September 18, 2012
I’m about to upgrade from the iPhone 4 to the new model, so I’m excited to start using Siri. I know people have mixed luck, but the following list looks really useful, and should actually, well, work.
September 18, 2012
FJP has a nice post about what makes Apple different than other companies, while simultaneously opening them up to abuse from bloggers and other tech writers.
A lot of Apple’s success comes from avoiding the temptation of jetpack design. Here’s how they do it:
They pick one feature
… that the market is familiar with
… and they do it better
… then they let you know about it
This is greeted by tech nerds as boring, but to the general public this is exactly what they want. They just want it to work.
June 29, 2012
iOS not having support for flash was a big deal for lots of Android’s early adopters. To me, it seemed like Google was playing that up to get their foot in the door with Smartphone customers, regardless of shitty performance. So, I’m unsurprised that they’ve finally and officially dropped support for it.
As a species, humans have always been running. Our motivations may have changed (escaping a sabre toothed tiger, for example), but our mechanics have not.
Jesse Schwartzman makes the case (he’s not the first) that while big cushy shoes aren’t the problem specifically, they do enable bad habits.
May 1, 2012
Do you love coffee? I do. Also, I cant get enough food science (Alton Brown is my hero). I read the following article and cant wait to try this myself.
The basic idea is that you make strong, hot coffee directly into a container of ice that instantly cools and dilutes it to the required state.
April 22, 2012
Sounds like exercise (aerobic or otherwise) will help keep you young (thinking). I’m in!
Scientists in just the past few months have discovered that exercise appears to build a brain that resists physical shrinkage and enhance cognitive flexibility.