Amazon Suggested Their Customer Was Being a Dick →

January 5, 2016 · 18:55

Sebastian Anthony:

On a fateful day in October 2015, Pedro—an IT contractor living in Ireland—was surfing Amazon.de for a specialised textbook he needed for a new extracurricular art class. He found the book, ordered it, but was disappointed when it arrived. The listing had said that the book was the current edition, but Amazon sent Pedro the previous edition.

Pedro got in touch with Amazon customer service to see about getting the proper version. A few days later, Amazon told Pedro that they had ultimately failed to find the right version of the textbook and that he should instead return the book for a full refund.

Pedro, who by this point had spent a long time looking for the correct version of the book and then more time waiting while Amazon looked for the book in its warehouse, wasn’t very happy with the overall shopping experience. Pedro made his displeasure known by providing negative feedback on a customer satisfaction survey, and he figured that was the end of it.

But it wasn’t. According to Pedro, when he next opened up Amazon.de, a giant dildo—specifically, “The Hulk 10.25-inch Huge Dong Black”—had been added to his shopping basket.

I don’t think Pedro was being anal about his order, but someone at Amazon was obviously frustrated enough to cock-up his day — I wonder if the reported working conditions have anything to do with it.

While it certainly looks like an associate at Amazon placed a giant dildo in a customer’s shopping basket, we cannot prove it. With that said, the €100 “gesture of apology,” the hints from Mühlbauer that the associate had been fired or changed role, and Amazon not denying the incident, all point towards an uncomfortable truth: the giant dildo really was thrust into Pedro’s shopping basket without his permission.

Thanks for that paragraph Sebastian — I laughed out loud.


Facebook Tested Users’ Patience by Introducing Intentional Crashes in App →

January 5, 2016 · 18:47

Jon Fingas:

Facebook may have even gone so far as to test Android users’ dependence on its app. Reportedly, it knowingly introduced crashing glitches to see whether or not people would abandon Facebook if they couldn’t use its native app on Google’s platform. It doesn’t have anything to worry about, according to the findings — users would rather stick to the mobile website than lose contact with their online friends.

I’d survive the crashes, but Facebook lost me the day they decided to mess with my timeline:

  1. If I set it to display my timeline in a chronological order, I want that setting remembered — it wasn’t.
  2. Even if I specifically stated that I want to see ‘everything’ a certain person posts, Facebook’s algorithm would choose to omit certain information — this drew the line for me and I stopped using it almost entirely.

Bottom line: don’t mess with a man’s carefully curated timeline. This applies to Twitter too.


OS X – Choose Between the Character Accents Popup
and Key Repeat When Holding Down a Key

January 4, 2016 · 22:18

Apple introduced an iOS feature to OS X some years back changing the behaviour of the keyboard. Traditionally, if a key was held down, the letter would start repeating itself on screeeeeeeeeen. This was changed to a popup which displayed various non-standard characters. I was never a fan of this, even though it does indeed simplify finding accented letters. This cannot be changed through System Preferences, but a quick visit to the Terminal can sort things out.

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Unhand Me! Will Let You Know When Someone Messes With Your iDevice →

January 4, 2016 · 10:58

Jake Underwood:

Unhand Me! aims to deter thieves by using voice and sound to draw attention to your iPhone or iPad once picked up. In addition to the very obvious audio, the app also pushes a notification to a specified device. From here, you can turn off the alarm or take the necessary action.

Seems like a unique and good implementation of a simple idea. Will have to try this out.


Randi Harper and FreeBSD — a Lesson in How Not to Treat Another Person →

January 4, 2016 · 10:56

Randi Harper:

I had talked to someone from the FreeBSD Foundation earlier on the phone about what was happening. During this same conversation, they actually said “maybe you should be nicer.” Literally. Said. That. To. Me. After this person had witnessed my talk and seen all the shit that had happened in the past year, I was tone policed by the FreeBSD Foundation…

A week later, I received an email from this person threatening to involve the FreeBSD Foundation lawyers…

I cannot even begin to imagine what went through the heads of the people at FreeBSD. Their (and many others) behaviour is completely unacceptable. I see these types of stories every few weeks and I just cannot understand why people would choose to act in this manner. I feel for Randi and anyone else ever placed in similar situations.


