Archive | April 7th, 2011

Steve Jobs on passion [Video from 2007 D5 Conference]

7. April 2011

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The following clip is excerpted from the 2007 D5 Conference when Steve Jobs and Bill Gates took the stage to chat with the WSJ’s Walt Mossberg. Below, Jobs talks about the passion necessary to truly achieve success not only in Silicon Valley, but in any avenue of life. People say you have to have a […]

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Apple’s acquisition of worldwide touchscreen supply delayed RIM’s PlayBook for a month

7. April 2011

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On April 19th, RIM will finally release its PlayBook tablet after months of hype and hyperbolic statements from company executives. Priced at $499 to compete with the iPad, the PlayBook will sport a 7-inch screen and will feature a UI based on QNX software.┬áNotably, the PlayBook will run Android apps from within an emulator, which […]

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AppleSeed program puts pre-release copies of OS X Lion in hands of non-developers

7. April 2011

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With OS X Lion planned for a Summer release, Apple is increasing its efforts to garner user feedback on its next-gen OS. While Apple has long given pre-release copies of OS X to developers who subsequently inform Apple of any bugs or issues they come across, Apple is also seeking the input of non-developers as […]

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Andy Rubin responds to claims that Android isn’t open, addresses fragmentation

7. April 2011

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Reports that Google was increasing the amount of control it exerts over handset carriers with respect to UI tweaks and the like garnered a good deal of press and generated some heated discussions last week. These reports were magnified further because they followed word that Android was going to delay the open source release of […]

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Are the glass exteriors of Apple Stores the cause of so many attempted robberies?

7. April 2011

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In the past three months, there have been three attempted “smash and grab” robberies at a single Apple store location in Naperville, Illinois. Apple stores provide thieves with attractive targets on account of the expensive hardware it houses in addition to the glass exterior that many Apple retail locations feature. Earlier this week, one man […]

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Slice HD brings realistic bloodshed to the iPad

7. April 2011

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Slice HD is an original and “sinister” $3 iPad app that requires users to move around very sharp blades in such a way as to enable the compression of a red “open” button. While trying to manipulate the blades, you have to be careful not to touch the sharp ends lest you get sliced. When […]

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