What has always annoyed me with some bloggers, is that they have this idea that quantity is far more important than quality. As if putting more out there, making more noise, will make you successful.
Lately this unfortunately seems to have spread to the more popular blogs.
In a post on LifeHacks (TNW) Josh Ong gives advice on how to save App of the week deals for later in the magical cloud.
When you’re ready to put a deleted app to use, just pop over to the App Store app on your device, go to the Updates tab and tap the Purchased bar at the top. From there, you can filter for apps that aren’t currently on your iPhone. Tap the cloud button to download.
This is nothing new. Every app you purchase, even free apps, will be stored in your ‘Purchase’ section in iTunes or AppStore app on iOS.
Over at Apple Toolbox ATB tells us how to use the built in features of iOS apps to send images, etc via email.
The first option is to email the attachment within the app. Apps usually have share/email/export options.
Another feature which has been around for a bit.
I wonder what Mac user will be advised to do next? Maybe some blog will tell us that we can make mobile phone calls from the iPhone and that you can listen to music on your iPad.
It really boggles the mind why readers won’t pay for certain media, doesn’t it.
A true blue Monday.
Bet I’m not the only journo in Australia lacking a bit of motivation today.
A few weeks ago Fairfax announced they would join the outsourcing party and “send” about 60 jobs to New Zealand. Today they announced; about 1900 jobs will be removed, some papers are changing over to tabloid and paywalls will be erected.
Again the media doesn’t get it. Readers are not going to pay for gossip and sensationalism when they can get that for free on Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr. However, what readers are willing to pay for is quality journalism – an article it took weeks to research, write and edit.
As I’ve mentioned before, which was shown when the New Yorker went digital on the iPad – subscriptions went up. Because readers are willing to pay for quality, not quantity they can get for free elsewhere.
I had almost abandoned my plan to eventually end up as a journo in Norway or Sweden. Because I’ve grown even more interested in working as a journo here [in Australia]. But waking up to news like this, I’m very glad I have a Norwegian citizenship and are fluent in both Norwegian and Swedish.
The future for quality journalism in Australia– sorry for being so honest and negative –looks very grim from where I’m sitting.