‘This Is Not the Plot Twist You Are Looking for’ →

January 2, 2016 · 10:14

Ben Ostrower:

I left the theater after my first (and even second) viewing entirely convinced that Rey is Luke Skywalker’s daughter. Duh. All signs point to this (the inheritance of the lightsaber, Maz Kanata’s cryptic insights, the final scene with Luke, etc). After all, the whole story is about the sins and redemptions of the Skywalker family, right?

While Ben’s theory is plausible, I don’t believe the writers were clever enough to come up with it. Oh, it’s full of spoilers, so don’t bother reading it until you’ve seen ‘The Force Awakens’.


David Silverman Interviews Don Melton →

January 2, 2016 · 10:12

David Silverman:

…nobody my age ever gets trapped on a desert island. They either crash into one and die, or they have “people” to take care of that and other little annoyances. I’m far too boring and cautious to ever go anywhere near a desert island anyway. And I’m fine with that.


George R. R. Martin Writes Using WordStar 4.0 for DOS →

January 2, 2016 · 09:55

George R. R. Martin in a comment below his post:

Never. And you know why? Because I write my fiction with WordStar 4.0 on a DOS machine. Stable as a rock, with none of the glitches of Windows-based systems.

I’d probably use my favourite Ulysses [iOS | Mac], but I have to admire the geek in him — just setting it up today is not exactly easy. I wonder what kind of hardware he’s running too…

via @antichrista


Rumoured iPhone 6C With Larger Battery Than 5S and 2 GB of RAM →

December 30, 2015 · 07:26

Joe Rossignol:

Apple’s so-called “iPhone 6c” will have a 1,642 mAh battery, slightly larger than the iPhone 5s battery’s 1,570 mAh capacity, according to Chinese website MyDrivers…

The report, citing “insider Foxconn employees,” also corroborates multiple rumors claiming the 4-inch iPhone will feature an A9 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB base storage, Touch ID and the same 2.5d curved glass used on the iPhone 6 and later.

While the 6C makes sense — it will most probably slot in at the bottom of the pack, while at the same time being more affordable and faster than the current 5S — I still can’t believe there will be a new(ish) 4″ iPhone. I’d love for it to have a camera and SoC on par with the 6S Plus however, even though I know this won’t happen.


Microsoft Uploads Windows 10 Encryption Keys to Their Servers →

December 30, 2015 · 07:23

Micah Lee:

ONE OF THE EXCELLENT FEATURES of new Windows devices is that disk encryption is built-in and turned on by default, protecting your data in case your device is lost or stolen. But what is less well-known is that, if you are like most users and login to Windows 10 using your Microsoft account, your computer automatically uploaded a copy of your recovery key — which can be used to unlock your encrypted disk — to Microsoft’s servers, probably without your knowledge and without an option to opt out.

It’s as if they want you to go and get a Mac.


Leaked Photos of the Fujifilm X-Pro2 →

December 30, 2015 · 07:21

Michael Zhang:

Fujifilm helped kick off the mirrorless camera revolution back in 2012 by announcing the powerful retro-styled X-Pro1 camera. Now it appears that a follow-up will soon be upon us: the first official photos of the new Fujifilm X-Pro2 have leaked.

This might be ‘my next’. Or rather a companion to my Fuji X100T.


Apple Exhibition in Prague →

December 28, 2015 · 16:56

Andrii Degeler:

Although the official Apple Store is yet to come to the capital of the Czech Republic, the city has recently seen the launch of the Apple Museum, which claims to host the largest private exhibition of its kind.

Housed in three buildings in Prague’s old town, the museum has an extensive list of 472 exhibits on display—from nearly every Apple product ever built to Steve Jobs’ business cards from his times at NeXT and Pixar.


The iPad Pro Smart Keyboard vs. The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Type Cover

December 25, 2015 · 17:16

I’ve wanted to write about so many things during these past few weeks, but I never could find the time to get into them. One of those on hold have been my thoughts and first impressions of the Surface Pro 4, which I had on loan for a few weeks. It coincided with the time when I bought my iPad Pro. A few of the more interesting aspects of the two are the keyboards, hardware design and ergonomics of Apple’s and Microsoft’s products.

