Tags: apple

Steve & Steve: a graphic novel by Patrick Sean Farley

This is absolutely delightful, nicely weird, and thoroughly entertaining.

Paris Review – “One Murder Is Statistically Utterly Unimportant”: A Conversation with Warren Ellis, Molly Crabapple

Molly Crabapple interviews Warren Ellis. Fun and interesting …much like Molly Crabapple and Warren Ellis.

Here is to ones who see things differently

An interesting observation on the changes in Apple’s advertising campaigns: it’s no longer about “here’s how great you (the user) can be”, instead it’s increasingly about “here’s how great we (the company) can be.”

Thoughts on Blink

A good history lesson in rendering engines: KHTML, WebKit, and now, Blink.

An alternate universe – Marco.org

There is an elephant in the Microsoft store.

Single Podcast Episodes, Huffduffer, and Podcast Apps

A good overview of making Huffduffer play nicely with podcasting software on iOS.

Huffduffer is a niche tool that, for me, solves a recurring problem. I can now save episodes from any device without having to subscribe to an entire show if I’m just interested in a a single episode.

Brian Eno & Peter Chilvers at The Apple Store, Regent Street

Well, this is quite something. Matt will be interviewing the creators of Bloom in London this Friday. You might have heard of that Eno chap.

Apple’s .mobi insanity - QuirksBlog

Wow. This might be the stupidest behaviour from a browser that I’ve ever come across: mobile Safari behaves differently depending on the top level domain of the site! Madness!

Mind you… it’s kind of poetic justice for having a ridonkulous .mobi domain in the first place.

Distant Shape: 10 Years of Daring Fireball

A nice visualisation of Apple’s transition From desktop to mobile over ten years, one Daring Fireball article at a time.

Oh, and happy birthday, Daring Fireball.

When Art, Apple and the Secret Service Collide: ‘People Staring at Computers’ | Threat Level | Wired.com

A good long read that tells the story behind an art piece that used the built-in cameras on Macs in the Apple Store, and the subsequent visit from the Secret Service.

Subtraction.com: Built to Not Last

A spot-on analysis by Khoi of the changing perception of the value in product design, as exemplified by Apple.

The Blind Shooting The Blind ∵ Stephen van Egmond’s weblog

If you make inaccessible iOS apps, you really only have yourself to blame.

There are also some handy tips here for getting to know VoiceOver.

The Restart Page - Free unlimited rebooting experience from vintage operating systems

Wallow in nerd nostalgia and experience the Proustian rush of rebooting old operating systems.

Bullshit – Marco.org

Everyone has their bullshit. You can simply decide whose you’re willing to tolerate.

Is the app economy killing online publishers? — Mobile Technology News

An excellent article that examines the supposed benefits of publishing through someone else’s app store instead of the web.

The web is a different problem | Web Directions

John pushes back against the idea that browser innovation is moving too slow.

creding/That-s-Awesome - GitHub

A handy little applescript that takes care of the automation of creating localhost sites on the mac.

Damn You Auto Correct! - Funny iPhone Fails and Autocorrect Horror Stories

What a difference an autocorrect makes.

random($foo): Secure Connections

Leonard has some handy tips for protecting yourself against Firesheep and its ilk.

Help stop the spread of NIBS (Native is Better Syndrome) | Web Directions

John Allsopp calls bullshit on the notion that native apps are intrinsically better than web apps. I concur.

My First Week with the iPhoneBehind the Curtain | Behind the Curtain

An emotionally affecting endorsement of the accessibility features on the iPhone.

What Apple needs to do now « Adam Greenfield’s Speedbird

Adam Greenfield is spot-on here, dismantling Apple's "imitate real world objects" design guideline for iPhone and iPad apps.

Four Hundred & Twenty-Nine Pounds — Paul Robert Lloyd

Paul doesn't need an iPad. Neither do I. Neither do you. Paul is spending his money elsewhere.

The real reason why Steve Jobs hates Flash - Charlie's Diary

Charles Stross peers into his dilithium crystal ball and tells tales of the future as decided by Apple.

Daring Fireball with Comments

A self-documenting explanation of why John Gruber doesn't have comments on his site.

Bookbook - Bookbook - Twelve South

Cute covers for Macbooks to give them that bookish look.

QuirksBlog: Apple is not evil. iPhone developers are stupid.

PPK offers a rebuttal to Paul Graham's attack on Apple's App Store policies by placing the blame firmly at the feet of developers who refuse to embrace web technologies.

Apple - Environment - Life Cycle Impact

A detailed document from Apple on their products' total carbon footprint.

My first experience using an accessible touch screen device « Marco’s accessibility blog

A hands-on account of the new accessibility features in the iPhone. Sounds like a great experience.

How to run Safari 4 beta and Safari 3 on the same mac: BeatnikPad Journal

Neil explains how you can have your Safari cake and eat it.

Bean: An OS X Word Processor

Bean is a free word processor for OS X. Looks nice and simple.

Apple - Support - Discussions - Pictures automatically attach to e-mail? ...

This guy is sooooo busted.

Apple - Accessibility

Apple have gathered all their resources about accessibility into one handy site. I sense the work of James Craig.

A Whole Lotta Nothing – Apple’s Blind Side

Sometimes Apple gets it wrong and Microsoft gets it right. That's certainly the case for users with low-vision.

MobileMe: 30-day Extension Eligibility and Details

Apple admit that they totally screwed up the roll-out of MobileMe and offer a 30 day extension for free. Now if only it were as easy to make up for the craptastic markup underlying the web-based MobileMe apps.

