Insanely fake

Insanely fake

Apple on Monday unveiled sweeping changes to the software-powering iPhones and iPads, including a simpler user interface that will scrap “skeuomorphic” design: the term used to describe things like the simulated lined paper in the notebook app and the faux-wood bookshelves in iBooks.

Apparently Apple decided that cool product design is not influenced by Z-Brick.

Couch cloud: Microsoft’s successor to the Xbox 360 should be connected to the Internet 24 hours a day for optimum performance, the company says in touting the product at a trade show.

Somewhat coincidentally, the typical Xbox user is tethered to the living-room couch about 22 hours a day.

Mediterranean mindset: Chrysler is recalling about 15,000 new Dodge Dart compact cars because the engines can stall in cold weather.

That’s no surprise, given the cars’ Italian origins. They’re probably just deciding to go on strike because it’s too cold to work.

— Mark Carlson, Herald staff

More in Opinion

Editorial cartoons for Saturday, Nov. 18

A sketchy look at the day in politics.… Continue reading

Editorial: Senate Republicans make bigger mess of tax bill

Senate Republicans are using repeal of an Obamacare mandate to win votes for their tax reform bill.

Schwab: At home and abroad, Trump sets low bar for ‘great’

His Asian trip made the U.S. a bit player on the world stage. And the play’s not any better at home.

Does low voter turnout point to apathy toward local politics?

The November voter turnout displayed either burnout or apathy. Either way this… Continue reading

Editorial cartoons for Friday, Nov. 17

A sketchy look at the day in politics.… Continue reading

Gerson: When lies become routine, corruption follows

We are witnessing what happens when conservatives become untethered from morality and religion.

Milbank: Truth is now out — ‘Bernie Bernstein’ broke all scandals

From Watergate to Roy Moore, Bernie robocalled random numbers, offering payouts for false claims.

Ignatius: Saudi prince tries to limit damage from brash moves

The crown prince, known as MBS, is fighting corruption, but taking big chances to combat it.

Harrop: Dems shouldn’t fret over another Hillary investigation

Launching a new witch hunt against Clinton is a sure sign that the heat’s been turned up on Trump.

Most Read