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Don’t Forget to Dream →

December 25, 2015 · 10:41

Peter Clemens:

There is something wonderfully simple about the way young children see life. It is a way of seeing in which anything is possible, and this means that they see no reason why they can’t grow up to be an astronaut or a cowboy or a princess.

I personally remember a time when I truly believed that I would grow up to be a famous tennis player competing on the world stage. As I grew older, this dream changed to being a critically-acclaimed movie director. Somewhere along the line, though, this dream faded and for a long time I never properly replaced it.

For some reason, I stopped dreaming. Actually that is not quite accurate – I never stopped dreaming, it is just I stopped believing my dreams were possible.

I still dream, and recently learned some people do not anymore. You should try it… Again.


How Did NORAD Start Tracking Santa →

December 25, 2015 · 10:25

Dan Joling:

A 1955 newspaper advertisement for Sears Roebuck and Co. listed a phone number for “kiddies” to call Santa Claus but got it wrong.

The number was for a crisis phone at Air Operations Center at Continental Air Defense Command, NORAD’s predecessor, in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Air Force Col. Harry Shoup took a call from a child and thought he was being pranked. When he figured out he was talking to a little boy, he pretended he was Santa.

More children called. Shoop eventually instructed airmen answering the phone to offer Santa’s radar location as he crossed the globe.

That sparked the tradition that is heading into its 60th year.


Did Tim Cook, Phil Schiller or Someone at Apple Accelerate My Order?

December 23, 2015 · 13:15

I just picked up my iPad Pro Smart Keyboard from TNT and since I need to write something to test it out, I chose to speculate a little. You see, while the Smart Keyboard was available in the EU, the Polish Apple Online Store said it would be ‘coming soon’. I already had my iPad Pro at the time, miraculously managed to snag an Apple Pencil, but couldn’t get my hands on the most important accessory, especially since I was wondering if the Pro would replace most or all of my MacBook needs. I wrote a post directed at Tim Cook and Phil Schiller at the time, keeping my fingers crossed…

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Fuji X100T Named Best Compact Travel Camera of 2015 →

December 23, 2015 · 09:51

Allison Johnson:

Few cameras in recent history have attracted as much of a cult following as Fujifilm’s X100 series. They’re the photographer’s darling – not just a good-looking camera, but a beautifully effective machine. The X100T is small and light, and won’t burden a weary traveler, and its low-profile lends itself to street shooting. If you don’t mind zooming with your feet, its 35mm F2 equivalent lens and 16MP X-Trans APS-C sensor will serve you well.

Since getting my Fuji X100T, I sold my Nikon D700. While I absolutely love the former, especially for travel, I am still looking to get something similar with a full frame sensor. Only Sony caters to my needs at the moment, but I’ll hold out for a little bit longer.


Fraser Speirs Sells Mac, Goes All-in on iPad Pro →

December 23, 2015 · 09:50

Fraser Speirs:

I’ve been wanting to do this for five years now and it’s finally happened. I sold my MacBook Pro to go all-in on iPad as my main personal computer. Yesterday, I packed my 2015 13″ Retina MacBook Pro back into its box and sent it off to a new owner.

My Smart Keyboard is arriving today, so I’ll give it a shot too, while testing it out. I don’t have the balls to sell my Mac yet though…


Lauren Juliff — the Disaster Traveller →

December 23, 2015 · 09:48

Lauren Juliff:

I receive a lot of emails telling me I’m living the perfect life, but at times, it feels like I stumble from one near-death experience to the next. This life of travel isn’t always amazing, and I have far more unfortunate experiences on the road than any other backpacker I’ve met. I think it’s important to talk about them in order to give a more realistic view of travel than the beach and sunset photos. 2015, in particular, has been a tough one.

Her bad luck and ability to get into trouble are amazing. And someone, preferably her boyfriend Dave, should make use of that photo for a meme of some sort — it’s insanely great. Kudos for posting it online too.


The Beatles Will Be on Apple Music on Christmas Eve →

December 23, 2015 · 09:45

Peter Kafka:

You can spend Christmas streaming the Beatles.

The world’s most famous band will finally be available on streaming music services, starting this Thursday, Christmas Eve. And they’ll be available very, very widely: Industry sources say that the Fab Four’s music will be on all of the obvious music services, including Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play and Tidal, as well as some you might not expect, including Amazon’s Prime Music.

