3 posts tagged Feature
I love bonus content - making of, creative process, deleted scenes, bloopers, and all the rest - as much, if not sometimes much more, than the TV shows and movies themselves. It’s why Hollywood succeeded, on numerous occasions, in scamming me into buying the same movie more than once - the initial release, and then the bonus-laden special edition that followed. The idea of all that content in digital download form is incredibly enticing. Not being able to access it on the best possible device to really enjoy it, the Apple TV, is beyond frustrating.
Agreed. I’m the same way. I used to live for director commentaries on DVD but now that I rent/buy almost all my films through the Apple TV, there’s no option to get those. Ridiculous.
You are right but I think Apple must implement things on the ATV box that may require a lot of effort… I’m thinking about navigation… How do you allow a user to navigate within iTunes Extras with a remote? This is not a simple question to answer IMHO.
Personally, looking at my Facebook timeline, I just don’t want my friends pictures to show up on my smartphone lock screen. No fucking way.
Over a decade after Apple took its first shot at the web with iTools, the company still doesn’t have a decent, trustworthy product.
Beside the controversy this week about iCloud ability to deliver worthy APIs to developers, other people stated that their is two iCloud: APIs part for developers and what the end user see of iCloud like Mail, Calender, icloud.com. Besides iCloud syncing problems at time, there is one feature that I see criticial and that is missing: a file system.
iCloud in Mountain Lion open and save dialog boxes shows essentially a flat space with documents in it. In other words, there is no file system in iCloud storage. I guess the design choice behind this is to keep things simple. Current computers startup UI are essentially to present a windows on a file system. But the computer is not a file system. So the paradigm shift seems to be compelling.
The problem is when you have more than 10 documents in iCloud for a specific application, looking for the one you want becomes tedious. This render iCloud storage problematic. And I think this is the kind of problem we see often in Apple applications: they don’t scale well at certain usage level (i.e. power users). Another example of this is the iOS application Photos.app. There is no hierarchy for organizing hundreds of photos except for albums. I find it problematic when you are looking for a specific set of pictures.
I guess Apple wants to simplify the computing experience but the thing is, for many of us who are using computers since before the iPhone, we all know and basically understand folders and documents. Apple shouldn’t have eliminated this from iCloud’s document storage. Maybe in iCloud 2.0, who knows.