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The reasons against it were just about readability at lower sizes and that it's used everywhere but it (or similar variations, mostly Arial) is used all over the entire internet so it being used everywhere is hardly a negative unless the entire internet should now change too. The complaints weren't about its aesthetic. I think it would be nice if they'd round out the curves to be more circular even if they only do it at larger font sizes - it gives more room compressing it...
Games developers would be using SDKs. That makes it easier because they handle the lower-level code:https://wiki.unrealengine.com/Metal_Rendering_APIhttp://blogs.unity3d.com/2014/07/03/metal-a-new-graphics-api-for-ios-8/Unity says they have the largest marketshare:https://unity3d.com/public-relationsSome bigger developers have their own engines but they have the resources to support other APIs like Metal. Frostbite (proprietary to EA) for example was shown using...
The letter shapes are similar with minor changes but there's differences in the kerning (letter spacing). Someone switched OS X over here:Helvetica Neue:San Francisco:http://gizmodo.com/helvetica-is-the-worst-change-your-yosemite-font-to-sa-1668350413If you look at the letter 'o', 'c' and 'e', you can see Helvetica Neue has a very circular shape but in San Francisco, it is squashed horizontally. I liked the rounded one better but if you scale up a round shape and...
Angela Ahrendts isn't a great presenter but the women they had presenting did a great job. It's nice to see some of the other faces that work at Apple. They've probably stuck to the same execs in the past because the hardware and software being shown off weren't from departments that were headed up by other employees but moving into new areas like Apple Pay allows different staff to come forward.I thought the whole event was one of the best they've ever done. Everybody in...
http://www.avclub.com/article/new-study-shows-people-stop-listening-new-music-33-218752Just like with fashion, people reach an age where they aren't trying to figure themselves out nor trying to impress other people. You know you've reached the age with music when you stop recognising the names of popular musicians.Discovery is important for everyone though because at some point everyone has to discover the music that exists in their collection and there will be music out...
Apple uses 3rd party unix software and their app store has cross-platform apps. Having a common language that eliminates frequent security problems and is a simpler language for new developers has a lot of benefits for them. It's as beneficial as Javascript, C++, Objective-C, C, Python etc being cross-platform.It also means that even if Apple doesn't make a compiler for iOS themselves, 3rd parties can make code editors for iOS and have some kind of testing system, maybe...
It's unlimited with restrictions on quality but Google can monetize this data to help their ad or search business. They said they aren't just now but there's not an official privacy policy stating clearly what they do or can do with the data.http://www.techtimes.com/articles/56945/20150601/google-photos-offers-unlimited-storage-its-free-in-exchange-for-your-privacy.htm"Bradley Horowitz, who is Google's VP of Streams, Photos and Sharing, suggests that the company does not...
Being able to hook up a powerful GPU would be very beneficial in some cases and the results are great:The setup isn't great though and expensive. That's a $900 chassis plus an extra power supply plus a $400 GPU. Intel's Broadwell IGP actually looks pretty good, it was tested here in the desktop model:http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/intel-core-i7-5775c-i5-5675c-broadwell,4169-6.htmlThey said they ran Bioshock Infinite at 1080p ultra at 22FPS and they said the power...
It probably wouldn't even be making a loss considering they already run data centers for the App Store and streaming music. It's just expanding the use of the data center they already maintain. Making 30% off every App Store purchase pays for a lot of it. The following site says that Google's servers cost about $2.82b per quarter:http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2014/07/23/from-112-servers-to-5b-spent-on-google-data-centers-per-quarter/Google has over 1 million...
During the keynote, Intel rolled out a giant ball to show how much cabling people have:http://www.anandtech.com/show/9325/computex-2015-intel-keynote-live-blogThey said on average people have 6 cables each. The keynote was pretty neat relative to their past ones, lots of new tech coming. They showed off 360 degree 4K camera recording, no password logins using facial recognition, possibly using 3D scanning which was shown off too, their wireless charging, data and display,...
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