Reality Distortion Field Theory
Apple News:Google’s Pixel phone event: what to expect - The Verge
Google’s Pixel phone event: what to expect - The Verge: "Now that Apple has had its big fall phone event, it’s Google’s turn to show off its goods. And that’s going to happen next week, October 4th, at an event in San Francisco. We’ll be there live covering the event soup to nuts, with a live blog and more. But if you want a heads up for what the rumors suggest that Google’s likely to announce, you’ve come to the right place."
Me too, me three.
Labels: android vs ios
Apple News:Unity at 10: For better—or worse—game development has never been easier | Ars Technica
Unity at 10: For better—or worse—game development has never been easier | Ars Technica: "Since it was introduced in 2005, Unity has tried to make creating video games possible for everyone regardless of technical know-how or budget. Upon hitting a stable release, Unity took home an award at Apple’s 2006 Worldwide Developer’s Conference after being showcased as the first fully powered game engine—a platform with basic graphics capabilities, physics calculations, and some game behaviors already coded in but extensible—for the iPhone. Unity stood largely uncontested on that platform for a couple of years and quickly became a well-known tool among developers."
Like a lot of ground-breaking technology: was envisioned and developed on the Mac, the most productive coding environment around.
Apple News:Apple celebrates grand opening of first retail store in Mexico
Apple celebrates grand opening of first retail store in Mexico: "Apple on Saturday opened the doors to thousands of waiting customers at its first brick-and-mortar retail store in Mexico, the first step in a planned expansion into the burgeoning Latin American smartphone market. "
Apple News:Review: Apple Watch Series 2 is a great improvement, but watchOS 3 steals the show
Review: Apple Watch Series 2 is a great improvement, but watchOS 3 steals the showThough it looks largely identical to its predecessor, the new Apple Watch Series 2 has a number of noteworthy hardware improvements.
For anyone who has used the Apple Watch before, the most noticeable change will be the new dual-core S2 processor. As expected, everything is simply faster, from launching apps to using Siri to just navigating around.
Watching the Apple Watch.
Labels: apple watch, apple watch 2, series 2, series two
Apple News:Early Apple Watch Series 2 reviews praise the GPS and brighter screen | Macworld
Early Apple Watch Series 2 reviews praise the GPS and brighter screen | Macworld: "The new Apple Watch models still require charging every night, but early reviewers found the screens much brighter, and performance snappier too."
Labels: apple watch 2
Apple News:After 23 years, the Apple II gets another OS update | Ars Technica
After 23 years, the Apple II gets another OS update | Ars TechnicaYesterday, software developer John Brooks released what is clearly a work of pure love: the first update to an operating system for the Apple II computer family since 1993. ProDOS 2.4, released on the 30th anniversary of the introduction of the Apple II GS, brings the enhanced operating system to even older Apple II systems, including the original Apple ][ and ][+.
You're not considered an enthusiast until you update someone else's 8bit 6502 ROM code.
Labels: 6502, apple ][
Apple News:First look: Apple Watch Series 2 Sport with GPS, S2 chip, new ceramic back, second mic hole
First look: Apple Watch Series 2 Sport with GPS, S2 chip, new ceramic back, second mic hole: "Most of the changes for the new second-generation Apple Watch are found on the inside, as highlighted by Apple in the product's announcement last week. Namely, they are a new waterproof design, as well as the inclusion of a GPS radio for pace and distance tracking while exercising."
Think inside the box.
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Apple News:Google: There are three certainties in life – death, taxes and IPv6 • The Register
Google: There are three certainties in life – death, taxes and IPv6 • The RegisterWe are now seeing over 50 per cent use of IPv6 over mobile networks, and Google sees it used in 10 per cent of cases across the whole internet. That should bring with it a whole new class of apps, Grigorik enthused.
We is? We are? RU serious?
Apple News:Apple A10 Fusion in iPhone 7 family surprises, exceeds pre-release expectations
Apple A10 Fusion in iPhone 7 family surprises, exceeds pre-release expectations: "Apple's A10 Fusion processor found in the new iPhone 7 family is a quad-core chip, but not one like Apple's ever used in any device its ever made before."
It's a mixture of Mozart and Bach, I call it mach.
Labels: A10 SOC, spinal tap
Apple News:Intel pulls out hard cash to gobble virtual CPU upstart Soft Machines • The Register
Intel pulls out hard cash to gobble virtual CPU upstart Soft Machines • The RegisterChipzilla's silicon acquisition spree continues with a $250m deal, claims close source
One ring0 to unify them and in the darkness, bind them.
Labels: arm vs. intel
Apple News:Tim Cook email response tells sender to 'stay tuned' for Mac refresh
Tim Cook email response tells sender to 'stay tuned' for Mac refresh: ""I love the Mac and we are very committed to it," said Cook in the email. "Stay tuned."
MacRumors believes the email to be from Apple, if not necessarily from Cook himself, based on examined email headers."
Labels: mac vs. ios
Apple News:Apple kills 16GB storage option for iPad Air 2 and Mini 4, drops Pro prices | Ars Technica
Apple kills 16GB storage option for iPad Air 2 and Mini 4, drops Pro prices | Ars Technica: "Apple also cut the prices for the top-tier iPad Pros; the 128GB models are now $50 cheaper (starting at $699, Wi-Fi only) and the 256GB models are $100 cheaper (starting at $899, Wi-Fi only). "
Labels: ipad pro
Apple News:$369 Apple Watch Series 2 with GPS is swim-proof with 2x brighter display, white ceramic case
$369 Apple Watch Series 2 with GPS is swim-proof with 2x brighter display, white ceramic case: "Apple on Wednesday revealed the second-generation Apple Watch, dubbed the Series 2, with built-in GPS, a new waterproof design, and what Apple claims is the brightest display ever shipped in one of its products. It will be priced starting at $369 in a standard edition coming Sept. 16, with a Nike+ running version arriving in October. "
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Apple News:Apple posts promoted-only tweet teasing Sept. 7 event
Apple posts promoted-only tweet teasing Sept. 7 event: "In what is thought to be the first public interaction to originate from Apple's official corporate Twitter account, the company on Friday posted a promoted-only tweet inviting users to tune in for next week's special event. "