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Am I An Outlier, Or Are Apple Products No Longer Easy To Use? | John Battelle’s Search BlogJohn Battelle’s Search Blog


A genius “rant” about Apple usability – I’m glad someone has actually said it. It’s been the elephant in the room for a couple of years. He’s certainly not an outlier! I have the same issues with iPhoto (really what’s the point?), iTunes (another UI, really?) and iOS (I am not fat fingered). Quick excerpts […]

Hey, Apple and Google: Stop trying to wolf the whole mobile pie • The Register


“Apple is a terrible Google, which is a terrible Amazon, which is a terrible Apple.” It’s become a truism that the way to win in mobile is with an end-to-end, hardware-to-software-to-cloud strategy. I just wish this were as good for consumers as it seems to be for vendors. If I could get any wish fulfilled […]

New services bypass Apple DRM to allow pirated iOS app installs without jailbreaking on iPhone, iPad – The Next Web


“If you’re looking to steal apps from developers — lets not kid ourselves about what’s happening here — it is now easier than ever to do so.” Late last year, the closure of the uber-popular Installous marked the end of a promiscuous era in iOS app piracy. Now, several new services are on the rise […]

Apple Moves Closer to Making TV Set – WSJ.com


If this is true should I buy the first release or wait for the ‘S’ version? Apple Inc. is working with component suppliers in Asia to test several designs for television sets, people familiar with the situation said, suggesting that the company is moving closer to expanding its offerings for the living room. via Apple […]

Messages chatroom window won’t go away: Apple Support Communities


I’ve had an annoying chatroom that opened every time I started messages despite not using it in months. I unchecked the autojoin option in the chat window and closed it, checked the autojoin and closed it but it always came back. It turns out that the autojoin checkbox in the chat window doesn’t seem to […]

Belkin WeMo Switch – Apple Store (UK)


Okay I totally want to upgrade our remote lights to iPhone remote lights. #firstworldproblems The Belkin WeMo Switch and the free WeMo app work together to let you turn electronics on or off from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch wherever you are. No matter if it’s a lamp, a fan, or a stereo, you […]

iTunes store and gamed reviews


There has been a lot said in the press recently about bad reviews – the NYT recently brought to the attention of Google that one company decormyeyes was actively encouraging bad reviews to gain search engine rankings. Other sites have been accused of allowing poor reviews which may have a negative effect on their businesses […]

Apple Adverts have definitely improved with time


Okay so everyone is talking about the iPhone4 FaceTime commercials and the Matt Damon look-a-like at the moment but by far my favourite adverts are still for actual Macintosh computers. I still own a G4 Cube and it is beautiful if not especially well powered now. It’s great as an iTunes media share though as […]

iPhone 4 price comparison


Okay so finally Vodafone have released pricing for the UK iPhone 4 release. So that means Orange and o2 can be compared with the tariffs for Vodafone now. Three haven’t yet released their pricing strategy for the iPhone but given their 3G network coverage they shoudl be one to watch. Usual disclaimers about checking pricing […]

Apple Mail grrr


According to Apple – Use only this server Indicate whether to use only the specified outgoing mail server to send messages, or use any available server. When the checkbox is not selected, Mail tries to find another available server to send messages if your specified, trusted server is unavailable. Sadly this is not the case… […]


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