The Macalope: The buck stops here

The Macalope does something that other tech bloggers don’t do, own a mistake and apologize. Macworld

Google updates Chrome for iOS with full screen option


What’s New in Version 26.0.1410.50

Fullscreen for iPhone and iPod touch
• Scroll the toolbar off the screen to enjoy the full page of content.
• Quickly re-access the omnibox by scrolling back down.

More stuff I would like Apple to do with Safari on iOS.

Nice iOS 7 concept.


iMessage encryption is too tough for the Feds.


An internal Drug Enforcement Administration document seen by CNET discusses a February 2013 criminal investigation and warns that because of the use of encryption, “it is impossible to intercept iMessages between two Apple devices” even with a court order approved by a federal judge.

Samsung Decides to Build Its Own Stores Inside Best Buy

All Things D

The company is partnering with Best Buy and will open 1,400 Samsung Experience shops within the retailer’s existing stores.

Why doesn’t Samesung make copiers? They would kill in that market, they are the best at it. Xerox doesn’t stand a chance with these guys.

The secret of Steve Jobs

The Techblock:

The secret of Steve was that he was never satisfied. He devoted his life to asking, “Why doesn’t it work?” and, “What should I change to make it work?”

Nice piece.

iOS 7: It’s Time to Clean House

The Mac Observer:

A wholescale redesign of the iOS interface, however, won’t be easy for consumers, so I’m not expecting to see Apple toss out all of the current interface design elements and start from scratch. Instead, I think we’re on a new evolutionary road for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch where we’ll see some significant changes in iOS 7 that lead to even more refinements with future updates, and start with a first step that may feel more like a small leap.

Changes to iOS look, feel, and some of the functions, is needed. But I don’t expect a huge departure from what we have now, at least on this next version. Apple is now on the same position as Microsoft is, the user base is so big, that it has to be careful what and how they change things.

Can’t wait to see what Ive has been cooking.

iPad, three years later

I was there three years ago, Saturday April 3rd, 2010, in a line at a local Best Buy with my brother. The damn thing is all banged up, with a little crack on the screen, still working. Surviving what my son does to it.

Chinese Government praises Apple for Apology


With its rare apology, Apple Inc went from pariah to praiseworthy in the eyes of China’s state-controlled media, a lesson for other foreign firms not to underestimate the speed and power of the government press.

Last week, the Chinese Government chastised Apple for their warranty policies. Tim Cook sent a public apology for the misunderstanding, announcing changes to said policies. Today the Chinese praise Apple, and say that other companies should follow the example. People talk, stuff gets resolved. Go figure.

2 Letters from Steve

David Gelphman writes a post about an email he received from Steve Jobs while he was working at Apple. Great story. Via Daring Fireball