I tried the new keyboard in iOS 9. I thought I would like the key labels changing case based on the state of the shift key. But, it is incredibly distracting and drives me crazy.The shift key in iOS is now styled such that it is very clear when it is enabled. So, there is no reason for the key labels to change case dynamically.
Fortunately, you can turn this new behavior off!
Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Keyboard.
Via Daring Fireball
Apple needs to introduce upgrade pricing and trials to the App Store so that developers can charge more for their apps. The insanely low prices of most apps is not good for the long-term viability of smaller development shops. Which means lower quality and less innovation in the long term, which is bad for everybody.
Daring Fireball: Why There’s No Sketch for the iPad
I love the idea behind this “camera”:
Conceived by German designer Philipp Schmitt, the “camera” is made from a 3D-printed shell that encloses a smartphone. An app uses GPS to track your location and calculate how many online photos have been geotagged within a 115-foot radius. If too many photos have already been taken there, Camera Restricta refuses to function. It only allows you to start photographing again once you’ve moved to a less-documented area.
Mental Floss: This Camera Refuses to Take Pictures of Over-Photographed Locations
Excellent post by fellow Automattician Chris Hardie on owning our digital homes.
Val Head published a great article on A List Apart the other day on designing safer web animation for motion sensitivity. It is important to be mindful of all sorts of accessibility issues when designing user interfaces, and concerns surrounding animation should not be forgotten.
A great sounding feature in the upcoming Basecamp. I hope more products start to offer more control over when they notify you of things.
Jason Fried – Basecamp 3: Work Can Wait
Note to myself: Computers care about the little things. Like a missing
_. Programming languages are much less forgiving than your traditional spoken or written language. Remember that the next time before you spend a half hour wondering why something suddenly and unexpectedly stopped working.