Daily Archives: September 26, 2012

Looks like the iPhone 5 camera may be susceptible to some of the worst chromatic… 12

Looks like the iPhone 5 camera may be susceptible to some of the worst chromatic aberration I've ever seen.

Reshared post from +Mashable

The iPhone 5‘s camera might have a flaw. If you point the camera toward the sun or bright lights, a purple halo appears around those light sources, and in some cases, purple lens flares also appear within the frame.

We took three similar shots in the same conditions to create the picture below, using the iPhone 4S, the iPhone 5 and the high-end Nikon D300 digital SLR as a control. As you can see, the iPhone 5 is the only one producing this somewhat undesirable special effect in this instance. In addition to that huge purple blowout around the sun, you can also see a lens flare that looks like a purple rainbow lower in the frame.

If you have an iPhone 5, have you experienced this problem?

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If you like the idea of a Ford Fusion wagon, https://plus.google.com/1141334242…

If you like the idea of a Ford Fusion wagon, https://plus.google.com/114133424228405038490/posts/PBJBt9CwofA
head over to the +Ford Motor Company's social site and cast your vote for this idea submitted by a writer from +Jalopnik 

Gotta bring the Fusion Wagon
Love the look of the new Fusion–can\’t wait to see it in person. What I would really like to see is the wagon version– like they have in Europe ( the Mondeo). 2.0 liter turbo, with all wheel driv…

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The whole Maps issue is the prime example right now about how Apple may be beginning to… 8

The whole Maps issue is the prime example right now about how Apple may be beginning to lose its way.  Between 1997 and about 2010, the key to Apple's success was to focus first on providing products that provide the best possible customer experience as defined by Steve Jobs, although he was mostly right on this stuff. 

Having determined what would serve customers, Tim Cook and his team did an impeccable job of executing to provide those products efficiently. By giving customers what they want in a cost-effective manner (from the company perspective) Apple generated huge profits.

On the other hand, the switch from +Google Maps to an in-house system was apparently driven by internal business decisions in the battle against Google and +Android. Rather than focusing on what was best for customers, Apple was looking at what was perceived to be best for Apple. At some point Apple Maps may be superior to the Google product but it's clearly not today.

When creating the iPod, iPhone, iPad, MacBook Air and other products, Apple waited until the product was ready for prime time to avoid alienating customers. This time they rushed and customers are paying the price. No company is perfect.  How Apple follows up this hiccup in the next year or two will tell us a lot about the post-Steve Jobs era.

Apple had over a year left on Google Maps contract, Google scrambling to build iOS app
Apple’s decision to ship its own mapping system in the iPhone 5 and iOS 6 was made over a year before the company’s agreement to use Google Maps expired, according to two independent sources familiar….

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Anyone that's been paying any attention knows that Google drives traffic

Apparently Rupert Murdoch has finally realized that Google is not the cause of the problems in the newspaper business.

Reshared post from +Jeff Jarvis

Should I say it? Oh, what the hell, I can't resist…
Murdoch backs down from his high horse about Google as a parasite and now wants the gentle giant to link to his Times of London, which is obviously showing chinks in its pay wall. 

Mark Sweney
NI attempts to attract new readers by allowing search engine to show headlines and the first two sentences of articles. By Mark Sweney

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