Reality Distortion Field Theory
Apple News:YouTube Gaming Arrives On iOS, Android And Web To Compete With Twitch | Redmond Pie
YouTube Gaming Arrives On iOS, Android And Web To Compete With Twitch | Redmond Pie
Only currently available to those in the United States and the United Kingdom, YouTube Gaming allows gamers to live stream their exploits to the world in very much a similar way to how Twitch has been working for a long, long time.
This points to the future of something, but what? In any event, it was a brilliant strategic acquisition by Amazon.
Labels: twitch vs. YouTube
Apple News:iPhone 6S will reportedly shoot 12-megapixel photos and 4K videos | VentureBeat | Mobile | by Mark Sullivan
iPhone 6S will reportedly shoot 12-megapixel photos and 4K videos | VentureBeat | Mobile | by Mark Sullivan: "Mark Gurman at 9to5Mac cited sources saying that the new phones — likely called the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus — will have 12-megapixel cameras. The iPhone 6 has an 8-megapixel camera, and the limitations of that camera can be clearly seen in the washed-out details of images."
That's a lot of pixels.
Labels: iphone6, iphone6s
Apple News:Verizon Offers Program to Activate Non-Verizon iPhones on Its Network | MacTrast
Verizon Offers Program to Activate Non-Verizon iPhones on Its Network | MacTrast
Verizon has officially begun a program to allow its customers to activate non-Verizon devices, including the iPhone and Google’s Nexus 6, on its network. The devices must be unlocked prior to begin activated on the Verizon network.
The age of enlightenment?
Labels: iphone vs. android, verizon
Apple News:This 3D printer creates objects from 10 materials at once (Wired UK)
This 3D printer creates objects from 10 materials at once (Wired UK): "'Picture someone who sells electric wine-openers, but doesn't have $7,000 to buy a printer like this. In the future they could walk into a FedEx with a design and print out batches of their finished product at a reasonable price,' said Ramos."
The future is now!
Labels: 3D printer
Apple News:NASA's space shuttle to fly again - or at least pieces of it | Cult of Mac
NASA's space shuttle to fly again - or at least pieces of it | Cult of Mac
NASA recently sent engineers to the California Science Center in Los Angeles to dust off the mothballs of the space shuttle Endeavor and remove four water storage tanks for future use aboard the International Space Station.
I love the CSS. I saw the Gemini splash down pod there.
Labels: space age
Apple News:Future Chrome for Mac update may solve problems with memory, performance
Future Chrome for Mac update may solve problems with memory, performance
The build appears to halve Chrome's memory consumption, and make formely slow tabs much faster, The Next Web commented on Thursday. At the same time, the browser also appears to consume fewer CPU and power resources.
Not sure what the story is here as Chrome is already much faster than Safari. However, check out Safari running on a PowerPC Mac if you want to see the alternative reality before we were crushed by Intel x86 security problems and whatever else.
Labels: chrome vs. safari
Apple News:New iPhone 6s bend test reveals super-strong aluminum shell | Cult of Mac
New iPhone 6s bend test reveals super-strong aluminum shell | Cult of Mac: "Apple is hoping to avoid another Bend Gate controversy this year by using a new aluminum shell that’s twice as strong as the iPhone 6. We got our first look at Apple’s super-strong shell last week, when Lewis Hilsenteger got its hands on a leaked shell that proves Apple will use series 7000 aluminum."
Glad I waited to upgrade.
Labels: iphone 6s
Apple News:Apple cash reserves are greater than all the gold in Fort Knox
Apple cash reserves are greater than all the gold in Fort Knox: "We all know Apple has more money than a dozen Scrooge McDucks. But exactly how do the massive Apple cash reserves translate into real-world terms?"
Er, there is no gold in Fort Knox. Nor beneath the NY Fed. It's called paper gold and it evacuated all the physical gold from the building.
Apple News:iPad Air 3 could be a no-show at Apple event | Cult of Mac
iPad Air 3 could be a no-show at Apple event | Cult of Mac: "Apple is expected to unveil its new lineup of iPads at a keynote event in early September, but according to a recent rumor mill, the iPad Air 3 might not make an appearance on stage."
