6/30/13 at 2:48am
Posts by airmanchairman
6/30/13 at 1:31am
Maybe we are both reading different articles, but his critique of the Google Android approach appeared to be coming mainly from the historic perspective of Apple's disastrous spell in the 90s, when its much-recommended strategy of licensing its OS to all-comers only succeeded in denting its own already-minuscule market share and profit margins in one fell swoop. Hardly a glowing commendation of Apple's past strategies. The Zune analogies also hold true for Google's...
6/29/13 at 5:10am
- Forum: Mac OS X
Horses for courses, as they say. Or as Mum used to say: "One thing at a time, and that done well is a very good thing, as many can tell". It really isn't Apple's modus operandi to attempt "being all things to all people", as some other vendors we won't mention seem to do. This merely results in diving into various markets occupied by friends and foes alike, leading to enmity, litigation, duplicated effort and half-baked offerings that remain in Beta for almost their...
6/29/13 at 4:17am
Quote: Originally Posted by drblank What they should do is have it modifiable so that the person can add in additional time for them to get to their car. Some people work in a building where it might take 15 to 20 additional minutes for them to get into their car, etc. So, they should ask the user if they wish to add additional time to compensate so they can get ot their car or how much prep time they'll need before they are actually on the road. Just an...
6/24/13 at 9:20am
Location, Time and Context aware Tasks - brilliant, and why not? It can be done with Reminders, after all. I have no doubt that intelligent advances in Siri / Control Centre combination functions will arrive soon, especially when these API's are opened up to enterprising 3rd party developers that specialise in Task Management apps.
6/24/13 at 9:10am
Quote: Originally Posted by psitthipo Personal Hotspot should have been included. Who knows, the autumn / fall is still quite a few months away, and more surprise additions could be in the offing...
6/21/13 at 7:51am
Cool story, 'bro. And I mean it on several levels. § Kid Thief got what was coming to him - I wish the same on all unapologetic, ambitious, wilful, shameless copiers in all walks of human creativity. § Don’t musicians play other musicians’ songs? - Yes they do, and sometimes theirs become the definitive version: I Will Always Love You is a Dolly Parton original (I bet many people reading this will not know that fact) and Joe Cocker absolutely killed With a Little...
6/21/13 at 7:16am
Ideas like having the Control Centre as a quickly accessible overlay have been implemented in many ways and many places, and probably started life in the Jail-breaking Developer Community; Android was probably the first mobile OS to add it to their default system - big deal, it was being used well before that by jail-breakers on many platforms, including JavaME, Symbian, WinCE and yes, iOS (albeit illegally). Similarly the concept of multitasking using cards had...
6/21/13 at 3:11am
6/19/13 at 5:30am
Hey, when I read this comment of yours I had an "Edison Light Bulb"/Charlie Chaplin moment that would utterly enrage Sir Jon Ives - yes indeed, why can't Mail have an envelope with a stamp on it (serrated edges with embossed border & all, LoL) enclosing a number? Skeuomorphism or Death, I say, I say :-)