Matthew Strickland

Dropbox Pro now offers 1TB of space

Dropbox is stepping up their game by offering 1TB for $9.99 today.

Apple set to announce Wearable device in September

Please be more than a watch, please be more than a watch…

Apple now plans to unveil a new wearable alongside the two next-generation iPhones we told you the company will debut on September 9. (Funny “joke,” Gruber.) The new device will, predictably, make good use of Apple’s HealthKit health and fitness platform. It will also — predictably — make good use of HomeKit, the company’s new framework for controlling connected devices — though it’s not clear how broadly or in what way.

iOS First, Android Later

The most common trap here is the early iOS app which gets some buzz. All of a sudden, the founders hear “When are you building for Android?” The natural, enthusiastic response to sincere requests of the Android chorus is to go ahead and build for Android and seek more downloads, more growth, more revenue. I have a different view though. The proper response is: “No. Buy an iPhone.”

I often get asked when Gitty will be available for Android. This will now be my answer. Unless of course I choose to learn another platform.

I love using Uber but this is awful

If true, this is terrible business practice. Win with your product, not by sabotaging your opponent.

Apple prearing 12.9 inch iPad for 2015

This news does not surprise me as Apple begins to combat the thought that the iPad cannot replace a computer.

Amazon buys Twitch for just under a billion dollars.

As a frequent user of Twitch, I for one am really excited to see a company like Amazon get behind the brand and idea. E-Sports has been on the rise in America and and will soon be a force to reckon with when it comes to traditional television. It is undeniable the amount of 18-25 male eyeballs that Twitch has. Great move Amazon.

Some thoughts on Larger iPhones

John Gruber offers up his conjecture on what could be to come regarding larger iPhones in the next couple of weeks.

But after giving it much thought, and a lot of tinkering in a spreadsheet, here is what I think Apple is going to do:

4.7-inch display: 1334 × 750, 326 PPI @2x 5.5-inch display: 2208 × 1242, 461 PPI @3x

We know larger iPhones are coming. I too agree that the @3x option will likely enter the fray this time around.

One of the best Steve Jobs speeches is hidden on your Mac

Pretty neat way to honor Steve.

Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits, the rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.

73.9 percent of US smartphone users download 0-1 apps per month

Mobile apps have skyrocketed in popularity and utility since Apple introduced the iPhone App Store in the summer of 2008. Apps now represent 52% of time spent with digital media in the US, according to comScore, up from 40% in early 2013. Apple boasted 75 billion all-time App Store downloads at its developers conference in June, and followed up by declaring July the best month ever for App Store revenue, with a record number of people downloading apps.

Yet most US smartphone owners download zero apps in a typical month, according to comScore’s new mobile app report.

Organic user growth is becoming increasingly difficult.

Swift vs. C

Jesse is at it again, this time benchmarking Swift and plain ole C.