This sure seems like classic cause/effect. Apple threatens to bull Bose products from stores, lawsuit between Bose and Apple-owned Beats magically dropped.
(Though there are alternative theories.)
One of those clever, potentially profound system-level apps that can unfortunately only work on Android for the time being. I personally use at least six different messaging clients (including unconventional ones like Twitter DM) throughout the day. It’s a chore to figure out who I’m talking to where. And it gets worse seemingly everyday with new apps constantly popping up.
That’s the first battle Snowball is choosing to fight. And why I’m pleased Google Ventures has invested in the team. Now to figure this out on iOS…
most perfect beatles gif ever
Anthony Lane reviews David Fincher’s
“Why doesn’t the movie claw us as ‘The Social Network’ did? Who could have predicted that a film about murder, betrayal, and deception would be less exciting than a film about a Web site?”
Illustration by Owen Freeman / Twentieth Century Fox
Pretty much agree with all these thoughts about Gone Girl (and The Two Faces of January).
You just press this button and it slides off, and that is just gorgeous. But listen as it closes. It makes this fantastic ‘k-chit’. — Jony Ive, describing the Apple Watch bands to Vogue. It’s the little things.
Apple’s next event is October 16th: ‘it’s been way too long’
It has been way too long since we last heard from Apple. Like a whole month. I can haz Retina iMac?
I find that when I write I need things to be quiet, but when I design, I can’t bear it if it’s quiet. — Jony Ive, talking about his process in a sit down with Vogue.
Paula Deen and the Martyrdom Industrial Complex -
Besides, the Grill Sergeant told me, that incident — the one in which she referred to the man who allegedly robbed the bank where she worked as an N-word — was 25 years ago, in the 1960s. People used different words then. This is a thing I’d hear very often: that 25 years ago was in the 1960s, that it was a different time. Over and over, people on the boat — in the Deen group but also at large, who saw my lanyard identifying me as part of the Deen group — would bring up race and say what a different time it was 25 years ago in the 1960s. It was just at the dawn of the civil rights movement, after all. Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., all that. Actually, I’d point out, 25 years ago was just about 1990. For perspective, here’s what was going on in 1990: pregnant women knew not to smoke; Beverly Hills, 90210, was on; the Internet existed. 1990 was pretty recent, in fact.
The entire piece is equal parts hilarious and terrifying.
HP Plans to Break Itself Into Two Mediocre Companies -
HP approached both Lenovo and Dell about the possible sale of its $32 billion (2013 sales) PC operation. In both cases it was rebuffed.
In another case, HP approached two India-based companies, Wipro and Infosys about the possible sale of its $28 billion IT services unit, known as Enterprise Services. Again it was rebuffed.
In a third case, it approached IBM about the sales of its $1.2 billion Business Critical Server business, but was turned down.
Yikes. In other words, not a lot of choices for the once-great company. So now we’ll get two mediocre ones.
Happy 25th birthday to SimCity -
Colin Campbell on the 25th anniversary of SimCity:
So, it’s not about how many levels you beat or how many monsters you slay. It’s about how smart you have been in creating utility.
The city blocks require servicing, with police stations and schools and such. You feed the streets. It’s like a pet.
Probably my favorite videogame of all time. (Well, technically SimCity 2000, but still.)