Answers one question I had: whether the display is bonded to the glass touchscreen like the iPhone 4/4S. (Answer: no.)?
Sparrow is an iPhone mail client designed with love to provide you with an efficient and pleasant mailing experience.
Dieter Bohn, The Verge:
As for the dongle itself, well, it’s a big, blue, plastictriangle. It’s big: much bigger than the Square card reader. It’sblue: matching with PayPal’s own branding and coming in two tones,neither of which is very appealing. It’s plastic: presumably thesewere prototypes we were looking at, but we’re not impressed withthe build quality at all. There are big seams where the parts cometogether and the plastic itself has a finish that lacks the subtleelegance of the Square reader.
Really looks like a rough hack.?
Nice consensus summary and roundup of links.?
Dieter Bohn, The Verge:
Apple had no comment on FaceTime over LTE when we asked, but we’restill waiting to hear from AT&T and Verizon, who are the morelikely forces behind the restriction — we’ll let you know whatthey say.
Honest question: are there any carriers around the world where the iPhone or iPad is able to use FaceTime over the cellular network??
Nice update to the iOS Kindle client, including support for retina-display text rendering (but not UI graphics) on the iPad (3).?
Could be this has no predictive value regarding how regular people will think about Windows 8, but it’s an eye-opener regarding the risk Microsoft is taking by making essential UI navigation elements hidden until you hover the mouse in the right spots. People navigate with their eyes, not by scrubbing the screen with the mouse. It’s a few minutes long but worth watching for the payoff at the end.?
A stunning rally. Apple?s stock is up about 47 percent for theyear, and seems destined to continue its ascent. Analystscertainly seem to think so: Earlier this week, Morgan Stanley andCanaccord Genuity both lifted their price targets on AAPL toabove $700.
Benjy Sarlin, reporting for TPM on Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett’s support for a law requiring women to undergo mandatory ultrasounds before terminating a pregnancy:
The quote in question came after Corbett was asked at a pressconference whether ?making [women] watch? an ultrasound went?too far.?
?I don?t know how you make anybody watch,? Corbett said. ?You justhave to close your eyes.?
This week’s episode of The Talk Show, with yours truly and Dan Benjamin talking about — what else — the brand new iPad (3). Makes for a great postscript/follow-up to my review.?