Evidence of the incredibly high usage metrics for the QuickBar support this.– Twitter Blog: So a bar walks into an app… Yeah, I’m sure that the incredibly high usage had nothing to do with the fact that the thing was so damn easy to accidentally tap. Just like the incredibly high click-through rate for popover ads has nothing to do with the fact that they often...
Official Google Blog: +1’s: the right... →
Oh great, now Google has co-opted +1, which means that a once-meaningful shorthand will soon be mistaken for a tool-ish reference to Google’s flavor of Facebook’s “Like”. Hey social networks, can you please stop ruining the internet? Thanks!
Note that even though the pogo pins in the patent picture are supposed to reduce...– iPad 2′s Headphone Jack « iFixit Blog. Just like I hope Apple never removes the optical drive from their laptops, nor removes the floppy drive from their desktop computers… oh wait.
The most telling thing about the NYT’s digital subscription plans is that you...– Daring Fireball Linked List: What Twitter and the NYT Have in Common. Can I sign up for home delivery and ask them not to, you know, actually deliver it?
On Libya, Suspicious Minds - NYTimes.com →
An excellent roundup.
We’re supposed to sell AppleCare product support with just about...– Confessions of an Apple Store Employee - Popular Mechanics. Funny, I never buy AppleCare and always buy MobileMe.
Readers who come to Times articles through links from search, blogs and social...– A Letter to Our Readers About Digital Subscriptions - NYTimes.com. Now that’s an interesting piece of the puzzle.
The New York Times - Become a Digital Subscriber →
I don’t mind paying to read NYTimes.com, but I’m surprised that the prices are this high. I’d happily pay the $35/mo to make all the ads go away, but I’m guessing that ads will still be forced on paying customers (how can that not be a “FAQ”?). And they’d better put some of this money towards improving their slow, crash-prone iPad and iPhone apps… which...
Panic Blog » Let’s Help Japan →
Just found a great reason to finally upgrade to Transmit 4.
Mashup Breakdown: Girl Talk - All Day →
Nicely done! Helps me find those random tracks that I like but don’t know, so I can go buy them. Though to be honest, I find that much of what Girl Talk samples ends up sounding boring when you hear the track by itself, especially once you’ve grown accustomed to hearing it as part of the greater whole.
Concrete Poured Into Ant Colony Reveals Insect... →
When Steve Jobs walked on stage last week to announce the iPad 2, Apple’s...– Jobs deserves a dignified exit - Times LIVE. Here’s another way to look at the data: when Steve Jobs showed up on that stage last week, AAPL’s trading volume jumped by a factor of 10 and its market cap suddenly increased by 3 billion dollars.
Girl Talk - All Day. I can’t believe I just found...
Newsstand sales and subscriptions are falling, under pressure from...– Daring Fireball: Dirty Percent. And that’s why I’m developing for iOS and not Android, Blackberry, etc.
Daring Fireball Linked List: New York Times... →
Gruber nails it.