What happened to The Verge? One may agree that it’s kind of slow in tech right now, but does this justify an article not only on selfie sticks, but on defending them? Luckily there’s this comment from moroboshi:
“It’s a sad, pathetic symbol of how self obsessed and vain people have become. I go to places to see the places themselves, not to look at myself. What do these brain dead narcissists get out of looking at endless crappy phone pictures of themselves? Well there was me in front of, what was it again? I can’t see, as my massive face was blocking the view.”
If you like photography and art, be sure to subscribe to BOOOOOOOM!, Jeff is doing stellar work.
Siri Srinivas, The Guardian:
“Beginning in January, Apple will pick up the tab on bills up to $20,000 for egg-freezing procedures taken by its female employees. This is in addition to Facebook’s $4,000 cash bonus to new parents and Apple’s 18-week paid maternity leave.”
I know I’m very late, but I just watched Her and it’s the best movie I have ever seen. If you haven’t had the chance to see it, do it now. And don’t miss Louie Mantia’s lovely wallpaper.
Ugh, rough week for Apple. Yesterday they publicly released a faulty iOS update and pulled it back. I have absolutely no idea how this build has made it through internal testing.
Today, Mac Rumors reports that Apple knew about the iCloud security flaw six months ago:
“In an email from March 2014, Balic told Apple that he was able to bypass the security of any iCloud account by using a “brute-force” hacking method that was able to try over 20,000 password combinations.”
Normally I’d be the first to defend Apple, but this is just too embarrassing.
I’d like to share my thoughts on the iPhone 6, now that I have used it for four days:
- Good performance
- Camera has improved compared with iPhone 5s
- Touch ID button is clickier
- Uninspired design
- Too big
- Protruding camera lens is annoying
- Unattractive antenna bands
- Space Gray is different to 5s and iPad Air
If I’m honest, I kind of miss my iPhone 5s.
So, yup, I’ve changed my mind. I now think the size is good, battery life is increased and it definitely feels better in your palm than the 5s.
Octave Minds, a project by Chilly Gonzales and Boys Noize, has released their first album and it is available today in the iTunes Store. I’ve just listened through for the first time and I absolutely adore it.