- 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: iPhone
Apple fans and those who don’t see what the big deal is will both get a kick out of this segment from Jimmy Kimmel’s show. Here he sends his staff out onto the streets with an iPhone 4S and tells people it’s the newest iPhone 5. Hilarity ensues.
Thinner, faster, lighter, better camera. . . those are the main points about the new iPhone 5 set to start shipping on September 21. Also, a whole new iTunes will be heading our way in October. If you aren’t overwhelmed by the buzz, here’s some more:
- Lifehacker: Everything you need to know about iOS6.
- iPhone 5 hands-onEngadget: Hands-on video with iPhone 5.
- Gizmodo: Everything you need to know about iPhone 5.
- Ars Technica: iTunes gets a makeover, and just in time.
- The Verge: Hands on with the new iPod nano
- Buzzfeed: How iPhone predictions got so good (worth a click just to look at the pictures of expected iPhones)
- Don’t forget tomorrow is Free Comic Book Day! Find a participating store near you. Speaking of, The Mary Sue, points out that between StarWars Day, The Avengers’ opening, and Free Comic Book day this weekend is like nerdvana.
- Betsy the KegDroid beer dispenser.
- Want to intern at The Nerdery this summer? You can win a postion by apply at The Intern Game.
- Anil Dash on why you can’t trust the tech press to teach you about the tech industry.
- This Advertising Life: emotions from advertising life represented by animated gifs.
- Wil Wheaton on why he left StarTrek: The Next Generation.
- The iPhone may be the best thing for the blind since Braille.
- Use a Mac power adapter to open your beer.
- Attracting more women to computer science requires shattering the brogrammer culture.
- LEGO wigs.
In this Nerdery Primer, senior frontend developer Dan and senior mobile developer Jon explain the functionality and uses of Apple’s new platform for buying and reading books. They describe ibook widgets such as chapter reviews, keynote presentations, html modules, and media as well as the ibooks Author tools.
To access the library of past Nerdery Primers, check out vimeo.com/groups/nerderyprimers. Stay tuned to blog.nerdery.com or send an email to email@example.com to learn how to participate in upcoming sessions.
It seems popular opinion is pretty evenly split between the “wah! we wanted iPhone 5″ and “OMG! Siri is amazing.” My biggest complaint? Why the name Siri? (apparently because of an app that Apple bought in 2010) It seems to me a missed opportunity to have people everywhere asking Ziggy questions about their next appointment, whether or not it’s going to rain, and wondering if the next leap will be the leap home.
So what do the actual pundits have to say? Check it out:
Spotted over at the Minneapolis Egoist, the To Resolve Project is the brainchild of designer Chris Streger who was tired of seeing lists of resolutions stuffed into drawers and quickly forgotten. To help with that he asked designer to create iPhone wallpapers with a resolution on it to act as a handy reminder throughout the year. You can download the one that most closely matches your resolution (or submit your own).
I figured a few of the Nerds might dig this one.
I’m not sure whether to laugh or cry. In this Slate piece, the author talks about how his young son has taken to calling iPhones (and eventually all smart phones) “mama.”
“And then one day, about two months later, my iPhone rang. My wife’s name appeared on the screen. Before I responded, Luka called out, “Mama!” I was so surprised—and proud. Evidence of their special bond, right? Soon after, Luka blurted out “Mama” again, while we were all in the living room. But he wasn’t facing his mother. He was facing the phone.
It became clear: Every time Luka spotted my iPhone, he called “Mama!” Could he really be mistaking an iPhone for his mom?”
- In Finance & Commerce: Revenge of the Nerdery: 50 openings in 2010. You oughta hop on over to the Jobs section of this here website and take a look.
- The five most mind-blowing coincidences of all time. The Abraham Lincoln one was especially odd.
- A white iPhone has been spotted. Maybe they will exist?
- Al Jean, an executive producer of The Simpsons, explains that Banksy opening from last week.
- A Twitteriffic developer makes a case for how much it costs to make a good iPhone App
- Over on Lifehacker, a developer shares lessons he learned when his laptop was stolen.
- The last link about Gapgate (I swear): Where Gap went wrong over on Logo Design Love
- McDonald’s menu items from around the world is oddly mesmerizing.
- For when your coworkers force you to listen to “Chimpanzee Riding on a Segway,” Unhearit.
- Heretic Clippy: This script will check on pageload to see if the User is running IE6. If so, Heretic Clippy will appear and offer some browser alternatives.
- What does it mean? Double Rainbow Guy stars in Microsoft ad.
- Business cards of fictional businesses.
- In case you’re not watching “Mad Men” (and I pity you if you’re not), Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce were up for a CLIO against locals Campbell Mithun.
- Other things in the style of Calvin & Hobbes.
- iPhone or mixtape?