Bowers & Wilkins MM-1

Bowers & Wilkins MM-1

Ich hatte schon immer ein Faible für Bowers & Wilkins. Auch nach Jahren bin ich immer noch jedes Mal begeistert, wenn ich meinen P5 oder Zeppelin nutze. Derart überzeugt habe ich heute dann ohne lange nachzudenken die MM-1 gekauft. Und was soll man sagen? Wie üblich unglaublich klarer, aber trotzdem satter Klang. Ich wüsste nicht was B&W hier hätte besser machen können. Kaufempfehlung.

The Verge: In defense of the selfie stick

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.”

Fred Wilson: “What Is Going To Happen”

“Another market where the reality will not live up to the hype is wearables. The Apple Watch will not be the homerun product that iPod, iPhone, and iPad have been. Not everyone will want to wear a computer on their wrist. Eventually, this market will be realized as the personal mesh/personal cloud, but the focus on wearables will be a bit of a headfake and take up a lot of time, energy, and money in 2015 with not a lot of results.”Fred Wilson, AVC

iOS 8.0.1 and iCloud security

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.

Four days with the iPhone 6

I’d like to share my thoughts on the iPhone 6, now that I have used it for four days:

Pro

  • Good performance
  • Camera has improved compared with iPhone 5s
  • Touch ID button is clickier

Con

  • 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.

Update
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.

Without a keyboard

“Many people are quietly giving away one of the most powerful tools ever created—the ability to craft and spread revolutionary ideas. Coding, writing, persuading, calculating—they still matter.”Seth Godin