In the News: 2012-05-17

Written on:May 17, 2012
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Mac News: The 4 inch iPhone   
If Apple changes to a 4-inch screen in the next iPhone (iPhone 5,1), how could they do it while minimizing impact on users and developers? Assuming everyone wants a bigger screen, how does Apple implement it without breaking existing applications, causing backwards compatibility problems, and otherwise fragmenting the platform and frustrating stakeholders? Let’s try to figure that out.    
Read full story => iMore

Technology News: Are Twitter and Facebook changing the way we complain?   
Is social media the new battleground on which individuals air their grievances about big companies? A sense of lonely rage, after being mistreated by a big company, is a feeling many can relate to. Rudeness, poor service or inexplicable disruptions announced by unswervingly unapologetic staff – sometimes minor injustices are the ones that rankle the most.    
Read full story => BBC News

Programming News: Web First for Mobile   
My mobile performance research focuses on mobile web. I don’t analyze native apps. Why? I believe in the openness of the Web. I don’t like being forced to use a proprietary technology stack. I don’t like signing legal documents. I don’t like having to be approved by someone. Although I don’t write commercial apps, I don’t want the people who follow my work to have to pay a share of their revenue to a gatekeeper.    
Read full story => SteveSouders

Standards News: ISO standards and Rio+20 – brochure updated with user referrals   
ISO has just released a second edition of its brochure for the upcoming Rio+20 summit* now including referrals from users and stakeholders on how voluntary ISO International Standards help to achieve the objective of sustainability. The new edition of the brochure, Rio+20. Forging action from agreement – How ISO standards translate good intentions about sustainability into concrete results, includes quotes from standards users worldwide, ranging from large corporations to small and medium-sized enterprises, and from the public sector.    
Read full story => ISO

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