Archive for the 'Apple' Category

The CES demonstration of iHealth is really impressive (great interview by @hermioneway and the presenter). It’s a great example of a nice user experience, and a simple health care measurement tool paired together through our new ecosystem of mobile devices. And at only $99 and for sale soon at the Apple store, I think this […]

Blackberry vs. the iPhone

Michael Mace recently authored a particularly poignant piece on what he feels is really wrong with Blackberry. I found the article interesting because it did a fairly solid job analyzing both technical and business issues faced by RIM. (Full disclosure: RIM makes contributions to the Dojo Foundation, and this article is strictly my opinion, as […]

The new iPhone 3G and the iPhone 2.0 software update can best be described as the most successful failure I can remember. Apple has sold an astounding number of phones and applications, and yet is failing in so many different ways: MobileMe: A terribly bungled deployment that is still suffering through issues of data integrity […]

I recently upgraded to the iPhone 2.0 software, and then finally upgraded my desktop to Leopard after waiting for the “best beta evar” to stabilize. I noticed shortly thereafter that iTunes no longer recognized my iPhone. After a software update, reboot, and moving the iPhone to a different USB port, I still couldn’t see the […]

css variables in webkit

A recent post from David Hyatt on the www-style-list answers my question from April 15th: Will we see CSS variables next?. The short answer is yes! WebKit now has an experimental implementation of CSS variables: You can test this feature using a WebKit nightly Test cases Thanks to David Hyatt and Daniel Glazman for bringing […]

A lot has changed for the better since my post four years ago on preventing the death of SVG. Today, we have excellent SVG (and canvas) implementations in Safari, Firefox, and Opera. dojox.gfx provides a simple JavaScript API based on SVG nomenclature for abstracting away inconsistencies between implementations, and also allow VML and Silverlight support […]

safari 3 updates

Apple has collated a list of supported CSS properties in Safari. Most notable are the list of webkit-* properties, which are implementations that are either attempts at implementing a CSS 3 draft concept, or experiments by Apple in making CSS better. On Surfin’ Safari, there’s also a new article about 10 new things with WebKit […]

leopard spaces hot key mapping

Apple’s new Spaces feature in Leopard is great, but it lacks many of the customization options I like in the Tiger extension Virtue Desktops. Torrey recently discovered, which allows you to modify hot keys, and much much more.

mozilla prism

It’s cool to see the Mozilla Prism announcement. It’s another entry to the “Desktop Apps with Web Technologies” section of my post on the Proliferation of Web App Platforms. Interesting that it is also announced the day Leopard comes out, with its enhanced Cocoa bindings and Dashcode support. I’m curious to see if and how […]

iphone apps: hypercard meets gopher?

I had an odd realization the other day that the early popular applications on the iPhone such as Facebook and are really the network equivalent of old hypercard applications mixed with a Gopher-style interface. Oddly enough, long forgotten user interfaces from 10+ years ago are inspiration for the new rage of mobile apps. We’re […]

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