Those familiar with the design of iPhone 4.0 said that the user interface will resemble Apple’s desktop Expose feature, in that a key combination — reportedly hitting the Home button twice — will trigger an expose-like interface that brings up a series of icons representing the currently running apps, allowing users to quickly select the one they want to switch to directly. When a selection is made, the iPhone OS zooms out of the Expose task manager and transitions to that app.
“Apple will provide you any iPad OS software updates that it may release from time to time, up to and including the next major iPad OS software release following the version of iPad OS software that originally shipped from Apple on your iPad, for free. For example, if your iPad originally shipped with iPad 3.x software, Apple would provide you with any iPad OS software updates it might release up to and including the iPad 4.x software release.”—Future Apple’s iPad OS Upgrade Pricing Policies Revealed as Apple Seeds GM iPad SDK, Firmware and Licensing Agreement - Mac Rumors Interesting that they put this in there. It means one thing: iPhone/iPad 4.0 OS is coming very soon.
“And they have no actual details of the next-generation iPhone. Nothing. Not the A4-family CPU system-on-a-chip. Not the 960 × 640 double-resolution display. Not the second front-facing camera. Not even the third-party multitasking in iPhone OS 4.”—
“peHUB has learned that Redpoint Ventures is no longer in the running to lead what Arrington referred to as a $10 million round with a pre-money valuation of between $60 million and $70 million (which my source calls “spooky accurate”).”—peHUB » FourSquare Funding Battle: And Then There Were Three… The battle to fund Foursquare continues…
“It was the last straw,” he said, pointing out that he and his family were visited repeatedly by the police before they left the Soviet Union when he was 6 years old.”—Google’s Not Creating Content, Just Protecting It - NYTimes.com People can continue to say what they want about Google pulling out of China being disingenuous, hypocritical, or just some ploy. But the fact remains that most companies would never (and will never) take such a stand, no matter what the situation is. Google is. And no matter the reason, that means something. It’s never too late to do the right thing.
There was an interesting Bitchmeme this weekend between Henry Blodget of Business Insider and Felix Salmon of Reuters. It’s interesting because it’s the same back-and-forth argument that’s been going on for years. And it’s likely to continue going on for years. Actually, it’s not even really an argument. It’s just bitching. Bitching about pageviews. And bitching about the ways one obtains pageviews. And bitching about people bitching about the ways one obtains pageviews.
“With just a few hours left before our submission deadline, we’ve received more than 600 community responses to our request for information (RFI), and more than 190,000 responses from individuals”—Official Google Blog: Next steps for our experimental fiber network Demand is HUGE. The government and the shitty companies currently delivering us our broadband should take note.
“When I got back here in 1997, I was looking for more room, and I found an archive of old Macs and other stuff. I said, ‘Get it away!’ and I shipped all that shit off to Stanford. If you look backward in this business, you’ll be crushed. You have to look forward.”— Steve Jobs from 25 Years of Mac: From Boxy Beige to Silver Sleek. Seems like a poignant quote given that I just started a new blog while shipping all my old “shit” (posts) off to “Stanford” (an XML file). You have to look forward.
As I suspect most people who blog as a profession will tell you, it can be hard to keep up a personal blog too. I’m just as guilty of this as anyone. So I’ve decided to switch things up.
Over the years, I’ve run my personal blog on a couple different platforms, Blogger, and then WordPress. Now I’m going to try Tumblr. Why? because I like its simplicity. And they’ve finally added enough features (pages, likes, etc) that I’m interested to try it out more in a regular fashion (I’ve had another blog, ParisLime, that I’ve run on Tumblr for years, but was even worse at keeping up with that).