Nice IPhone News photos

A few nice iPhone News images I found:

Steel Apple
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Image by "CAVE CANEM"
Again enjoy good times, Formatted for HD

iPhone 4 line on launch day at San Francisco Apple Store 354
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Image by Steve Rhodes

There were long lines when the iPhone 4 went on sale at 7 am on Thursday, June 24th

Chris Bank twitter.com/sbanker got in line at midnight on Monday/Tuesday.

Joseph Lobato twitter.com/takeoverLA got in line on Tuesday

My interview with them Tuesday afternoon

www.flickr.com/photos/ari/4727209376/in/set-7215762421412...

Photos from Tues & Wednesday

www.flickr.com/photos/ari/sets/72157624214126119/

Some of those photos on Demotix

www.demotix.com/news/364690/first-line-iphone-4-san-franc...

Alexia interviews them

blogs.sfweekly.com/thesnitch/2010/06/steve_jobs_hold_me.php

Yukari Iwatani Kane interviews them
blogs.wsj.com/digits/2010/06/24/lining-up-for-apples-ipho...

(there are pictures of both of them doing interviews in the other flickr set)

iPhone 4 line on launch day at San Francisco Apple Store 38
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Image by Steve Rhodes

There were long lines when the iPhone 4 went on sale at 7 am on Thursday, June 24th

Chris Bank twitter.com/sbanker got in line at midnight on Monday/Tuesday.

Joseph Lobato twitter.com/takeoverLA got in line on Tuesday

My interview with them Tuesday afternoon

www.flickr.com/photos/ari/4727209376/in/set-7215762421412...

Photos from Tues & Wednesday

www.flickr.com/photos/ari/sets/72157624214126119/

Some of those photos on Demotix

www.demotix.com/news/364690/first-line-iphone-4-san-franc...

Alexia interviews them

blogs.sfweekly.com/thesnitch/2010/06/steve_jobs_hold_me.php

Yukari Iwatani Kane interviews them
blogs.wsj.com/digits/2010/06/24/lining-up-for-apples-ipho...

(there are pictures of both of them doing interviews in the other flickr set)

Cool IPhone News images

A few nice iPhone News images I found:

San Francisco Apple employees as iPhone 5s & 5c go on sale
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Image by Steve Rhodes
Some of these photos are available at

www.demotix.com/news/2739122/people-buy-new-iphones-san-f...

The #iPhoneline the night before

www.demotix.com/news/2733282/small-line-san-francisco-nig...

Past #iPhone & #apple photos

www.flickr.com/photos/ari/collections/72157600740718525/

#iphone5s #sanfrancisco #applestore #iphone5c

San Francisco Apple store employees just before iPhone 5s went on sale at 8 am
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Image by Steve Rhodes
Some of these photos are available at

www.demotix.com/news/2739122/people-buy-new-iphones-san-f...

The #iPhoneline the night before

www.demotix.com/news/2733282/small-line-san-francisco-nig...

Past #iPhone & #apple photos

www.flickr.com/photos/ari/collections/72157600740718525/

#iphone5s #sanfrancisco #applestore #iphone5c

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Line for iPhone 5s at San Francisco Apple store
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Image by Steve Rhodes
Some of these photos are available at

www.demotix.com/news/2739122/people-buy-new-iphones-san-f...

The line the night before

www.demotix.com/news/2733282/small-line-san-francisco-nig...

Past iPhone & apple photos

www.flickr.com/photos/ari/collections/72157600740718525/

#iphoneline #applestore #apple #sanfrancisco #iphone5s

Subway Time
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Image by MTAPhotos
MTA Chairman and CEO Joseph J. Lhota and MTA New York City Transit President Thomas F. Prendergast in Grand Central Terminal on Fri., December 28, 2012 where they announced the launch of the Subway Time app. The program allows customers to determine the location of the nearest subway from their iPhones, iPads, and computers. Currently available on the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 lines and the 42nd Street Shuttle, Subway Time is expected to be expanded as infrastructure allows.

Photo: MTA New York City Transit/Marc Hermann.

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Illegal Crown Structure
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Image by stevegarfield
news.bostonherald.com/news/opinion/op_ed/view.bg?articlei...

www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2007/11/07/remaking_a_...

"Last month, the city filed a court complaint against Luberto, saying he ignored an order to remove the crown.

"It is a structure," said Bill Good, commissioner of the Inspectional Services Department. "He built it without a permit. We gave him 24 hours to get a permit, and he has not complied."

Luberto argues that the crown is a temporary Christmas decoration that doesn't require a permit."

