The leaker leaked himself

Siapa pemilik akun Twitter @evleaks akhirnya terungkap. Akun Twitter yang dikenal seringkali membocorkan foto-foto produk termasuk Nokia Lumia, (dan hasil foto dari iPhone 4S) bahkan sebelum diperkenalkan atau dirilis secara resmi ternyata dipegang oleh Evan Blass, seorang mantan blogger yang sudah bekerja pada beberapa website besar, termasuk Engadget.

Sewaktu masih bekerja di Engadget, Evan Blass memegang jabatan sebagai Senior Editor. Dan percaya atau tidak, Evan adalah orang yang melatih Nilay Patel dan Joshua Topolsky, Pemimpin Redaksi dan Redaktur Pelaksana dari The Verge yang waktu itu masih menjabat sebagai kontributor di Engadget.

AP: What was the motivation to leak? Was it just part of the job, or did you have a specific interest in outing unreleased products?

EB: Not sure that it was ever a conscious decision. Eventually it became part of the job, but at first — especially when you’re starting out as a writer — you’re just happy to get any exclusive that you can, whenever you can. Regular scoops, like those published by people such as Tom Warren and Mark Gurman, are the result of a lot of a time and patience.

Interview selengkapnya bisa dilihat di Android Police.

Card-style UI beyond Safari

Benarkah desain multitasking dari iOS 7 adalah hasil curian dari… WebOS?

Safari: Multi-Tabbed Browsing
Safari: Multi-Tabbed Browsing by pouwerkerk

Mungkin sudah agak telat untuk membahas masalah ini kembali, tapi ada saja orang-orang (you-know-who) yang sulit dibuat mengerti, bahwa desain kartu dari multitasking pada webOS sendiri tidak seorisinil yang mereka kira selama ini. Bagi mereka-mereka ini, pokoknya, Apple mencuri desain kartu dari WebOS, titik.

Dan saya pikir ini tidak bisa dibiarkan.
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What’s bigger than jailbreak?

Koneksi SSH, Telnet, sebagai user mobile?

What will happen if people try to imitate iOS 7?

Marco Arment:

Copying iOS 7 is going to be a big problem for cheap hardware. iOS 7’s appearance and dynamics require a powerful GPU and advanced, finely tuned, fully hardware-accelerated graphics and animation APIs. This will hurt web imitators most, but it’s also going to be problematic for Android: while high-end Android phones have mostly caught up in GPU performance, and recent Android versions have improved UI acceleration, most Android devices sold are neither high-end nor up-to-date. The gap is much wider in tablets, and even “high-end” tablets usually have insufficient GPU power to drive their high-DPI screens.

Try copying iOS 7, assholes.

Semi-Restore: restore tanpa kehilangan jailbreak

iPhone 4 restored
iPhone 4 restored by Stephen Mok

Cara termudah untuk menghapus semua aplikasi-aplikasi yang bermasalah, file system yang kacau karena terlalu banyak modifikasi, serta menghilangkan segala permasalahan yang ditimbulkan pasca jailbreak, adalah dengan melakukan restore dari iTunes. Tapi sayangnya, cara restore ini juga akan menghilangkan jailbreak yang sebagian besar orang masih membutuhkannya (misalnya untuk unlock, dll).
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PSA: Say hello to X-SIM

Sejak membuka layanan IMEI Unlock hampir satu tahun yang lalu, kini Appbuntu.com melalui PastiCell telah menerima lumayan banyak unlock request dalam sehari, dan hingga hari ini, ada ratusan teman-teman yang telah berbahagia karena iPhonenya yang dulu locked alias jadi “iPod tebal”, kini sudah unlocked.

Namun, walaupun sudah banyak yang telah berhasil, tapi banyak pula teman-teman yang belum bisa menikmati iPhonenya dengan normal, terutama karena adanya batasan-batasan dari unlock berbasis IMEI. Teman-teman pemilik iPhone asal SoftBank Jepang misalnya.

Dan pada hari ini, perkenalkan; X-SIM. Solusi unlock berbasis hardware yang akan membuat iPhone 4S dan iPhone 5 Anda “back to work” lagi.

Untuk penjelasan dan cara memesan X-SIM ini, silakan membuka halaman ini. , dan bersiaplah untuk menyambut bangkitnya iPhone Anda 🙂

“No Spaces for Men in iOS 7”

Menurut Jim Lynch, iOS 7 mengingatkannya pada website Lisa Frank:

That got me thinking about iOS 7, there really is no male space in it. It’s an almost exclusively feminine experience from top to bottom. This wouldn’t be so bad if there were alternative icon themes and colors that men could choose, and thus not be stuck with the default feminized colors and icons. But it doesn’t look like Apple is planning to offer that option any time soon.

Bagaimana menurut Anda, kalau seandainya Apple benar-benar meluncurkan iPhone “murah” yang warna-warni itu? Apakah benar-benar “no spaces for men in iOS 7”?

DeepEnd from Ryan Petrich

Kalau Anda belum pernah dengar sebelumnya, perkenalkan; DeepEnd. Tweak Cydia buatan Ryan Petrich yang akan membuat Home screen iPhone 4 Anda memiliki efek 3D.

Deskripsi DeepEnd:

A simple tweak that shifts the wallpaper based on the device orientation.

Hmm… terdengar familiar? Mungkin 🙂

iOS 7 parallax and Apple’s business strategy

Eric Wing, seorang developer game Mac/iOS:

  • If UIKit Dynamics is unpopular, developers won’t use it and it will be like it never existed because it doesn’t seem to be intrusive into the existing UIKit API (otherwise no existing apps could still work)
  • If UIKit Dynamics succeeds, users are delighted and Apple makes more money
    • Then Android developers (and maybe Windows 8 mobile developers if there are any) will be under pressure to add similar user experiences to their apps
      • Apple’s competitors still have way too much crap to fix in their own SDKs and are playing catch up all the time, so they won’t have a response (official API) for a long time
      • Meanwhile, app developers will do it themselves
        • By every app developer doing it themselves, they will create behaviors that feel very different between every different app, hence increasing the feeling of inconsistency and fragmentation across the eco-system which lowers the overall user-experience for end users as a whole
  • This will also making failthful porting from iOS to other platforms more difficult

Marco Sero, seorang developer:

I think I’m going to dive into UIKit Dynamics and new view controllers and collection views transitions as I think this year the challenge will be about thoughtful animations.

And then Apple will makes more money.