Go to your Gmail account, fire up Settings, and scroll down a bit in the ‘General’ section. Right, now when you see the following option, make the selection as shown in the image below: Now, head back to your inbox, and revel in your ability to sort email in a very simple fashion. (via A Very Simple Gmail Tip)
HTC ONE X is an absolute BEAST!!”
RIM’s BlackBerry platform has very little left to offer in the way of USPs – BBM is now gone, as is push email. Apple’s iOS, Google’s Android platform and even Microsoft’s Windows Phone all do everything RIM’s BlackBerry OS does and more”
The Flycatcher, a new computer chip from a UK firm, will be capable of connecting traffic lights, parking meters and possibly even forests in the future.
According to the BBC, the firm, Arm Holdings, says that tiny microcontrollers based on what has been termed “Flycatcher” architecture, will be able to create an “internet of things” able to connect to nearly every conceivable device or appliance.
The miniscule microchip (0.03 inches squared) is said to be the lowest powered of its kind ever created and will soon be in motors, sensors, lights and heating systems.
Oracle and Google will be meeting in a US court on April 16 2012 to decide if Google did use patented Oracle technology to build its world-dominating Android operating system.”
We don’t do focus groups - that is the job of the designer. It’s unfair to ask people who don’t have a sense of the opportunities of tomorrow from the context of today to design.”
Jonathan Ive was interviewed by the Evening Standard.
On competitors’ failures:
Most of our competitors are interesting in doing something different, or want to appear new - I think those are completely the wrong goals. A product has to be genuinely better. This requires real discipline, and that’s what drives us - a sincere, genuine appetite to do something that is better. Committees just don’t work, and it’s not about price, schedule or a bizarre marketing goal to appear different - they are corporate goals with scant regard for people who use the product.
And on innovation and spending time on details:
It’s incredibly time consuming, you can spent months and months and months on a tiny detail - but unless you solve that tiny problem, you can’t solve this other, fundamental product.
You often feel there is no sense these can be solved, but you have faith. This is why these innovations are so hard - there are no points of reference.
Every additional interview with Ive further convinces me him and his team share the motivations of Benedictine Monks, who stole away from society to obsess over meticulously hand-written Bibles.
Codifying “via” links with confusing symbols is solving the wrong problem.
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Our favorite Apple parody site Scoopertino has struck again with a magnificent bit of fake news. This is the same site that brought us such gems as “iBalls“, the Retina display to replace your actual eyeballs. In today’s Apple “scoop”, Scoopertino discusses the company dropping musicians to let Siri sing the entire iTunes catalog (via Apple’s Siri Belts out a Stunning Rendition of “Stairway To Heaven”)
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
— Ernest Hemingway (via solo-soliloquies)