And we wonder why some in NYC think we all have farms in Cincinnati
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Image by Just Nora
Seriously, is this the best pathetic breaking news WCPO could come up
with this am? What an embarrassment. No news outlet should feel proud
of this as quality breaking (or otherwise) news.

#googlerally @google don't be evil
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Image by Steve Rhodes
ladymosca.tumblr.com/post/957374518/ak47-k32ru-nemoi-goog...

Google was a strong supporter of Net Neutrality

arstechnica.com/telecom/news/2010/08/a-paper-trail-of-bet...

until they made an announcement with Verizon

arstechnica.com/telecom/guides/2010/08/googleverizon-we-d...

arstechnica.com/telecom/news/2010/08/google-net-neutralit...

More coverage

www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-10961776

www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/08/13/BUN1...

www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_15772896

news.cnet.com/8301-30684_3-20013651-265.html

www.wired.com/epicenter/2010/08/net-neutrality-google-pro...

www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2367814,00.asp

thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/114253-googl...

www.dailyfinance.com/story/protesters-at-google-hq-demand...

www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2010/08/13/busi...

abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/business&id=76...

He'll be covering the rally

arstechnica.com/author/matthew-lasar/

Public policy groups rallied online & gathered 300.000 signatures

savetheinternet.com/blog/10/08/13/

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Flash GUIMark: 4.45 fps average
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Image by schoschie
Just stumbled across this interesting Ars Technica article about Benchmarking Flash Player 10 (via Daring Fireball). As DF's Gruber puts it:


Performance still sucks on Mac OS X compared to Windows Vista. Using the exact same computer (four-core 2.66 GHz Mac Pro with 6 GB of RAM), Hulu video playback consumes 56 percent CPU on Mac OS X 10.5 vs. just 7 percent on Vista. Flash video playback is about eight times more efficient on Windows. And yet people wonder why Apple isn’t anxious to get Flash on the iPhone.

Indeed – I'm constantly pissed off by the pathetic performance of Flash on OS X. It's very easy for me to tell if a web page uses Flash content – and be it only the most trivial little ad banner with some animated effects: my PowerBook's 2 fans start up immediately and the system is maxed out at 100% CPU load. Everything else on the machine becomes so slow, it's almost standing still, and the only cure is to close the page containing that Flash movie.

Most Flash content on normal web pages is advertising. It's a nuisance, but there are ways to get rid of it. In Camino, for instance, Flash content has to be manually activated by default (until you click on it, a placeholder is displayed for every Flash movie). For Safari, there is Safari Stand which adds a similar blocking functionality.

[Update 20090227: There is a webkit plug-in (for Safari et al.) called clicktoflash that does exactly this: github.com/rentzsch/clicktoflash/tree/master]

But what about pages you visit explicitly for looking at their Flash content? The most obvious example is YouTube. Whenever I want to check out some YouTube clips, I have to live with my Mac becoming an expensive desk calculator, because that's about as much as it can be used for while playing FLV movies.

My PowerBook G4 is almost 5 years old now, but Flash performance still sucks even on those newer machines that are about 5 or 6 times as powerful as mine. Why is that? Sloppy coding? Is the Flash plug-in developed on Windows and then half-heartedly ported to OS X? Or is it a conspiracy by Adobe who are secretly controlled by Microsoft to kill the competition?

I found some answers in a blog post about Flash Player 10 pre-release by one of the developers working on Flash at Adobe:

In a comment further down on that page, someone wrote:


[...] Even with Flash Player 10 beta 2, the performance under OSX is approximately half that of Windows XP. It is approximately 28fps under OSX and around 58fps under Windows XP.

So even the very latest version of Flash Player 10 under OSX is about half the speed of Windows!

The frustrating thing is that Adobe has not given any clear reason to account for the lack of performance.

Another puzzling thing is that Adobe is now saying that the text rendering has been very slow in the past, it has now identified the bottleneck and fixed it. But why has this bottleneck taken so long to find? The implication seems to be that no-one at Adobe has even tried to sort out the performance problems by profiling the code.

So with no explanation for the dramatic difference in speed on the same hardware under different operating systems, it is beginning to look like Adobe not only does not know why there is such a dramatic speed difference, but it has never made the effort to find out.

So Adobe - any answers as to why OSX is STILL so slow, or has no one done the work to identify the problem?

To which the blog author replied:


[...] Please read my comment on the GUIMark site. I was very clear about why there is still a difference. The standalone player is only about 10-20% slower than the windows version with this specific benchmark.

This rest can be attributed to gcc. Even Apple has had finally enough and is starting to develop a replacement based on LLVM: developer.apple.com/releasenotes/DeveloperTools/RN-llvm-g... (I said starting, this is not even close to being production ready)

"But why has this bottleneck taken so long to find?"

