The affect of iOS 7 on Montessori education

I found this to be a very interesting piece. Quick background: The Montessori system of education relies on physical objects and gives children tactile experiences, so Apple’s pre-iOS 7 style tied in well with these physical connections that children in Montessori education used. Now, with iOS 7 has largely removing these physical ties. Read the piece to […]

Brad Frost on the Techcrunch redesign

Only unlike stone sculpture, we have Cmd+Z. I love Brad Frost’s post on how his team collaborated to make the 2013 Techcrunch redesign, especially how he really implemented atomic design into their design process. If you haven’t read this article or about atomic design, I encourage you to do so.

September 10th Apple Event Confirmed

I’m excited to see what they will unveil. The rumor mill has pinned down and iPhone 5S with moderate upgrades perhaps including a fingerprint sensor and an iPhone 5C with a plastic body that sells cheaper than the traditional iPhone. Expect the release date for iOS 7 to be unveiled then as well. I’m not expecting […]

iOS 7 and shadows

I’ve avoided writing about iOS 7 here until it is officially released, however I had to share this gem. An interesting detail about the iOS 7 beta that Apple demonstrated at the 2013 WWDC keynote is that while the whole interface has depth and layers, there is no sign of that very common visual cue […]

We are young

Age is just a number. I love the picture Jared Erondu paints of how age can be perceived. In truth, your age is merely the number of times you have circumnavigated the sun. Unfortunately, many people use it as a measure of maturity, which is a terribly misguided use of this statistic. A 16 year […]

The flat sink

I keep re-reading this article from Sacha Greif on design versus functionality. It is an excellent example of how a well-designed object should work as good as it looks and a newer design should perform better than its predecessor.

Rushing Past Twitter

Today we’re adding support for Stream Markers to the API. This will allows clients to sync where you are in your stream, global, and even in individual threads between clients. is rushing past Twitter (in terms of API.)

Microsoft Surface

I couldn’t have possibly said this better than Marco Arment did. I went to the Microsoft Store that just opened up and had a very similar experience myself the employees were so eager to show off the device that they could barely answer a simple question without demoing another, unrelated feature.


Letterpress, made by Loren Brichter, of Atebits, maker of Tweetie. That alone should be enough reason for you to go out and get Letterpress, but if you need more convincing, it is free and it gives Game Center a reason to exist. There is no reason why you shouldn’t try it.

Tweetbot for Mac

Tweetbot for Mac is here. Get it while you still can because once Twitter’s access tokens are used up, there will not be any more for new users.