Available as an early release ebook. As with everything written by Lea Verou, this is a must-read.
eInk devices are also pleasant in a paradoxical way because they basically suck at everything that isn’t reading. That doesn’t sound like something you’d want, except when you notice you spend every fifth page switching back to Twitter or Facebook or Tinder or Snapchat or whatever. eInk devices let you tune out the world and truly immerse yourself in reading.
I’m still waiting for an affordable, large eInk screen I can use as an information radiator.
Swift is a new programming language for creating iOS and OS X apps. Swift builds on the best of C and Objective-C, without the constraints of C compatibility. Swift adopts safe programming patterns and adds modern features to make programming easier, more flexible, and more fun. Swift’s clean slate, backed by the mature and much-loved Cocoa and Cocoa Touch frameworks, is an opportunity to reimagine how software development works.
A new language for iOS/OSX development is, for me, the best thing to come out of this year’s WWDC.
A lesser-known but informative online book by Google.
Tom Turvey, Google’s director of strategic partnerships, now explains that the device does not need to be connected to the Internet to read the book after it was accessed once. He also clarified that the company is “not focused on a dedicated eReader or device of any kind.”
Interesting to se how Kindle consumers react when Google launches this service next year.