Braille comes unbound from the book: how technology can stop a literary crisis | Society | guardian.co.uk

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Braille comes unbound from the book: how technology can stop a literary crisis | Society | guardian.co.uk“Apple has shown that “devices aren’t inaccessible because they have to be, but because companies made them with a lack of imagination,” said Fleet. “Apple proved that a blind person could use an interface that didn’t have physical buttons.”

Interesting.

Steve Jobs at work during the early days of NeXT

Posted by: csschops on Jan 20, 2012 | No Comments

This recently unearthed video of Steve Jobs at work during the… | Mike Industries“This recently unearthed video of Steve Jobs at work during the early days of NeXT is a remarkable look inside how he ran meetings, how he created culture at his startups”

Four core takeaways from Apple’s WWDC keynote

Posted by: csschops on Jun 12, 2011 | No Comments

Source: http://radar.oreilly.com/2011/06/apple-wwdc-2011-postpc.html

Most impressively, the event and the specifics presented (iOS 5, iCloud, OS X Lion) during it were clearly staged to deliver an inspiring but chilling message: Whether you’re a prospective customer, developer, channel partner, or competitor, “resistance is futile.”

Interesting article on Apple strategy.

New Safari CSS3 features in OS X Lion

Posted by: csschops on Jun 12, 2011 | No Comments

Source: http://www.apple.com/macosx/whats-new/features.html

WOFF support
Support for the Web Open Font Format (WOFF) gives web designers and developers the ability to use a wider range of fonts on websites.

CSS3 auto-hyphenation
Support for CSS3 auto-hyphenation allows developers to provide better reading experiences and text layouts.

CSS3 vertical text
Support for CSS3 vertical text allows for top-to-bottom text layouts in web pages. This enables greater customization of websites in languages that use vertical text, such as Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.

CSS3 text emphasis
With the text emphasis property, web pages can display emphasis marks in East Asian text.

Custom content in extensions
Safari now allows extensions to show custom HTML content in a borderless window from the extension’s toolbar, or when you click an icon in the extension’s toolbar.

Further reading:
Safari technology overviews
http://developer.apple.com/technologies/safari/css3.html
http://developer.apple.com/technologies/safari/html5.html
Safari Dev Center
http://developer.apple.com/devcenter/safari/index.action

iPad 2 is not revolutionary, but it is great

Posted by: csschops on Apr 30, 2011 | No Comments

Source: http://www.suntimes.com/technology/ihnatko/4396870-420/review-ipad-2-is-not-revolutionary-but-it-is-great.html

The iPad 2 is the same iPad. It’s just better in every conceivable way.

Great review from Andy Ihnatko at the Chicago Sun-Times.

What makes an iPad tick?

Posted by: csschops on May 15, 2010 | No Comments

Source: http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2010/may/16/buy-or-nor-to-buy-ipad

The Guardian’s Jack Schofield does his level best to squash the joy out of the iPad.

How rich you might be today

Posted by: csschops on May 15, 2010 | No Comments

Source: http://www.kyleconroy.com/apple-stock.php

Kyle Conroy, a computer science student at UC Berkeley, looks at Apple’s stock growth over the years. See how rich you might be today if you had bought Apple stock instead of Apple product. Oh dear.