>> Postings for January 2012
Wed, 25 Jan 2012
Tangerine Apple is usually very particular about its colours, favouring a strict monochromatic policy ruled with an iron – or more likely a brushed aluminium – fist. From 1984 to 1990 just about every Apple product (except for its lurid logo) had to conform to the Snow White design language, which pinpointed exactly the correct tone of white or near beige the casing should be in. This was all down to Steve Jobs’ severe notion of perfect aesthetic beauty.
So it was more than a small surprise when on his return he launched a series of translucent, vibrantly coloured computers that shocked the tech world, and went on to revolutionise all sorts of consumer gadgetry.
Simon Jary | Read more...
Thu, 19 Jan 2012
I love this idea. A case that makes your iPhone look like an old-timey camera? That's an old gag. The Gizmon iCA (http://gizmon.com/) is an iPhone case that makes your phone work like an old-timey camera.
(Here we define "old-timey" as "back when people subcontracted all of their photography operations to a completely separate device designed specifically and solely for that purpose.")
Andy Ihnatko | Read more...
Tue, 10 Jan 2012
Five years ago, Steve Jobs stood on stage at Macworld Expo and unveiled the iPhone.
At the time, it seemed like a big deal. In hindsight, it seems even bigger.
Jason Snell | Read more...