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Fan of all things tech. Love Gadgets. Love My Macs, my IDevices, and My Nexus devices. Head of a Software Development House.
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Not of fan of Facebook or Twitter. I got them, rarely use them. If I am not working, I am with the fam, or on here. So you know where to find me.
HA! You obviously picked up one of the branching threads I was implying there. Great for the chuckle I got out of your response.
Are you really saying spotlight search is underwhelming?
What we didn’t hear from the candidates was anything fresh: Far too often they offered vague generalities, empty rhetoric, or concepts that piggybacked on Bloomberg’s own ideas.
Surprised by that really?
They are members of the mass public that don’t want to be bothered with tech, and bring on people they think will help them strike a cord with different factions of the public, this case people in tech.
Politicians are like strippers, they are all about fantasy, aimed to satisfy a need in the populace.
They are just less enjoyable in more ways than the obvious.
Phone: iPhone 5—- 8X on the side
Tablet: iPad 4 64GB WIfi, iPad Mini 32GB, 8GB Nexus 7
Laptop: In transition from 2012 13 inch 128GB Air (sold) to 2013 13 inch 256GB Air
Phone: iPhone 5S/6
- Love to replace 8X with Stock Android HTC One Mini.(Give me well crafted stock 4.3-4.5 inch Android device)
Tablet: Next iPad/iPad Mini
Laptop: 2013 Air on the way… Eventually a Retina Pro Maybe.
The Earth has enough human beings that I think we, as a species, can absorb quite a few mistakes (as we have throughout our history), as we strive to improve, and I’m sure mistakes will be made in this field.
Collateral Damage is an acceptable risk in the name of technological progression?
I fully subscribe to the philosophy that one’s energies are better spent ensuring one is on the right side of the divide, than worrying about the divide itself. And, the benefits such research combined with advances in technology in general that will be brought to those on the right side of the divide are, as far as I’m concerned, worth the potential costs.
The ends justify the means basically?
It is ok, it make sense with my belief system. Humans are the very gods and devils they worship & despise. We our are greatest enemy & the only logical outcome from the beginning of our emergence, being the facilitators of the dimise of our own species.
I fully subscribe to the philosophy that one’s energies are better spent ensuring one is on the right side of the divide, than worrying about the divide itself.
How can one ensure they come down on the right side of the divide if they should to not worry about said divide? It is only through such examination and internal evaluation that one can begin to form a perspective about that divide, which will be the basis for the decision they ultimately make about the perceived “wrong”/“right” side of.
Apple might have gone too far in terms of setting general guidelines of sorts about what iOS 7 apps should look and feel like.
Again, Exactly! But if we are lucky, most developers started to ignore them in the past and went with their own designs. That may just continue, but with sprinkles of iOS7-ification in elements of the design.
However, I think Apple did go a little radical with the design in areas. The Notes app comes to mind, they went so far to the extreme in Skeu with it, and instead of going for the middle, they went to the other extreme. Hell, I guess that is iOS 7 in nutshell. They went from one extreme to the opposite extreme, never considering the middle, a more balanced method.
Problem is expecting to much from Josh. Seriously, I stopped watching The Vergecast because of him. He distracts from the quality by offering nothing insightful to the entire conversation. He hasn’t learned that talking out of your ass and injecting absurd notions & snark is not the same as injecting humor.
I think that quite a few apps might end up looking like this. That bit is the most scary prospect of iOS 7 for me, that there won’t be much, design-wise, to differentiate between similar apps purely from screenshots.
Yes, that is what has troubled me about the entire iOS redesign, third-party apps now dropping some of the most beautiful, character rich designs that have made iOS beautiful and stripping it down to text and lines on a solid background of wasted space.
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Well, I am sold!
I will help u out on Kickstarter to test out the beta. If the service proves itself, well, I would be open to up my offering if needed.
If your friends don’t have Nudge installed, your message will still be delivered.
The biggest hurdle to all these IM services is that it requires the recipient to have setup some sort of service.
If I can simply load the app from my Mac and send a message to any phone from my Mac and resume it from my phone without them needing to do anything, I am beyond SOLD!
I don’t know, something shifted in me. iOS had a decent enough notification system, I was able to finally have different alert tones and I was just tired of spending time tweaking. I guess it just became enough for me to use iOS as a tool to help me get things done that made me money and allowed me to spend more time with the family . Also, maybe a part of me just matured as well.
When was the last time Jay actually had a decent Album? The Black Album? When was the last time the man actually released anything of substance? Hell, when was the last time a rapper did that? It is one of the reasons I pretty much gave up on the “mainstream” artist of the genre. They’ve pretty much became the new “pop” music after the boys band declined.
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I am not saying all The Verge coverage is bad, I am saying that not everyone on staff is a tech expert per-say. Nor do they have to be. But in SOME opinions, the lack of understanding what they are talking about is clearly visible. Not all coverage, and I am not just talking about Apple either. And it is the lack of understanding on some topics on behalf of SOME doing such opinions leaves a bad taste with some.
