Haven’t tried the iOS version just yet, but absolutely love this app for the Mac. As a kid, I remember sitting in the car around the top-of-the-hour and waiting for my dad to turn on the radio for the news updates. This is that, but from a wide variety of sources (NPR, BBC, ESPN, etc) and always right there on your desktop. Brilliant idea.
Update: Yep, iOS version just as awesome.
Adding “fuck” right now so I can stop sending fucking “duck”.
Speaking of the Goldman conference this morning, there was another nugget of information. Matthew Panzarino of The Next Web:
Apple CEO Tim Cook today announced that Apple had paid out $8B to developers, a number that displays an increase of $1B since the last time numbers were announced on January 13th. That displays a massive increase in acceleration for developer payouts.
That’s an insane increase in such a short amount of time. I wonder why.
Has Google ever announced this number for Android? It seems like a smart metric to play up if you want developers to focus on your platform…
This would be convenient.
Seriously, how awesome would be it to be able to set that to any app you wanted?
2007 -December 2012: 500 million iOS devices sold.
October - December 2012 - 75 million devices sold
Conclusion: Apple sold, during the Q1 2013’s 13 weeks, 15% of all iOS devices ever sold. 15% in three damn months.
Probably a good reason for why Apple’s share price fell. LOL
The market clearly wanted them to sell 15 quadrillion iOS devices in the past three months.
Since the inception of the App Store, there have been no lack of wallpaper apps. Almost all of them are ugly or spammy or both. Deko is the opposite.
It’s a beautiful app that lets you make custom, pattern-based wallpaper for your iPhone/iPad on the fly. Deko is free, but there’s a $1.99 in-app option to allow you to save higher-res versions of the patterns you create.
I’m probably strange in my obsession with changing my iPhone wallpaper all the time (I can’t stand staring at the same thing for weeks or months or even years on end — same with my desktop as well). Deko allows for basically infinite options when you take colors into account. And the interface to manipulate the patterns is brilliant.
It’s hard to describe how much I like this app. Find it here in the App Store.
Thus continuing the trend of people loving the “dogfood” when they’re inside a company, and throwing it up when they’re out.
Most of the ones I notice (both with people I know and those in public) are former Microsoft employees. People leave and immediately switch to Macs, iPhones, iPads, Google Docs, Chrome, Android devices, etc.
What I never see is people leaving Apple and switching to other products — PCs, Android devices, Windows Phone, etc. I’m sure there are some out there, but for the most part ex-Apple employees seem to remain “loyal” to the brand. Read into that what you will.
Android Tumblr action touch-targets much better. Just sayin’.
Awesome, simple, fun, beautiful new iOS game. (Great promotional site too.)
[via Daring Fireball]