In 1983 the most common fear among adults was that their computers were going to grow faces and take charge of them. Seductively. AND THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED.
iOS 6 vs iOS 7
I know there’s been a lot of hate going around for the new icons, but I really think nearly all of them are significantly better.
tl;dr: at least one insurance company is sleazy (surprise!)
From the linked article:
"On most platforms an application simply asks for a connection to an Internet resource and the OS handles the specifics of determining which route to take to get there. On a BlackBerry however, there are six possible methods of creating an HTTP or socket connection, each of which serve different ends and may or may not be available on a given device. The developer chooses a connection type by appending a connection string which identifies the type to the end of the desired URL. It is the responsibility of the developer to determine which method to use and append the correct string. As a result, the developer is faced with the problem of writing code which figures this out in a way which will work on every device their app is targeting."