Selling Cookies Demo App with Reader SDK for iOS
from Daring Fireball

My thanks to Square for sponsoring this week at DF. You might know Square from their little white card readers, but for developers they have a suite of APIs and SDKs to help you take payments — both in-person and online. Square Reader SDK allows you to use Square hardware to take payments directly in your app. Check out their website to see their cookie-selling demo app, simulating what a Girl Scout would need to sell cookies.

 ★ 
ifttt  daringfireball 
18 hours ago
Twitter
Whenever I see an if-else statement without curly braces I assume the author wasn’t getting much of an adrenaline r…
from twitter_favs
2 days ago
New AirPods are ‘definitely’ coming this year, according to one leaker – BGR
from Daring Fireball

Chris Smith, BGR:

A few weeks ago, Apple insider Ming-Chi Kuo said that the AirPods 2 would launch either in late 2018 or early next year. Now we have a Samsung insider making a similar claim. “Ice Universe”, who’s a constant source of rumors, mostly related to Samsung mobile devices, said on Twitter that “Apple will definitely launch AirPods 2 this year”.

Anything is possible, but I’d find it a bit strange if Apple released new AirPods this year. If they were going to be ready for the holidays, why wouldn’t they have announced them at the event in Brooklyn two weeks ago? Why would they release a holiday gift guide listing the current AirPods as the second item on the list?

People are already buying holiday gifts, and gift-buying reaches its manic peak next week with Black Friday. People who are buying $160 AirPods now — on Apple’s own recommendation — would be justifiably angry if AirPods 2 come out before the holidays.

 ★ 
ifttt  daringfireball 
2 days ago
Twitter
from Daring Fireball

600+ likes and counting on this tweet that popped into my head this morning:

I wish you could delete apps right from the App Store Updates tab. When I see an update is pending for an app I never use, I just want to delete it right there.

 ★ 
ifttt  daringfireball 
2 days ago
Twitter
from Daring Fireball

It’s one thing to hear that there are a lot of magnets in the new iPad Pros. It’s another to see them.

 ★ 
ifttt  daringfireball 
3 days ago
Trump Warns That Florida Recount Could Set Dangerous Precedent of Person with Most Votes Winning | The New Yorker
from Daring Fireball

Satirist Andy Borowitz:

Calling for an “immediate end” to the recount in Florida, Donald J. Trump warned on Monday that it could set a dangerous precedent of the person with the most votes winning.

Speaking to reporters at the White House, Trump said that those in favor of the recount had a “sick obsession with finding out which candidate got the most votes.”

“Democrats are going on and on about counting every last vote until they find out who got the most,” Trump said. “Since when does getting the most votes mean you win?”

Under Trump, the line between satire and news is ever more blurred. The above is a more fair, more accurate description of Trump’s reaction to these close elections than anything in the supposedly straight news.

 ★ 
ifttt  daringfireball 
4 days ago
Why aren't there Usb-c to Lightning Cables from Anker, Monoprice, Amazonbasics yet? : apple
from Daring Fireball

Here’s a thread on Reddit asking why there aren’t any USB-C to Lightning cables from reliable, certified companies like Anker, Monoprice, and Amazon. It’s a year-old thread and the situation is unchanged. This stinks now that the entire MacBook line has gone to USB-C, along with chargers that output by USB-C.

I have this Anker 30-watt charger, for example. It’s a terrific product — nice size, great build quality, and just $26. (Apple’s 30-watt charger is $50.) Another great charger is Apple’s new 18-watt charger that’s included with the new iPad Pros (but which, oddly, is not yet available for purchase separately). These chargers all use USB-C for output. So if want to use them to charge a Lightning device — like, say, your iPhone — you need a USB-C to Lightning cable, and your only certified options are Apple’s 1-meter and 2-meter cables. Apple’s cables aren’t bad, but (a) they cost $19 and $35, respectively; and (b) the 1-meter cable is awfully long to be the shortest cable for this. I like having 6-inch cables for traveling, for plugging my phone into my MacBook to charge overnight.

What’s the deal here? Is there a technical issue? Or is Apple just spitefully keeping this market to itself? It really seems like a raw deal when you consider that Apple still doesn’t include a USB-C to Lightning cable with new iPhones.

 ★ 
ifttt  daringfireball 
4 days ago
Twitter
"Democrats will win the [House] popular vote by a larger margin than the GOP achieved in either the 1994 or 2010 wa…
from twitter_favs
5 days ago
Twitter
Overrepresentation of Whiteness in media and art is not a coincidence. It never has been. Whiteness works deliberat…
from twitter_favs
5 days ago
Twitter
This is continuing to annoy me. Note that when white peoples want their characters to stay white, they do. While cr…
from twitter_favs
5 days ago
Stan Lee on the American Idea - The Atlantic
from Daring Fireball

Great little graphic essay Stan Lee wrote for The Atlantic in 2007.

