Remember when this story was making the rounds back in July?
IDC released new numbers on the smart watch market, and they don't look good. Overall, the market is down 51% over last year (quarter over quarter), and the Apple Watch's sales were down 71%!
Call me a bad American, but I prefer to measure my runs in kilometers than miles. So while I'm perfectly happy to have my driving directions in miles, my weight tracked in pounds, and my temperature in Fahrenheit, all I want is my runs in that other format. Thankfully Apple makes this possible in 2 different ways.
Well this sure does look familiar!
Google has added app shortcuts to the home screen on the new Pixel Launcher that ships with the brand new Pixel phone.
Now I give Rene shit sometimes for always finding the good side of everything Apple does, but he's right on the money here. Android fans called the iPhone 6 design "tired" from the moment it was revealed. We heard it again in 2015 when the 6s line came out, and we even heard it again in 2016 as the iPhone 7/7 Plus looks very similar to the last iPhone despite getting tons of internal upgrades.
I'm positive the Note brand is dead. If Samsung has the gal to bring out a Note 8 next year, the tagline has to be "it won't explode, we promise...again...seriously this time." That's not a great pitch.
The death blow may have already been thrown weeks ago, but for me it was when the FAA announced that Note 7's were going to be straight up banned from going on any domestic aircraft. Not just turned off, not just checked and in the luggage are, but not on the plane at all.
App Bottle Rocket is a new website built to make searching the iOS App Store easier, faster, and more readily available. I originally made the site as a tool I could use personally when writing about different apps for this blog. I was frustrated by having to use iTunes on my Mac or the App Store itself on my phone or tablet to find links to and release notes for new apps. I have long been jealous of the Google Play Store's web interface, and I wanted to bring a version of that to the Apple world.
Today marks the sixth anniversary of BirchTree 🎉. I'm frankly shocked this little hobby has lasted as long as it has, as the web is littered with old blogs I started and wrote 1-3 posts before giving up.
You often hear people complaining about how Apple used to be better, and that their revolutionary product were unanimously cheered upon release, but anyone paying attention knows that's a generous overstatement. Yes, Apple has released many amazing, and a few revolutionary products over the course of their existence, but none have been loved by all at their inception.