Reality Distortion Field Theory
Apple News:Apple now streaming Sony’s ‘The Interview’ on iTunes | 9to5Mac
Apple now streaming Sony’s ‘The Interview’ on iTunes | 9to5Mac: "Apple, after reportedly being involved in early negotiations for the film, has put Sony’s ‘The Interview’ up for streaming on iTunes. Apple is offering the film at the same price as Google, YouTube, and Xbox video – $6 to rent and $15 to own."
Apple News:The great Heathkit mystery | VentureBeat | Business | by Daniel Terdiman
The great Heathkit mystery | VentureBeat | Business | by Daniel Terdiman: "Just as unclear is who runs the Heathkit Twitter account, who’s behind Heathkit’s Facebook page, or for that matter, anything else about the company, or whether it even exists as 2014 comes to a close."
Labels: maker movement
Apple News:Leaked James Bond product placement pitches reveal unannounced Sony smartphone | 9to5Google
Leaked James Bond product placement pitches reveal unannounced Sony smartphone | 9to5Google: "Emails found among the documents recently stolen from Sony by hackers have revealed what looks to be concept art for an unannounced smartphone. The ‘XPERIA Z Fourth Generation,’ seen above, was pitched by Sony executives for product placements in the recently announced 24th James Bond flick ‘Spectre.’"
Oh dang! Hopefully something good will come of this for Sony.
Labels: sony leak
Apple News:Overwhelming iPhone 6 & 6 Plus demand continues to result in tighter supply for Apple than 2013
Overwhelming iPhone 6 & 6 Plus demand continues to result in tighter supply for Apple than 2013: "The inventory situation for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is tighter than last year, when the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c were Apple's latest models. It's believed that Apple is seeing particularly high demand for its newly redesigned iPhone models with larger displays."
Our theory is "particularly high demand".
Labels: steve jobs movie
: "Production by Samsung of the A9 chip destined for next year’s iPhones and iPads is underway, according to a report in Korea’s Electronic Times."
Weird how Samsung and Apple can't help but rule the world together. Also Samsung and Google.
Labels: A9, apple vs. google, arm, arm cpu, arm soc
Apple News:Workflow brings an Automator-like experience to iOS for easy and fast automation | 9to5Mac
Workflow brings an Automator-like experience to iOS for easy and fast automation | 9to5Mac: "We’ve covered automation apps for iOS in the past, and iOS 8 adds a lot of potential for what’s possible thanks to extensions for performing actions and sharing data from anywhere in the system. "
A new app that is, without a doubt, eventually going to be included as part of Apple's OS.
Apple News:iPod Classics are hot gift item as surprise holiday demand pushes prices through the roof | 9to5Mac
iPod Classics are hot gift item as surprise holiday demand pushes prices through the roof | 9to5Mac: "Apple kept making the iPod Classic for much longer than many expected, but when it finally called time over lack of components there were still plenty of people who wanted one. The Guardian reports that some iPod Classics are now selling for up to four times the original price."
Just goes to show that the new thing is not always more desirable than the original thing.
Labels: apple vs. google
Apple News:AP, Bloomberg and CNN file motion to allow them to broadcast Steve Jobs deposition video | 9to5Mac
AP, Bloomberg and CNN file motion to allow them to broadcast Steve Jobs deposition video | 9to5Mac: "We may get to see the two-hour video of Steve Jobs giving pre-trial evidence in the iPod antitrust case, if the judge approves a motion jointly filed by AP, Bloomberg and CNN to make it public."
Apple News:Ralph Baer, the father of video games, has died at 92 | GamesBeat | Games | by Dean Takahashi
Ralph Baer, the father of video games, has died at 92 | GamesBeat | Games | by Dean Takahashi: "It’s a sad day for video games as Ralph Baer, the ‘father of video games,’ has died at the age of 92."
So long, and thanks for all the fish.
Labels: 1970s, retro, videogames
Apple News:Apple announces iTunes Best of 2014: apps, music, movies, TV shows and books | 9to5Mac
Apple announces iTunes Best of 2014: apps, music, movies, TV shows and books | 9to5Mac: "For the iPad, ‘desktop-class’ image editor Pixelmator took the top slot, with the gorgeous Monument Valley winning best game. Both Threes! and Monument Valley previously won Apple Design Awards at WWDC back in June … "
Exact same winner!
Apple News:Attorneys: Apple deleted songs from users' iPods | VentureBeat | Mobile | by Mark Sullivan
Attorneys: Apple deleted songs from users' iPods | VentureBeat | Mobile | by Mark Sullivan: "Apple deleted songs from users’ iPods that were downloaded from music stores that competed with iTunes, say plaintiffs’ attorneys in the iTunes antitrust case happening today in Oakland, California."
Comedy - tragedy.
Labels: 2000s, apple, apple vs. everyone