… I want to be absolutely clear that we have never worked with any government agency from any country to create a backdoor in any of our products or services. We have also never allowed access to our servers. And we never will.
Since yesterday’s Apple announcement of the Apple Watch (or Watch or just Watch) I have seen a cavalcade of arguments against the device. This is to be expected. I’ll grant you, Apple isn’t fighting against a bunch of crappy smartphones. This isn’t some huge problem to solve, it’s more like a smoothing out of rough edges in one’s life. In a way, the benefits of Apple Watch are nuanced. This is good.
An article written by a journalist.
“I’m not even sure we can call it a watch. Okay, it goes on the wrist, and it happens to tell the time, but that’s about where the similarities between Apple’s just announced watch and the hand-assembled, often painstakingly finished mechanical watches we write about, and obsess over, end. I was lucky enough to be invited to Cupertino to witness the announcement of the Apple Watch firsthand, and though I do not believe it poses any threat to haute horology manufactures, I do think the Apple Watch will be a big problem for low-priced quartz watches, and even some entry-level mechanical watches. In years to come, it could pose a larger threat to higher end brands, too. The reason? Apple got more details right on their watch than the vast majority of Swiss and Asian brands do with similarly priced watches, and those details add up to a really impressive piece of design. It offers so much more functionality than other digitals it’s almost embarrassing. But it’s not perfect, by any means. Read on to hear my thoughts on the Apple Watch, from the perspective of a watch guy. Oh, and there are dozens of in-the-metal pictures, too.”A Watch Guy’s Thoughts On The Apple Watch.
HODINKEE – Wristwatch News, Reviews, & Original Stories.
This posting contains most of an entire day driving around Fallbrook California.
The video above is a Youtube playlist that contains all five videos. Make sure you use the HD version.
This application, Hyperlapse by Instagram, is a free tool that was released a couple days ago for the iPhone. The folk at Instagram realized that the iPhone has abuilt in gyroscope whose results can be used by other applications, including the one they just released.
So, in effect, your iPhone can now be a gyrostabalized video camera. … :-) Cool!
[by Jack Foster Mancilla]