Archive for July 2015

A Fragile Moment for Big Media

When you look at the influence and followership of many journalists today, you’ll see this is already happening. Sarah Lacy has nearly 30 percent more Twitter followers than PandoDaily, the publication she started. Yahoo columnist David Pogue receives double the interactions per tweet that Yahoo News does, with an even bigger difference when comparing his engagement to Yahoo Tech’s. Authors and creators are now able to make a name for themselves that rivals that of big media houses.

Source: A Fragile Moment for Big Media | Re/code

The fundamental difference between Android and iPhone.

This is the fundamental difference between Android and iPhone. When there’s a bug on iOS, Apple patches it and can push an update to all iPhone users as soon as it’s ready, no questions asked

Source: Goodbye, Android | Motherboard

iTunes race to the bottom

Dear iTunes team: you are bad at your job and you should feel bad.

Source: jwz: The iTunes race to the bottom continues.

Apple Music is a nightmare and I’m done with it

At some point, enough is enough. That time has come for me—Apple Music is just too much of a hassle to be bothered with. Nobody I’ve spoken at Apple or outside the company has any idea how to fix it, so the chances of a positive outcome seem slim to none.

As if all of that wasn’t enough, Apple Music gave me one more kick in the head. Over the weekend, I turned off Apple Music and it took large chunks of my purchased music with it. Sadly, many of the songs were added from CDs years ago that I no longer have access to. Looking at my old iTunes Match library, before Apple Music, I’m missing about 4,700 songs. At this point, I just don’t care anymore, I just want Apple Music off my devices.

I trusted my data to Apple and they failed. I also failed by not backing up my library before installing Apple Music. I will not make either of those mistakes again.

Source: Apple Music is a nightmare and I’m done with it

I was wondering who would be the one to take over pissed off Jobs role… i nominate Dalrymple

Mobile in 2 graphs

wintel

 

hearthstone

 

iTunes Top Grossing Charts Summed Up

The top 150 can be summed up to, with outliers pulled out to highlight:

  1. “Free” to play – so free they are top grossing, strategy here seems to be “Pay-to-cheat”
  2. Subscription based media services (music and video)
  3. Dating apps – subscription based i assume
  4. Minecraft
  5. Linkedin?
  6. Calling & chat apps – recharge minutes?
  7. Highend News – WSJ, NYT
  8. ABCmouse – exceptional educational app
  9. MileIQ – mileage tracker

kind of disappointing but a view into cultural psyche and what people are willing to pay for.

Responsive Web Design

It was actually the responsive side of things that were easier than I personally anticipated, and I would definitely never do anything else. It seems, in retrospect, completely ridiculous to do anything specific for each platform.

Source: Google+ — Responsive Web Design

Social Media Networks By The Demographics 2015

Source: Social Media Networks By The Numbers 2015 [INFOGRAPHIC] – hypebot