The iSight featured this really cool mechanical privacy shutter that could be opened and closed by twisting the ring around the lens. It moves with a satisfying click and though it doesn’t feel quite as precise as something Apple could do today, it was lightyears ahead of its time.
Enable ‘Reduce Motion’ in Settings > General > Accessibility to see new, smooth and blazing fast animations while starting and switching apps. Thanks for that, Apple!
Yesterday I received a replacement iPhone 5 due to battery failure. Instead of restoring my old backup, I started from scratch.
As you can see, there’s really not much I need. Apart from the obvious ones, I got Dropbox mainly for syncing photographs, a banking app and car2go to book electrified smarts.
On the second page, there’s only Newsstand with Marco Arments’ ‘The Magazine’ and a folder containing the remaining Apple apps. Very calm.
Wallpaper by Timothy J. Reynolds. I use a different one from him on each of my Apple devices.
My Amazon account is my entry to the cloud, my saved files on S3, virtual machines I fire up. My Facebook account is bound to 30 apps I developed (many of them are active and running) and my key to several other sites/services, Spotify for example. And finally my Google account, which is even more essential. My main mail account lives there, Analytics, AdWords, et cetera.
I think I (and you) should be nice and thankful to them. If one of them would cancel my account, I’d be totally fucked.