Jeremy Reimer walks through the history of the ill-fated IBM project.
Category Archives: General Geek
Let’s be honest: the iOS experience is really all about the third-party apps. Let’s be honest about something else: the difference between good apps and bad apps can be huge. Let’s be honest about one last thing: discovery in the App Store kinda sucks. Now that group therapy is over, I’d like to tell you […]
Dr Drang: On last week’s episode of The Prompt, Federico went off on a rant about ugly iOS screenshots. He wasn’t complaining about the apps themselves being ugly, he was chastising those of us who post screenshots with status bars showing inconsistent times, signal strengths, and battery levels. And Lord help you if your battery […]
I guess Nintendo doesn’t read Apple blogs.
The maker community here is thriving, and it’s great to see some of my friends and coworkers in the press.
Demian Sellfors, Media Temple Co-founder: I am proud to share some momentous news with you today. GoDaddy, the Internet’s largest platform for small businesses, has acquired (mt) Media Temple. We will continue operating as an independent and autonomous company and our mission will remain unchanged. However, new investments from GoDaddy will provide us the necessary […]
Nancy Benac and Jennifer Agiesta for the AP: The debut of the government’s health insurance marketplaces drew a huge audience — and underwhelming reviews. Here’s Adrianne Jeffries at The Verge: Government contracts are usually awarded to the lowest bidder, and the disincentives for not delivering aren’t very strong. There are also a number of extra […]
I have the Fitbit Flex now, and I’ve often said that if it had a watch face, it’d be just about perfect. Looks like I’ll be upgrading.
T.C. Sottek at The Verge: Fox News has just unveiled a breathtakingly ridiculous newsroom, complete with novelty-sized Windows-based touchscreens, a Twitter wall, and a wannabe Minority Report style display, which it hopes will connect it with generations of viewers who use smartphones and apps. You can Shepard Smith give a tour of the Fox News […]
Brad Arkin the Chief Security Officer at Adobe is having a bad day: Very recently, Adobe’s security team discovered sophisticated attacks on our network, involving the illegal access of customer information as well as source code for numerous Adobe products. We believe these attacks may be related. Our investigation currently indicates that the attackers accessed […]
The company cut 4,500 jobs as a result. Terrible, but not surprising.
John Siracusa: A lot of things have to go right for Nintendo to get its mojo back. It’s worth reiterating: if the market for dedicated gaming hardware disappears, I fear it’s game over for Nintendo as we know it. But if the time of the game console is not yet at an end (handheld or […]
I wish computers today had awesome buttons like these things did.
Amazing. via @viticci
The Verge’s always-overly-happy David Pierce takes at the future of biking. In this video, he covers some very cool stuff.