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We don't know much about the new design except that we can expect it to be a response to the old one. Apple acknowledges that the new Mac Pro design will be "modular," which could mean anything but hopefully at least means that users will be able to swap out their own drives and GPUs if they want.
Hope we'll see something neat. Apparently they've lowered the price on the current model now as well.
Despite its grand reputation, Helvetica can't do everything. It works well in big sizes, but it can be really weak in small sizes.
I agree that Helvetica can't do everything, but I am one of those that think it fits really nice in Yosemite and welcome the change. I like Lucida Grande as well, but most system text is a lot more legible with Helvetiva to my eyes. Menus look tidier, file lists are clear and so on.
Good choice, if you ask me.

Porn more popular on Android than any other mobile platform

While iOS may boast better usage stats than rival mobile platforms, Android is top when it comes to viewing adult videos on the web. Pornhub’s latest figures reveal that Google’s operating system accounts for almost half of all views from smartphones,
Insert joke about Android users having no partners or lousy partners.
I think it's weird that this is even a thing. That people keep track of these numbers and call them out.
And the message from Tim Cook is even stranger:
As CEO, I'm not satisfied with the numbers on this page. They're not new to us, and we've been working hard for quite some time to improve them.
Why? For the sake of moral, for marketing purposes? What's wrong with the numbers? It's not clear why he's not satisfied with them.
He's saying that diversity is a goal in itself, which is just nuts. You should seek to employ the best people you can, *regardless* of gender or skin color.
This is basically a problem looked at from the wrong angle. We see a set of numbers and the equality compass tingle and we say "well this isn't right, we must fix this!"
But why? What is it that needs to be fixed. What needs to be "fixed" is whether or not the *reason* for this number is that the ones hiring people have biases, but the number doesn't tell us that. We can make some assumptions, but assumptions means shit.
Apple - or any company, please make sure you hire the right person for the job, regardless of gender or origin.
Later in the text he praises two select employees which exemplifies this "diversity", one is a handicapped woman and the other is someone that supposedly hires a lot of diversified people.
What does this say? It says that for Tim Cook to notice you, you need to be handicapped and do a god job in spite of your handicap. Just doing a good job won't suffice. He has 98k employees, and I bet there are more than Kim that give great service in the Apple Store, what's the message to them?
And Walter, having (I assume) hired people from minorities. Wow, that's great. But has he hired *good* people? I don't care where they're from, I care whether or not he is good at hiring people that fit the role, not that fit a supposed quota.
In the end, I don't blame Tim Cook for this, this is a response to how the media and thus people look at companies. It's not different in any company in the west world, really.
If more men are found in management positions at a company it may not actually be the one doing the hiring that is the problem, or the company itself. It may just be that more men have sought the qualifications required for the job.
Whenever I read about equality and quoting gender (or race) into a position, I always come back to the idea of having car mechanics uniting demanding that more women should be quoted into their line of work just as some would suggest that men should be quoted into nursing or other female-heavy positions.
Focus on hiring the best person for the job.
The iconic tech company known for the iPhone and other stylish and user-friendly products is back in the top spot on this year's list, for the seventh year in a row. Apple, the most valuable brand on the planet according to Interbrand

iPhone sizes

However, there is another reason the UI of the Galaxy S5 looks so clean and simple.
The Galaxy S5 has 40 applications only, which is much reduced compared to, for example, the Galaxy Note 3 having 51 apps. 40 applications in the 2 pages. That's it. If wanted, other relatively less frequently used apps can be easily downloaded through Galaxy Essential and Galaxy Gift widget.
Yes, removing 11 apps sure helps make the UI look "clean and simple".
One day in March 2011, cars carrying investigators from Korea's anti-trust regulator pulled up outside a Samsung facility in Suwon, about 25 miles south of Seoul. They were there ready to raid the building, looking for evidence of possible collusion between the company and wireless operators to fix the prices of mobile phones.
Before the investigators could get inside, security guards approached and refused to let them through the door. A standoff ensued, and the investigators called the police, who finally got them inside after a 30-minute delay. Curious about what had been happening in the plant as they cooled their heels outside, the officials seized video from internal security cameras. What they saw was almost beyond belief.
Upon getting word that investigators were outside, employees at the plant began destroying documents and switching computers, replacing the ones that were being used - and might have damaging material on them - with others.
Sounds legit

Mac sales success "defies the laws of economics," says...

Noting that the Mac's share of the PC market has risen almost continuously over the past decade (with just a brief dip in 2012) despite costing an average of $700 more than competitor machines, Needham's Charlie Wolf is quoted by...

Evernote functionality - Android first

Evernote just launched sketching/handwriting functionality to their Android app, not on the iOS version (yet).

It happens so rarely that functions/apps are Android-first so worth a mention when it happens.
According to the image of the Galaxy S4 successor, the device will be 133.3 millimeters long and supports a screen of 5.25 inches which corresponds to previous rumors . We also see a QHD Super AMOLED screen type, which would mean that the Galaxy S5 indeed features a display with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 AMOLED. The pixel density (ppi) might come down to 560ppi
Seriously though, is it worth it? I mean, it'll take tons of CPU and battery to run that many pixels that you can't even see. I mean, the entire point of "retina" displays is that you're not going to be able to see the pixels, but there is a point where adding more pixels just won't make any difference than on a spec sheet.
Even when TV manufacturers makes LED TV's slimmer and slimmer there is still an actual use case for those superslim sets, and 4K video on a 60" TV is still not retina resolution. Well, it is when you're sitting in your couch, but then again, so is 1080p.
It's like the design team at Samsung said "We'll make the resolution of this 5" device the same as a 27" monitor, can we?" and the hardware team answered "Sure we can, but.." - "THEN LET'S DO IT!!!"

No merchandise is sold in the store

On an unusually warm day for New York City I found myself in a Samsung Galaxy store for a few minutes.
Point seven is quite interesting
In early January, while the rest of the consumer technology world at CES marveled at the sheer size of Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy tablet, Google execs were dismayed by what they saw on the screen of the massive 12.1-inch slate — a fancy new user interface called Magazine UX.
As Re/code’s Bonnie Cha wrote at the time: “The Magazine UX looks like a mix of Flipboard and Microsoft’s Metro user interface with its dynamic dashboard and app shortcuts.” In other words, the interface was a dramatic departure from Google’s vision for Android.
Multiple sources familiar with the companies’ thinking say the two technology giants began hammering out a series of broad agreements at CES that would bring Samsung’s view of Android in line with Google’s own. The results of the talks, which have only just begun dribbling out to the public, also underscore the extent to which Google is exerting more of its influence to control its destiny in the Android open source world.
The wonder of open source... As long as you do it the way Google wants you to do it. Basically, Google is using Google Maps, an app Samsung hasn't yet created a homebrew solution for, to force Samsung into submission. Use Android as intended or lose the license.
...a worker was reportedly beaten unconscious by a guard for trying to bring in his own food.
The factory isn't even built yet, still work conditions are really poor.
Based on an in-depth undercover investigation, China Labor Watch (CLW) has published a report on the labor conditions at a Samsung cell phone supplier, revealing labor rights violations that include $84,000 of monthly unpaid overtime wages, up to 148 hours of overtime per month, intense rates of work that have workers assembling one cell phone case every four seconds, regular verbal abuse by management, forcing workers to work barefoot, fines imposed on workers, and insufficient safety training and safety measures.
It seems Samsung has become big enough for this to make headlines nowadays. I'm sure it has been this way all the time, but they're only big enough - like Apple - for the press to care about it.