Any people still seriously wonder if Facebook is working on a phone. This is exactly why they must build a phone. And a browser.
If you don’t own the platform, you’re living on borrowed time.
On a sidenote: refreshing to hear the founder of another large company be honest about this. Since distancing himself from Twitter, Williams seems more free to speak his mind. Always a good thing for a smart person.
God I hope so. My 2TB hard drive is now almost stretched to the max due to movies and TV shows alone. The system as it stands is totally untenable. The more popular iTunes video content is, the less space people have for it. Unless the cloud enters the picture…
But article author Greg Sandoval forgets one important thing. He cites Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes as being open to the cloud idea because he’s bullish on Ultraviolet, a new form of DRM with studio/device involvement.
The only major player not involved with UV? Apple. If the studios did a cloud deal with Apple, it would seemingly undercut Ultraviolet.
“In the morning he would read the Bible with another coach. Then, in the afternoon, he would go out and cheat kids who had probably saved up money from mowing lawns to buy those raffle tickets. That’s Jim Tressel.”—
“For more than a decade, Ohioans have viewed Tressel as a pillar of rectitude, and have disregarded or made excuses for the allegations and scandal that have quietly followed him throughout his career. His integrity was one of the great myths of college football. Like a disgraced politician who preaches probity but is caught in lies, the Senator was not the person he purported to be.”—
I’m still hearing Ohioans who are apologizing for him even today after his resignation. It’s unbelievable. Read this entire thing and it will be very clear what a total disingenuous slimeball Tressel is.
And this isn’t a one-year or one-incident thing. His jackassery spreads years (and decades if you count his nonsense at Youngstown State as well).
That Ohio State didn’t throw his ass out immediately — and that they let him resign — is a disgrace.
I'm looking to buy my first pro-camera. Up until now I shot all my photos with my iPhone. I'm torn between a Canon S95 and a Nikon P300. I want to buy a pro point-and shoot. I know you shoot with an S95, but I was wondering which camera you'd recommend. If you have any other recommendations, I'd take those into consideration as well. Thank you and keep up the great writing.
Well those aren’t really “pro” cameras — though compared to what most of us use these days, a phone, a suppose…
Anyway, yeah I love the S95. I actually had an S90 before that too and loved it. It’s great in low-light and the S95 can shoot HD (720p) video too. I haven’t tried the Nikon P300, so can’t really compare them.
I will say that even though I love the S95, I still find myself taking the majority of shots with my iPhone. The camera on it is simply solid enough for me for most of my images. And some of the apps you can use to clean-up/filter things are fantastic.
In both Hawaii and Iceland recently, I used the iPhone a lot more than the S95, sadly. Consider that if you’re hesitant to drop a few hundred bucks. Still, hard to go wrong with S95.
So here’s some pretty definitive proof that 10.6.8 will be the last version before OS X 10.7 (Lion) hits. Again, I’d guess it’s a couple months away rather than at WWDC which is just about a week from now. Instead 10.6.8 may be distributed at that time, alongside a new RC build of Lion.
And yes, it obviously will be distributed through the Mac App Store, just like the developer builds have been.
I'm on the fence about rolling my mobile number into Google Voice; I love the idea of one place for call/message records to build up, but I'm somewhat concerned about Google holding my number forever. I also worry that the usage on non-Android devices will be cumbersome.
You've been living with it for a while...you still a believer?
There are definitely pros and cons.
Pros including keeping that number forever no matter what phone I use. And being able to give that number to anyone and it will ring the phone I have on me. The web interface for all your messages is really great too. And you can send texts/make calls from desktop easily.
Cons include the fact that the Google Voice app for iPhone pretty much sucks. It’s buggy as hell. Locks up often. Is ugly.
I’m still sold on it, but more as a backup/fallback solution.
Nice Claim Chowder recall by Gruber. Not only has Apple replaced the POS (piece of shit) POS (point of sale) solution by Microsoft, with Square, there’s now an opportunity for everyone to.
Also funny that Ed Bott (the person who wrote the original BS) is using Gruber’s linkback to flame him. Fascinating that Bott’s “Microsoft Report” has turned into a Mac security blog. That can’t be for traffic purposes, right? Right…
Don’t really follow this. Apple has been internally testing Lion for months now. If they mean the final version, that’s a pretty fluid thing. GM-candidates have also been around a long time.
From what I’m hearing, there are still some major design changes being fully fleshed out. And while we’ll definitely see Lion at WWDC, July might be a more reasonable timeframe for it to be fully on the prowl.
The PayPal blog post on the matter is short, sweet, and to the point. And they include a link to the PDF with all the details.
I’m not a lawyer, nor do I play one on TV, but if Osama Bedier really was interviewing for a job with Google while he was negotiating a PayPal/Google deal (for Android) that’s not good. Reminds me of this.
By 2010, the executive in charge of the negotiations for PayPal was Osama Bedier. The executive in charge of the negotiations for Google was Andy Rubin. PayPal and Google had a deal finalized and signature-ready on October 26, 2010. By that time, unknown to PayPal, Bedier had just finished a series of job interviews with Google senior executives, culminating with a meeting on October 21 between Bedier, Google Senior Vice President Jonathan Rosenberg, and then-President of Google Larry Page.
That deal was never signed. A few days later, Google supposedly offered Bedier a job.
But on the flipside, why not bring it up until right now — the day Bedier was on stage for Google to release Wallet? PayPal implies that it’s because they presented Bedier with their objections to him going to Google and he backed down. And while a PayPal/Google deal was eventually signed, it fell apart before being completed when Page took over for Eric Schmidt as Google CEO. And Bieder made his move. Compelling stuff.
Also, if Bedier knows all that PayPal claims he knows and gave to Google, don’t you sue immediately when you know what he’s going to be working on at Google? (Remember when IBM sued Apple to stop Mark Papermaster from working there before he even started?) PayPal seems to say that Bedier gave them “assurances”, but come on, what else is the guy going to work on? I mean, you just admitted that you already stopped him once out of that very fear.
This one could get really interesting. Can’t wait to see Google’s blog post in response.
“One of the first things was that of course, each Steve wanted number 1. I know I didn’t give it to Jobs because I thought that would be too much. I don’t remember if it was Woz or Markkula that got number 1, but it didn’t go to Jobs because I had enough problems anyway.”—
While AppleInsider says that this is a part of a “new report”, a simple Google search would reveal that it’s at least a year old. And then was brought up again last October. And then again today. You’d think this guy was selling something…
I'm interested in blogging professionally and I just wondered if you had any advice. Also — if it's not too personal — might I ask how you got to be where you are today? Thanks.
My advice, as always, is to read as much as you can and to talk to as many people (in whatever industry you’re interested in) as you can. And of course, keep writing. A lot. When you think you’ve written enough, write more.
That’s more or less how I got to where I am today. A lot of staying on top of the news and even more writing. It may sound simple, but for most people I imagine it’s extremely tiring and/or tedious. And most seem to burn out.
How does Tumblr work for you as a host/cms? Is there any functionality you miss from Wordpress? What are the major advantages/disadvantages?
Sorry for all the questions, but I'm just curious. Thinking about making the jump to Tumblr myself.
It’s good! Except for the downtime. Then it’s not good.
As a host/CMS, it’s pretty bare-bones — WP is much more customizable — but that’s all I was looking for. Something to post my thoughts quickly.
But in terms of community, it seems pretty hard to top Tumblr right now.
“Apple isn’t the next Microsoft, you see. Apple is not the next anything because the role it aspires to transcends anything imaginable by Microsoft, ever. Google is the next Microsoft.”—Robert Cringely discussing why Microsoft bought Skype