Rian van der Merwe: I’m worried that the wells of attention are being drilled to depletion by linkbait headlines, ad-infested pages, “jumps” and random pagination, and content that is engineered to be “consumed” in 1 minute or less of quick … Continued
∞ Reading the unreadable on a news site
Brent Simmons on trying to read a news story: I was there because I just wanted to read something. Words. Black text on a white background, more-or-less. And what I saw — at a professional publication, a site with the … Continued
∞ Chuck Norris World of Warcraft commercial
I literally laughed out loud at this:
“There are 10 million people in the World of Warcraft because Chuck Norris allows them to live!”
∞ Pictures, video from Apple's Grand Central store
The Loop reader Mike DeFrancesco took a couple of pictures and iPhone video from Apple’s Grand Central store earlier today. Rumors had the story opening sometime this week, but that seems unlikely at this point.
∞ No promo codes for iBookstore
Steven Sande for TUAW: iBooks publishers looking to send ebooks to reviewers, or who want to stir up interest in a new title through a giveaway contest, are out of luck. Unlike the App Store, publishers cannot create promo codes … Continued
∞ 80% of people will skip stores on Black Friday
Recent weekly Nielsen surveys of shoppers show that, much like in 2010, the majority of consumers (80%) are avoiding in-store Black Friday shopping. While increased Black Friday promotions appeal to consumer’s desire for “hot deals,” as a shopping event, Black Friday is becoming less relevant in the retail world as online shopping grows and holiday promotions begin earlier and earlier in the year. In fact, 35 percent of those recently survey cited they’ve already started their holiday shopping.
∞ 30 sleek fonts
One of the most essential elements in a minimalist design is typography. Let’s face it, you can’t do justice to minimalism with pre-installed fonts like Arial, Century Gothic, Georgia, Verdana, Times New Roman, and etc. But frown no more! Here are 30 sleek fonts you can download for free that could fit perfectly on your minimalist designs.
I like Satellite.
∞ iPhone 4S second most popular camera on Flickr
Arnold Kim for Mac Rumors: Apple’s newly launched iPhone 4S has quickly shot up to become the second most popular Cameraphone on Flickr.com. Flickr’s Camera Finder page shows graphs of the popularity of both smartphones and Point and Shoot cameras. … Continued
∞ Capo 1.2 for iOS
Capo helps you learn to play the music in your iPod library. The new version adds mono re-mixing, equalizer, and vocal reduction effects.
I love this app.
∞ Letters to Steve: Inside the E-mail Inbox of Apple's Steve Jobs
Mark Milian, a technology writer for CNN, has reviewed more than a hundred of these e-mails, compiled from those posted by fans to blogs and online message boards. Some never-before-published e-mails from Jobs were shared exclusively for this book. As a whole, these correspondences provide a behind-the-scenes and inside-the-mind account of Jobs’ final and most triumphant years.
This is a Kindle Edition book.
∞ Apple's Black Friday shopping event
A one day event this Friday.
∞ Universal twelve step business plan
You have to read this. Absolutely hilarious.
∞ Adobe responds to Creative Suite pricing criticism
Following criticism of its pricing for future versions of Creative Suite, Adobe responded on Monday with a statement sent to The Loop. “Our aggressive subscription price for Adobe Creative Cloud – $49 per month for every Adobe Creative Suite application, … Continued
∞ Old tablet threatens the PlayBook
Neither one have Internet access or many apps.
∞ Building the Apple Stores
Former Apple vice president Ron Johnson writing for the Harvard Business Review: People come to the Apple Store for the experience — and they’re willing to pay a premium for that. There are lots of components to that experience, but … Continued
∞ The best guitar straps
After playing guitar for 20 years, you come to appreciate having a great guitar strap. I’d played long enough with bad straps that cut into my shoulder or have uncomfortable adjustment fittings cutting into my back that I thought I’d … Continued
∞ Ben Parr fired from Mashable
John Murrell: Parr then confirmed his departure to AllThingsD, indicating that he’d have more to say on Monday. Mashable limited its official response to a single sentence, “confirming the terms of departure were termination.” This should be interesting.
Where does the infinity symbol show up?
∞ Apple takes in up to 90% of money spent on mobile apps
Apple controls about 85-90 percent of the money spent on mobile applications, according to a research note from an analyst on Monday. In the note to clients, Piper Jaffray Senior Research Analyst, Gene Munster said he believes Google’s Android Market … Continued
∞ My Living Desktop [Sponsor]
Time to bring your desktop to life. Since 2005 My Living Desktop has been bringing a unique cross between a Video Desktop (moving wallpaper) and a traditional screensaver to your Macintosh. My Living Desktop adds a whole new dimension to … Continued
∞ Apple could become leading global PC vendor in 2012
Market research firm Canalys on Monday said it expects Apple to overtake HP and become the world’s leading PC vendor before the second half of 2012.
∞ The 75 best LIFE covers of all time
Starting at 1936. [Via Jim Coudal]
∞ My favorite Dean guitar
Those that have read my music posts, seen pictures or looked at my reviews, know that I use Gibson and Jackson guitars a lot. However, if I was going to get a Dean guitar, this would be it. Rust In Peace.
∞ 5 tips for getting better mixes
It’s very easy to overuse stuff; try to use things like Eq, Compression and Reverb sparingly. Plug-ins are like make-up, a beautiful woman needs little and if you use too much she looks like crap. Great songs are the same.
∞ Scott Kelby's open letter to Adobe
As president of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) I represent more than 70,000 Photoshop users around the world. However as I’m writing this open letter to you today, I would say that most of our 70,000 members have no idea about the upgrade policy changes you just announced, or about how these changes will affect them.
When someone with Scott’s stature in the creative industry can’t get answers, you know Adobe has some problems.
∞ Matt Alexander reviews the Kindle Touch
Matt Alexander: Reading on an iPad is fine, but for long-form writing, the e-ink experience is the best option available. While I would like to support the underdog, the Nook, I am simply too involved in Amazon’s ecosystem to look … Continued
∞ Custom Web fonts
Line25: Over the past few years the number of fonts available for use in web design has dramatically increased. It wasn’t long ago that we all knew not to stray further than the basic Arial, Helvetica, Times, Georgia mix, but … Continued
∞ McLaren production facility
I don’t think of car manufacturing facilities being this good, but this is just spectacular.
∞ Steve Jobs to be inducted into the Creative Hall of Fame
The One Club for Art and Copy said it will induct Apple co-founder Steve Jobs into the Creative Hall of Fame on January 17, 2012 at an event in New York City. According to the hall of fame, Jobs will … Continued
∞ Woman behind the voice at 200 airports
I wasn’t even sure she was real until now.