Because this benchmark hits a very specific area in the player which can't be seen with real content. GUIMark is a benchmark, not real content.

For the record I, other developers and QE run Shark and other performance tools, manually and automated. All the time.

So it seems my cynical fears of conspiracy or Adobe maliciously ignoring performance of Flash on OS X are unfounded. They are in fact trying to make it run as fast as possible everywhere, but they are not doing as well as on Windows. The reasons are pretty technical, as that same blogger explains in his comment on the GUIMark site (which he refers to in the above reply):


We have identified the bottleneck in the Flash Player for OSX. Like in the other plugins the culprit is text rendering, in this case rendering using device text. This benchmark spends >50% in a single OSX function: ATSUGetUnjustifiedBounds. You can verify this yourself using Shark. I am working on a change which will cache the results returned by that API to where this call should completely disappear from the performance profile.

Googling for the function in question brought me to a page from Apple's developer documentation on which it says:


Note: Although the function ATSUGetUnjustifiedBounds (formerly named ATSUMeasureText) returns the typographical ascent and descent values, using this function to obtain ascent and descent values might degrade performance. You should not use ATSUGetUnjustifiedBounds to obtain these values.

[Emphasis mine]
So – sloppy coding, after all?

(Full documentation for ATSUGetUnjustifiedBounds)

The above screenshot is the performance graph of my machine running the GUIMark benchmark. Current windows PCs run this same benchmark at about ten times the speed. It's frustrating, but it seems things will get better.

By the way, the performance of Flash on OS X is the reason why the iPhone does not play Flash content within web pages, and why there is a special application just for YouTube (which probably uses a specially optimized decoder and player for Flash video (FLV) data, but cannot play Flash movies per se.)

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flash_video

Release Notes for Flash Player version 10 (Adobe)

I'm embarrased I read Coffee News, but I must find some value in it.
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Image by .imelda
From the Pearland/Manvel Edition of Coffee News.

The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas. - Linus Pauling

Japan Stations Fight Suicides
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Image by shibuya246
Recently, these blue lights that have been installed at a number of JR
stations were in the news, explaining how they help prevent suicides,
especially people jumping in front if trains.

Research has shown that the emission of the blue light has a calming
effect on people and makes them feel less depressed or worried about
things. Maybe companies need to install them as well.

I remember reading about this research a few years back. Looks like
the idea has now gone mainstream. Don't confuse these blue lights with
the ones you see in stores to zap insects at night. Those are
definitely not for the calming effect.

In keeping with the Eco theme, the lights are LED.

Do you have similar lights or devices in your part of the world?

Nice IPhone News photos

Some cool iPhone News images:

ANTHRO136SP11_VVO_Cam25-22.jpg
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Image by CoDiFi
Vesuvio Café in North Beach, San Francisco.

Photographs in this collection have been produced by Heather Do, Connor Rowe, Kathleen Markham, Alison Lowrie, Kenneth Chiu, Katie Salmond, Diana Chavez, Elena Toffalori, Ashley Vink, Aimee O'Dea, Liz Dolinar, Allison Barden, Justine Khoury, Daniele Alaniz-Roux, and Justin Thach at the request of Michael Ashley for the UC Berkeley Anthropology 136e class, Spring 2011. The purpose was to digitally document the cultural heritage of Vesuvio Café to not only document the cultural history embeded into the ageless walls but also to connect spatially the symbiotic relationship that preserves the legacy of beatnik culture today.

Vesuvio Cafe, (37.79757°N 122.40625°W), located in the North Beach region of San Francisco Bay, is a cultural bastion preserving the cultural heritage of bohemian era and the beatnik culture that generated its establishment by Henri Lenoir in 1949 and made infamous by the renown authors such as Jack Kerouac from which the adjacent alley is named. The building in which the bar is housed is otherwise known as the Cavalri building built in 1913 and expanded to a second story in 1918 and designed by Zanolini with Italian Renaissance revival elements. The transient existence of these unkempt literary members and their constituents is reflected in the liminal location of the former saloon restaurant at the border between the vagrant Chinese- Italian communities; by 1970[1], most of the diverse cultures regressed into economical housing . Vesuvio Café despite its rich history back to the 1950’s , are not historically preserved site; in fact, they were rented until 1999[2] by managers Chris and Janet Clyde, whose proprietary hopes to protect the building from other commercial interest. Over the years, Vesuvio has undergone its share of renovations and damages such as the 1999 retrofitting for earthquake safety or even the 1973 damage dealt to the building by an errant bus[3]. Over the years, the "I'll never forget after the retro-fitting, one man came in, he was about 55 years old and in a business suit," Clyde said. "He actually had tears in his eyes when he looked at the place. He said, `You didn't change anything.' Vesuvio has kept its character as a neighborhood bar.”[4]

