Little sweaters for little penguins. I hope your day is now brightened.
Mike Isaac, New York Times:
The product, called App Pins, aims to do the same thing for smartphone apps that Pinterest’s service has done for photos, recipes and many other types of websites. In short, the service is a type of digital corkboard that lets visitors save, or “pin,” items they like or places they want to go.
I could search for “health” on Pinterest and come across a fitness app that I may want to download. With App Pins, it takes only a few taps to download the app directly to my phone, without ever having to leave Pinterest to do so.
Marco Tabini, Macworld:
During my last physical, my doctor told me that it was time to start monitoring my weight and blood pressure, so naturally, I looked at this as an opportunity to try out HealthKit—something that I had been looking forward to ever since Apple introduced it with the launch of iOS 8. A couple months in, I’m here to tell you all about my little adventure in the land of smartphone-powered healthcare.
Michael E. Cohen, TidBITS:
Here are some less-than-obvious tricks and techniques I’ve picked up in my explorations that can help solve problems and answer common questions.
Brent Simmons, Inessential:
In that bar right above the source code, at top left, is a little icon made up of four rectangles. Click it to pull down a menu that includes a Callers submenu.
Andy Matuschak, Realm:
Complexity is a really broad, but important term because we’re making software which doesn’t just exist at one time. It exists, say on one day, then requirements change a week later, or it exists for one release cycle and then your customers change. Change and complexity are enemies because complexity makes everything harder to change.
Pete Danko, Breaking Energy:
“We’re urging developers to do projects on degraded and disturbed land,” Delfino said, “and unfortunately, this project is on beautiful, open, largely intact land.”
“Clearly the number of rare, endangered and sensitive species that have been documented on the project site and the additional number of rare, endangered and sensitive species that have potential to occur on the site, makes this proposed project area unsuitable for solar development,” the groups said.
Ben Thompson, Stratechery:
In that respect, suppose Christensen is right: maybe in the long run everything Apple does will be modularized. However, if modularization wins in a mature market, that means – as Christensen says – that integration wins in a new one. And a new market is exactly where the iPhone is headed: Apple is on the verge of leaving the narrowly-defined smartphone market behind entirely, instead making a play to be involved in every aspect of its consumers’ lives. And, if the importance of an integrated experience matter more with your phone than your PC, because you use it more, how much more important is an integrated experience that touches every detail of your life?
Major wireless carriers in the US have promised to unlock customers' phones or tablets once they've paid off their contracts, beginning today.
“Guys this button animation is a bit janky” “Have you tried reinventing the DOM” “Oh haha duh good point” #design— Cole Peters (@cole_peters) February 11, 2015
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