4s

4s

Dec 21, 2011
The Sketchbook of Susan Kare, the Artist Who Gave Computing a Human Face

The Sketchbook of Susan Kare, the Artist Who Gave Computing a Human Face

Nov 22, 2011

Kare’s work gave the Mac a visual lexicon that was universally inviting and intuitive. Instead of thinking of each image as a tiny illustration of a real object, she aimed to design icons that were as instantly comprehensible as traffic signs. There was an ineffably disarming and safe quality about her designs. Like their self-effacing […]

Thank You, Steve

Thank You, Steve

Oct 5, 2011

I got my first Mac when I was thirteen (thanks to my progressive parents) and my life hasn’t been the same since. Steve Jobs inspired me beyond the physical products that he helped make at Apple, but through his ideas and his relentless pursuit of his own vision to change the world. He elevated design […]

iPad2

Mar 11, 2011

Might get one just for the Smart Cover.

Today's headline

Today’s headline

Jan 19, 2011
Mac App Store Launches

Mac App Store Launches

Jan 6, 2011

Apple launches the Mac App Store. The store comes as part of the OSX update to 10.6.6.  I’m on vacation for a few days and the OS update took a crazy 3 hours over hotel wifi, but I suspect at home in SF, it would’ve only taken about 20 minutes.  The app store is another standalone […]

WordPress 2.6 for iOS

WordPress 2.6 for iOS

Sep 29, 2010

There’s a new version of the WordPress iOS apps announced today. Download 2.6 for iPhone or iPad (iTunes link) or just upgrade through the store. Lots of new developments, including: Record video within the app and upload it to your blog Local drafts to save posts locally before they’re published or saved online Autosaves New […]

Tiny Dock

Tiny Dock

Sep 11, 2010

They’re getting smaller and smaller.

iPhone 4

iPhone 4

Sep 10, 2010
Enrolling in the Apple iOS Developer Program

Enrolling in the Apple iOS Developer Program

Sep 3, 2010

While I’ve been designing for and heavily using the iPhone and iPad, I haven’t written my own app yet. Taking the plunge by enrolling!

Apple's September News

Apple’s September News

Sep 1, 2010

Apple had one of their product announcement events today at Yerba Buena here in SF. You can see the archived live stream here. iOS updates 4.1 and 4.2, which will bring all iOS 4 features to the iPad. New features include wireless printing and AirPlay (formerly AirTunes) which allows you to stream music, photos and […]

“Fair Trade” Electronics

May 27, 2010

From Foxconn Suicides: Is It Time For “Fair Trade” Electronics? Would You Buy A “Fair Trade” iPhone? by Tom Foremski All the large tech companies such as Apple, Nokia, Dell, etc have agreements with their suppliers that they do not employ children, and that they will abide by certain standards to protect workers. But it’s […]

The iPad Arrives

The iPad Arrives

Apr 3, 2010

As I’m sure you know, tech and geek news has been buzzing for weeks about the arrival of the iPad and today was the day for pre-orders to arrive by UPS and for in-store purchasing. We went by the Apple Store on Stockton Street here in SF this afternoon and saw Jonathan Ive as he […]

iPad Announced

iPad Announced

Jan 27, 2010

In case you didn’t hear, the much-anticipated Apple iPad was announced today.  Some notable points for me: New 1GHz Apple A4 processor chip Uses iPhone 3.0 OS It’s 9.7″ with a 1024×768 resolution Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating Comes with 16GB, 32 or 64GB flash drive Choice between Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi and 3G Starts at $499 and […]

Apple Store Waikiki

Apple Store Waikiki

Dec 9, 2009
Magic Mouse Arrives

Magic Mouse Arrives

Nov 3, 2009
Magic Mouse

Magic Mouse

Oct 20, 2009

Apple announces a new product line, including the anticipated new Magic Mouse. It’s available for pre-order now at $69. I can’t wait to trying it when it arrives in 5-7 days. The Multi-Touch area covers the top surface of Magic Mouse, and the mouse itself is the button. Scroll in any direction with one finger, […]

iTunes 9.0 App Management

iTunes 9.0 App Management

Sep 10, 2009

Finally! The new iTunes 9.0 has an app manager. It’s fairly easy to use but as Steve Rhodes pointed out on my Flickr page, “it is a pain if you want to move several apps from one of the first pages to one of the last pages, but it is much better than doing it […]

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