Reality Distortion Field Theory
Cocoa:Redesigned iMac gets unboxed, torn down just hours after launch [u]
Redesigned iMac gets unboxed, torn down just hours after launch [u]
Just hours after Apple launched sales of its newest iMac, an unboxing video and teardown photos...
I looked, so I figured you'd want to as well.
Labels: apple, imac
Cocoa:Tony Fadell: Recently ousted Forstall 'got what he deserved'
Tony Fadell: Recently ousted Forstall 'got what he deserved'
In an interview with the BBC on Thursday, former Apple executive and "grandfather of the iPod" Tony Fadell said that outgoing iOS chief Scott Forstall "got what he deserved," underscoring rumblings of quiet discontent heard of the ousted exec's assertive character."
The sad truth is noone would be making public statements like this if Steve was still alive. It's sort of the beginning of the end. Good thing we still have The Woz keeping it real.
Cocoa:Apple's rumored chip switch from Samsung to TSMC may send shockwaves through industry
Apple's rumored chip switch from Samsung to TSMC may send shockwaves through industry: "Concerns are already arising in the semiconductor industry about Apple's potential switch from Samsung to TSMC for production of iPhone and iPad processors."
There we were, making huge piles of money together. And then we had to both go and get litigious.
Labels: apple, samsung
Cocoa:Windows 8 killed my PC - Fortune Tech
Windows 8 killed my PC - Fortune Tech: "After five hours on the phone with Microsoft, the verdict was that my three-month old Lenovo laptop simply wasn't compatible with Windows 8."
From the most-compatible OS company to the least-compatible in 10 years. Or why Windows XP is forever.
Cocoa:Long Before HP Deal, Autonomy's Red Flags - Ben Worthen, Paul Sonne and Justin Scheck - News - AllThingsD
Long Before HP Deal, Autonomy's Red Flags - Ben Worthen, Paul Sonne and Justin Scheck - News - AllThingsD: "CAMBRIDGE, England — When Autonomy Corp. was starting up in this historic university town, founder Mike Lynch stuck a sign on an office door that read ‘Authorized Personnel Only.’ Behind the door, he told visitors, were 500 engineers working on ‘hush-hush’ projects."
Investment banking is the only business to be in. That and printing money.
Cocoa:IBM: Apple's iOS dominated holiday shopping, 330% greater than Android
IBM: Apple's iOS dominated holiday shopping, 330% greater than Android
"one of its bestselling items on Black Friday was the iPad 2, selling 250 per hour from 12 am to 8 am Pacific Time."
It's like miles per hour, translated to metric.
Labels: ipad, ipad mini
Cocoa:Design guru Nielsen: Windows 8 UI 'smothers usability' | Microsoft - CNET News
Design guru Nielsen: Windows 8 UI 'smothers usability' | Microsoft - CNET News: "User interface design guru Jakob Nielsen is none too pleased with what he's found in Windows 8, which he calls a 'misguided' product."
I've had similar complaints with recent versions of Office, products I like.
Cocoa:Google Launches Ingress, a Worldwide Mobile Alternate Reality Game - Liz Gannes - Mobile - AllThingsD
Google Launches Ingress, a Worldwide Mobile Alternate Reality Game - Liz Gannes - Mobile - AllThingsD: "Meet Ingress, a new free mobile app and alternate reality game made by Google launching today (on Android first, available as soon as it makes it through the Google Play release process)."
This looks really cool.
Cocoa:Apple quietly acquiring former Nortel patents from Rockstar Consortium
Apple quietly acquiring former Nortel patents from Rockstar Consortium: "An announcement on Tuesday from a Korean property rights regulator revealed that Apple has taken control of 1,024 patents and patent applications from the Rockstar Consortium, a bidding group led by the Cupertino company that won an auction for a package of Nortel patents in 2011."
If you were the most sued company on Earth, you'd want all the patents so that everyone would stop suing you. In theory, but we both know that's unlikely.
Labels: apple, samsung
Cocoa:Apple apparently kills Windows PC support in Safari 6.0
Apple apparently kills Windows PC support in Safari 6.0: "With the launch of Safari 6.0 for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and the release of a 6.0 update for existing Safari users on OS 10.7 Lion, Apple appears to have shelved efforts to continue developing Safari for Windows. "
I remember when Safari for Windows was announced. I was hoping it marked the return of YellowBox. Now, I could care less about running Cocoa on Windows. Cocoa runs plenty of places already.
Labels: cocoa, yellowbox
Cocoa:Samsung reportedly hits Apple with 20% price increase for iPhone, iPad chips
Samsung reportedly hits Apple with 20% price increase for iPhone, iPad chips
The person indicated that Samsung asked for a "significant price raise" for building chips such as the A6 chip found in the iPhone 5 and the A6X processor that powers the fourth-generation iPad."
We'd like to think that we can reduce the activities of an entity with one name to a single behavior. But the truth is, in a situation like this, winning (the lawsuit) might not really be winning.
Labels: apple, samsung
Cocoa:Apple's Fusion Drive cuts Mac startup time in half, triples read/write speeds
Apple's Fusion Drive cuts Mac startup time in half
Techfast Lunch&Dinner got their hands on a 2012 Mac mini with Fusion Drive... Their tests found the Fusion Drive Mac mini started in just 15.7 seconds, while the 2012 Mac mini with a traditional hard drive took 34.1 seconds to start."
I have a striped external HDD and experience general nerves about the integrity of the data on the drive.
Labels: apple fusion drive, raid, striping
Cocoa:Apple GPU vendor Imagination buys MIPS, ARM licenses patents
Apple GPU vendor Imagination buys MIPS, ARM licenses patents: "Apple secretly licensed advanced PowerVR GPU technology from Imagination in 2008, back when the company was expected to be using Intel's Silverthorne (now called Atom) chips for its anticipated new tablet. "
Ah MIPS, how we miss thee.
Labels: arm, mips
Cocoa:ARM-based Macs seen as 'inevitable,' but Apple unlikely to switch anytime soon
ARM-based Macs seen as 'inevitable,' but Apple unlikely to switch anytime soon: "Shaw Wu with Sterne Agee said in a note to investors on Tuesday that he believes it will take Apple some time to optimize its Mac OS X operating system for the ARM processors currently found in the iPad and iPhone."
Another view of the subject matter.
Labels: arm, intel
Cocoa:Will Apple Switch the Mac to ARM? Why Rumors Do, and Don't, Ring True. - Arik Hesseldahl - News - AllThingsD
Will Apple Switch the Mac to ARM? Why Rumors Do, and Don't, Ring True. - Arik Hesseldahl - News - AllThingsD: "Apple’s last shift in chip technology happened during 2005 and 2006, when it pivoted away from the old IBM-made PowerPC architecture and instead embraced Intel’s processors, which already run inside most of the world’s personal computers."
I think this would be a relatively easy transition except for the emulation layer.
Labels: arm, intel
Cocoa:Behind Silicon Valley's Un-Retirement of Apple's Bob Mansfield - John Paczkowski - News - AllThingsD
Behind Silicon Valley's Un-Retirement of Apple's Bob Mansfield - John Paczkowski - News - AllThingsD: "Bob Mansfield, Apple’s former senior vice president of Hardware Engineering, is now back at the company after what may be one of Silicon Valley’s briefest retirements."
I'm going to go out on a limb here and say Bob Mansfield is the current Woz of Apple. In the way that Woz was back in the early days. Of course, there can never be another Woz.
Labels: bob mansfield, woz