A good friend of mine recently asked me for guidance on starting on Twitter. May sound strange but yes, there are still people who aren’t on Twitter. It is definitely a matter of fact we tend to forget. If and once she gets on Twitter, I will definitely make sure to shadow and guide her… [Continue Reading]
Notwithstanding, I discovered an iOS better integrated with major social networks, emphasizing privacy, unveiling new switches to turn offline life on and pushing the traditional phone function to the background. I have to wonder though: does such an OS really take a huge technological leap or just the time to both better negotiate integration with those major social networks and hold a few features on the back burner as stocking stuffers. We now know that Apple-Facebook (800 million users at the time) had failed for iOS 5 and the winner turned out to be Twitter (200 million).
Apple’s new OS X Lion hit the App Store today and downloaded it in earnest. This is a first, all previous OS updates were delivered through hard media and it is ushering as you’ll see in what follows, the era of iDevices functionalities bleeding into laptops and desktops. My two year old daughter’s dream may come true after all; having already swiped iPads and iPhones screens, any screen to her is now touch sensitive including the TV. This twist of faith is all the more interesting that Apple’s challenge, less than 5 years back, was to find ways to make it as easy to use Apple portable devices as laptops and desktops were. Apple pushed the envelop so far in overcoming and perfecting that now iPhones, iPads and iPods features are brought back into laptops and desktops through the combination of software and hardware: OS X Lion and multi-gesture trackpads.