When Apple first introduced the MagSafe power adapter connector it felt like a big step forward in an area no other company was making improvements in. MagSafe used magnetism to couple the power adapter connector to the notebook. Other manufacturers still used mechanical couplings, which were prone to crashing your notebook to the floor if you or your pet or your Roomba managed to get snagged in the power cord. With MagSafe the cord would easily detach from the computer. Otherwise it stayed firmly in place.
I ran through most of my month’s data allotment in a few hours yesterday afternoon (you can do this at LTE speeds). It was mere minutes between a warning from Verizon that I was 75% of the way through my data plan till another warning that I had hit 90%.
Over the weekend I ran into one of those situations where it felt like I had found a bug in a very commonly used portion of a very commonly used piece of software (jQuery). Of course, 99.99% of the time when that happens, I’m wrong, not the software.
Interesting how Amazon prioritizes use experience. Of course they want to make it easy to shop, right?
I can buy something via 1-click without having to re-authenticate myself. In fact I can buy a whole lot of stuff. I’m logged into Amazon but I haven’t re-authenticated myself in quite a while… no problem. Click, buy, click, buy, click buy.
Want to cancel an item in that 1-click order? Better check my password! Because I’m sure accidental cancellations happen much more often and are much more serious than accidental orders!