De kranten hebben weer iets nieuws gevonden om hun zwakke positie maar weer eens te benadrukken. Ze vinden dat Apple vals speelt om hun te dwingen de abonnementen op de digitale edities van hun krant via de App Store te laten lopen. De uitgevers worden zo buiten spel gezet, aldus het NRC.
Last Wednesday, my life changed forever. I got an iPhone. I consider it the greatest thing to happen to the blind for a very long time, possibly ever. It offers unparalleled access to properly made applications, and changed my life in twenty-four hours. The iPhone only has one thing holding it back: iTunes. Nevertheless, I have fallen in love.
Blind users are often forgotten, usability for them is an even harder challenge for device manufacturers.
Follow up story:
(found via http://daringfireball.net)
However, dear people of Apple and Amazon, trying to duplicate the book pages exactly is a total waste of screen estate. We do not need a border within a border for our eBooks! Have a look at Stanza who understands this. Maybe it is the way ePub books are generated, I don't know, but there is absolutely no use in having so much dead space around the text.
Apple just announced the beta for the MobileMe Calendar. I sent an invite request, let's see how long that takes to process (2 weeks for the MobileMe mail beta)
And holy shit Batman it supports calendar sharing, FINALLY!