I have the albums, and I’m still excited.


Pete Souza — Official White House Photographer — on Instagram in 2015 →

December 23, 2015 · 09:00

Pete Souza:

Throughout the year, I post photographs of my White House work on a regular basis to my Instagram, @PeteSouza.

Many followers have inquired about whether a certain photograph is taken with an iPhone or DSLR (digital single lens reflex camera). In choosing the photographs for my year on Instagram, I decided to select only iPhone photographs that were captured in the square format on an iPhone. For many purists, the square format was the original inspiration for Instagram. And I certainly admire those that continue to post only square photos taken with a smart phone.

My approach to my Instagram feed continues to be all square photos are taken with an iPhone, and full-frame horizontals and verticals are taken with a DSLR (usually a Canon 5DMark3, but I’ve also posted some from Sony, Nikon and Leica cameras).

I love the camera on my iPhone — it’s the main reason I upgrade every year. Apple still has room for improvement however, and I can’t wait for the day when I will finally ditch my DSLR/mirrorless setup and go iPhone only. In theory I could do so now, but I’d miss a few things, including the ability to take true long exposure photos.

In the meantime, make sure to check out Pete’s shots.


App Store Deals — Christmas / Holiday Edition 2015

December 22, 2015 · 11:23

The holidays are upon us and in the App Store world that usually means a slew of price drops. The list below has many, many truly amazing apps and games, a few of which are true gems.

If you’re looking for some good software, I can heartily recommend both Tweetbots for Twitter, 1Password to stay safe, Affinity’s apps for graphics design, Astropad if you’d like to use your iPad as a tablet, Clear for tasks, Day One to keep a journal… You know what — just take a peek below, since most of them are really excellent. And don’t forget to pick up PCalc.

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iStudiez Pro – Mac – Productivity – €9.99 > €4.99
TextExpander 3 + custom keyboard – iOS – Utilities – €4.99 > €2.99

