… in Apple’s case the contrast hits more noticeably given their insistence on presenting themselves as a company that’s intimately close to their users, caring about their privacy, manufacturing devices that “improve and enrich people’s lives”, and so on. Perhaps I’m just rambling here, but what I kept feeling as the event unfolded is that Apple both gets and doesn’t get their customers; that Apple’s genuineness is part real, part façade. For better or for worse, there was a honesty and candidness in Jobs’s Apple that I don’t feel at all with this Apple.Riccardo Mori, Brief notes on Apple’s “Time Flies” event
Apple’s smile feels like the smile a banker wears when you say you want to open an account there.
It seems like there are too many scientists and not enough honest marketers, makers and storytellers on the side of fixing the climate crisis. Scientists are awesome at collecting and analyzing data, but data alone doesn’t help tell a story worth telling.Paul Jarvis
Facts and figures don’t change minds, compelling stories do.
Daily, we see appalling news about wildfires, floods, and most importantly, how we’ll all have to settle for “less” if we are to keep a habitable planet. Yes, that news is important, but it’s also hard to not get stressed to the point of exhaustion from its constant stream.
- The Era of DNA Database Hacks Is Here – A major data breach shows genetic information is vulnerable to attack;
- Cloak your photos with this AI privacy tool to fool facial recognition – Privacy tool Fawkes makes your selfies less like yourself;
- Why jK8v!ge4D isn’t a good password – There’s a fundamental issue with password validation;
- How to write an about us page that’ll make your customers fall in love with your brand.
- Practical Typography – an online book on typography by Matthew Butterick. I’ve really enjoyed this one (and the correlated projects);
- How to Feel Better When You Don’t Know What’s Wrong — have you ever noticed we’re into the situation of having a partner, a house, a job, be in good shape after all and still feeling like something’s missing? Mee too;
- Google’s Top Search Result? Surprise! It’s Google — Once they weren’t evil and a web search would point you to the best provider for the things you wanted. Now they point you to themselves… how do you catalogue them?
- Streamline your scientific research with PubMed feeds – Research biomedical literature by following custom PubMed feeds on Feedly;
- How to Write Technical Posts (so people will read them)
- Don’t Design Your Emails — there’s no obligation to write your marketing e-mails / newsletters in (fancy) HTML. Sometimes plain text works charmfully. This is a post of some times ago detailing an experiment under this premise;;
- 7 questions you should ask yourself before starting any data science project – How to be a responsible data guru;
- Presentation Rules – this is so good I’ll probably translate this for the Italian readers.
- Shift Happens: A tale of three skeumorphs
- CJEU rules US cloud servers don’t comply with GDPR and what this means for web analytics
- Offscreen’s magazine issue 23 Editor’s Note
- The culture of hurry: the value of ‘free’ work time
- 161 ways to practice self-care while working from home
- Apple, ARM, and What It Means – Russell Graves was invited to iFixIt blog to write again about Apple’s transition to ARM chips after a long analysis on his blog;
In Italy we’re at middle August holidays. Along with Christmas this is THE holiday period and aside from the tourism business evetything else just… stops.
Meanwhile in the rest of the world lots of things happens. WordPress releases one of its biggest update in a while, Apple releases updates for its devices… and now another “incident” happens against the ‘monopoly’ of App Store(s).
We will see lots of interesting stuff in the coming weeks…
… the difference between 30% and something reasonable like 10% would probably have meant some of my friends would still have their jobs at Omni, and Omni would have more resources to devote to making, testing, and supporting their apps.
But Apple, this immensely rich company, needs 30% of Omni’s and every single other developer’s paycheck?Brent Simmons
One of the most sane critics to the Apple 30% fee querelle that has gone over the last weeks.