I don’t know from which episode of Seinfeld this still is taken — I’ve noticed it while watching the fascinatingly weird Nothing montage by LJ Frezza. So great to see that particular Apple hardware featured in a TV series.
iPhone 4 and live filters
The camera feature in Flickr’s iPhone app has live filters and it’s super responsive on my iPhone 4. Yet, iOS 7’s built-in Camera app doesn’t have live filters on the iPhone 4. One would believe that such omission on Apple’s part has something to do with the hardware limitations of this device, but after taking a few shots with Flickr’s app it’s clear that it’s not the case.
My new app Unread, an RSS reader for iPhone, will launch Tuesday, February 4th. It will be available for a limited time at an introductory price of $2.99 USD. The app should be up on the App Store around 12:00 AM in your local time zone. I’ll post another an App Store link on this website when the download is available.
Looking forward to it. And you should too, if you love reading feeds on your iPhone (remember, Unread is iPhone-only).
John Roderick, interviewed by Myke Hurley on Episode 77 of CMD+Space (transcript by Marco Arment):
I hate to sound curmudgenly, but … what is inevitable is that the mean quality of everything is declining. In the early ’70s, it was very expensive to make a record, and you had to be really good at it to even get into the studio to give it a shot. The record companies were very selective, and the music that made it all the way out to the marketplace was astonishingly good. Think about the music that came out between 1962 and 1972: what an astonishing quality of music, in every genre. Ten different genres of music were invented and perfected.
Now, we live in a world where there are probably more records coming out this week than what came out in all of 1967. All of that quantity probably hasn’t produced a single record that was as good as the worst record from 1967. Everything is easier to make, so more people are making it, the standard is so much lower for what you need, and it’s a confusing din.
As a culture, we are satisfied with worse, because there’s so much more of everything.
When a Marvin Gaye record came out 40 years ago, presumably, you went and spent your record-buying allowance on it, and you brought it home and listened to it exclusively for 2 weeks. It was an investment. This was it! You’re going to listen to this, or you’ve got an AM radio and a newspaper.
Now, we’re just clicking through songs. “How does this one sound? Oh, that’s good. How does this one sound? Pretty good. This one’s good.”
We’re just flipping through index cards.
This is so true. Read the whole post, with Marco’s observations, and listen to the podcast episode as well. It’s really worth your time.
I wrote about our change in music listening habits in my article Listen back in November 2011.
Here’s another great article from OS X Daily, found while I was trying to solve my recent issues with the home wireless network. Wireless Diagnostics is a much more versatile application than it seems.
From the article:
Note this solution is a workaround, not a proper fix. The slow Open/Save issue seems to pertain to accessing network drives, and this workaround prevents network shares from automatically mounting. Accordingly, this will not be a valid option for users who map network drives for auto mounting, or for users who rely on automating network shares in any way. You must edit a system file using the command line, if you are not comfortable with Terminal then waiting for an official bug fix is probably a better idea.
I’ve encountered this annoying problem on my Mac, and I can’t implement this workaround exactly because I often rely on automating network shares. But this may work for you.