Archive for May 2, 2011

Monday, May 2, 2011

How Apple’s Moral Compass Works

Ariel Schwartz:

If you’re looking to make sure that your proposed app doesn’t get banned, don’t look to Apple for any reasonable guidelines, but remember: Don’t get involved in religious or political debates, don’t try to discourage users from using cell phones, and never, ever shake a baby. Feel free to help people dodge DUI checkpoints, though. In the world of Apple, pretend-smuggling a group of immigrants across the border apparently is worse than implicitly encouraging users to drive drunk.

Discover the Features or Read the Content

Matt Henderson:

When they finished, I asked them to tell me about the book. They described how they could blow on the screen and see the windmill turn, how they could run their fingers across the interactive map and see colors changing. How they could pinch to open and close images. But they couldn’t recall much of what the book was about. They couldn’t recall the message intended to be communicated in any of the info-graphics (though they could recall, in detail, how they worked.)

The Hot/Crazy Solid State Drive Scale

Jeff Atwood:

Solid state hard drives are so freaking amazing performance wise, and the experience you will have with them is so transformative, that I don’t even care if they fail every 12 months on average! I can’t imagine using a computer without a SSD any more; it’d be like going back to dial-up internet or 13" CRTs or single button mice. Over my dead body, man!

I’ve been using an SSD as my main storage for a little over a year. It’s been great so far, but I specifically bought it from Apple so that they would be responsible for the drivers and AppleCare would deal with any problems that crop up.