At the Apple Store and at the AT&T Store (to get a new sim) I heard five people ask if they could cancel their iPhone 6 Plus orders and change it to a 6 instead. “All day man,” the AT&T clerk mumbled.
I always thought of Star Wars as the story of two slaves [C-3PO and R2-D2] who go from owner to owner, witnessing their masters’ folly, the ultimate folly of man… I thought it was an interesting idea in the first two, but it’s kind of gone by Return Of The Jedi.
—David Fincher talking to TotalFilm.com
via The Verge
said in an episode of 99% Invisible
FBI Director James B. Comey sharply criticized Apple and Google on Thursday for developing forms of smartphone encryption so secure that law enforcement officials cannot easily gain access to information stored on the devices — even when they have valid search warrants.
—Craig Timberg and Greg Miller, The Washington Post
via Daring Fireball
Andreessen is completely right: Startups are overvalued, stuffed like Christmas ducks with cash they don’t really need, and since they’re staffed by inexperienced kids with no oversight, they’re spending that cash. This is a big problem, a big and obvious problem, and Marc Andreessen is right: We should worry.
But what he’s not saying is that all of these worrisome things are happening because he has made them happen. Marc Andreessen is warning us, essentially, about Marc Andreessen. It’s not a good sign when a man, no matter how large it would appear his brain is, tries to distance himself from his current agenda.
—Sam Biddle, Valleywag
These idiots deliberately bending their iPhone 6’s reminds me of this old Tom Green skit:
There are no guarantees.
There’s at least one guy going to extreme measures to remove the bump in the iPhone 6 caused by the protruding camera lens, but I’ll tell you this: I’d rather have a deliberate lens bump:
…than whatever this shit is that Samsung did with their Galaxy Alpha:
[iPhone image taken from Apple.com, Galaxy Alpha image taken from The Verge]
via Design Milk
via Open Culture
For all that BlackBerry has done to make the Passport a productivity tool, its design felt like it was fighting me more often than it was helping me. Between the awkward dimensions and odd keyboard layout, I never felt comfortable with the Passport in my hands and never felt comfortable getting work done on it. Being comfortable with your tools is essential for a Power Pro: it should get out of my way and just let me get done what I need to get done. Too often, the Passport didn’t get out of my way.
—Dan Seifert, The Verge