19 posts • joined Thursday 3rd September 2009 16:32 GMT
Apart from the obvious innovations and trend setters, he left an invaluable quote...
"Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma -- which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most importantly, have courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."
He'll be sadly missed indeed.
Lazy web designers.
"Html 5 looks like a nightmare at the moment, many of the web sites 'show casing' it only work on the browser they were written for."
This is lazy web designers forgetting to put a redirect script to browser specific code.
Bad practices = bad websites, and theres plenty out there.
Flash is a pain in the backside, and I can't wait to see the back of it and it's bast**d ads forever.
have a look at this...
Laying on the couch browsing or watching vids, or maybe a spot of Plants vs Zombies... really is a lot nicer and comfortable than using a Laptop (I own a MacBook Pro and considering selling it), when I need to do anything that requires a proper computer I use my Desktop anyway.
It'll never replace a proper computer, it's just the internet in hardware form with a few games and some very minimal apps.
For the idiots queuing outside the Apple shops, get a life. I hate going anywhere near those stores, those blue shirted tits patronise the hell out of you. Plus stores like Lewis's offer an extra years warranty so why bother?
Has anyone actually read the article properly?
"The handful of malware strains to have infected iPhone devices thus far have only infected jailbroken devices."
Whats the problem? It's in favour of developers who are losing money to the pirating gypo's that can't cough up a few pence for an app.
And for people on older handsets, if your on a contract surely by now your eligible for a free upgrade. If you bought it outright, tough your fault (2G's were absolute crap anyway), sell it and buy a 3GS+ or a Droid.
Flame as i'll be down-clicked by pirating gypo's.
This just encourages more jailbroken iPads and handsets, people with these immediately stop buying anything, in turn less profits for everyone. Doing a deal with News Corp isn't a good idea also, with a massive scandal being released by Wikileaks around the corner,
PS - You can can still get the Wikileaks app via Installous (whats the app store?) :P
I don't need Flash. Look around this site, Flash = ads.
"The advertising revenue generated by Flash on Android is probably going to make more than iAds ever will.
And thats exactly why i'm glad my iPhone 4 doesn't have flash.
I've never needed it, I never will.
And if by some weird reason I did, then I'd simply install Frash via Cydia.
The problem is, no one has made a tablet with the same user experience.
People WILL wait on these products as they are aware of the simplicity and elegance, they are not tweakers like us.
I think this is a great thing, and will push the market into an interesting new situation.
Why are there so many idiots here?
I'm not a Windows user or a Mac user, but this is probably why I can see Steve Jobs point as crystal clear as some of the idiots here can't.
"If developers grow dependent on third party development libraries and tools, they can only take advantage of platform enhancements if and when the third party chooses to adopt the new features. We cannot be at the mercy of a third party deciding if and when they will make our enhancements available to our developers,"
This is ingenious, ballsy and has to be admired.
After all, the iwhatevers are his babies, wouldn't you want the best for yours?
I guess this is why the iWhatevers are rocketing, the quality and thought and care installed is unparalleled. Think about it, where is the Zune, or that Balmer Pad thing or the Google phone that was going to destroy the iPhone?
H.264 video can utilise hardware better than Flash, giving longer battery playback time due to processing. It's HTML5 compliant, it's safer, faster and less buggy.
Usually a fan of openness, but this time I think this choice is for the better and will stick.
Next Gen OS
I think one of their next moves is a port of OSX for PC.
Think of migratory animals, this could be called OSX ORCA!
This will not be to take on Microsoft, but to help counter their newfound nemesis, Google.
Take the lead
Never has a better opportunity for Microsoft to get it's Silverlight into the frame, get the suite ported over to all the creatives on the Mac bench and leave these idiots in the dust.
Adobe: "We will have a beta release later this year" Are they serious?
I'm sold too!
This is reassuring since Android has been hit with Malware already, I don't need to worry as much with the Apple iPhone or suspected the iSlate.
Some people (developers and geeks) might get annoyed by it, but in the long run it will pay off. Checks will become faster, apps should become slicker and security for the end-user tightened.
I'm getting tired of small hiccups and GUI issues in Windows 7 too, starting to piss me off, no debating a MacPro Desktop, I'll miss gaming slightly though. :(
NetBook killer also?
If it has the same range of apps as the touch/iPhone, wifi, and a decent storage, I can see it eating into the netbook market, and making an incredible mobile storage multimedia device.
It will be great as an extended viewing device for photographers, journalists and other media types too.
I can imagine doctors using these connected to various devices, soldiers on the field etc.
These are technologically exciting times, anything that pushes the boundaries is welcome in my eyes.
"lets face it, people only buy mac's these days because they can run a real OS, Windows"
It's vice versa! They buy them to escape the absolute nightmare that is Windows.
I have a Q6600, 4Gb RAM, Vista Ultimate 64, 2x 8800GTX and a Striker Extreme, I still prefer my Macbook Pro for everyday use and creativity. The PC has become an oversized Xbox.
A thread full of geeks!
Excellent balanced article.
I'm an average hobbyist user. Not a tweak geek or a 3rd party start up application user/idiot...
I want an Operating System to carry out everyday tasks, I DO NOT want to download 3rd party apps to help with these tasks unless they are important tools like Creative Suite, or Logic.
I want to open my laptop and begin instantly, no hassle, no tweaking, no startup apps.
This is the reason I switched to OSX
I still have a PC with Windows 7 for playing games, I call it the big ugly Xbox, it really feels like Vista 2. Unfortunately vista buried every ounce of faith I had in Microsoft.
I used MS for 14 YEARS until Xmas past. I even uninstalled Vista for XP, then Win7.
I've been using Snow Leopard since yesterday, it's reinstalled faith, made subtle yet useful tweaks, it's 6gb less. It's fast as hell, it's almost flawless, It's all I need.