Photographs in this collection were shot on April 11, 2011 between 7:30 am and 5:00 pm Pacific Time under variable natural lighting due to cloudy skies with intermittent periods of morning exposure conditions. Photos were captured on the following cameras: Canon DSLR XTI/T2i, S95, Sony Cybershot, Canon Powershot. Lenses used include: Macro 60mm, Telephoto 70-200, Canon T2i 18-55mm, Canon XTI 17-85mm. A tripod was used for timelapse, Gigapan, macro, telephoto, HDR, and photogrammetry shots. iPhones were also used for documentation shots and Geo-tagging. The photos were post-processed in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3.

Description written by Kenneth Chiu, following Addison’s proposed virtual heritage metadata format in his chapter “The Vanishing Virtual” in New Heritage: New Media and Cultural Heritage, edited by Kalay, et al., and published by Routledge in 2007.

All photos Copyright ©2011 Center for Digital Archaeology, Berkeley CA, licensed under Creative Commons BY-NC 3.0 For more information contact Center for Digital Archaeology, Berkeley, CA, 94720 or visit www.codifi.info/licensing

All photos Copyright ©2011 Center for Digital Archaeology, Berkeley CA
Creative Commons creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
For more information contact Center for Digital Archaeology, Berkeley, CA,
94720 or visit www.codifi.info/licensing
For more facts and information about Alcatraz, please visit
www.nps.gov/alca/index.htm

[1] news.google.com/newspapers?id=WKI_AAAAIBAJ&sjid=JlYMA...
[2] news.google.com/newspapers?id=M0IfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=yc8EA...
[3] news.google.com/newspapers?id=hwsrAAAAIBAJ&sjid=cZoFA...
[4] www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-4550312.html
Original Filename:
ANTHRO136SP11_VVO_Cam25-24.dng

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Roulette Cricket
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Image by welivecricket.com
For more photos, videos, cricket news, stadium guides and musings from our resident blogger The Scoop, come and join us over at new online cricket community www.welivecricket.com

Adventures in iPhone location tracking, and a little gadget that just longs to go home
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Image by Chris Devers
Posted via email to ☛ HoloChromaCinePhotoRamaScope‽: cdevers.posterous.com/adventures-in-iphone-location-track.... One of these looks about right. One does not. See the full gallery on Posterous How come my phone got a chance to spend a week at Apple HQ last year and I did not? And how come it didn't tell me it was taking a vacation without me? Lucky thing. ...

Nice IPhone News photos

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iPhone 4 line on launch day at San Francisco Apple Store 367
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Image by Steve Rhodes

There were long lines when the iPhone 4 went on sale at 7 am on Thursday, June 24th

Chris Bank twitter.com/sbanker got in line at midnight on Monday/Tuesday.

Joseph Lobato twitter.com/takeoverLA got in line on Tuesday

My interview with them Tuesday afternoon

www.flickr.com/photos/ari/4727209376/in/set-7215762421412...

Photos from Tues & Wednesday

www.flickr.com/photos/ari/sets/72157624214126119/

Some of those photos on Demotix

www.demotix.com/news/364690/first-line-iphone-4-san-franc...

Alexia interviews them

blogs.sfweekly.com/thesnitch/2010/06/steve_jobs_hold_me.php

Yukari Iwatani Kane interviews them
blogs.wsj.com/digits/2010/06/24/lining-up-for-apples-ipho...

(there are pictures of both of them doing interviews in the other flickr set)

iPhone 4 launch at San Francisco Apple Store 110
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Image by Steve Rhodes

There were long lines when the iPhone 4 went on sale at 7 am on Thursday, June 24th

The line wasn't as long by the time I returned to get a phone around 3 pm that afternoon, but I was warned the wait could be five hours

It turned out to be about three hours (which still was long enough that some people left the line even though they had reserved a phone).

Photos from the early line Tues & Wednesday

www.flickr.com/photos/ari/sets/72157624214126119/

Some of the photos on Demotix

demotix.com/news/364690/first-line-iphone-4-san-francisco

demotix.com/news/366452/queues-apple-store-iphone-4-goes-...

Selvage for days
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Image by docpop
Wrangler has done a fantastic job on the new web site for their Blue Bell Collection. By cleverly using video footage, this Flash only site (sorry iPhone users) allows you to interact with the model by dragging across the image. Although it's primarily a way to add novelty to Wrangler's site, watching how the clothes move on the model does actually give a better sense of their fit than a static image would.

Despite it's Flash limitation, this really is creative web design at it's best. Be sure to check it out.

(found via Henry Wong's Denim News blog)