Our culture has been, for a long time, immersed in war, weaponry, and computer-aided death, both in reality and in our entertainment. In the midst of that, Apple has come out with ads that remind us what we ought to be doing with our fabulous technology. One reaction to that has been dismay and derision. John Martellaro has some sharp thoughts on the matter.
Bloomberg reported Friday evening that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer began the process of departing Microsoft in 2010. The news paints the picture of a Steve Ballmer who was ready to step down, rather than being forced out by the company's board of directors, but doing so earned him a lot of money.
Fill you free time with fun flickers for iOS. In this week's Free on iTunes, Vern Seward points out 3 good games that only require a flick to play. Gong Show Saucer King, Skim it, and Glass Pong 2.
The evolution of our knowledge about a rumored new Apple product is an amazing thing to watch. It's akin to scientific discovery. The best observers on the Internet steadily collect and assess leaked information and photos until the community has a fairly good idea of what the product will be like and why Apple is developing it. The process is repeated again and again, and it's just too bad we're so impatient, in the early phases, each time it happens.
Bryan Chaffin has been asking a basic question about Android for quite a while: what the heck are they doing with all those Android devices? Thanks to a couple of recent studies from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), we're starting to get some color on that question.
For a long time now, we've heard rumors that say Apple's new TV product will be a conventional HDTV with a 50 to 60-inch display. Other sources insist that it will be a next generation Apple TV set-top box and that competing in the cut-throat HDTV business makes no sense. John Martellaro argues that Apple could ship both.
Need to keep up with your favorite sport? Vern Seward points out three free iOS apps that will help you do just that in this week's Free on iTuines: Team Stream, Sports Republic, and Sporting News. Check it out.
Events in human history seldom repeat exactly. The forces are too complex. What is certain, however, is that new stars in the human heavens are always bursting forth. We can't yet judge the current Apple CEO, Mr. Tim Cook, but we can be assured that new talents, new leaders are destined to emerge. That's just the way it is with human beings. We should be optimistic.
Ashton Kutcher used his recent appearance at the Teen Choice Awards to offer up three life lessons to the kids in the audience. One of those lessons was what he learned from Steve Jobs making the Jobs biopic that opens on Friday.
We got our first taste of a flat iBooks in OS X Mavericks Developer Preview 5. Bryan Chaffin thinks it looks great, but he's woried that Apple plans to sacrifice skeuomorphic page turning in iOS, too. He thinks that iBooks should be the exception to the rule on Apple's Altar of Flatness, and here's why.
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