Inside Apple’s hands-on room

Stealing someone’s very private information and then sharing it on the internet is a truly disgusting act, and those men (who are we kidding, these aren’t men, they’re dangerous adolescent-like misogynists), who revel, share, and then attack the victims should be duly named and shamed. This is a great article from the Verge.

It really is. One thought, if this larger iPad was to be called the “iPad Pro”, as rumoured, I think that it would fit nicely into Apple’s naming strategy for the Mac.

Mac Mini - It’s the cheap Mac but still a Mac in all the right ways. (*lack of refresh is troubling though)

Macbook Air - Thin, Light, the Everyman Mac

Macbook Pro - More power, Retina display, for professionals

iPad Mini - It’s the cheap iPad but still an iPad in all the right ways.

iPad Air - Thin, Light, the Everyman iPad

iPad Pro - Larger display, more power, for enterprise and creatives

I suppose that just leaves the iPhone and the possibility of a line of different screen sizes. Does iPhone Mini (4 in), iPhone Air (4.7 in), and iPhone Pro (5.5 in) work? I don’t know, but it’s food for thought nonetheless…


Titillating luxury: A champagne glass shaped after Kate Moss’ breast.



MUJI lulls you to sleep with its minimalistic new app. thefoxisblack:

MUJI lulls you to sleep with its minimalistic new app.


MUJI lulls you to sleep with its minimalistic new app.


Sarah Treanor:

For while other countries have struck oil and then binged on the revenues, by contrast Norway is continuing to invest its oil and gas money in a giant sovereign wealth fund.

The fund, worth about $800bn (£483bn), owns 1% of the entire world’s stocks, and is big enough to make every citizen a millionaire in the country’s currency, the kroner. In effect, it is a giant savings account.

1% of all the stocks in the world. Crazy (smart).

We’ll see how this plays out in the long run, but it strikes me as smart for any “boom” town to diversify as much as possible when they can — before they can’t, and they’re screwed.


How does the iPhone hold up against a serious camera?
Everyone knows that the iPhone 5S has a great camera. I say it myself all the time, even as someone who’s spent too many thousands on cameras and lenses over the years. What does that really mean, though? It’s true that the iPhone 5S does take better pictures than just about any other smartphone. But how close am I to throwing away my dedicated photography setup? I decided to put the 5S against a “real” camera — taking near-identical snapshots across a day and night in Harajuku, Tokyo — to see how things shake out in practice.

  1. Camera: Fujifilm X-T1
  2. Aperture: f/2.2
  3. Exposure: 1/320th
  4. Focal Length: 18mm

Happy Friday from Phil and Will. And RIP, James. 
—Sean, sideshow


Happy Friday from Phil and Will. And RIP, James. 

—Sean, sideshow

(Source: mydreamsmylifemyrules)


I burned through my inbox with Mailbox for Mac
Email, right guys? Some love it. Some hate it. Some are trying to replace it. But the fact is, we all use it. And since early 2013, Mailbox has been the fastest way to manage it, but it’s only worked on iPhone and Android. Today, however, Mailbox for Mac is finally available in beta, and it offers a taste of how email might feel if it weren’t bound by the age-old technologies underpinning it. All current Mailbox users will soon receive an email with a “beta coin” offering access to the app. (Everybody else will have to sign up for access on and wait a few weeks.)

  1. Camera: Panasonic DMC-GX1
  2. Aperture: f/2.8
  3. Exposure: 1/60th
  4. Focal Length: 21mm

Think about this next time you head to Starbucks…


A cartoon by Mike Twohy. For more cartoons from the magazine this week: