Scot Finnie

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Time for a makeover: ‘Notifications 2.0’

It was the day that my new dryer pinged me to let me know the clothes were dry that I realized the notifications thing had gotten out of hand.

Don’t get me wrong. I love notifications, at least, the way they were meant to be. And the dryer notification turned out to be useful since I have a regular laundry role in my household. Thank God, though, that our new refrigerator, stove and microwave did not follow suit.

If you give them free rein, the notifications on your phone, tablet, Mac, PC and other electronic devices from email, texts, calendars, social media, content providers, newsletters, apps and operating systems, to name a few sources, will keep you up half the night, render you mute with bewildering noises, invade your screen space when you’re trying to do something else, confuse you with duplicate or even contradictory messages — in short, they will quickly become your taskmaster. Especially if you are like me and your OCD tendencies make you feel you must look at every single notification.

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Let’s put to rest any doubt Apple can’t innovate

Wall Street, Wall Street. Doesn’t the world have enough to worry about?

You can stop worrying about Apple. If you didn’t know it before the company’s Sept. 12 hardware announcements, you should know now that Apple was not a one-man band before Steve Jobs died in 2011. It may have lost a little of Jobs’ showmanship, but Apple’s powerhouse design teams are still hard at work – and doing just fine, thank you.

To wit: The Apple design team significantly boosted pixels per inch (the specification that determines whether a display is marketed as a Retina display), resolution and screen area on the iPhone X compared to the iPhone 8 Plus. At the same time, Apple made the iPhone X’s overall size almost 18% smaller than the 8 Plus. You don’t make that kind of technological advance in opposing directions if you’re just banging one out for the bottom line.

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Let’s put to rest any doubt about Apple’s ability to innovate

Wall Street, Wall Street. Doesn’t the world have enough to worry about?

You can stop worrying about Apple. If you didn’t know it before the company’s Sept. 12 hardware announcements, you should know now that Apple was not a one-man band before Steve Jobs died in 2011. It may have lost a little of Jobs’ showmanship, but Apple’s powerhouse design teams are still hard at work – and doing just fine, thank you.

To wit: The Apple design team significantly boosted pixels per inch (the specification that determines whether a display is marketed as a Retina display), resolution and screen area on the iPhone X compared to the iPhone 8 Plus. At the same time, Apple made the iPhone X’s overall size almost 18% smaller than the 8 Plus. You don’t make that kind of technological advance in opposing directions if you’re just banging one out for the bottom line.

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