Facebook Paper and the Irony of the Digital Hoity Toity

Many have remarked that Facebook Paper is out-of-touch with the experience of the "average Facebook user". I think Paper is actually targeted at the very peo...

February 4, 2014

Jelly's something

Many are finding the Jelly to be a stickier app than expected. I think Jelly's "something" is what it shares with Tinder, Snapchat and others: Most of the ap...

January 27, 2014

The Galaxy Gear Smartwatch is a great holiday gift for people who don't have eyes or skin

Consider this gift for the special person in your life who's missing two out of the five senses

December 15, 2013

The sameness of iOS 7 apps reinforces the false idea that Apple makes all iOS apps

Many reasonably naïve consumers don't know that third-party developers are responsible for all but Apple's roughly 20 apps in the App Store. Uniformity in iO...

November 4, 2013

Exceptions to the Android-First Myth

Steve Cheney's "Why Android First is a Myth" encapsulates many of the macro-level, rational reasons why startups still go iOS-first. The picture might look ...

October 30, 2013

Unfollowing myself

On vanity in social media, how not to share one's excitement about their football team, and what to eat while traveling in a Hyperloop

October 28, 2013

How do you capitalize "iPhone" or "iPad"?

When “iPhone” appears at the beginning of a sentence or headline, both “iPhone" and “IPhone” are seemingly acceptable. When it's all caps, “IPHONE” seems to ...

October 23, 2013

The most patronizing way to announce an acquihire

Shutting down a product after an acqui-hire is not something you celebrate with users.

October 12, 2013

Apple: "It's what you buy"

John Gruber and Ben Thompson's recent posts about Apple's station in the high end are strong cases for Apple, even if you take the most cynical interpretatio...

October 10, 2013