Last time we sent out a warning email along the lines of:
We never ask for your username and password. If you get an email that looks like: “There is an issue with your account. Please reply with your username and password and we will rectify it” You should never reply to these messages with your details.
50 people replied with their usernames and passwords.
a package arrived in the mail bursting with construction paper—a wonderfully crafty collection of laptops designed by seven- to nine-year-olds in North Carolina that are both heart-warmingly personal and frighteningly tied to pop culture. A close study reveals keyboard buttons assigned to “Barbie.com,” “best friends” next to “friends,” “HP [Harry Potter] trivia,” and “werd games” as well as “rily werd games.”
First time something cute also made me shudder to the very core of my being.
"The trouble begins with a design philosophy that equates “more options” with “greater freedom.” Designers struggle endlessly with a problem that is almost nonexistent for users: “How do we pack the maximum number of options into the minimum space and price?” In my experience, the instruments and tools that endure (because they are loved by their users) have limited options."
Apple user Andrew Kim makes an awesome case for re-branding Microsoft in the new age.
Go here for more pictures and details.
As makers of products that change the world and re-invent entire industries , Apple deserve their ‘loss’.