Posted by JMedina12 on September 14, 2013 ·
Maybe I’m just jaded and cranky. But as I wandered through Startup Alley at TC Disrupt this week, and even as I watched many of the Battlefield contestants, I found myself fighting eye-glazing ennui. Apps and services that help you connect and collaborate with others. Tools that help you build or use apps and services that help you connect and collaborate with others. Sigh. Been there. [...]
Posted by KarlBaker on September 11, 2013 ·
My colleague Kevin Tofel noted this morning that the smartwatches appearing on the market all serve a similar purpose: pushing notifications from a smartphone. But maybe they should be smarter about delivering contextual information.
Pebble founder Eric Migicovsky’s words during a Techcrunch Disrupt talk this morning indicate he agrees. There are plans for the smartwatch to control not only [...]
Posted by on September 5, 2013 ·
iBooks Author support for the iPhone should be on Apple's to-do list
It’s doubtful these wooden shelves will survive when iOS 7 is released.
For all we’ve heard about iOS 7 in the lead up to next week’s iPhone event, one Apple avenue has been eerily silent: iBooks and the iBooks Store (née iBookstore).
If nothing else, the app is ripe for a design change in line with [...]
on August 27, 2013 ·
Twelve South has announced the arrival of the transparent GhostStand for MacBook. The $34.99 accessory elevates the laptop six inches off your desk or table.
Inspirated by the mind-bending shapes and materials of mid-century post modern design, as well as the iconic Ghost Chair by Phillippe Stark, the GhostStand’s launch follows the recent arrival of Twelve Souths HiRise for the iPhone 5/iPad [...]
Posted by on August 24, 2013 ·
The Macalope Weekly: Farewell
This week we say goodbye to two pillars of the technology community. Well, sort of. Between them, the Motorola Xoom and Steve Ballmer make maybe three-quarters of a pillar. Sandwiched in the middle of these tearful farewells, we’ll take some time to ponder whether or not Apple’s events are even worth tuning in to anymore. Well, we won’t, but two writers [...]