1. "Apple’s App Store design is a big part of the problem. The dominance and prominence of “top lists” stratifies the top 0.02% so far above everyone else that the entire ecosystem is encouraged to design for a theoretical top-list placement that, by definition, won’t happen to 99.98% of them. Top lists reward apps that get people to download them, regardless of quality or long-term use, so that’s what most developers optimize for. Profits at the top are so massive that the promise alone attracts vast floods of spam, sleaziness, clones, and ripoffs.

    Quality, sustainability, and updates are almost irrelevant to App Store success and usually aren’t rewarded as much as we think they should be, and that’s mostly the fault of Apple’s lazy reliance on top lists instead of more editorial selections and better search.

    The best thing Apple could do to increase the quality of apps is remove every top list from the App Store.”

     

  2. (Source: thbrogan)

     
  3. What Computer You Should Buy for College

     
     

  4. hermionejg:

    thebrainscoop:

    I had someone at VidCon ask me if I wore dresses and curled my hair because I wanted to make a statement as a woman in science.

    the answer is yes, and that statement is

    there is no uniform and I can wear whatever I want

    *flies away into the sunset* 

    pwned

     
  5. lunalovegouda:

    When I’m trying to convince people to watch OITNB

    (via marinashutup)

     
  6. fuckyeahwillowandoz:

    Fun fact: This was the first use of the word “googled” on television.

    (Source: spaceslayer, via shadesofsky)

     
  7. Oh hey look I made a video! What are your favorite free iPhone games?

     
     

  8. "If Apple is indeed making a wearable device that goes on your wrist, it should look like something you’d want to wear before you even see what it does."
    — John Gruber on http://daringfireball.net in response to http://www.subtraction.com/2014/06/24/wearables-fashion-and-iwatch/
     
  9. thingsorganizedneatly:

    SUBMISSION: The entire contents of a box of Lucky Charms.

     
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  11. lalalapetitemort:

    if you wannabe my lover, you gotta get with my feminist ideologies

    (via kayleemb)

     

  12. Regarding the design of OS X Yosemite

     
  13. awkward-aeries:

    In my latest video, I talk about why I need feminism. It was prompted by the UCSB shootings. It would mean a lot if you shared this around!

    Very impressed by how much content Sabrina fit into 2 minutes. Wow. (Also all of her videos are great; I’m consistently amazed by her content).

     
     
  14. 🌳🌿🍃 green is back!
    Cobb, Harper Quad, Burton-Judson

     

  15. keepcalmandprogram:

    via Model View Culture — The last few weeks have been very difficult for women in tech:

    1. GitHub posted a sloppy ‘investigations concluded’ report (their follow-up gives a better indication of what actually happened)
    2. Gurbaksh Chahal - then-CEO of a startup, was allegedly video taped…