iphone

Today's Obsession: Scully on Jobs

Four days ago, Cult of Mac hosted a frank interview with former Apple CEO John Scully, talking specifically about Steve Jobs. I usually grind my teeth at any hint of a cult of personality, like the one that this interview implies, but after reading it, my mind is changed. It sounds like, from Scully’s...

Today's Obsession: Click Here!

Here’s a disturbing anecdote: A developer serving ads inside an iPhone app discovers that when his app malfunctions and shows no content whatsoever, his ad click-through rates skyrocket. Sounds like a bad joke, but it isn’t. Read on at his site for details.

Today's Obsession: Brooklyn Space Program

In August of this year, Luke Geissbuhler treated his boys to a homemade experiment to see what the world looks like from outer space. The experiment is a large balloon, an HD camera, an iPhone for GPS location upon re-entry, some foam for protection, handwarmers to keep the electronics from locking up as the...

Today's Obsession: The iPhone, from a Blind User

As an interactive designer, I have never been in a situation in which accessibility is actually an issue, other than the usual conditions House of Pretty adheres to: we follow Section 508 and the W3C’s guidelines as closely as we can, when we can. I have never actually talked to a person who needs...

Today's Obsession: Forget about Monday's Obsession

So, today, I’m going to rescind Monday’s entry. I read a bit more about the actual technology behind jailbreak.me, which can be done on your iPhone via Safari, and brother, it is scary. This should never have been labeled as “freely-available jailbreaking,” but rather “a code exploit free in the wild.” To explain: this...

Today’s Obsession: Jailbreaking your iPhone

Last week’s iPhone scandal came in the form of the U.S. Library of Congress’ decision that jailbreaking your iPhone is legal and doesn’t infringe upon Apple’s copyright. What this means to all of us, the end-users of Apple’s products, is that we can use them as we see fit, outside of the context of...

Today’s Obsession: iOS4 Multitasking, Explained

iOS4’s probably on your iPhone already by this point, as it is mine, but of course, Apple’s public explanations of their implementations leave something to be desired. The Iconfactory’s Craig Hockenberry has a well-written essay explaining iOS4’s multitasking implementation and how it actually works (versus how many seem to be expecting it to work).

Today's Obsession: Hello, I Would Like the new iPhone

Xtranormal lets you create simple animated movies from text files, but big whoop. This video, at Techcrunch, contrasts the web’s native bland cuteness with a barrage of obscenity in comparison of the iPhone4 and HTC Evo. Enjoy! The guy who made it will probably lose his job over it. Seriously. (this link is not...