Tag Archives: iPhone

“Android freezes up”

Over at DOD Buzz, Matthew Cox reports the, “U.S. Army Special Operations Command is dumping its Android tactical smartphone for an iPhone model“: The iPhone 6S will become the end-user device for the iPhone Tactical Assault Kit — special-operations-forces version Army’s Nett Warrior battlefield situational awareness tool, according to an Army source, who is not […]

3D Touch

Interesting to see how iOS apps are taking advantage of 3D Touch: Flickr may have my favorite twist on 3D Touch so far, with a slight change to how peek works. When you’re previewing a photo in your camera roll, Flickr lets you scrub from side to side to quickly see more pictures. It’s a […]

Unshackling the iPad

Stephen Hackett’s thoughts on WWDC 2015: That’s not to say there isn’t news to be talk about. As someone whose tablet is basically a Netflix machine most weeks, I’m excited Apple finally realized they can do cool things with it. Unshackling the iPad from the iPhone’s feature set is a huge change with tradition, and […]

I am in charge of my device, my device is not in charge of me.

Steven Levy on the problem with his ever-increasing notifications: But it’s hard to do this right when every single app wants to send you notifications. Even given that the system will limit itself to notices worthy of instant notice – and The Melvin Renaming is evidence to the contrary – there are just too many notifications elbowing their way […]

More Remixing

Kirby Ferguson is back with a new, one-off video, Everything is a Remix Case Study: The iPhone. I love Kirby’s work, but this video isn’t as strong as his bigger Everything is a Remix Series. In fact, his TED Talk on the subject of the iPhone was even better.

R.I.P. Palm Treo, 2005-2008

Last month marked the retirement of my Palm Treo 650. This phone, combined with my Treo 600 before it, lasted me for over 3 years – and it did it’s job very well. Its top selling point for me was the Hot Sync ability. The fact that if I ever lost or broke my phone, […]

Oh Really? iPhone is Not the Next iPod

Why Apple’s iPhone is Not the Next iPod: Additionally, the potential success of the iPhone could be dampened by its price. If looked at as three devices in one, the price isn’t unreasonable — buying a 4GB iPod Nano and a BlackBerry 8700c (which acts as a phone and Internet device) separately for instance would […]