Reality Distortion Field Theory
Apple News:Google CFO admits the company has been unable to keep up with Nexus 6 demand | 9to5Google
Google CFO admits the company has been unable to keep up with Nexus 6 demand | 9to5Google: "During the company’s Q4 2014 earnings call, Google Chief Financial Officer Patrick Pichette addressed a few of the reasons for the company’s slower than expected quarter. Pichette said that one issue Google had was keeping up with demand the demand for the Nexus 6. "
Labels: apple vs. google
Apple News:I spotted an Apple Watch on the train this morning, and now I'm a believer | VentureBeat | Gadgets | by Mark Sullivan
I spotted an Apple Watch on the train this morning, and now I'm a believer | VentureBeat | Gadgets | by Mark Sullivan: "The man to whom I gave a gentle push so that I might fit inside the crowded commuter train this morning was wearing an Apple Watch."
Dang! So it ain't vaporware. Or is that vapor wear?
Labels: apple watch, vaporware
Apple News:Huawei has record-breaking year: 75M phones, over $12B revenue | 9to5Google
Huawei has record-breaking year: 75M phones, over $12B revenue | 9to5Google: ""
Note that this is an Android phone, made by a Chinese manufacturer for the Chinese market. Hoooooge!
Labels: android vs ios
Apple News:Apple targets for Apple Watch battery life revealed, A5-caliber CPU inside | 9to5Mac
Apple targets for Apple Watch battery life revealed, A5-caliber CPU inside | 9to5Mac: "Apple opted to use a relatively powerful processor and high-quality screen for the Apple Watch, both of which contribute to significant power drain. Running a stripped-down version of iOS codenamed SkiHill, the Apple S1 chip inside the Apple Watch is surprisingly close in performance to the version of Apple’s A5 processor found inside the current-generation iPod touch."
Sounds a lot like device fragmentation. Or wouldn't it be great to have SkiHill on an iPod.
Apple News:Amazon releases Kindle Textbook Creator for Mac, a cross-platform iBooks Author competitor | 9to5Mac
Amazon releases Kindle Textbook Creator for Mac, a cross-platform iBooks Author competitor | 9to5Mac: "Amazon is delivering its own textbook composing Mac app for publishing to the Kindle Store. Kindle Textbook Creator, announced today, is available in beta for both Mac and PC with the competitive benefit of publishing to the cross-platform Kindle Store, which is available on iOS, Mac, Android, and more."
At long last.
Labels: ibooks, ibooks vs. kindle, kindle
Apple News:With this $40M, Q&A startup Stack Exchange could become a dev-hiring powerhouse | VentureBeat | Deals | by Jordan Novet
With this $40M, Q&A startup Stack Exchange could become a dev-hiring powerhouse | VentureBeat | Deals | by Jordan Novet: "Software luminary Joel Spolsky figured out some years ago that if you want your startup to get big really fast, venture capital can help. And Spolsky, the chief executive of Stack Exchange, the company that runs question-answering websites like the popular programmer hangout Stack Overflow, is completely convinced that Stack Overflow could become the premiere place on the Internet for finding and hiring the best developers around."
This is an awesome website.
Apple News:iOS developers share their earnings, and the lessons they’ve learned along the way | 9to5Mac
iOS developers share their earnings, and the lessons they’ve learned along the way | 9to5Mac: "If you write iOS apps and wonder how your earnings compare against those of other developers – or you have an idea for an app, and are wondering whether it’s worth pursuing – it can be tough to find any hard information. We hear occasional stories about hugely successful apps like Flappy Bird making hundreds of thousands of dollars per day, and we know there are some apps with literally zero downloads to their name, but what about the middle ground?"
Labels: one billion dollars
Apple News:Intel CEO says relationship with Apple strong amid rumors of Apple-designed Mac processors | 9to5Mac
Intel CEO says relationship with Apple strong amid rumors of Apple-designed Mac processors | 9to5Mac: "As we reported earlier this week, often reliable KGI is predicting that Apple will bring its in-house designed A-series processor to an entry-level Mac sometime in 2016 with TSMC and Samsung expected to fab the potential A9X and A10X chips, respectively. As the move to put non-Intel chips in the Mac lineup would be a departure for the company, CNBC asked Intel CEO Brian Krzanich about the chip-maker’s business plans with Apple…"
No two huge companies can avoid competing. After all, Intel is going after Chromebooks with vigor.
Labels: aapl, arm, arm cpu, arm soc, intel, x86
Apple News:KGI: Apple is designing its own Mac processors; Intel and Global Foundry added to Apple’s chipmaking stable | 9to5Mac
KGI: Apple is designing its own Mac processors; Intel and Global Foundry added to Apple’s chipmaking stable | 9to5Mac
A KGI report predicts that Apple will begin using its own processors for Macs “in the next 1-2 years,” with a specific prediction of a Samsung-fabbed A10X chip powering at least one Mac made in 2016. The wording appears to suggest an entry-level machine–possibly a future model of the 12-inch MacBook Air.
This is why I don't write processor specific code anymore. GLSL forevah!
Labels: apple, arm, intel
Apple News:IDC: Q4 2014 PC growth better than expected, all-time high for Macs predicted | 9to5Mac
IDC: Q4 2014 PC growth better than expected, all-time high for Macs predicted | 9to5Mac: "IDC projects that Apple sold 5.75 million Mac units during the holiday quarter and that 2.245 million of those machines were sold just in the United States. As Ben Bajarin notes, this 5.75 million number (if accurate) would mean that the 2014 holiday quarter is Apple’s best all-time quarter for Mac sales."
I can't tell: is this good news for Apple?
Apple News:The Biggest Lesson I Learned as an Apple Designer | Inc.com
The Biggest Lesson I Learned as an Apple Designer | Inc.com: "When my team and I were ready to launch the first version of the Storehouse iPad app, we missed our deadline several times. And we did so with a sense of relief, not a feeling of dread. That's because I took what I'd learned from my time at Apple, rather than taking an MVP approach--and when we launched, everyone in the company was proud of what we'd built."
Apple News:After Intel spent billions to subsidize 40M Android Atom tablets, Microsoft releases Office only for ARM
After Intel spent billions to subsidize 40M Android Atom tablets, Microsoft releases Office only for ARM
Last March, Microsoft introduced its first tablet-optimized edition of Office exclusively for iPad. The company has now launched a public beta that allows Android 4.4 KitKat and 5.0 Lollipop tablet users to try out its Office apps, but only on tablets using ARM chips.
Filed under hmmmmmm.
Labels: android vs ios, microsoft, MSFT
Apple News:Review: Incipio’s offGRID Express is the most affordable Apple-authorized iPhone 6 battery case | 9to5Mac
Review: Incipio’s offGRID Express is the most affordable Apple-authorized iPhone 6 battery case | 9to5Mac: "If I had to choose one word to describe how Incipio’s past iPhone offGRID battery cases felt, it would probably be ‘svelte,’ as they were all impressively thin and gently curved. Starting today, Incipio is shipping its first offGRID case for the iPhone 6, and it notably trades ‘svelte’ for ‘edgy’ design. "
Labels: battery case, iphone, iphone6
Apple News:Review: Adobe Ink and Slide
Review: Adobe Ink and Slide: "Earlier this year, digital media monolith Adobe introduced its first foray into hardware with Ink and Slide, a stylish stylus and ruler combo with forward-thinking features and a sleek design. AppleInsider was able to take both for a test drive. "
If it were under $100, it would be a no brainer for me.
Labels: aapl, adobe, ipad