Tom Warren is also proof example of what I was saying, he is someone that actually has a dedication to his platform of choice, puts in the time and effort and compares his time with other platforms.
Dismiss all for notifications? I agree. I have ideas to make N.C. better. But I was specifically asking about Control Center, which is for easy toggle settings.
For years they’ve tried to make made fun of Microsoft, Google and others at WWDC and commercials.
Outside of the old Mac Vs PC ads I have yet to see a consumer focused ad campaign from Apple that takes shots at competitors.
It was only the last two WWDCs they have taken shots at Samsung/Android directly in ads or funny ways as they use to do Windows. I never seen this as a problem because Samsung and Motorola both targeted Apple directly in consumer focused ad campaigns and because it is a conference of Apple die-hard developers, it is a way to get the base charged up. Not to mention, I think last years was more fitting because Samsung’s attacked not just Apple, but consumers they wanted to lure over, therefore attacking customers. The response back from Apple most likely felt good to them.
Microsoft has joined in with attack ads on the iPad.
Apple hasn’t really responded in mainstream way to any of the attacks.
they lifted some stuff wholesale from Windows Phone
Well technically, the card view app switching came from OS X- Expose, which made its way to webOS. It makes sense it would, since the majority of those that worked on webOS, also worked on OS X and iOS and left Apple for Palm after the iPhone shipped in 2007. Former Apple SVP Jon Rubinstein wasn’t dumb poaching from Apple when he took over at Palm.
The only real flaws here is that it took Apple so damn long to finally bring it home, where it belonged for years now. Apple did have an implementation of it tho back in iOS 4.0 before going with the icon tray format. The other flaw, webOS still doesn’t get enough credit for being ahead of the curve on so many things.
that’s where Apple’s failing: the Notifications and Control Centers are not as good as their Android counterparts
There is no final build out and any apps that take advantage of any new notification center APIs are not there yet, so basically, that is just speculation on your part.
Also, what would make Control center as good as Android’s? If it was in the Notification Center pulled down the same way it is as Android? If it was more customizable, enabling users to put custom options in there? Seriously, no depth offered to that, what does it take for a simple control center of setting toggles to make as good, or better than the version on Android?
No problem here, I gave up Jailbreaking with the release iOS 5.
I put in a feature request for an optional gesture to activate app switching.
The home button concept worked well on iOS because the app switching was so close to the home button, less travel distance. With iOS 7, gestures are taking a staring role and it doesn’t feel right to be taking from the on screen software experience to a physical off screen double tap a button experience, especially factoring in the new travel distance. It just takes you away from the core experience IMO.
I wouldn’t take much offense from the lack of in-depth reporting done by pseudo-tech focused people. Majority of them don’t appear to know that much about the technology they are reporting on to begin with it. They never claimed to be tech experts as far as I know, just people that like tech & using tech but found a way to make a career around it. Especially Josh.
The list of the sites that done in-depth reporting are actually those that
A. Are super Apple (or any brand) passionate and have readers that are as well. They know their audience and know how to cover Apple or specific niche brands for them.
B. Actually have experts that not only enjoy technology but willing to dig and research and learn about things they don’t know and admit what they don’t know.
Even they could, no browsers would be able to use it yet anyway. The updated apps can’t be submitted until the public release date for 7 is announced.
Sure thing. Let me know if anything else of interest not covered in this thread pops up.
The setting option in the video app setting for subtitles is not in beta 1. The only video I have with subs are from iTunes & there is no option to turn them on when playing a video as of right now.
Not sure of an online video source with subs.
Thanks for the additional info.
Podcast app is from the App Store still, no update for it yet. Voice Memo is not in beta 1, but it was seen in session videos from WWDC. Most likely will be in the GM release.
also scrubbing with video play? not sure if that can be captured
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The double home button click isn’t as intuitive anymore since before the multitasking drawer was very close to the home button, but now it isn’t really related anymore. Just my two cents.
I have to agree, with all the gesturing, it just feels unnatural to double tap a physical surface that is off the screen. I feel I want a gesture to do, it would be intuitive and seamless in how you interact with the device.
I still miss Spotlight to the left, I like how it is now as well, very useful. I have always used Spotlight to launch things as I do on OS X. Out of habit I am use to gesturing to the left. They could bring that back for something else in the future tho.
It has grown on me. When I first saw it on the stream, I was shacking my head at a lot of it. But have been using it on my iPhone 5 since Monday, it has really grown on me. I don’t even notice a lot of the elements I didn’t like and to me that is a great thing. The design is taking a backseat to the content. I must say it feels smoother as well, iOS was always smooth, but in some ways it also felt ridged with the old design, especially Safari. That is not the case for me anymore.
No, it is very transparent and it appears that on some wallpapers, it takes the color of the wallpaper or it bleeds through in a sense.
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