“Gorilla” Usability Testing | GarrettDimon.com

Garrett's in-depth look at Silverback, the Mac app that we've been cooking up at Clearleft.

vidnik - Google Code

A handy Mac app from Google that allows you to record from your iSight and upload directly to YouTube.

MacHeist » Bundle

The asking price of $49 for all these apps together is a bargain. CSSEdit alone is easily worth that much.

Let’s Jailbreak the iPod touch 1.1.2 with OS X « RupertGee’s iBlog

A step-by-step guide to hacking your iPod Touch even if you've already upgraded to the new firmware.

John Resig - Sexy Firefox 3

If you want to install the beta of Firefox 3 on OS X but you still want to keep a copy of Firefox 2, John will show you how.

Safari CSS Reference

A comprehensive list of all the CSS properties supported in Safari including "a number of properties that are not supported for developer use."

Coverflow for People | FactoryCity

Chris mocks up an interface idea for Apple.

Apple - Web apps

Looks like Apple are trying to redefine the term "web app" to mean sites created for the iPhone. The revisionism is completely barefaced.

Orbicule | Undercover

An interesting product designed to catch the thieves after your Macbook gets stolen.

Apple - To all iPhone customers

Early adopters of the iPhone now get a $100 of Apple Store credit. Nice bit of customer management.

peterme.com :: Thoughts on (and pics of) the original Macintosh User Manual

Peter Merholz takes a trip down memory lane with pictures from the first Mac user manual.

Apple - Pro - Profiles - Joshua Davis

A profile on Apple.com of Flash designer par excellénce, Josh Davis.

Apple Developer Connection - iPhone for Web Developers - Optimizing Web Applications and Content for iPhone

Straight from the horse's mouth, advice for web developers on how the iPhone's browser renders pages. I'm very intrigued to find out how it handles liquid designs with no set min-width.

Some Hands-On Time With the iPhone - Bits - Technology - New York Times Blog

David Pogue gets down and dirty with the iPhone. The good: "It feels amazing in your hand." The bad: "Typing is difficult."

Multiple CSS background images

Got Safari? Try resizing this page.

decaffeinated archives :: Shuffled ligatures

Apple's variant of Myriad has a very nice "ff" ligature.

Ben Ward » Announcing Twitgit, a Dashboard widget for Twitter

A dashboard widget for Twitter courtesy of Ben Ward.

Solutions inc.

There's a new Apple reseller in the heart of Brighton. Very handy.

Google Talk: Google Talk Help

How to set up iChat to use your Gmail address for a Jabber account (useful for Twitter). I set this up a while back but recently a few people have been asking about this.

Mac News: iPod: Apple's 'Pod' Police Dropping Hammer on Trademark Offenders

Apple are chasing companies that use the word "podcast", even though they have no claim to that word. Asshats.

iTunes Search API Around the Corner? - snook.ca

Jonathon has found some circumstantial evidence of an API for searching the iTunes music store. That could be really interesting. It might be fun to mash it up with Amazon's API.

MacNN | Dublin man plans Apple "walk of shame"

He has decided to prove that he can walk to Cork -- the location of the nearest Apple repair center -- faster than Apple can arrange for the pickup of his broken Mac.

brix mail... 1984 Playset Goes on Sale in Two Days

Ridley Scott's seminal superbowl ad for Apple... in Lego.

A Proposal for a Safari Microformats plugin : journal : hicksdesign Ο°

Jon's mock-ups of how microformat detection and display might work in Safari are spot on. It would be so cool if this idea was picked up by browser developers.

MacSaber: Turn Your Mac Into A Jedi Weapon

Use your Mac laptop's motion sensor to get lightsaber sound effects.

Apple - MacBook

The successor to the iBook is here and it looks sweet.

iSquint's 'help' on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Best. Help menu. Ever.

iGoatse. the new skin for your iPod

This is priceless... but my iPod feels somehow dirty now.

Google Earth for Mac

Google Earth is now available for the Mac. Get downloading.

iPod on the Tracks - New York Times

A man risks his life for his iPod.

Honour goes to Apple gadget guru

Jonathan Ive is getting a CBE.

Apple - Mac mini - Big Ideas

There's a page on the Apple website devoted to Mac mini mods, including one in a Millennium Falcon casing.

Eric's Archived Thoughts: Adium: Chatting With Style

You can skin Adium using just XHTML and CSS. Who knew?

Ipod My Baby

Cute baby wear for geek parents.

The Graphing Calculator Story

The fascinating story of an application built by ex-employees sneaking into Apple.

VitalSource

A nice app for browsing and buying audiobooks - but why isn't it a website?

CoverFlow

A nifty app for OS X that allows you to browse your iTunes music by album cover.

Upload to flickr using Quicksilver

Clever. This gives me a warm tingly feeling.

delimport - Spotlight Plugins

This excellent little plug-in allows you to search your Del.icio.us links from Spotlight.

SVG in WebCore

Weep not, Ethan! SVG lives... possibly in Safari and Dashboard.

Apple - Support - GarageBand - Recording Your Podcast

Scroll down to the end - Apple are offering a command line tool for adding chapters to podcasts. You can also add images which will show up in the artwork window of iTunes.

DittyBot - An Applescript Adventure

Coolest use of Automater ever. Send an SMS form your phone to your POP account and your Mac will call you back over Skype to play you an MP3.

iChat Buddy List to hCards

A handy little AppleScript by Tantek that turns your iChat buddy list into an XHTML file with an unordered list of hCards.