The We-Love-Design Edition Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Apple Is A Market Leader, But Can It Keep Its Hold On Creative Hearts And Minds?, by Sam Bradley, The Drum

”Creative people are interested in design,” Nikiforidis reflects. ”We design things, and we love design and so it makes sense that most of us would aim toward using Apple products.”

Apple isn’t just every creative director’s favorite brand. It’s also been one of the great patrons of above-the-line advertising, backing long-time agency partner TBWA\Chiat\Day and Media Arts Lab to create campaigns such as ’1984,’ ’Think Different’ and ’Shot on iPhone.’ Those relationships, and the work they’ve produced, are part of a strategy that has helped Apple pull off one of the greatest tricks in marketing: making one of the most valuable corporations in the history of capitalism seem like an underdog.

Is Firefox Okay?, by Matt Burgess, Wired

At the end of 2008, Firefox was flying high. Twenty percent of the 1.5 billion people online were using Mozilla’s browser to navigate the web. In Indonesia, Macedonia, and Slovenia, more than half of everyone going online was using Firefox. “Our market share in the regions above has been growing like crazy,” Ken Kovash, Mozilla’s president at the time, wrote in a blog post. Almost 15 years later, things aren’t so rosy.


BBEdit For Mac Updated With New Shortcuts Actions And Multiple Notebooks, by Filipe Espósito, 9to5Mac

The app’s Notes system has been improved to support multiple Notebooks. In previous versions of the app, notes were stored in a single Notebook, but now BBEdit users can separate their notes into different Notebooks, which is useful for those working on multiple projects.

Preview Mini Brings A Familiar Look To iOS Image Editing, by Brent Dirks, AppAdvice

As you could probably tell by the name, the app takes a big dose of inspiration from Apple’s stock app on macOS. That makes photo editing easy for Mac fans.

Photo Sharing App Glass Comes To The iPad For The First Time, by Oliver Haslam, iMore

Glass is a popular photo sharing app and until now, it's been iPhone only. That's all changing however and a new iPad version of the app can be downloaded right now.

Twelve South's Popular Aluminum Backpack Shelf Refreshed For 24-inch M1 iMac, by Blair Altland, 9to5Toys

Today, Twelve South refreshed one of its more popular accessories, delivering an updated design for Apple’s new 24-inch M1 iMac. The new BackPack for iMac arrives to position everything from hard drives and USB-C hubs out of the way on your setup by resting right on the back of Apple’s latest deckstop Macs.


Apple's Worst-case Scenario Might Be The Best Thing For The iPhone, by Jason Snell, Macworld

Apple acts as if today’s App Store is just curating the platform, but it’s not–it’s judge, jury, and executioner. If you can fall back on telling developers to release their apps on their own, it’s easier to be a curator.

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If you are curious about how Singapore's doing with its pandemic rules, masks are still mostly needed whenever one steps outside of one's home. However, there's 'good' news today: so long as everyone is masked-up, we can now all stand side-by-side to pee.


(As reported by CNA: For example, so long as people are wearing masks, there is no need to cross out alternate seats in park benches, or the urinals in a men’s toilet. Or when people wear their masks and they stand together and take a photo, they don’t have to be a metre apart.)


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