Just a bad idea, why would I want to press a button/combo to get a box to appear so I can type ‘undo’ instead of just hit the undo button? Not to mention having to remember strange codes or names to perform specific actions. Unity was bad, this might be worse.
They’re going the wrong way, people want to use the keyboard less!
Got to agree with that, we don’t need a million different versions of things. I’m surprised the computer industry hasn’t followed car manufacturers and set up platforms and classes, so each manufacturer has a super-mini, a family, an exec and a luxury model, largely on the same platform. The huge amount of choice just confuses users.
Apple just released iBooks Author, a free Mac app for creating digital books for the new version of iBooks. I haven’t played with it much, but so far it looks like a very good tool. However, a curious thing happens when you go to export your work in iBooks format:
I’m not sure if we even have e-book rental in the UK yet, but the I love the fact there are limits on something that is, basically, infinite. There must be a way to loan out as many copies at they want at any time and charge per rental?
Microsoft hasn’t yet said whether it will let today’s Windows programs run on Windows 8 tablets. Jettisoning the old apps would be the right decision; no program developed for the desktop interface is going to work very well on a tablet, and trying to blend the two interfaces will turn Windows tablets into a neither-fish-nor-fowl mess
This is one thing that could help differentiate them, allow both, so you can use a mouse and keyboard with your tablet to use Excel (which sucks using a touchscreen but people still do), but then switch back to touch interface for touch-enabled apps.
The you have access to a ton of existing apps (so they suddenly leap to millions of apps, not just 50k).
Something else they forgot to mention: the legions of programmers who can develop Windows apps, way more than Object-C (probably more than Java I’d hazard too).
You could argue that those who are doing it as successfully as Locke and Hocking would probably have succeeded in traditional publishing, but if you’ve got a choice of endless rejections from agents and then publishers against allowing people to read your book now, which would you choose? Publishers need to get faster going forward.
Along with the announcement that Netflix is coming to the UK (at last) and Lovefilm have (re-)launched their streaming-only account, does that mean the UK may finally get some reasonably streaming movie services? I hope so!
This week will bring the long-awaited opening up of a new realm of Web addresses in which just about any word—such as dot-furniture or dot-arcticvacations—can serve as a domain name. And to some, that spells opportunity.
And who will be the major benefactor of this change? Google. Now you won’t be able to guess a domain name (i.e. stick in a name and whack .com on the end) you’ll have to search for it!