Labels: ipad pro
Apple News:Apple reportedly working with more than 40 companies to get iPad into the workplace | VentureBeat | Enterprise | by Mark Sullivan
Apple reportedly working with more than 40 companies to get iPad into the workplace | VentureBeat | Enterprise | by Mark Sullivan: Apple’s efforts to sell iPads into the enterprise are nothing new, but the company has reportedly now reached out to enterprise-oriented tech companies with experience making things like sales and accounting apps, says a new Wall Street Journal report. Apple helps the companies design the apps, with an eye toward making them run well on iPads.
Labels: ipad enterprise
Apple News:Y Combinator-backed Convox wants to make AWS as easy as Heroku | VentureBeat | Deals | by Jordan Novet
Y Combinator-backed Convox wants to make AWS as easy as Heroku | VentureBeat | Deals | by Jordan Novet
Software engineers who worked on Salesforce’s Heroku platform as a service (PaaS) cloud have launched their own startup, Convox. The startup is building tools that companies use to easily start running applications on the biggest public cloud available today, Amazon Web Services.
Are we talking about the same AWS? I knew nothing about it and created a backend for an iPhone app in little more than an afternoon.
Labels: aws, heroku
Apple News:Indie App of the Day: Mail Archiver X 3.2 for Mac OS X | MacTrast
Indie App of the Day: Mail Archiver X 3.2 for Mac OS X | MacTrast: "We could see this app being particularly handy for businesses and other users who receive humungous amounts of emails each year, offering a nice backup option if you’re not comfortable with your current archiving solution."
Handy for sure.
Apple News:Rumor: With launch looming, 'iPhone 6s' production delayed by 1-2 weeks
Rumor: With launch looming, 'iPhone 6s' production delayed by 1-2 weeks: "Relatively little is know about Apple's next-generation iPhones, though they are expected to add Force Touch capability along with a new A9 processor. Some say that they could also add another gigabyte of RAM to take the base capacity to 2 gigabytes."
Amazing that anything can be kept under wraps these days.
Labels: think secret
Apple News:IBM pushing Mac adoption in enterprise with new cloud-based IT services
IBM pushing Mac adoption in enterprise with new cloud-based IT services: "The newly announced program utilizes cloud-based IT services that IBM says will help clients to quickly, easily and securely integrate Macs within their enterprise systems and applications. In a press release announcing the program, IBM noted that shipments of Macs have outpaced the overall PC market every year for the last decade."
Never hurts that Macs are engineered to last for years and years. My TiBook is still functioning well (at least last time I booted it) and my original MBP 17" is also like new, although Snow Leopard is the latest OS it can run.
Labels: aapl, IBM
Apple News:Mac | 9to5Mac
Mac | 9to5Mac: "Apple and IBM are continuing to develop their partnership first established just over a year ago as IBM announced today a new program to help large enterprises use Macs within their IT infrastructures. IBM’s MobileFirst Managed Mobility Services will allow its commercial clients to integrate Macs in their workplace with IBM supporting the deployment."
Now where's that Smalltalk with Cocoa bindings?
Labels: smalltalk vs objective-c
Apple News:New iMacs reportedly coming by the end of September | iMore
New iMacs reportedly coming by the end of September | iMore: "It's unknown at this time whether this launch timeframe would mean that the new iMacs would continue to use Intel's Broadwell processors, or if they would perhaps be some of the first devices to pack the company's upcoming Skylake chips."
What's for September lunch? I mean launch?
Labels: imac, imac 2015
Apple News:New Leaked Photos Show More iPhone 6s Parts | MacTrast
New Leaked Photos Show More iPhone 6s Parts | MacTrast: "Apple’s ‘iPhone 6s,’ and ‘iPhone 6s Plus’ handsets are expected to be announced this fall, and will boast an improved A9 processor with 2GB RAM, and much improved cameras on both front and back. Rumors indicate the new handsets will be made of tougher 7000-series aluminum, and may offer a ‘rose gold’ color option"
Interesting times when a "flex cable" is news!
Labels: iphone rumours
Apple News:Apple Watch demand not enough for suppliers to break even | Cult of Mac
Apple Watch demand not enough for suppliers to break even | Cult of Mac: "Taiwan’s Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) which makes the system-in-package case that contains Apple Watch’s array of sensors and chips, told investors during a conference call that it still hasn’t reached ‘break even volume’ of two million units per month."
I think the sales numbers can be deduced here.
Labels: apple watch