There are few writers I enjoy reading more than Steven Fry.
He was given the opportunity to visit Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, talk to Steve Jobs and try the iPad.
Give this article a read, you won’t regret it.
Without wanting to sound too much like a fanboy, I believe Nintendo should take a leaf out of Apple’s book and shut up about the “3DS” until they actually release the hardware.
Well, at least Nintendo was smart enough not to announce any supposedly game-changing features, which they’d scrap in the actual product.
Apple not including a “basic OS feature” is bad and “unbelievable”, but when Microsoft omits this feature from one of their products it’s fine, nothing to be mentioned?
Delightful catch by Chris Grande. Here’s Paul Thurrott in July 2007, regarding the iPhone:And what’s up with the lack of cut/copy and paste? This is a basic OS feature that Apple included in the first Mac OS almost 25 years ago. It’s inexplicably missing from the iPhone, unavailable in any application or the wider system itself. Unreal.
And here’s Paul Thurrott two days ago, in a post titled “I Love Windows Phone”:The multitasking is limited. Users will only be able to get apps from the Marketplace, and not from third parties. Gasp! Is it true that there’s no copy and paste?
No matter. Windows Phone combines those very few things that were right about Windows Mobile — primarily some business functionality — with a much wider set of new functionality that is exciting in both scope and possibility.
The arrival status says it’s at “Full Speed”… whatever that might mean, I’m happy!
I’ve been using the app since it’s inception and it is an integral part of my everyday work(flow).
The ability to synchronise my tasks over the internet would make things even better (no pun intended).
This post over at Daring Fireball got me thinking.
Download Squad: ‘Microsoft Set to Destroy Apple in Every Games Market’
Oh, you thought the gaming news was all sunshine and roses for Apple today? Not so, reports Sebastian Anthony at Download Squad:
Apple, with its locked-down, isolated sandbox is in trouble. Do game developers have any reason to continue working on games for the iPhone or iPad now that Microsoft is offering so much more? […]
Can Apple really see themselves competing, with a minuscule desktop market share and 25% of the smartphone sector? Steve Jobs has announced Apple’s intent to move into mobile gaming, but can you really see developers siding with the iPhone when Windows Phone 7 is just around the corner?
The sandbox is exactly what Apple has going for them in this case. A clearly defined platform, which developers can build upon. They don’t have to worry about hardware incompatibilities and driver problems.
Microsoft has it’s own sandbox, the Xbox and the only thing they’re doing, is making that sandbox bigger. They understand that they have to keep it a sandbox, in order maintain a high level of control and quality.