Tag Archives: apple

App Permissions Read Aloud

6 Feb

This is frightening.

[via @swissmiss]


Problem Solving

21 Nov

When you start looking at a problem and it seems really simple, you don’t really understand the complexity of the problem. Then you get into the problem, and you see that it’s really complicated, and you come up with all these convoluted solutions. That’s sort of the middle, and that’s where most people stop... But the really great person will keep on going and find the key, the underlying principle of the problem — and come up with an elegant, really beautiful solution that works."
Steve Jobs

[via @cdixon]


Mimicry or Evolution

10 Sep

Gruber points out something that I’d never really given any thought to and probably occurs more often than we realize. That market laggards may not be imitating a market leader solely for the purpose of stealing market share and because of unoriginality. But instead because the market leader has recognized the way a product group may be evolving.

All these new PC laptops and desktops (and keyboards, and mice, and trackpads) look alike not because they’re all aping Apple’s designs, but simply because these are the natural ways for these things to have evolved, and maybe Apple sort of kind of arguably got there first in a few instances, that’s all. Apple didn’t invent aluminum or glass.

How often are second-tier companies criticized for blindlessly following the leader, when in reality they’re just trying to catch up to a changing market? Probably more often than we realize.

President Apple

18 Mar

Inspired by a tweet and a lil curiosity, I wanted to see if Apple could hold the office of President of the United States of America.

Let’s see.

Article II, Section 1, Clause 5 of the Constitution sets the principal qualifications one must meet to be eligible to the office of president. A president must be:

Born in the United States: Check, Apple Inc. was incorporated in Cupertino, California, U.S.

At least 35 years old: Check, incorporated January 3, 1977, originally as Apple Computer, Inc.

Have been a permanent resident in the United States for at least the last 14 years: Check, Apple has been headquartered at Apple Campus, 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, California, U.S. since 1992, and has has been located in Cupertino since it’s founding in 1976. (Some may dispute this given that the majority of their products are manufactured in China, but those are subcontractors not their actual employees or offices.)


A person who meets the above qualifications is still disqualified from holding the office of president under any of the following conditions:

No person can be elected president more than twice: Check, never been President before.

Upon conviction in impeachment cases, the Senate has the option of disqualifying convicted individuals from holding other federal offices, including the presidency: Check, never been impeached.

No person who swore an oath to support the Constitution, and later rebelled against the United States, can become president: Check, no rebellion that I’ve ever heard of.

Given that corporations are people now, I can’t think of any reason why Apple Inc. couldn’t run for President. I guess the only questions remaining is, representing which party?


Text Message Usage

3 Jan

Text Message Usage

Neven Mrgan charts out how his text message usage has plummeted with the launch of Apple’s iMessage. A perfect example of what a racket text messaging packages from the major cellular providers are.


The Best Invention

12 Oct

No one wants to die, even people who want to go to Heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet, death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because death is very likely the single best invention of life. It’s life’s change agent; it clears out the old to make way for the new... Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.
Steve Jobs


12 Oct

I’m a big believer in boredom. Boredom allows one to indulge in curiosity. Out of curiosity comes everything. All the [technology] stuff is wonderful, but having nothing to do can be wonderful, too.
Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

5 Oct


Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, tadalafil and the world has lot an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.



Television Conspiracy

24 Aug

When you’re young, treat you look at television and think, discount There’s a conspiracy. The networks have conspired to dumb us down. But when you get a little older, sovaldi you realize that’s not true. The networks are in business to give people exactly what they want. That’s a far more depressing thought. Conspiracy is optimistic! You can shoot the bastards!

Steve Jobs



6 Jun

Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
Steve Jobs