Twitter No Longer Listless
Twitter lists are vastly underutilized and appreciated. I hope this proves fruitful. Also: I'm stealing M.G.'s idea of creating a list of my local businesses to check in on events and deals.
This is a great piece that explains, in fairly simple terms, why the 10.5 inch iPad Pro's display matters.
Ben makes a decent case for the new iPads and iOS 11 being a turning point for the platform. I can't help but agree, 11 is a *massive* leap ahead in fixing so many of the little things that have hobbled the iPad. I've been mostly iPad for a while now, but iOS 11 and the iPad Pro should make it viable for many more people.
This might sound like a silly argument, but give it a chance. Spend some time thinking about it.
iOS 11 looks absolutely fantastic, bringing many things that push the overall experience and lots of little workflow details forward in great ways. I've been mostly iOS for a while, and everything they announced on and offstage yesterday was music to my ears. I'm excited.
We're losing our culture and identity to autocomplete.
I love "abandoned" photography, and I've always been curious about trying some. This is getting my gears turning.
To quote @dbreunig on Twitter: "Why are we seeing more diverse voices from Netflix and Amazon? Simple: these companies collect and listen to data."
The Basecamp folks with the smarts again.
It feels like only ~ 1/3 is about Trump. The rest is about how Twitter has changed, whether it's met culture and product challenges, and more. Good stuff.
They may have more luck communicating if, in addition to presenting facts and figures, they appeal to emotions. This could mean not simply explaining the science of how something works but spending time on why it matters to the author and why it ought to matter to the reader.
Fascinating read. A bit sad too, but that's a different story.
There are implications beyond journalism here. I'm glad they're listening.
As a content strategist and marketer, I love this new Everybody Hates Marketers podcast. There's an inordinate amount of bullshit in this industry. It's refreshing to find a whole show (with guests!) who feel the same way and help us cut through it all.
I've watched this trend with surprise, but it makes sense. These are all the reasons I started a Finer Things in Tech Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/Qvalz
Not to get serious here, but... let's get serious here.
"New research shows that people can type quickly just by tilting their phones. Is it time for designers to take more advantage of the idea?"
Good read. Good historical perspective.
Great piece, great score. I've never seen or heard of Apple being this transparent about its plans or a mistake.
We've been watching the series and the cinematography is _astounding_. Stream it, buy it (we got the season pass on iTuns), make room in your schedule. Planet Earth II is worth it.
Great talk about changing the questions we ask when designing products.
I'm getting optimistic for my favorite computer this year, including a possible April event. Either way, I want the next Pro.
Selfies + biometrics = purchase authentication? 😳
The iPad is much more successful and sticky than the current narrative claims. IMO, best computer ever.
I'd vote for her.
Since I just discovered this column, I'm bummed this is its last entry. But it's a good one to go out on.
People are irrational and generally make terrible decisions, and it's killing US citizens 3,000 times faster than any religious extremist.
Part of a great new iMore series about working on iPad. As an iPad pro myself, I'm happy to see more attention spent on the amazing opportunities available.
This is great iPad productivity stuff. It might sound heavy, but it's just a small habit shift or change of perspective. The Copied app plays a big role here. While my workflows aren't as sophisticated as Federico's (yet), I find it indispensable now.
A glimmer of hope amongst the US's kleptocratic fog.
If you suspect this could apply to you, or you might know someone who should read this, make it happen. This is important self-awareness stuff that can help change lives.
I'm a big fan of the new thinking and approaches to improving our work day. Making a more deliberate effort towards work-life balance was one of the best things I ever did for myself *and* my work.
Food for thought and perspective into part of a world you probably haven't seen.
Perhaps there isn't much of a difference. Both religious conservatism and extremism seem to ignore societal building blocks of cooperation, compromise, and tolerance.
"If compromise is the key to healthy politics, how does one respond when compromise descends into complicity?"
If compromise is the key to healthy politics, how does one respond when compromise descends into complicity?
Good explainer. I've been pretty happy with the service the last couple years now, and the transit tools are great.
"Studies have found that people who take 15-minute breaks every couple of hours end up being more productive, says Levitin. But these breaks must allow for mind-wandering, whether you’re walking, staring out the window, listening to music or reading."
The nonprofit research group Citizen Lab surveyed the top 100 news sites last year and found that many had dozens of trackers running on their website, allowing advertisers to spy on visitors’ every move. Worse, most of the trackers were using unencrypted connections, which means malicious actors could more easily track users’ online movements, as well.
"It was fun and comical and facetious. But a real Black Nerd Problem is not knowing if your cosplay will get you killed. Or if phaser equals wallet equals 41 empty shell casings later."
It was fun and comical and facetious. But a real Black Nerd Problem is not knowing if your cosplay will get you killed. Or if phaser equals wallet equals 41 empty shell casings later.
I love Tumblr. From both a product quality and privacy standpoints, I think it's the best blogging + social media network by a mile. I have hope for it, whether it stays under Yahoo during the acquisition or it can spin out again. Go Tumblr.
David Sparks does a great job of using simple language to explain how Apple is building many of the smart features we want from our devices, while still respecting our privacy and keeping any aggregate data it collects for analysis and product improvement 100 percent anonymous. I absolutely agree with his closing statement.