagate” videos showing the death grip on various other manufacturers phones. The Loop correctly asses this move as Apple moving on. Unfortunately it hasn’t stopped other publications from looking for the more sensational (ie rediculous) reasons for the move, including “Apple is afraid of getting sued”, “Apple realised they were lying” and so on and so forth.
It’s amazing too to read some of the commentary. People were complaining that these videos must be false because they couldn’t replicate the grip on their blackberry/droid etc, and yet were quite happy to ignore all the folks who couldn’t replicate the problem on their iPhone 4, because they were just Apple Fanboys. What a wonderfully balanced and rational world we live in.