Remember those faux wood grain GE flip clocks that sat on every bedside table just a couple of decades ago? Jonas Damon’s Alarm Dock brings that memory back to life. Place an iPhone or iPod Touch running a flip clock app onto the dock, and see an iconic and meaningful form return to your nightstand, mantel, or shelf.
I was talking to a friend about how he likes his iPhone. This was when they first came out. The conversation turned to him telling me he hardly ever takes it out in public “…because, let’s face it, you look like a dork using it.” I don’t know if I really agreed with him then but I think I know now what he’s talking about. Most people look like dorks using it.
Yesterday, when on the train into work, I watched as this guy navigated his iPhone. Every tap was so deliberate and then always followed by a pronounced pull back of his finger. As if he was casting some magic spell with his index finger. People, you don’t have to tap it this way. A simple tap, tap, tap will do. I know Apple wants you to think it’s magical, but that only is “if you don’t understand it”. Please stop doing this. Leave the grand gestures to your Wiis, your Kinects, and PlayStation Moves.
Apple vs. Google: Looking for Anything to Fuel the Fire
So there’s another conspiracy theory making the rounds that Apple removed the Google button from Safari Search interface in iPhone OS 4 SDK. Man, talk about looking for anything to fuel the fire. Not only does the placeholder text for the search field still say “Google”, but if you start entering in keywords, you get Google Suggestions. Funny how this search state isn’t used in the controversial article.
We design the (product launch) keynotes so that the big reveal of the product happens around 40 minutes into the presentation. When the big image of the product appears on screen, we want the time shown to be close to the actual time on the audience’s watches…