Power Hover – iOS – Games – €3.99 > €1.99
Xenowerk – iOS – Games – €1.99 > €0.99

Apps

1Password – Password Manager – Mac – Productivity – €49.99 > €31.99
2Do – iOS – Productivity – €14.99 > €7.99
2Do – Mac – Productivity – €49.99 > €24.99
Affinity Designer – Mac – Graphics & Design – €49.99 > €39.99
Affinity Photo – Mac – Photography – €49.99 > €39.99
AppCooker – Prototyping & Mockup – iPad – Productivity – €29.99 > €19.99
Astropad Graphics Tablet – iPad – Productivity – €39.99 > €19.99
Astropad Mini – iPhone – Productivity – €9.99 > €0.00
Aurora HDR – Mac – Photography – €39.99 > €29.99
Awesome Note 2 – iPad – Productivity – €4.99 > €2.99
Awesome Note 2 – iPhone – Productivity – €3.99 > €2.99
Calendars 5 – w/Google Calendar Sync – iOS – Productivity – €6.99 > €2.99
Carmen Sandiego Returns – iOS – Education – €1.99 > €0.00
Clear – Tasks, Reminders & To–Do – iOS – Productivity – €4.99 > €1.99
Clear – Tasks, Reminders & To–Do – Mac – Productivity – €9.99 > €4.99
Day One – iOS – Lifestyle – €4.99 > €0.99
Day One – Mac – Lifestyle – €9.99 > €6.99
Deliveries: a package tracker – iOS – Utilities – €4.99 > €2.99
Deliveries: a package tracker – Mac – Utilities – €4.99 > €2.99
Density – Pixel Calculator – Mac – Utilities – €0.99 > €0.00
Drafts 4 – iOS – Productivity – €9.99 > €4.99
Dropzone 3 – Mac – Productivity – €9.99 > €1.99
Duet Display – iOS – Productivity – €15.99 > €9.99
Duplicate Finder – Mac – Utilities – €9.99 > €0.99
Ember – Screenshot, Annotate – Mac – Graphics – €49.99 > €32.99
Fantastical 2 – iPad – Productivity – €9.99 > €4.99
Fantastical 2 – iPhone – Productivity – €4.99 > €2.99
FlightTrack 5 – iOS – Travel – €4.99 > €0.99
Fugue Machine – iPad – Music – €9.99 > €7.99
Gallery Doctor – iPhone – Photography – €2.99 > €0.00
Gneo: To Do Task List and Calendar – iOS – Productivity – €9.99 > €4.99
Home Design 3D GOLD – iOS – Productivity – €9.99 > €2.99
Home Design 3D Outdoor & Garden – iOS – Productivity – €4.99 > €1.99
Home Design 3D Outdoor & Garden – Mac – Graphics – €4.99 > €1.99
Home Design 3D – iOS – Productivity – €4.99 > €1.99
Home Design 3D – Mac – Graphics – €10.99 > €2.99
iA Writer – iOS – Productivity – €9.99 > €4.99
Icon Cast – Mac – Graphics & Design – €79.99 > €0.00
Intensify – Mac – Photography – €14.99 > €9.99
KryptoMail – PGP encryption – iPhone – Productivity – €49.99 > €24.99
Launch Center Pro – iPhone – Productivity – €4.99 > €1.99
Leaf – RSS News Reader – Mac – News – €7.99 > €1.99
Momento – Diary / Journal – iPhone – Lifestyle – €1.99 > €0.99
Noiseless – Mac – Photography – €17.99 > €9.99
Notability – iOS – Productivity – €5.99 > €0.99
Note Pro – Mac – Lifestyle – €6.99 > €0.00
OCRKit – Mac – Productivity – €39.99 > €34.99
Patterning : Drum Machine – iPad – Music – €9.99 > €7.99
PAUSE – Relaxation – iOS – Healthcare & Fitness – €1.99 > €0.99
PCalc – The Best Calculator – iOS – Utilities – €9.99 > €6.99
PCalc – Mac – Utilities – €9.99 > €6.99
PDF Expert 5 – iOS – Productivity – €9.99 > €4.99
Pixave – Mac – Graphics & Design – €9.99 > €6.99
Procreate Pocket – iPhone – Entertainment – €2.99 > €0.99
Relight – Better Photos – iOS – Photography – €1.99 > €0.99
Scanner Pro – iOS – Business – €2.99 > €0.99
ScreenFlow 5 – Mac – Video – €99.99 > €84.99
Screens VNC – Remote Access – Mac – Utilities – €29.99 > €19.99
Screens VNC – Remote Access – iOS – Utilities – €19.99 > €13.99
Snapheal – Fix your photos – Mac – Photography – €9.99 > €7.99
Soulver – the notepad calculator – iOS – Productivity – €2.99 > €0.99
Splashtop Wired XDisplay HD – iPad – Productivity – €9.99 > €6.99
Stacks 2 – New Age Currency Converter – iOS – Finance – €1.99 > €0.99
Terminology 3 – iOS – Reference – €2.99 > €0.99
TextTool – iOS – Productivity – €1.99 > €0.99
Tonality – Mac – Photography – €14.99 > €9.99
Tweetbot 4 for Twitter – iOS – Social Networking – €9.99 > €4.99
Tweetbot for Twitter – Mac – Social Networking – €9.99 > €6.99
Ulysses – iPad – Productivity – €19.99 > €9.99
WaterMinder – Reminder – iOS – Healthcare & Fitness – €1.99 > €0.99
Word Swag – Cool fonts, typography – iOS – Photography – €3.99 > €0.99
Workflow: Powerful Automation – iOS – Productivity – €3.99 > €2.99

