Articles Tagged "apple"
I’ve got some data I’m trying to get off my Newton and writing a bit of Newton code to bridge some gaps seems like my best bet at this point, so I found myself setting up a Newton dev environment… again. An old Mac still seems like the best dev environment after all these years (with the most documentation, examples, and other resources, anyway). I have literal piles of old Macs, but neither the time nor space to set one up for such a task right now. The quickest route was to re-install & configure BasiliskII (a great 68k Mac emulator), incl. installing MacOS 7.x and the Newton dev tools (innumerable thanks to everyone who contributed to the excellent NewtonDev disk image).
It’s amazing how quickly the years flow by and that it’s been nearly 25 of them since the introduction of Apple’s Newton. Actually, it has been a full quarter century since John Scully, then CEO at Apple, was pitched the concept of a smaller, handheld device by Michael Tchao and decided to make it a reality. This week marks the 23rd anniversary of the MessagePad’s release on August 3rd, 1993, at MacWorld Expo in Boston, which Scully had initially previewed to press at CES in Chicago, back on May 29th of 1992. Crazier still, the release of the Newton came less than a decade after that of the Macintosh. Sadly, it never really got the chance to see its full potential.
I’m sure Apple was hard at work making this commercial well before Michael Gartenberg’s piece for iMore which I linked to a little over a week ago, but it does seem to start addressing the issue he raised as to why more people aren’t buying the iPad Pro to use as a computer. The ad starts off:
Neon Drive is a fun, retro-futuristic game for iOS which I reviewed for the 959th issue of Small Dog Electronics’ Kibbles & Bytes newsletter back in November:
A few months ago I reviewed the Twelve South Compass 2 iPad stand for the 973rd issue of Small Dog Electronics’ Kibbles & Bytes newsletter:
After nearly thirteen years, many months of agonizing personal deliberation, and three further months of attempting to wrap up projects as cleanly as possible, June 1st marked my departure from Small Dog Electronics. Finding myself in utter burnout was not an easy reality to come to grips with, and deciding to make such a large change was downright scary, but everyone stood by me and I believe we’re all going to better off for it.
Many thanks to David Pierini over at Cult of Mac for interviewing me for this piece regarding those of us who have been helping preserve what bits of Apple’s Newton platform we can. I am honored to have helped carry the torch—from all those who came before, including Victor Rehorst—and be counted with the likes of Grant Hutchinson. Definitely worth the read and a gander at Grant’s amazing photos.
It is our goal to make Apple recognize the breadth of users who deploy and rely on XServe systems running Mac OS X Server.
An historic release by the Computer History Museum for two reasons: not only the significant impact QuickDraw had on Mac developers and MacPaint on many a Mac user, but also because Apple has actually approved of it’s release. Steve Jobs doesn’t like to look back, but those were his salad days.
Cairo is a remastered true type version of the Mac OS6 classic font originally designed by Susan Kare. It includes all your favourites, like cow dog, grapes and omelet.
Me, as a Mac OS X Server admin, regarding the iPad:
It’s for real. Two models: just WiFi or WiFi & 3G. 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB storage. $499-$699 (WiFi) or $629-$829 (WiFi & 3G). Compatible with existing iPhone apps (small or stretched; either way it looks a bit odd).
Scott Andress on the eMate and tomorrow’s rumored Apple tablet:
The man who approached John Sculley on the company jet all those years ago, starting the Newton project, has been re-hired by Apple. He’ll be taking the position of Vice President of Product Marketing, working directly under Phil Schiller.
A beautifully designed museum site for Apple Newtons in Russian. Especially excellent device photography as well.
My advice for preventing vulnerability to the latest proof-of-concept attack vector utilizing Java:
Get the iPhone 2.0 Software Update for iPod touch, and you also get the new features added in the January ’08 update. Google Maps, Mail, Weather, Web Clips, a customizable Home screen and more.
While Snow Leopard may be aimed at improving performance & stability and reducing its overall footprint, it appears that Snow Leopard Server will be getting some new features: the MobileMe -like calendar & contacts sharing (i.e. iCal Server 2, Address Book Server, and Remote Access) and read/write ZFS.
We’re at Moscone West for the first ever sold out WWDC in history. We will be live updating this post when the keynote starts, so check back with us at 10:00am Pacific Time for all the goods.
Unfortunately I’ve been out of town for the last two weeks due to the death of Emily’s father whom I’ve now known for the past six years. There have been many additional stresses tossed my way during this time, but the one that has affect others was that my AirPort Extreme (Gigabit) has been a bit flaky and requiring numerous reboots.
A friend wanted to Launch Front row by pressing the programmable button on his new LaCie D2 Quadra hard drive, but the software wasn’t letting him program a keystroke, so I whipped up the following AppleScript to press Command-Escape for him and so launch Front Row. I’m sure there are plenty of other solutions out there or maybe even this same one, but here it is anyway:
While I subscribe to the "Less is more" philosophy, I’m actually pretty poor at adhering to it. I have a major case of information overload in my digital life and junk clutters up both my digital and anolog lives. I’ve been pretty good with the RSS feeds that I subscribe to, I’ve slimmed down this site, and I’ve started attacking the piles of unused computer gear in my apartment.
A week ago I discussed the ways not to get an iPhone in Vermont since we’re not covered by AT&T’s own network and in honor of the iPhone’s release. Now that people in other states have had their iPhones for a week, the in-depth reviews have been rolling in: Steven Frank’s, James Duncan Davidson’s, Steve Dekorte’s, and Jason Kottke’s are my pick o’ the litter.
I have quite a [messy] collection1 of Apple hardware and paraphernalia taking up much of my old bedroom at my parents house2 that I would love to still have available to show off and to play with occasionally. Some of the collection is actually scattered throughout the closets of our current apartment, but my Color Classic still sits out since I still tinker with it frequently.
Update: Wow, I’m really kicking myself right now!
The following is a rough post that I wrote on January 7th, but held of posting for a little spit and polish. Unfortunately, I never got a chance to clean it up last night (I was planning to do it somewhat Chandan-style and actually provide a little description of the technology behind it, including comparisons between iChat & Starfire). Well, with Steve Jobs’ announcement of the iPhone — which, honestly, I was extremely skeptical about — you can really see why I should really have just made it live. Doh!
I’m currently sitting in JFK on my six hour layover between Burlington, VT, and Santa Clara, CA en route to Apple Channel Camp and then Rack ‘n Roll.
I don’t receive packages from overseas very often, so I’m not as good at estimating shipping times as well as Adriano obviously is… my Pico Card arrived today. I don’t think the timing could have been any better! (Is it odd that the first thing that comes to mind to say is, “Happy, happy, joy, joy!”? Ren & Stimpy has stained my generation.)