Sloppy UI collects oddities and screwups in iOS7's new look.
We love Apple. We think this is the best way to point out what's not up to their standards so they can fix it. It's all about intellectual honesty, not trolling.
I'm finding iOS7 fine so far. It's also new, so some slack should be cut, because these issues surely will get fixed. In particular, the comparisons to Android are mistaken: iOS 7's superficial minimalism makes it more like Windows 8, where visual simplicity is applied to something whose underlying complexity remains as it was before. But whereas Windows 8 hides functionality in a way that makes finding important features annoying, iOS 7's new look tries to live with it.
While overlapping widgets are the most obvious problem, the little things are just as telling: inconsistent font sizes on the same line, tiny tap-targets immediately adjacent to large ones, and pale text against pale backgrounds. A lot about iOS7 is about what it looks like and feels like, not how it works.
Where are our petabyte drives? Brian Hayes takes us through the reasons storage is “stuck” in the low terabytes. The tl;dr is that we got such exceptional capacity growth in the late 90s and early 00s we don’t need much more right now, so the focus since then has been on SSDs, networking, interfaces, etc, […]
Amélie Lamont, a former staffer at website-hosting startup Squarespace, writes that she often found herself disregarded and disrespected by her colleagues. One comment in particular, though, set her reeling — and came to exemplify her experiences there.
In this episode of the Flash Forward podcast we travel to a future where humans have decided to eradicate the most dangerous animal on the planet: mosquitos. How would we do it? Is it even possible? And what are the consequences? Flash Forward: RSS | iTunes | Twitter | Facebook | Web | Patreon We […]
Isn’t it about time to stretch what your Mac can do? I mean, you’ve got plenty of great programs now…but don’t you think you could use some new tools to get your creative, analytical and organizational juices really flowing? It’s spring, so we cleaned up a whole bunch of super-cool apps lying around and packaged […]
In the world of app development, there’s no greater arena to find success than with Android users. About 80% of the smartphones in use today worldwide operate on the Android operating system, so if you build a great app that Android users love, you’re an international rock star. You’ll be able to make sure your […]
Unless you’re a programmer or webmaster, the term SQL probably doesn’t mean much to you. But for those looking to understand more about how and why the web works the way that it does, know this – SQL and its process of managing and presenting large data sets is everywhere…and it’s the most in-demand programming […]