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Hey Tata Photon, Am I Not Paying You Enough?

Observing the way the internet and mobile apps work for the past two-three years, I’ve learnt one thing:

If you’re charging your users a fee, you shouldn’t degrade their experience by showing them ads.

To put it more generally, a user’s fee to your service should, ideally, be the only way you derive revenue from him/her. No affiliate links, ads etc.

Although this isn’t followed by offline services (TV, Magazines etc.) I thought that services related to the internet and technology in general would adhere to this practice. 

Then I bought a Tata Photon Plus (a USB datacard). 

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Drawing iOS app icons
The icon grid is messed up, icons themselves aren’t aligned, the iTunes icon looks like it has grown hair, shading is pathetic, the paper started blotting, roundrects aren’t perfect and yet I feel so happy about drawing this.
Try guessing the app by their icons. These are some of the apps I use the most, and I really appreciate the work designers have put into making these wonderful combinations of 114x114 pixels.

Drawing iOS app icons

The icon grid is messed up, icons themselves aren’t aligned, the iTunes icon looks like it has grown hair, shading is pathetic, the paper started blotting, roundrects aren’t perfect and yet I feel so happy about drawing this.

Try guessing the app by their icons. These are some of the apps I use the most, and I really appreciate the work designers have put into making these wonderful combinations of 114x114 pixels.

parislemon:

The big news is not that the Pope is using Twitter — which is long overdue and seems more like a publicity stunt here (we’ll see if he keeps it up). It’s that he’s using an iPad.

parislemon:

The big news is not that the Pope is using Twitter — which is long overdue and seems more like a publicity stunt here (we’ll see if he keeps it up). It’s that he’s using an iPad.