Reality Distortion Field Theory
Cocoa:ABC News uses iCloud to track a stolen iPad to TSA officer's home
ABC News uses iCloud to track a stolen iPad to TSA officer's home: "An investigation into frequent thefts at American airport security screening checkpoints resulted in a stolen iPad being tracked to a TSA officer's home, using Apple's 'Find My Phone' iCloud service."
Labels: apple, ipad
Cocoa:Google Android store reaches 25 billion downloads, 675,000 apps
Google Android store reaches 25 billion downloads, 675,000 apps: "Google announced on Wednesday that its Google Play store for Android has seen 25 billion downloads to date, and a total of 675,000 applications are now available."
Who has got the most damn apps? My app or your app.
Labels: android, apps, google
Cocoa:Steve Wozniak says Apple Maps disappointing but issues not severe
Steve Wozniak says Apple Maps disappointing but issues not severe: "Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak said on Monday that he was 'disappointed' with Apple's new Maps app in iOS 6, however noted the severity of issues reported by critics and users is questionable."
We call it flaps about maps.
Labels: aapl, google
Cocoa:Kickstarter Project Turns iPhones Into Polaroid Cameras
Kickstarter Project Turns iPhones Into Polaroid Cameras
Having been around for several decades now, Polaroid cameras may be old tech, but the concept of the instant-film camera is still an appealing treat for all. While smartphones, digital cameras and apps like Instagram make sharing high quality photos easier than ever, something about the moments captured by a Polaroid camera make it worth it to carry around the old tech.
It's a Polaroid camera!
Labels: kickstarter, polaroid
Cocoa:Rumor: Pegatron to build 50-60% of 'iPad mini' orders, breaks Foxconn's iPad monopoly
Rumor: Pegatron to build 50-60% of 'iPad mini' orders, breaks Foxconn's iPad monopoly: "A report on Monday claims Chinese firm Pegatron has managed to secure 50 to 60 percent of orders to assemble the as-yet-unannounced 'iPad mini,' effectively ending Foxconn's reign as Apple's sole iPad manufacturer."
It's hard not to like a company with a name like Pegatron.
Cocoa:iPhone owners fuel 265% increase in eBay trade-in offers following iPhone 5 debut
iPhone owners fuel 265% increase in eBay trade-in offers following iPhone 5 debut
Current owners of Apple's iPhone, including the last-generation iPhone 4S, accounted for 69 percent of a 256 percent increase in trade-in offers through eBay's Instant Sale service after the new iPhone 5 was announced last week, while Android devices amounted to only 16 percent of total offers."
The real question is: who has time to analyze these kinds of statistics?
Labels: apple, ebay, iphone5
Cocoa:Apple's A6 processor could be company's first custom-designed CPU core
Apple's A6 processor could be company's first custom-designed CPU core: "A report on on Saturday reveals Apple's new A6 processor is actually the company's first attempt at designing a custom ARMv7 core, possibly debunking earlier claims that the silicon was using ARM's A9 or A15 Cortex designs. "
Even though it once seemed like an impossible idea, I think this is very bad news for Intel and AMD.
Labels: apple, arm cpu, iphone
Cocoa:Apple's new A6 iPhone 5 appears to be first ARM Cortex A15 phone
Apple's new A6 iPhone 5 appears to be first ARM Cortex A15 phone: "According to a report by Anand Lal Shimpi of Anandtech, the performance gains Apple reported for the new A6 chip and other factors means that 'it looks like Apple has integrated two ARM Cortex A15 cores on Samsung's 32nm LP HK+MG process.'
The site added, 'This is a huge deal because it means Apple beat both TI and Samsung on bringing A15s to market.'"
Hard to see an Intel in Apple's longterm future.
Labels: apple, arm, intel
Cocoa:Review - Parallels Desktop 8 virtualization software Review | Electronista
Review - Parallels Desktop 8 virtualization software Review | Electronista
Parallels has quickly updated its popular Desktop virtualization utility for Mac, bringing support for the latest software and hardware: OS X Mountain Lion, Windows 8 and Retina display-equipped MacBook Pros."
Hard not to be impressed by Parallels.
Labels: emulation, mac, windows
Cocoa:Colorful banners for Sep 12 Phone 5 Apple Event now going up
Colorful banners for Sep 12 Phone 5 Apple Event now going up
Apple has begun wrapping the entrance to the Yerba Buena Center with colorful banners in preparation for its iPhone 5 introduction, suggesting that new multicolored iPods will be part of the event. "
Logical assertion stretched to new limits with banner story.
Labels: apple, iphone, iphone5, ipod
Cocoa:Apple issues statement saying it didn't give UDIDs to FBI
Apple issues statement saying it didn't give UDIDs to FBI: "After a hacking group claimed it had obtained millions of unique identifiers for Apple devices from an FBI laptop, Apple itself has issued a statement saying it did not provide any UDIDs to the FBI."
Intrigue, mystery not involving an unannounced product...