Posts made in May, 2016

Apple Inc. May Be Taking a Step Back with iPhone 7

By on May 31, 2016 in Mobility Strategy | 0 comments

Image credit: Apple.  Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has traditionally prided itself on its ability to make its next generation devices thinner and lighter than prior generation devices. Apple highlighted this during the iPhone 5 launch, as well as during the iPhone 6 launch. With the iPhone 6s/6s Plus, though, thinness and lightness gave way to harsh engineering realities: in...

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Facebook’s director of product design on why websites may be a dying business

By on May 31, 2016 in Mobile Design | 0 comments

It feels like we were facing the end of print only years ago, but the time may be ripe to begin lamenting the end of the website. After the dominance of URLs, we’re entering the platform era where more design diversity online is not necessarily better, Jon Lax, director of product design at Facebook, suggested at the design event Semi Permanent in Sydney...

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Counterpoint: Google’s use of Material Design on iOS is great (even though I hate it)

By on May 30, 2016 in Mobility Strategy | 0 comments

A recent bit of commentary from Macworld posits that Google’s use of Material Design on iOS is a mistake. Another site piled on, going so far as to call it “dumb” and “rude.” The main takeaway is that design can be divisive, and is always subjective. Material Design is no different, but there needs to be a lot of chill on this one. I don’t need to like it So, here’s...

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‘HMD to have full operational control over Nokia branded devices’

By on May 30, 2016 in Mobile Design | 0 comments

Senior executives from Microsoft will move to HMD Global to bring back to life the Nokia brand, one of the most recognised brands in the world and the most remembered in the mobile phone space. Spokespeople from Nokia and HMD told ET over emails that HMD, the newly formed company in Finland, will have full operational control on design, branding, sales and marketing...

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iOS hacker shows off iOS 9.3.2 JailbreakMe-inspired jailbreak, but a release is unlikely

By on May 29, 2016 in Mobility Strategy | 0 comments

Luca Todesco, better known around iOS hacking circles as qwertyoruiop, has released a video showcasing an iOS 9.3.2 jailbreak. The jailbreak, which is performed on a sixth-generation iPod touch, is performed in a style that’s similar to Comex’s famous JailbreakMe release for iOS 4.3.3 and below. While it’s highly unlikely that this jailbreak release will ever see...

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