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New York vs. California

After a year and a half of living in San Francisco, I recently moved back to the only place I call home—New York City. It’s been almost four months since I quit my job at Apple, and left the branding/advertising world behind. I like to romanticize my newfound self-employment as if I’m a professional...

A Few Stories About Steve

I don’t really know what to say about Steve Jobs’ passing last night, other than: it actually shocked me, and that surprised me. I was on a treadmill at the gym. I looked around frantically to see if anyone else’s reality had suddenly gotten a little weird. To my left, a woman coolly ignored...

Updates from Adobe, Errors from Apple

Couple of quick things today. Firstly, Adobe’s released beta version 3 of Muse, their site builder for designers. The download is here, and as stated previously, it’s free until its official 1.0 release. There are significant fixes in how the application renders code, so anything you build will be more readily accepted on a...

Sex! Nudity! Comix! iPhone App… Censored!

Exclusive to Imprint! Adrianne Curry’s “bust” for revealing her butt wasn’t the only “scandal” unfolding during the recent San Diego Comic-Con. Elsewhere, cartoon characters were getting totally naked, and having sex, and taking drugs. And since they were images on an app, Apple was banning them from their iPhone. But then, Comix Classics is...

Today's Obsession: Apple's Watching Us?

In a dropping of a symbolic rock into its proverbial puddle, O’Reilly Radar disclosed yesterday that Apple was collecting data about our locations and movements, and was tracking our motions around the country via our iPhones and iPads. Generated a lot of hand-wringing on the ‘net yesterday, let me tell you. Here, from Atlanta...

Today's Obsession: Sparrow

Here’s a new mail application which I’m looking forward to using—Sparrow. The interface is clearly derived from the simplicity of the current Twitter for Mac versions, which I’m not crazy about, but is workable. The app itself is actually a GMail client, so you can use it to replace Apple Mail and the workarounds...

Today’s Obsession: Finding your Phone

Yesterday saw the release of iOS 4.2 for all of apple’s mobile devices. With this release, the company has opened up a particularly valuable feature of Mobile Me to all AppleID holders for free: Find My iPhone. The service not only finds your phone, it lets you either lock or erase it from a...

Today's Obsession: Martha on the iPad

If you’re paying attention to digital publishing for iOS, you know that Adobe’s recently released the Digital Publishing Suite in beta for InDesign. I spoke about this briefly last week. When I reviewed CS5 a million years ago, I was confused as to why inDesign seemed to have interactive capabilities (and remember, this was...