~the Calm Before the Storm
Stephen Hackett took a look at what's expecting us in the upcoming months from Apple, and there's a lot. All rumors point for the product releases to start 2 weeks from now in September 10, so be prepared and have a look at Stephen's post. I can't wait.
~App Cubby Is Now Contrast
David Barnard, one of my favorite developers and maker of the only third party app that is in my iPhone dock, Launch Center Pro, announced this week that his company has a new name - Contrast. David also announced that Gas Cubby has been sold to Fuelly and finally revealed his upcoming weather app, Perfect Weather. Perfect Weather looks amazing in it's teaser on Instagram and I'm looking forward to it.
~the App.net Situation
Matt Honan of Wired wrote a really nice article a really nice article about App.net, what it is, what it has become and what can be with it in the future, after taking a look back at a year of App.net. I really like App.net and I found this article a great read. I suggest you give it a look.
Marco Arment wrote a great article about the whole "Android is better than iOS" statement. I hear it a lot - "Android is Better than iOS", "Apple is shit" and other things that when ask I "why?" they lack a response or have a response like "it's just better". This article sums about everything I say to reply. I use Google services, I use Gmail for my personal mail(for my website email, I use my own mail server), Search, Maps for walking and public transport navigation(for car navigation I use Waze, which also belong to Google since earlier this year), YouTube and Chrome. There are some Google products that are great(and Google's iOS apps for their products are really nice), but like Marco, I keep myself logged out of my Google Account most of time(I'm only logged in when using Gmail or YouTube), and I try to keep my information away from Google. If you ever heard someone say "Android is Better" and I'm pretty sure you did, I suggest you read Marco's Article.
Editorial for iPad: Not Your Plain Plain Text Editor
Editorial is a new text editor for iPad by Ole Zorn, maker of Pythonista. Editorial is
not a plain plain text editor. It has inline Markdown previews and powerful automation workflows that changed the face of writing on the iPad forever. Read more about it inside this "too long to a be a link but still isn't an article" post.