“This is a stripped down, mobile-friendly version that runs in conjunction with Microsoft’s cloud services. Microsoft says it has been “optimized for small screens” which seems like a good idea for something that runs on a small screen.” Commentary on Wired, with a video. Of course I still use Office, but never subscribed to Office 365 (must admit, I’ve heard good things about cloud-based Word though few people I know use it vs. Google Docs.) Downloaded the app, only to find an in app purchase requirement for 99.00, which is what it evidently the fee to have Office 365. Must be the reason nobody uses it – everyone has Google Docs already…. but here’s the article at Wired.
“The way an app looks is one of the most important aspects of mobile development.” Yes, agreed. Great slideshow of some apps I’ve tried, some not yet, at Business Insider.
“It’s not the latest 4G-capable iPad that’s eating up all this data though, it’s older 3G models, mainly the iPad 2 and iPad 3.” Article at GigaOm.
“Apple picked 11 best-designed apps of the year, on iPhone, iPad, and Mac, and announced them on the first evening of WWDC 2013.” See GigaOm article for their choices.
“Listening to enjoyable music activates reward centers deep inside the brain…” Interesting Big Idea from The Big Think.
“Companies are continuing to reap the benefits of 3D printing, a decades old technology that has increased in popularity over the past few years as the prices of printing machines have come down.” Mashable story of Ford here.
Fun infographic from Gizmodo.
“For a moment, let’s not think about the @ symbol in the way we usually think of it, as the fulcrum of an email address, the navel connecting us to our Twitter handles, or even just a weird a hanging out above the 2 key.”
Hard to remember those days! Fastco Design reminds us.
“The original concept of the MagSafe was simple. It would eliminate the rist of someone tripping over the cord and flinging your laptop off your desk.” It’s true – really brilliant in retrospect and we take it for granted. Gizmodo.