 ★ 
ifttt  daringfireball 
5 days ago
Twitter
Welcome to the 116th Congress!!
from twitter_favs
5 days ago
Michael Chabon on Instagram: “Some people are influences. Others—a rare few—rearrange the very structure of your neurons. #StanLee’s creative and artistic contribution…”
from Daring Fireball

Michael Chabon, on Instagram:

Some people are influences. Others — a rare few — rearrange the very structure of your neurons. Stan Lee’s creative and artistic contribution to the Marvel pantheon has been debated endlessly, but one has only to look at Jack Kirby’s solo work to see what Stan brought to the partnership: an unshakable humanism, a faith in our human capacity for altruism and self-sacrifice and in the eventual triumph of the rational over the irrational, of love over hate, that was a perfect counterbalance to Kirby’s dark, hard-earned quasi-nihilism. In the heyday of their partnership, it was Stan’s vision that predominated and that continues to shape my way of seeing the world, and of telling stories about that world, to this day.

Beautifully said. There’s something apt about using a primarily visual medium like Instagram as an outlet for great writing to remember a man whose life’s work was writing for comic books.

 ★ 
ifttt  daringfireball 
5 days ago
Rotor Riot Wired Mobile Gaming & Drone Controller — Tools and Toys
Rotor Riot Wired Mobile Gaming & Drone Controller

Until the release of iOS 12.1, MFi-certified mobile gaming controllers like the SteelSeries Nimbus were unable to use clickable thumbstick buttons (L3 and R3) like their console counterparts, which has hampered what game developers can do on iOS. Now that support for such things has been added, controller companies have already started taking advantage of it.

Take the new Rotor Riot controller, for example. Not only does it support those newfound L3 and R3 functions, it’s also a wired device that should eliminate any input lag like you sometimes get with Bluetooth controllers, and it even doubles as a drone controller — which makes sense, since that’s the kind of thing Rotor Riot is more known for — with compatibility for drones such as…

Parrot Bebop

DJI Mavic Air

DJI Spark

Ryze Tello

Teal One

The Rotor Riot controller is $50 on Amazon and comes in both iOS (Lightning) and Android (USB-C) compatible versions.

Buy Now
ifttt  rss 
5 days ago
Twitter
Let's not overlook how frequently police apprehend white shooters without killing them. It's not simply a matter of…
from twitter_favs
5 days ago
www.washingtonpost.com
from Daring Fireball

Alexander F. Remington and Michael Cavna, writing for The Washington Post:

Traditionally, comics were drawn from a screenplay-like script provided by the writer. Instead, Mr. Lee said, he would offer his artists plot ideas and brainstorm with them. The artists would then draw the story, and he would later fill in dialogue and text.

Artists in his “bullpen,” where the artists worked in proximity to each other and to him, were much more involved in the creative process. This became known as the Marvel Method.

The man made a lot of cameos.

 ★ 
ifttt  daringfireball 
5 days ago
Twitter
At the heart of every great Stan Lee Marvel character is transformation. The idea of taking a weakness and making i…
from twitter_favs
5 days ago
Twitter
6/ These stories are important. Growing up queer in Mississippi, I would admit that these stories helped me believe…
from twitter_favs
5 days ago
Bitly
from Daring Fireball

You might know us for our little white reader, but did you know that Square Developer has a suite of APIs and SDKs to help you take payments in-person and online? Square Reader SDK allows you to use Square hardware to take payments directly in your app. Learn how we built an iOS cookie demo app, perfect for the Girl Scout in your life.

 ★ 
ifttt  daringfireball 
5 days ago
Twitter
1/ With ’s death, I hope many fans will take a moment and consider his life’s work - and ask if you’re livi…
from twitter_favs
5 days ago
Dorsey says Twitter is thinking about an edit button to fix typos in tweets
from Daring Fireball

It’s perfectly reasonable for something as advanced as an “Edit” button to take a multi-billion dollar company years to consider.

 ★ 
ifttt  daringfireball 
5 days ago
Review: 2018 Mac mini - Apple's most versatile Mac [Video] - 9to5Mac
Detailed, picture filled review of the new 2018 Mac mini

I’m embedding the video in the main Loop post, but don’t let that stop you from jumping to Jeff Benjamin’s full 2018 Mac mini review. The video is just the icing on a very readable, informative cake.

∞ Read this on The Loop
ifttt  rss 
6 days ago
Twitter
Mom: Did you ever meet Michelle Obama?

Me: 🤨 If I met Michelle Obama, you wouldn't be able to have a conversation…
from twitter_favs
6 days ago
(429) https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1061642622329069569
Nearly 3 days since tweeted. Not sure if people understand how weird this really is, but is a pro…
from twitter_favs
7 days ago
(429) https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1061454867363979264
Told an obnoxious groomsman that I often invert numbers when doing math but the code I write for our nation's air t…
from twitter_favs
7 days ago
« earlier      

Copy this bookmark:



description:


tags: