Former Apple software engineer Ken Kocienda is releasing a new book entitled Creative Selection today, presenting a look inside Apple’s design process through his involvement with a few key features across a variety of platforms and devices. I’ve had an opportunity to read through the book ahead of its debut, and it offers an interesting perspective on how Apple develops and refines features through an iterative process Kocienda terms „creative selection.“
Kocienda, who joined Apple in 2001 and spent 15 years with the company, identifies seven „elements“ he deems essential to Apple’s success in software development, including [...]
In just a few weeks, Lisa Brennan-Jobs will launch „Small Fry,“ a memoir about her life that includes a focus on the tumultuous relationship she held with her father, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. As the book launch grows closer, Brennan-Jobs is in the midst of a publicity tour and today her latest interview has been shared by The New York Times, which also provides a few snippets from the book.
Naturally, much of Brennan-Jobs‘ overview of her childhood includes numerous passages regarding her father’s „coldness.“ Still, the author doesn’t want „Small Fry“ to be regarded as a tell-all about Steve Jobs, but as more of a [...]
Twitter today announced several changes to the desktop and mobile Twitter experience to make relevant breaking news, events, and stories easier to discover.
Going forward, the Explore section of Twitter will be organized using topic tags so users can more quickly see what’s happening in news and entertainment and what’s most relevant to them.
Twitter is also improving search with related news, events, or stories that are listed at the top of search results when you search for something.
Twitter’s „Happening now“ timeline that was introduced last year for sports is being expanded to include breaking and personalized news, with [...]
Yesterday, low-quality unboxing videos and images of the iPhone X began to emerge online as the device arrived at shipment facilities and mobile retailers around the world. Today, Apple has lifted the embargo on reviews and handed the smartphone over to the media, leading to a wealth of detailed and high-quality unboxing videos from the usual YouTubers and review outlets.
Similar to the package for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, the box for the iPhone X simply says „iPhone“ on the side. There are unique details to the front of the box with raised, shiny areas that represent the stainless steel band encircling the iPhone X, and inside you’ll find the [...]