London Ice Cream Shop To Offer Scoops Of Frozen Breast Milk
I had to giggle at this if only for this quote:
Some people will hear about it and go, ‘yuck’ but actually it’s pure, organic, free-range and totally natural,” said the store’s founder.
You hear that, people? Lactating women are free range.
Cathode Is A Vintage Terminal For OS X
Here’s an interesting new Mac app for you Terminal junkies looking for new shiny this morning. Cathode came out of beta a few weeks ago, and it’s an alternative Terminal app for OS X with lots of “vintage” themes to apply to the regular session window. As the name suggests, Cathode emulates those old TV screens you might have seen (and owned, too) in the 1970s and 1980s — indeed cathodic monitors.
This is pretty nifty, and sounds like some neat programming. Personally, probably not $20 nifty, though.
Apple Confirms: No Demos In The Mac App Store
Following last night’s seeding of a new build of Mac OS X 10.6.6, Apple updated its Developer News portal with a few tips for developers to consider before trying to submit their Mac apps for approval. Among these tips (which include file system usage and custom graphical controls), Apple confirmed what many developers feared since the Mac App Store was announced: Apple won’t accept any kind of demo, trial or beta version in the new Store.
Apple is, in fact, suggesting developers to host demos on their own websites, as the Mac App Store only accepts retail versions of apps:
Your website is the best place to provide demos, trial versions, or betas of your software for customers to explore. The apps you submit to be reviewed for the Mac App Store should be fully functional, retail versions of your apps.
If you’re going to the trouble of having the customer go to your web site and install the software themselves, what’s the point of selling in the App store? Exposure, I suppose. And for the people who don’t mind buying software without being able to test it. (Who are these people?!)
For a company that makes things just work, you’re doing a good job of making this awfully hard.
[Previously: The Windows Phone 7 Mail Experience]
My Facebook account had been dormant for months, but when I got a Windows Phone, I re-activated it. It made a great experience even better.
My Favorite Feature(s) on Windows Phone
On the main screen of Windows Phone, you can “pin” frequent contacts, which is great.
But it’s not just a way to quickly dial them, the “live tile” will actually periodically show their latest post on Facebook. Also great.
And when you do press on their tile, you’re presented with several options for contacting them such as texting, calling, emailing, or posting to their Facebook wall. The page puts a photo of them (pulled from Facebook) on top with the most recent status message (from Facebook). Super great.
I do kind of envy this kind of overall integration in a smartphone interface. I love my iPhone, but I sometimes wish that apps could play together in their sandbox. I’d like to see more of my data pulled together in the phone’s interface, not just in an app window. For instance, it would be great to have an agenda and some other items on my lock screen for a quick glance, or to remind me every time I use my phone.
World of Goo Is Coming To The iPad
Curse you and your touchy goodness, Apple.