iOS 7 Deforestation – The Talk Show | Mule Radio Syndicate
Special guest Marco Arment joins John Gruber to discuss reports of iOS 7’s new system-wide appearance and where Apple might be heading stylistically; Microsoft’s scrapping of the “Hotmail” brand and their generally inscrutable branding as a company; Google and personal privacy, particularly as it relates to Google Glass and Google Now’s location tracking.
‘iOS 7 Deforestation’ | Daring Fireball
The Talk Show: iOS 7 Deforestation | Marco.org
Horace Dediu, Don Melton, John … | Twitter / asymco
Stockpiling the Nuclear Weapons of Design War – The Talk Show | Mule Radio Syndicate
John Gruber と Om Malik — 聞き応えあり・・・
Special guest Om Malik joins John Gruber for a discussion about Facebook Home, and the potential for Facebook to eventually make their own mobile OS, Andy Rubin’s ouster as leader of Android, Apple’s challenges with iCloud, and more.
Stockpiling the Nuclear Weapons of Design War | Daring Fireball
iWatch or iNot? | Om Malik
We have been privately musing that Apple’s iWatch might just be a head fake, a way to throw off the rivals (and even insiders at the company) and send them on a wild goose chase.
Sometimes I just hope Apple’s … | Twitter / gassee
Just a Head Fake? | Daring Fireball
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Ceding the Crown | Daring Fireball
But that’s how news reporters increasingly are treating the state of the industry. The desire for the “Oh, how the mighty Apple has fallen” narrative is so strong that the narrative is simply being stated as fact, evidence to the contrary be damned. It’s reported as true simply because they want it to be true. They’re declaring “The King is dead; long live the King” not because the king has actually died or abdicated the throne, but because they’re bored with the king and want to write a new coronation story.
‘Ceding the Crown’ | The Loop
The marketing chief’s rare attack on a rival, on the eve of the Galaxy S4′s global premier in New York, underscores the extent of the pressure piled upon a company that once stood the undisputed leader of the smartphone arena, but ceded its crown to Samsung in 2012.
An Unforced Error | Daring Fireball
Apple is Losing The War – Of Words | Monday Note
Apple’s Actual Problems – The Talk Show | Mule Radio Syndicate
‘Apple’s Actual Problems‘ | Daring Fireball
This week’s episode of my podcast, The Talk Show, with special guest Guy English. We talk about the gaping holes in the “Apple is working on a watch” rumors and the actual problems and risks Apple faces during the next few years.
The old tech adage is that “open beats closed.” In other words, open technological systems, or those that allow interoperability, always beat their closed competitors. This is an article of faith for certain engineers. It’s also the lesson from Windows’ defeat of the Apple Macintosh in the nineteen-nineties, Google’s triumph in the early aughts, and, more broadly, the success of the Internet over its closed rivals (remember AOL?). But is it still true?
Open and Shut | Daring Fireball
Tim Wu, writing for The New Yorker “News Desk”, has done us all a grand favor by penning a sort of grand unified theory on how the “open beats closed” axiom can be true in the face of Apple’s decade-long success: “Does a Company Like Apple Need a Genius Like Steve Jobs?” Wu’s conclusion: yes, Apple is falling back to earth sans Jobs, and the normalcy of open beating closed will return any moment now. Let’s consider his argument.
The dogmatic assumption that openness correlates to success, evidence to the contrary be damned, overcomplicates the argument. “Wu’s theory is that open should generally do better than closed, unless the closed company is run by a genius.” Take the open/closed stuff out of that premise, and you’re left with something like this: Companies run by geniuses should generally do better than those which are not. That sounds about right.
Daring Fireball: Open and Shut | Marco.org
There Was That Whole Internet Thing, Too | TechCrunch
Gruber’s argument can be condensed down to “Companies run by geniuses should generally do better than those which are not,” and I agree.
That Whole Internet Thing | Daring Fireball
Innovation Through Simplicity | Daring Fireball
The utter simplicity of the iOS home screen is Apple’s innovation. It’s the simplest, most obvious “system” ever designed. It is a false and foolish but widespread misconception that “innovation” goes only in the direction of additional complexity.
The utter simplicity of the iOS home screen is… | ParisLemon