“Dead Drops” preview →
This is part awesome, part frightening.
The PlayStation Phone →
Sony’s new strategy: Step 1: Take generic-looking Android phone. Step 2: Tack-on a Sony controller. Step 3: Create yet another Android app store. Step 4: Pray.
Outlook 2011 uses Webkit to render HTML →
That’s pretty funny. But smart. Outlook HTML rendering has always been complete garbage.
MacBook Air + Full Screen Chrome + Tab Overview
My new favorite thing: running Chrome in full-screen mode on the 13-inch MacBook Air. This with the Tab Overview feature enabled in Chrome’s experimental features makes for a pretty perfect browsing experience. Three-finger swipe down brings up all of your tabs in an overview. If I had the 11-inch Air, I think this would be even more useful.
The Mac App Store →
Bijan Sabet: The opposite is true on my iPhone. Even though I’m a preacher for the open web & html5, the reality is right now, I use a ton of iPhone apps and prefer many of them over their web counterparts (regardless the platform). I wish this wasn’t true but it is. I feel the same way, and I know we’re not the only two. The sad fact is that while many HTML5 mobile apps are...
Android and Open Source →
I think Joe Hewitt is exactly right here. He’s not saying that Google doesn’t want to be fully open, he’s saying they can’t be because they need to suck up to the carriers in order for Android to be successful. That’s the truth. And it sucks. Google was attempting to break those chains with the Nexus One, but the carriers quickly showed them who is the boss. The...
Perhaps OS X Lion will represent the beginning of a unification between OS X and...– Me, One Week Ago Horn. Tooted.
Hugh Jackman Enthusiastic About Wolverine 2,... →
Darren Aronofsky is directing the sequel to the very, very mediocre first Wolverine movie? And it’s written by the guy who wrote The Usual Suspects? So it’s actually going to be good?
"What Would I Do?" Revisited
After a Q4 in which they added $5.2 billion to their cash reserves, Apple now has $51 billion in cash. During Q&A on the earnings call today, someone asked what Apple was going to do with all that money. Steve Jobs would only say that they there are one or two “strategic opportunities” out there right now. I’m looking at Dell’s market cap. It stands at $28.5 billion....
'The Hobbit' Gets Its Greenlight, With Jackson... →
TheWrap: With the logjam finally broken, production will begin in February. Release date for the first part (there will be two parts) set for December 19, 2012. The budget is $400 million. Most awesome.
Sources: Apple to unveil revamped 11.6-inch... →
I’m a happy MacBook Pro owner, but for the past few months — basically since the launch of the iPad — I’ve sort of dreaded carrying it around. I want something smaller, and much lighter. But still a fully functionality computer so that I can work. This rumored MacBook Air revamp would be perfect. Looking at my MacBook Pro (I currently use a 15-inch model) the other day, I...
Top Gun 2 Is Heading to the Runway →
Whoa. Sorry, Goose, but it’s time to buzz a tower. Again.
Twitter investor backs celebrity-tracking site →
Yeah this is mildly misleading. All those guys invested in Scoopler, a realtime search engine, about a year ago. Scoopler didn’t work out so they’re now pivoting to be a celebrity tracking site. Not that The Hollywood Reporter would have any clue about any of that.
Inception Blu-ray/DVD pre-order →
If I get a Blu-ray/Google TV thingy, this will be the first Blu-ray I buy. It may actually be the only Blu-ray I end up buying. I would probably just rent them occasionally from Netflix, I suspect — but mostly stick with digital downloads/streams.
Apple Will Take A Pass On 4G Networks For The... →
No surprise here considering that Apple took a year to go from EDGE to 3G — and 3G was much more widely available then than LTE is now or will be by mid-2011. This is interesting though: sources tell me that the iPhone refresh in mid-2011 won’t support LTE either. Instead, Apple will produce a dual mode iPhone containing 3G flavors of GSM and CDMA, which operates on all carriers...
Windows Phone 7: A Fresh Start for the Smartphone →
I’ve used one a Windows Phone 7 handset a handful of times over the past several months, and while it’s a bit rough around the edges, overall I’ve been impressed. If I carried one around for a couple weeks to try out, I have a feeling I would like it more than an Android phone. Why? To me, every time I pick up an Android phone I can’t shake the feeling that I’m...
The Zombie Network: Beware 'Free Public WiFi' →
I’m shocked how many times I’ve falled for this. I’m more shocked at almost all of the time it’s a Windows XP bug that has apparently gone unpatched for years. Actually, no, I’m not.
With an Apple Move to Verizon, a Shift in the... →
And the Verizon iPhone train keeps rolling. January can’t come soon enough.
We actually got an entire version of Burbn done as an iPhone app, but it felt...– Kevin Systrom on the story behind Instagram
iPad Enclosure with Dual Dock Connectors →
Would love to be able to mount it horizontally on my desk as a third screen of sorts. I always feel like I’m going to push it over when it’s vertically docked. Update: Sadly, this is just a rejected version of the original model.
I think half of my Tumblr feed is Instagram pictures right now.