Category Archives: technology

Mobile Brand Loyalty

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Mobile Brand Loyalty
A survey by Piper Jaffray yesterday reveals that most early iPhone 4 buyers were upgrading from previous iPhones — and remaining loyal to Apple — and that very few were switching to AT&T from other carriers. Specifically, here are highlights from Piper analyst Gene Munster’s note this morning: 77% of iPhone 4 buyers polled in […]

Hello Thelonius!

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Hello Thelonius!
Pleased to say that this blog has been updated to WordPress 3 – ‘Thelonius”.  So far so good.  We’re going to get the Annunciation Interactive site updated soon as well.  From what I’m seeing, WP3 continues the evolution of WordPress toward a more general content manager versus its blog-centric roots…

HTML5

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HTML5
Very cool infographic breaking down the advances pending in html5 as it is rolled out.  Good stuff.

Solar Surface Area.

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Solar Surface Area.
The attached infographic shows the surface area required for powering the Earth with solar panels alone.

Speed Testing.

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Speed Testing.
I’m such an idiot – just realized that Firebug has built-in speed testing.  That would’ve come in handy.

Flash Wars.

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Flash Wars.
Kind of funny back & forth this past week from Apple and Adobe.  Adobe apparently debuted a strange passive-aggressive ‘We Heart Apple’ campaign – while conducting a flame war with Steve Jobs et al.  Apple’s (apparently fake) response is below.  Heh.

Power Users Dominate.

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Power Users Dominate.
Interesting stats article today on mashable.com about Twitter users’ usage.  I was going to link it up here, but the front-page PopURLs mention crashed mashable.  It basically said something to the effect that only about 21% of users had actually tweeted more than 10 times.  Something like 34% had only tweeted once. I’m intrigued by […]

State of the Web.

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Great infographic re: web usage and demographic stats from focus.com.

iCarumba.

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iCarumba.
Like many, I’ve had a long, strange relationship with Apple.  Since the 80s I’ve owned Apple II’s, Macintoshes, Performas, Quadras, G4s, G5s, Powerbooks, MacBooks, iBooks, iPods, iPhones, etc etc etc.  My disposition toward the company teeters between unabashed fanboy-ism to outright fury. Because we live in an age of rapid progress, I can’t find fault […]

UI Realism.

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UI Realism.
I was a huge fan of Marvel Comics growing up, and love Scott McCloud’s books on comic art’s ability to communicate across languages via symbology, etc.  Found an article recently by Lukas Mathis of ignorethecode.net that applies cartoon principles to User Interface (UI) design.  Not quite ‘less is more’, but rather ‘just enough is correct’ […]