Games

868–HACK – iOS – Games – €5.99 > €2.99
A Day In The Woods – iOS – Games – €1.99 > €0.99
Agent A: A puzzle in disguise – iOS – Games – €2.99 > €0.99
AirAttack 2 – iOS – Games – €1.99 > €0.99
ALONE… – iOS – Games – €1.99 > €0.99
Alto’s Adventure – iOS – Games – €2.99 > €0.99
Anomaly 2 – iOS – Games – €4.99 > €0.99
Anomaly Defenders – iOS – Games – €4.99 > €0.99
Appointment With F.E.A.R. – iOS – Games – €5.99 > €1.99
Autumn Dynasty Warlords – iOS – Games – €6.99 > €1.99
Avokiddo ABC Ride – iOS – Education – €2.99 > €0.00
Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition – iOS – Games – €9.99 > €4.99
Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition – Mac – Games – €19.99 > €9.99
Baldur’s Gate II:EE – iOS – Games – €9.99 > €4.99
Baldur’s Gate II : Enhanced Edition – Mac – Games – €19.99 > €9.99
Banner Saga – iOS – Games – €9.99 > €4.99
Bastion – iOS – Games – €4.99 > €0.99
Batman: Arkham Asylum – Mac – Games – €19.99 > €9.99
Batman Arkham City GOTY – Mac – Games – €19.99 > €9.99
Blek – iOS – Games – €2.99 > €0.99
Broken Age – Mac – Games – €24.99 > €7.99
Broken Age – iOS – Games – €4.99 > €2.99
Broken Sword 5 – the Serpent’s Curse – iOS – Games – €4.99 > €0.99
Card Crawl – iOS – Games – €2.99 > €0.99
CHRONO TRIGGER – iPhone – Games – €9.99 > €4.99
Civilization Revolution 2 – iOS – Games – €9.99 > €4.99
Civilization Revolution 2 – iOS – Games – €9.99 > €4.99
Don’t Starve: Pocket Edition – iOS – Games – €4.99 > €2.99
DRAGON QUEST V – iOS – Games – €14.99 > €9.99
DuckTales: Remastered – iOS – Games – €9.99 > €0.99
Fighting Fantasy: Starship Traveller – iOS – Games – €5.99 > €1.99
FINAL FANTASY ALL THE BRAVEST – iOS – Games – €3.99 > €0.00
FINAL FANTASY – iOS – Games – €7.99 > €3.99
FINAL FANTASY II – iOS – Games – €7.99 > €3.99
FINAL FANTASY III – iPad – Games – €16.99 > €7.99
FINAL FANTASY III – iPhone – Games – €14.99 > €6.99
FINAL FANTASY IV: THE AFTER YEARS – iOS – Games – €15.99 > €7.99
FINAL FANTASY IV – iOS – Games – €15.99 > €7.99
FINAL FANTASY V – iOS – Games – €15.99 > €7.99
FINAL FANTASY VI – iOS – Games – €15.99 > €7.99
FINAL FANTASY VII – iOS – Games – €15.99 > €10.99
FINAL FANTASY TACTICS: WAR… – iPhone – Games – €13.99 > €6.99
FINAL FANTASY TACTICS: WAR… – iPad – Games – €15.99 > €7.99
Find-the-Line – iOS – Games – €2.99 > €0.99
Galactic Keep – iOS – Games – €3.99 > €2.99
Galaxy Trucker – iPad – Games – €4.99 > €2.99
Gamebook Adventures 11: …Mystics – iOS – Games – €5.99 > €1.99
Gamebook Adventures 12: Asuria Awakens – iOS – Games – €5.99 > €1.99
Goat Simulator – iOS – Games – €4.99 > €0.99
Grim Fandango Remastered – iPhone – Games – €4.99 > €2.99
Heroes of Might & Magic III – HD Edition – iPad – Games – €9.99 > €4.99
Hitman GO – iOS – Games – €4.99 > €0.99
I am Bread – iOS – Games – €4.99 > €0.99
Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition – iOS – Games – €9.99 > €4.99
Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition – Mac – Games – €19.99 > €9.99
Infinity Blade – iOS – Games – €5.99 > €0.99
Infinity Blade II – iOS – Games – €6.99 > €0.99
Infinity Blade III – iOS – Games – €6.99 > €0.99
Kingdom Rush Frontiers HD – iPad – Games – €4.99 > €2.99
Kingdom Rush Frontiers – iPhone – Games – €2.99 > €0.99
Kingdom Rush HD – iPad – Games – €2.99 > €0.00
Kingdom Rush HD – Mac – Games – €9.99 > €4.99
Kingdom Rush Origins HD – iPad – Games – €4.99 > €2.99
Kingdom Rush Origins – iPhone – Games – €2.99 > €0.99
Knightmare Tower – iOS – Games – €2.99 > €0.99
Lara Croft GO – iOS – Games – €4.99 > €1.99
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light – iOS – Games – €5.99 > €4.99
