Tag: Apple

Nov 12 2013

iOS vs. Android: why Steve Jobs blew his stack

Jobs was betrayed by Eric Schmidt of Google even as Schmidt sat on Apple’s board. So much for “don’t be evil” (Google’s motto). Jobs had trusted Google’s cofounders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt was on Apple’s board. All three had been telling Jobs about Android, but they kept telling him it …

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Oct 14 2013

Iconic: a photographic tribute to Apple innovation

OK, say you’re an Apple devotée. No, say you’re an Apple fanatic. No, actually, say that Apple has changed everything you do, that Steve Jobs is one of the most influential people in your life, and that it is inconceivable that you could imagine functioning day to day without at least one Apple product in …

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Jun 22 2013

ZFS: some day my prince will come…

Lost Many of us believe that filesystem integrity is the single most important component of computer systems. Disk drives fail, computer systems are upgraded, networks improve and and morph from wired to wireless – but the data files that represent the accumulated work and knowledge of users remain. It’s bad enough that, as applications become …

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Jun 18 2013

1990 WWDC swag

Found this buried in a storage cabinet. Blast from the past. When WWDC was in San José, and Mac programmers were Real Men, not wimpy iOS code monkeys. Does anyone remember HyperCard? MacApp? MPW?      

Jun 13 2013

Remember the old Mac Pro?

Well, just in case you’ve forgotten how cool it was then, here‘s the intro commercial for the G5.

Feb 16 2013

Steve + Steve + blue box = …

This is beyond funny. The phone phreak subculture of the 1970s ended up changing the entire world, much like the model railroad club at MIT did. Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak’s “eureka!” moment @ Salon.com

Oct 02 2012

The patent mess: why and how

Everyone who even occasionally reads about the endless rounds of high-dollar patent litigation (think Apple vs. Samsung) or the abuse of purchased patents by shell companies with no business other than to carpet-bomb an industry with patent claims (“trolling”) knows that the patent system has seriously broken over the last 30 years. Processes and methods …

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Mar 07 2012

Siri’s big brother from Google

There are stories popping-up about Google doing its own Siri-like app. But I expect Google to go significantly beyond Siri capability and I base that belief on the fact that Google has been working in this area since at least 2008, when they hired one of the scientists who did the basic research behind this category-shaping product.

Jan 01 2012

Multi-touch interaction research

Research in touch and gesture-based computing, released just before the iPhone and iPad rocked the world.

Jun 04 2010

Apple’s HTML5 demo page

Flash? We don’t need no stinkin’ Flash. – Steve Jobs (more or less)

Apr 19 2009

Apple’s new weapon

iPods on the battlefield. Making sense of the reams of data from satellites, drones and ground sensors cries out for a handheld device that is both versatile and easy to use. With their intuitive interfaces, Apple devices—the iPod Touch and, to a lesser extent, the iPhone—are becoming the handhelds of choice.  

Sep 08 2008

Apple looks to take multi-touch beyond the touch-screen

Apple’s got more up its sleeve than touch alone. How about “gaze vector fusion”?

Jun 30 2008

Apple’s Science Productivity Lab

Apple’s Science Productivity Lab is designed to provide scientists with practical and useful tips and techniques to accelerate productivity in the scientific workflow using Apple Technologies.