- Apple CEO Tim Cook apologizes for its maps.
- Branded for life. Business Week takes a look at actors who are forever associated with the brands they represented in commercials, included the “Dude, you’re getting a Dell” guy.
- Color names by gender preference, based on the xkcd survey from awhile back.
- Why Instagram made their app worse.
- It would go well with the sleeping bag. Tauntaun hobby horse.
- What if Apple launched the iPhone 5 on Kickstarter?
- Tribute to dead logos.
- Nerdalicious Nintendo tributes.
Tag Archives: Apple
- If you’re a member of Quora check out What aspects of daily life in the US in 2012 would be unbelievable to a person in the year 2000. If you’re not a member, here is a cat singing along to Collective Soul’s “Shine”.
- Genius purse will charge your cellphone battery.
- Three big design dilemmas facing Apple, Twitter, and Google. Related: What marketers can learn from Amazon & Apple about creating exceptional experiences.
- Should lunch breaks be mandatory?.
- Design nerd flash cards. B is for Bezier curve.
- Goole backs Alan Turing Monopoly game.
- 365 new fonts right on your desk: Typeface a day calendar.
- Nerdy ceramics for everyday living. Also, soap shaped like video game controllers.
- Animated Banksy. I never thought I’d say it, but these are some pretty sweet animated GIFs.
- Infographic: the astounding power of Pinterest.
The Atlantic has a nice, succinct round-up of reactions to the Apple v. Samsung verdict that came out last week.
In the post they distill all the reactions and supply the pertinent quotes about what the verdict means to you, design, technology, Android, Microsoft, and a few others. With hundreds of thousands of pixels spilled about this case, The Atlantic’s piece might be the only one you need to read.
We all have our weaknesses. Some people can’t resist the pull of bad reality television. Some are weak in the face of a Lifetime TV movie. Me? I am incapable of skipping past a devastating account of hacking. The kind of hacking that strikes fear in the hearts of people and involves losing precious, sentimental digital ephemera — photos, notes, etc.
This is exactly what happened to Wired writer, Mat Honan, who was hacked and lost everything. Honan recounts how the hackers got into all his accounts using his Apple ID, Gmail, and information from Amazon. It’s a great, horrifying read that will either put fear in your heart or make you feel super smug for being so savvy with all your accounts.
“I’m angry that Amazon makes it so remarkably easy to allow someone into your account, which has obvious financial consequences. And then there’s Apple. I bought into the Apple account system originally to buy songs at 99 cents a pop, and over the years that same ID has evolved into a single point of entry that controls my phones, tablets, computers and data-driven life. With this AppleID, someone can make thousands of dollars of purchases in an instant, or do damage at a cost that you can’t put a price on.”
- The history of April Fool’s day. I guess we get to blame the French for this one.
- An intro to metadata and taxonomies.
- Train your brain to boost memory.
- Errors in production, a nice gallery of oops.
- 36 of Apple’s most viral ads, in honor of its 36th birthday on Sunday.
- MythBusters by the numbers. 461 myths busted. 146 vehicles destroyed.
- The main failing of design school? Kids can’t think for themselves.
- When was Super Mario Bros released? Apparently there is some debate.
- Best Buy to close 50 stores.
- The gendered ad video remixer.
- The business case for investing in UI design.
- 10 most baffling moments in Lois Lane & Superman’s love life.
If you have a little time (and tolerance for clunky writing) go read Forbes’ The real story behind Apple’s ‘Think Different campaign. The piece is written by Rob Siltanen who was the creative director & managing partner at TBWA/Chiat/Day. He not only pitched ‘Think Different,” but also wrote the rough draft of the script that became the iconic commercial.
“When the ‘Think Different’ campaign launched, Apple immediately felt the boost despite having no significant new products. Within 12 months, Apple’s stock price tripled.”
- Hey! Don’t forget to sign up for next week’s free Facebook webinar.
- The Morning News’ Home for the holiday tech support will either make you laugh or cry or remind you of that time you shouted “you’re clicking wrong” at your sister while providing phone tech support.
- The Muppabet.
- Amazon has a nice Q&A with Neil Gaiman.
- Anil Dash: Facebook attacks the open web, becomes a badware site.
- What Ron Johnson learned from building the Apple Store. Basically, if you build it they will come. Eventually.
- From the EFF: Free speech is only as strong as its weakest link. Also, Battle for Internet freedom pits Hollywood against Silicon Valley.
- 10 internet memes that became commercials.
- If you’re looking to waste a large chunk of time, go on over to Supercut.org and get clicking. There’s a lot of good ones, but I really liked this the one featuring all the Holy. . . by Robin from the 60s Batman series. “Holy one-track bat computer mind!”
- Also, you should read The Video Remix ‘Supercut’ Comes of Age over on Wired.
- Apple’s 1983 holiday catalog.
- The pros and cons of the Internet (circa 1996).
- 60 years of Chevrolet speedometer design is much cooler to look at than it sounds.
- The 8 worst fonts in the world (and Comic Sans isn’t one of them).
- This was all over the Internet this week, and rightfully so. If you haven’t read novelist Mona Simpson’s A Sister’s Eulogy for Steve Jobs, you should. It’s beautiful.
- We’re pretty honored to be included in the Best HTML5 gallery.
- 10 nifty Google Easter eggs, for those of you who loved do a barrel roll.
- Check out Line 25′s Sites of the Week. We heartily approve.
- Popular video games transformed into short horror films.
- The Apple-fication of everything, about design standards and a beautiful thermostat. And if you’re still in the mood for some Apple design talk, take a look at Apple’s aesthetic dichotomy (which has a really good point).
- Google kills its other plus, and how to get it back.
- Settlers of Catan, the novel coming to a bookstore near you.
- Pictures from Hallomeme. Some of it’s pretty funny.
- Richard Stallman’s tour rider.
- Beer at work: A case for drinking on the job.
- Forrester urges IT to support the Mac.