Archive for May 8, 2013

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Apple and Photos

Peter Nixey (via John Siracusa):

To be honest, I got a little confused at this point. Have I transferred them into iPhoto? I’m not sure I’ll check the photostream - ack, no, I remember you told me to delete photos off my photostream because there were too many. Hmmm, check the camera roll again. Hang on a minute - where are my videos?! Turns out photostreams don’t stream videos. Man, these things are not cool.

I didn’t realize how confusing Photo Stream could be until I tried explaining it to a friend. The mental model is so different from the rest of iCloud.

New OpenStreetMap Editor


The new editor, codenamed ‘iD’, boasts an intuitive interface and clear walk-throughs that make editing much easier for new mappers. By lowering the barrier to contributions, we believe that more people can contribute their local knowledge to the map – the crucial factor that sets OSM apart from closed-source commercial maps.

Common Misconceptions About Touch

Steven Hoober (via Lukas Mathis):

Text links are far too small to accurately target them. Some modern operating systems and browsers such as Google Chrome attempt to solve this problem by zooming in on small, ambiguous targets, to offer suitably large tappable areas.