Archive | April, 2009

Using Macs to develop Twitter

30. April 2009

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Apple has an interesting writeup on the use of and preference for Macs over at Twitter HQ.  Here are a few of the more interesting excerpts: At Twitter, software engineers use Mac systems running the most recent version of Mac OS X. Twitter was built using software tools like Ruby on Rails, which is provided [...]

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New Tiger Woods PGA Tour Golf game for the iPhone looks pretty sweet

30. April 2009

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Not a huge golfer, but the game play on EA’s new Tiger Woods PGA Tour Golf game looks pretty slick and very intuitive.  And at $9.99, it better be!  Check out some of the gameplay footage below. via TouchArcade

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On Apple’s efforts to design their own chips

30. April 2009

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The Wall Street Journal published an in-depth article today which takes a look at Apple’s recent hiring spree of graphics experts. Apple Inc. is building a significant capability to design its own computer chips, a strategy shift that the company hopes will create exclusive features for its gadgets and shield Apple’s work from rivals. The [...]

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Apple hires former Xbox Strategy Chief

30. April 2009

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A lot of interesting hiring going on at Apple these days, with the most recent being former Xbox strategy chief Richard Teversham leaving Microsoft for Apple whre he will reportedly take on an education related position. Teversham had worked at Microsoft for over 15 years. He held the role of Xbox director for platform and [...]

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Destroying a MacBook Air [Video]

30. April 2009

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A guy from Denmark apparently hated his MacBook Air so much he decided to beat the s!@# out of it and utterly destroy it with a knife.  Why all the violence?  Because the Air had a broken hinge.  Unless we’re missing something, this looks to be completely legit.  I wonder if it’ll still fit inside a [...]

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Apple adds another expert to its growing graphics team

30. April 2009

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Hot on the heels of Apple hiring former AMD CTO Bob Drebin as a Senior Director comes news that Apple has hired yet another graphics expert and former AMD/ATI CTO to its growing and impressive graphics team. The Inquirer reports, citing a source “deep inside” Apple, that Raja Koduri, who recently left his position at [...]

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People love taking photos of the Apple Store in NYC

29. April 2009

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An analysis of nearly 35 million Flickr photos has yielded some interesting results regarding which landmarks are among the most photographed in the world. Not surprisingly, the Eifel Tower comes in at #1, with other recognizable landmarks such as The Empire State Building rounding out the top 5. But if you move past the top [...]

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Palm feeling pressure to release the Pre ASAP, WWDC to blame?

29. April 2009

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We still have no clue as to when the Palm Pre is exactly gonna drop, but we do know that it’ll be sometime before the end of June. Now, PalmWebOS Blog is reporting, citing a contact who works at Sprint headquarters, that “the pressure to release the device quickly is unbelievable”, and that the new [...]

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What if Microsoft made… everything?

29. April 2009

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We can bless our lucky stars that we don’t watch Microsoft TV’s or drive Microsoft manufactured cars.  Just think of all that crashing.  Bad jokes aside, Cracked has a funny post up which takes a look at what the world would be like if Microsoft made everything. Here are a few of our favorites.  The [...]

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Microsoft to release iPhone competitor on Verizon? Cue laugh track!

29. April 2009

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Wow, Verizon sure is making the rounds the past few days.  First a CDMA iPhone, then an Apple media tablet, and now a Microsoft phone. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Microsoft and Verizon are engaged in talks that would see the folks over at Redmond deliver a phone that would, in theory, rival [...]

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Summing up the iTunes App Store

29. April 2009

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From a Reuters article discussing Nokia’s upcoming plans to release its new Ovi Store to challenge Apple’s dominant position in the mobile app market: “As much as iPhone and App Store is a success for Apple, it’s a humiliating defeat for the rest of the mobile industry,” said Bengt Nordstrom, Chief Executive of telecoms consultant [...]

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Steve Jobs unfiltered via his 2008 deposition

28. April 2009

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TechCrunch has an interesting look at Steve Jobs’ deposition testimony which was taken during the SEC’s 2008 investigation into alleged options backdating.  It’s well worth a read, and provides some interesting insight into Jobs’ thoughts on a variety of matters, from his failure to find an adequate CEO for Apple in 1997 to his thoughts [...]

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