- Why The Symphony Needs A Progress Bar (Elaine Wherry) — an excellent interaction designer tackles the real world.
- Biologic — view your social network as though looking at cells through a microscope. Gorgeous and different.
- The Cost of Cracking — analysis of used phone listings to see what improves and decreases price yields some really interesting results. Phones described as “decent” are typically priced 23% below the median. Who would describe something they’re selling as “decent” and price it below market value unless something fishy was going on? [...] On average, cracking your phone destroys 30-50% of its value instantly. Particularly interesting to me since Ms 10 just brought home her phone with *cough* a new starburst screensaver.
- OpenStreetMap Welcomes Apple — this is the classy way to deal with the world’s richest company quietly and badly using your work without acknowledgement.
ENTRIES TAGGED "apple"
It's iPad evolution rather than revolution, increasing patent penalties for Android, and Raspberry Pi is served.
Apple unveils pretty much what it was expected to unveil, and decides to treat Android as a cash cow rather than an enemy. Meanwhile, the Raspberry Pi is finally out, so let the hacking begin.
A new app lets you make an elegant exit, Square hails a cab and iWallet gets closer.
Tabbed Out pays the bill even if you leave the bar. Also, Square takes a ride in NYC taxis and an iWallet patent appears. (Commerce Weekly is produced as part of a partnership between O'Reilly and PayPal.)
Flash ditches Linux, a developer faces death, and we get a peek inside Foxconn.
If you use Linux, either start using Chrome as your browser or get ready to give up Flash. A developer faces execution in Iran because of how someone used software he wrote, and the world gets to see what it's like to build iPads and iPhones.
- How Target Figured Out A Teen Girl Was Pregnant Before Her Father Did — predictive analytics moves faster than family communications. (via Sara Winge)
- Web Caching Tutorial — explanation of the technical ins and outs of web caching.
- Gatekeeper — Apple’s new app security technology for Mac OS X. Identity, general purpose computing, security, and third-party kill switches all in the one technology. (via John Gruber)
Two dramatically opposed announcements from Apple and the state of California put the textbook publishing industry on notice recently that it could be facing rapid disruption. But open textbooks can't be created and altered as easily as open source software.
There was good news and bad news on the intellectual property front this week.
We take a look at two major events that rocked the technology intellectual property wars, centered on a courtroom in Texas and a standards body a continent away.
Hadoop deconstructed, the value of unstructured data, and a Moneyball approach to software teams.
This week on O'Reilly: Edd Dumbill examined the components and functions of the Hadoop ecosystem, Pete Warden gave a big thumbs-up to unstructured data, and Jonathan Alexander looked at how a Moneyball approach could help software teams.
Can Apple mainstream NFC? Also, PayPal studies the POS and Square gets into politics.
When will Apple bring mobile commerce to the iOS masses? Also, PayPal studies consumer behavior at the cash register and Square collects for candidates. (Commerce Weekly is produced as part of a partnership between O'Reilly and PayPal.)