I made a thing.
A thing made me laugh.
That sound you’re hearing is me screaming while selling all of my AAPL shares.
Are you an iTunes Match user? How has it worked for you so far?
I’m particularly interested in:
- How did it handle the music you own that wasn’t already in their system? Any issues with the upload process?
- Did it make any changes to the metadata on the songs in your iTunes Library? I won’t stand for that. Touch my metadata and I will cut you.
- Have you had any issues with the process of streaming/downloading to your iOS device?
Alert: Something happened.
This is what happens when you install an Apple Garageband Jam Pack directly from the .pkg file, bypassing the standard install process.
20 of those 23 minutes were spent trying to blindly talk him through the process of disabling the closed captioning system on his Samsung TV, something that would’ve taken me - quite literally - about 15 seconds.
“OK. What do you see now? … OK… push the Menu button… now push the left arrow once… now what do you see? OK, now push the down arrow until you… what happened? You don’t see anything now? You’re changing channels? Wrong down arrow.”
Etc., for 20 minutes. While I patiently waited for him to stop making the same mistakes, I found myself wishing I could just pull out my iPad, open Safari, type in an IP address, and be remotely controlling the TV and adjusting its settings from the comfort of my couch.
More than anything, I want the rumors of an “Apple TV” to be true if only for the fact that it might contain a menu system and remote control that are useable by people of all technical skill levels, or remotely configurable by people with advanced skill levels.
Help us, Tim Cook, Craig Federighi, and Jony Ive… you’re our only hope.
…The White Stripes sound worse than ever when heard in mono through a telephone receiver while on hold with Apple support.
Current status: all apps on my iPhone open at 1/4 size.
Jailbreaking; it’s not for the faint of heart.
(Click-through for the solution. Advice to potential jailbreakers: SBSettings should always be the first thing you install, after updating Cydia. It is the primary reason I jailbreak.)
You know you’ve set the bar higher than anyone else in your industry when something this beautiful is remembered as a failure. (Taken with Instagram at Rochester, NY)
Emerson, as I was reviewing the play area rules at her school. (via toldorknown)
-Rod posted this before the news broke. You could replace his young daughter’s name with “Steve Jobs” and no one would know the difference.
Apple succeeded at changing the world because Steve didn’t follow the rules. We’ve all benefitted from that.
A: Kilbourn Hall at the Eastman School of Music.
Q: Where were you when you found out that Steve Jobs had died?
I will remember this night like my parents remember the deaths of Kennedy, King, and Presley. RIP Steve. You changed my life and the world in immeasurable ways and you will never, ever, be replaced.
Never forget. (Taken with Instagram at Casa de Lopez)
The most respected and powerful CEO on the planet resigns from the world’s most valuable public company and the next day it’s stock outperforms the market by a 3:1 margin.
Anonymous Apple Executive:
Steve, the TouchPad is getting a lot of attention following last week's HP news and subsequent price drops.
I'll take care of it.
Wherein Conan understands his audience.
I laughed so hard at this that I embarrassed myself at work.
Well done, Conan staff.