Tag Archives: iPhone

Current home screen


My current home screen. Favorite new app of the bunch is Habit List.

Current home screen


My current iPhone home screen. You can also catch 2013, 2012, and 2011 in the archives.

Apple’s cloud

Around 11:30 today I dropped my iPhone from about six inches off the floor. It somehow landed in the one spot of the corner where the screen doesn’t crack or shatter but also isn’t quite whole. It looked as if the adhesive bonding screen and glass loosened.

By 12:10 I had a Genius Bar appointment. After talking with a wonderfully helpful employee I had a new phone in my hand for free. 40 minutes later it was as if I never dropped my phone in the first place.

iCloud made restoring that easy. Every application, every photo, every setting was right where I left it. I had to re-enter my password in a handful of apps and that was it.

Apple may have weaknesses in their web services, but the safety net iCloud provides feels truly magical.

Current iPhone Screen


It’s fun to log these things every once in a while.

Path uploads your entire iPhone address book to its servers

Path uploads your entire iPhone address book to its servers. Shouldn’t this be the kind of shady behavior that an app store review process prevents? Would be fantastic to see answers to these 3 questions.

Update: Path’s CEO answered those three questions a minute after I posted this. His response to #2 is a cop out. “Industry best practice” is just a way of avoiding blame. Protect your users data and do what’s right, not what’s typical.