No excuse for this kind of behavior from an executive at any company. It's toxic and should not be tolerated.
Really great look at 1Writer from Viticci. I've personally been using the app with my iPad Pro and it has been great. I tried to use Byword for a bit, but what an odd app — I just can't get into it. 1Writer is really neat and is a nice fill in while we all wait for the Ulysses iPad Pro update.1
What a great list from Brent Simmons, I subscribed to them all.
Speaking of Thomas, you can find his game here.
A nice article on building an tvOS game for the first time.
However, with the iPad Pro — and to a lesser extent, the new Apple TV — Apple's launched a new hardware product without a great first-party example of what people should do with it.
I would argue that Apple didn't launch a great first-party app because they no longer need to launch these with iOS devices. And there is no need to define the iPad Pro, because the people who wanted one, already got it. If you don't get the iPad Pro, then there is no great app which is going to help you get it.
Good article, but as I read it I couldn’t help but think: it’s amazing how little control Google is willing to assert over partners. It’s not even that they can’t assert that control — they could. It’s that they don’t want to. What other option do cellphone makers have outside of Android?
Yet Google bends to them when they really shouldn’t. Especially on things like timely updates.
Great new book from the crew at The Sweet Setup. I’ve had a chance to read through most of it, and it is really well done. Day One is an enigma to me: I love the app, but can’t get into a routine with it. I’m thinking this book is going to help with that.
This is a great new site. I’d say it is one which you must add to your RSS subscriptions, but Medium doesn’t have fucking RSS feeds.
I honestly have no clue how you are to accurately follow publications on Medium. Yes, you can follow them, but there’s no easy way… Forget it.
This is a new thing from Justin Blanton, which means it is worth the follow — whatever the fuck that means on Medium.
UPDATE: Turns out there is a hidden RSS feed:
https://medium.com/feed/@jblanton Apparently one of you knew. Thanks!
Speaking of Tom Bihn bags, look at the pains they go through testing back panel fabrics:
In an effort to better understand what we were experiencing, Tom’s longtime friend Robert Swarner (sculptor, helicopter pilot, product designer, big wall climber and machinist) came up with a device that’d allow us to scientifically evaluate the effectiveness of Dri-Lex® Aero-Spacer® mesh. Tom and Robert modified a Synapse and equipped it with Robert’s mobile heat sensors and data recording device, which we named The Swarner 5000 Datalogger. The Synapse had a back panel split down the center vertically: one half was spacer mesh and the other half was 1050 Ballistic (both sides were padded with closed-cell foam). Over the course of the last year, we’ve used this special Synapse on day hikes long and short, on hot summer days and cooler winter ones, and usually on hikes with big elevation gains.
Great read on what goes into making a tvOS game.
On Oct. 31, 2015, one of economist.com’s vendors, PageFair, was hacked. If you visited economist.com at any time between Oct. 31, 23:52 GMT and 01:15 GMT, Nov. 1, using Windows OS and you do not have trusted anti-virus software installed, it is possible that malware, disguised as an Adobe update, was downloaded onto your PC.
According to Twitter, PageFair is an anti-adblocker. Those fuckers.
There's at least one John who wears his Apple Watch everyday.
I’m taking this month to dial the volume down. But the problem is more difficult than it used to be.
I'm having to do similar things as it will be the only way I can meet the crazy goals I set for myself this month.
Here's another app from a co-worker (lots this week). It's tvOS / iOS and is a nice little countdown to Christmas.