There’s a commonly known piece of information that pretty much everyone knows… use it or lose it. It applies to foreign languages, computer language, cooking techniques… all sorts of things.
Things like the code to unlock restrictions on an iPhone!
If you’re paying attention, you’ve no doubt noticed that we still don’t have Adobe Flash on any iOS devices. Apple has dug in on that position, even going so far as to tell the world why.
Surely, you must be thinking, it can’t be all that bad. iPhones have been out for four years now. Adobe must have updated their code base to improve things. There are millions and millions of iOS devices out there. Adobe must want to get in on that action.
Recently, I found that I had a TON of photos on my iPhone. These are the photos taken with the iPhone itself… not synced up via Aperture or iPhoto. Managing those is easy enough. These are the really random photos taken over the past year and a half (or whatever). Mine is a 32 Gb model, so I have lots of space, but there’s really no need to have all those pictures on my phone. Deleting them one at a time is easy to do, but time consuming. It turns out there’s a better way.
Here I am… happily working along when suddenly, the screen goes gray. My headphones cut out and I’m left in awful silence. On the gray screen, I get the following message…
“You need to restart your computer. Hold down the Power button until it turns off, then press the Power button again.”
I was sitting here thinking. Today is release day for Apple’s App Store. It is for the Mac what iTunes is for music and what the AppStore is for iOS devices.
I was sitting here wondering if iTunes was available in the App Store when it hit me. The App Store is actually part of the operating system.