Twitter files for IPO

Twitter, the 200 million user microblogging service, has filed for its initial public offering. Fittingly, the only public acknowledgement came in the form of a simple tweet.

Good for CEO Dick Costolo, this ain’t an easy task. Hopefully, they learned from the mistakes that Facebook made last year. With this, I see Twitter implementing more advertisements in feeds. While this will bring in large revenue, there are many that would like an ad-free premium subscription fee of around $2.00 USD a month. I’d pay for that.

The most forward thinking Apple yet

This article is extremely insightful. There are just too many good quotes in here. But essentially,  Sisir foresees Apple grand long run strategy in rolling out iOS 7, “iWatch” and “Apple TV”.

Why the iPhone 5s’ finger print scanner is the best commercial one ever made

With the new sensors you don’t have to move your finger, just press it against the reader. And like the sensor in the iPhone 5S, the sensors that will be in laptops and keyboards and other phones can detect the ridge and valley pattern of your fingerprint not from the layer of dead skin on the outside of your finger (which a fake finger can easily replicate), but from the living layer of skin under the surface of your finger, using an RF signal. That only works on a live finger; not one that’s been severed from your body.

A bit morbid. But no, a thief will NOT be able to login to your iPhone with your chopped off finger. That’s good to know I guess.

A Photographer’s take on the iPhone 5s

The sensor in the iPhone 5S remains at 8 megapixels, which is a bold choice given that competitors like Nokia are shooting for the moon as far as pixel count is concerned. But, as with many things, the sheer number of pixels is not as important as the quality of those pixels, and that’s what Apple has focused on here.

As a veteran photographer, I think this one of the most accurate representation of Apple’s understanding and passion for photography.

Burberry uses iPhone 5s to capture spring/summer 2014 runway show

“iPhone 5s makes it even easier to take great photos with the world’s most popular camera,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of iPhone & iOS Product Marketing. “We’re thrilled to see the amazing photos and HD video Burberry has captured with the incredible all-new iSight camera.”

Interesting high-end partnership here. I’m a fan of both brands!

Microsoft posts 7 anti-Apple Windows Phone ads

Getting desperate eh?

Note: As fast as they put them up, Microsoft swiftly removes them.

Microsoft bought Nokia before they ditched Windows Phone

And now, it is clear that a Nokia Android phone was more than a possibility. It was real.

A team within Nokia had Android up and running on the company’s Lumia handsets well before Microsoft and Nokia began negotiating Microsoft’s $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia’s mobile phone and services business, according to two people briefed on the effort who declined to be identified because the project was confidential. Microsoft executives were aware of the existence of the project, these people said.

Because if Nokia stopped making hardware for Windows Phones, no one else would be.

Blackberry Z30

These are two very opposite analysis: saviour versus 0% chance of saving.