Le Havre (The Harbor) – iOS – Games – €4.99 > €0.99
LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes – Mac – Games – €19.99 > €9.99
LEGO Batman™ 3: Beyond Gotham – Mac – Games – €29.99 > €14.99
LEGO Batman – Mac – Games – €19.99 > €9.99
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1–4 – iOS – Games – €4.99 > €1.99
LEGO Harry Potter Years 1–4 – Mac – Games – €19.99 > €4.99
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5–7 – Mac – Games – €19.99 > €4.99
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5–7 – iOS – Games – €4.99 > €1.99
LEGO Star Wars Saga – Mac – Games – €19.99 > €9.99
Leo’s Fortune – HD Edition – Mac – Games – €6.99 > €3.99
Leo’s Fortune – iOS – Games – €4.99 > €0.99
LOOPIMAL by YATATOY – iOS – Education – €2.99 > €0.99
Mines of Mars – iOS – Games – €4.99 > €1.99
NBA 2K16 – iOS – Games – €7.99 > €3.99
Oceanhorn – iOS – Games – €8.99 > €4.99
PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX – iOS – Games – €4.99 > €0.99
Prune – iOS – Games – €3.99 > €2.99
Psychonauts – Mac – Games – €9.99 > €0.99
Ravensburger Puzzle – iOS – Games – €2.99 > €0.00
Rogue Star – iOS – Games – €4.99 > €0.99
Sago Mini Babies – iOS – Education – €2.99 > €0.99
Sid Meier’s Pirates! – Mac – Games – €14.99 > €6.99
Sid Meier’s Railroads! – Mac – Games – €19.99 > €9.99
Sid Meier’s Starships – iPad – Games – €9.99 > €4.99
SimCity: Complete Edition – Mac – Games – €29.99 > €9.99
Simple Machines by Tinybop – iOS – Education – €2.99 > €0.99
Ski Safari 2 – iOS – Games – €1.99 > €0.99
Small World 2 – iPad – Games – €6.99 > €0.99
Sneaky Sneaky – iOS – Games – €2.99 > €0.99
Space Age: A Cosmic Adventure – iOS – Games – €2.99 > €0.99
Space Age: A Cosmic Adventure – Mac – Games – €2.99 > €0.99
Splendor – iOS – Games – €6.99 > €0.99
Surgeon Simulator – iOS – Games – €4.99 > €0.99
Tetrobot and Co. – iOS – Games – €2.99 > €0.99
The Cave – Mac – Games – €4.99 > €0.99
The Room Pocket – iPhone – Games – €0.00
The Room – iPad – Games – €0.99 > €0.00
The Room Two – iOS – Games – €2.99 > €1.99
The Room Three – iOS – Games – €4.99
This War of Mine – iOS – Games – €14.99 > €4.99
Thomas Was Alone – iOS – Games – €4.99 > €0.99
Ticket to Ride – iOS – Games – €6.99 > €2.99
Tiny Guardians – iOS – Games – €3.99 > €0.99
Tomb Raider: Underworld – Mac – Games – €19.99 > €9.99
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Transistor – iOS – Games – €9.99 > €2.99
Trick Shot – iOS – Games – €1.99 > €0.99
VoxelCity – iOS – Games – €1.99 > €0.99
Waking Mars – iOS – Games – €4.99 > €0.99
Warhammer 40K: Deathwatch – Tyranid… – iOS – Games – €2.99 > €1.99
Warhammer Quest – iOS – Games – €4.99 > €2.99
Wizards and Wagons – iOS – Games – €4.99 > €1.99
XCOM: Enemy Within – iOS – Games – €9.99 > €4.99
XenoShyft – iOS – Games – €4.99 > €1.99


How to Create Safari Pinned Tab Icons →

December 22, 2015 · 08:00

Craig Hockenberry:

The recent release of Safari 9.0 brought a great new feature: pinned tabs. These tabs are locked to the lefthand side of your tab bar and stay in place, even when you open a new window or relaunch the browser.

The default behavior is to display the first letter of the site’s name on a color from the site’s theme. If you work on a site with a strong branding element, you’ll want to customize the icon on the pinned tab. Anthony Piraino and I have been working on one for the Iconfactory and would like to share some of the things we learned.

Personally, I went with John Siracusa’s approach and it worked fine. I had to use Affinity Designer though, Illustrator did not output a compatible file for some reason. I really should get around to making one for this site…