Samsung’s trying to bring a little more life to its devices—arguably, too much. Elsewhere, a trusted source tells Apple just where it went wrong, and we have a new challenger in the Steve Jobs movie arena. The remainders for Monday, March 18, 2013 got what they got the hard way.
High Priest of App Design, at Home in Philly (Wall Street Journal, subscription required)
The Journal’s got a nice profile of developer Loren Brichter, the man behind Tweetie (now the official Twitter app) and Letterpress. They say “high priest,” but I prefer to think of him more as “the godfather.” Trust me, you don’t want to wake up next to a disembodied app icon.
Samsung design chief talks plastic and software, says future is in devices with ‘souls’ (AppleInsider)
Speaking over the weekend at Engadget Expand, Samsung America design chief Dennis Miloseski said that the company’s aim is to think about “how do you create a soul for a device.” Great, as if I didn’t feel guilty enough when I turn my phone off.
BlackBerry chief upbeat (and the iPhone is old hat) (Financial Review)
In an interview, BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins described the iPhone as old and out of date. We all laugh, but to be fair BlackBerry knows something about old and out of date.
Ashton Kutcher’s ‘Jobs’ Biopic Release Date Pushed Back (The Hollywood Reporter)
Nooooooooo. The release of the Jobs biopic headlined by Ashton Kutcher—and thank heavens no longer apparently named jOBS—has reportedly been pushed back. I’m not quite sure how we’ll survive the del—
Funny or Die Makes a Steve Jobs Movie (New York Times)
“Funny or Die, the comedy website, said over the weekend that it had made its own Jobs movie—“iSteve”—and planned to unveil it online on April 15.” Wha…what?