Apple Considering Switch Away From Intel For Macs
And you can get it with an i7, even on the 11".
An Early Look At Mac OS X 10.8
Finally! I was hoping this would be in 10.7, but the ability to stream your desktop to an AppleTV will make meetings a lot easier. No more hooking up to flaky, over-abused video cables.
Apple Versus Google Innovation Strategies
His philosophy speaks to why I don't buy Apple products .. lack of choices.
That's actually why, growing up in the 90s, I preferred Apple products: I was worried we were all doomed to a beige box Windows future and Apple was the only bastion of "choice" where choice didn't represent "Windows" but still actually ran a modicum of software needed to interact with the Windows world.
But for the most part, Apple products were perceived as easy to use and dependable and really were more about packaging existing technologies into better containers that true innovation.
There's a good article from a recent New Yorker that speaks to Jobs' real genius as being exactly what you said: not an innovator per se, but a tweaker and a refiner:
"The visionary starts with a clean sheet of paper, and re-imagines the world. The tweaker inherits things as they are, and has to push and pull them toward some more nearly perfect solution. That is not a lesser task."
IE6 Almost Dead In the US
Considering that the Chrome browser is based on a minimalist approach (and to the extent that the related Chrome OS is designed largely with netbooks in mind), I think this is a valid complaint. There should at least be the option to minimize the browser chrome for these scenarios.
DigiTimes Lends Credence To Apple-Branded TVs For 2012
I really thought that Sony was the undisputed king of proprietary connectors and formats.
Aleph One 1.0 Released
"Doom" would be the better analog. It also gets talked up because it launched a little company called Bungie into prominence. The Marathon games were pretty fun in their day, with an interesting story to boot.
Steve Jobs' Missing License Plate
I don't know what belief system others have
Largely Christian, Islam, Hindu, or a variety of non-religious beliefs, if the stats are, themselves, to be believed.
iPhone and Location: Don't Panic
If by "good enough to show where you've been" means "I was somewhere in the Central Valley or possibly the Bay Area on Christmas Day (even though I didn't go anywhere)" (to use his second example) then, sure.
Ask Slashdot: How/Where To Start Watching Dr. Who?
Totally agree, all of the first four seasons of the modern series are on streaming Netflix-- or at least they were as of a year ago, and it's a great place to begin. Frankly, I've never watched anything earlier than those (but may sometime). IIRC, Torchwood is also streaming and well worth a watch.
Apple Removes Gay Cure App From App Store
Personally, I think the real problem is that there are people who feel a moral obligation to "cure" people of being gay. Apple is censoring, sure, but these people are actively condemning, and I don't believe that you can exclude that from the equation. Your average bookstore doesn't carrying books on white power; even pornography, which has a lot more acceptance in society, is largely relegated to specialized storefronts. And if you open the floodgates, there's the danger that the app store-- which is already annoyingly obtuse to navigate-- would quickly become like browsing /. at -1.
But, sure, getting to run whatever software you want is important too.
CS Prof Decries America's 'Internal Brain Drain'
...all they did was get drunk, skip class, and screw hookers all the time.
All I did was get drunk, skip class, and program all the time and now I'm a gainfully employed sw developer...
How To Use a Real Guitar With Rock Band 3
With the Mustang guitar/controller, you can do both-- plug it into RB *and* an amp, it won't dock you points for any extra fills you wanna throw in.
Sony Closing 18M CD/Month Plant
I mostly buy vinyl, most of which comes with one-time-use coupons for downloading high-quality digital versions of the music.
George Lucas to Resurrect Dead Movie Stars?
Here is the debunk link from Wired.
The Beatles On iTunes
Why, because we didn't buy into their self absorbed crying about how their 'art' should be sold.
If artists shouldn't determine how their art should be sold, then who should?
Survey Shows How Stupid People Are With Passwords
So, what, we're supposed to have a different password with special characters and nothing significant to us (like dates) for each of the 150 online accounts we have? Oh, and if we write down the passwords somewhere so we don't forget them we're dumb too?
Don't forget to change them frequently, too!
Nanoresonators Create Ultra-High-Res Displays
Yeah, ever since I read the story I wondered how this guy replaces the battery in his wireless bionic eye.
Is a US High-Speed Railway Economically Feasible?
"In Texas, 72% of farms do not receive government subsidies." Nationally, it's 62%.
Prankster Jailbreaks Apple Store Display iPhone
If you care about the security of your data, there is only one choice.
Don't attach it to a network.
Silent, Easily Made Android Rootkit Released At DefCon
It's just you:
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