Twitter will, and fail to, apologize to developers

As a platform, I love Twitter.

As a developer, I would be wary of it. Chris Lacy made TweetLanes but the capping of the tokens per client app convinced him that it was not worthy market to be in. Everyone made Twitter apps in the early days, but now, most mobile developers would work on something else instead rather than having the rug pulled out from under them again.

To truly convince developers that it is safe again be extreme relaxation of those caps and prolonged communication to the community about the future with changes to back it up.

Never going to happen.

Android’s new Messenger

No, not another network to listen to, just an app. This is a replacement to the stock Messenger app in Android. Look at that Material Design! It’s sort of odd though that it shifts from blue to orange between the neutral list screen and the specific thread views.

OnePlus One in One Hour

If you cannot swing a Nexus 6 (and really, who can?), then perhaps this OnePlus One is still good enough to be great for you. But hurry. It’s only on sale for an hour.

Apple’s Software Quality Decline

Apple is a big company making some of the world’s greatest products. Software is hard.

Michael Tsai compiled a list of grumbles.

October 16th: the Next Apple Event

This one is definitely for iPads, but what else? OSX 10.10 release, sure, but maybe a new Broadwell Retina MacBook Pro and maybe even a new MacBook Air.

We all hope though, that MagSafe 3 is not coming soon.


The success message iconimation is quite pretty.

Google Voice and MMS support

Google Voice now has the three major US carriers and many smaller carriers supporting their MMS interoperability.

Except Verizon, the biggest carrier barrier of them all.

Moto G (2014) at Best Buy

If you wanted to try one out, you know where to go now.

If you’re looking for a cheap developer device, you can try the BoostMobile version of the 1st generation Moto G. Just $60.

HP Splitting Up

HP wants to split up and spin off into two companies. The consumer company under the existing HP branding will contain its PC, prints and other products, while the Hewlett-Packard Enterprise will apparently focus on the enterprise. Incidentally, Meg Whitman the stablest CEO of them all, will go along with HP Enterprise while Dion Weisler will become CEO of HP Consumer.

Pretty amazing how history repeats.

Marriott Jammed WiFi Hotspots

“Marriott has a strong interest in ensuring that when our guests use our Wi-Fi service, they will be protected from rogue wireless hotspots that can cause degraded service, insidious cyber-attacks and identity theft”

That defense is pretty awful.

TSMC’s roadmap for 10nm processors

TSMC is impressive.

Direct collaboration on ARM will surely be fruitful. The question is: will Intel beat them to 10nm manufacturing?