WWDC 2012 sold out in two hours, and a lot of people were left out. However, Apple’s plan for those ticket sales went exactly according to plan. John Martellaro explains why.
Mac fans of role-playing games need not wait for Diablo III; a great medieval RPG. The Witcher, has just made its debut on OS X. With excellent gameplay and an immersive story, this is one title you won’t want to miss! Jim Tanous thinks this shows the world of gaming on the Mac is improving.
Apple hasn’t updated the Mac Pro line since 2010. When the time between product updates stretches out, we worry about the viability of the product. Here are some thoughts related to why the Mac Pro line is such a good thing for us Apple customers.
Apple’s competitors, companies that make tablets, have had two whole years to gear up, build infrastructure and create an alternative, compelling vision. Instead, they’ve fumbled away opportunity and simply built me-too devices. Now, it’s going to be even tougher.
Rumors are pointing to the introduction of a new Apple TV model this week along with the iPad 3. Rumors also claim Apple is planning on eventually unveiling its own television. Mac OS Ken’s Ken Ray isn’t buying into an Apple television, but he does have some ideas on how Apple could get there.
It’s hard to put one’s finger on it. Announcements from Apple, from time to time, have been unhappy affairs. The new Gatekeeper in Mountain Lion, however, is elegant, thoughtful and pleasing. It builds confidence instead of concern. Perhaps it’s a sign of changes at Apple.
During Tuesday’s Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference, Apple CEO Tim Cook provided his first extensive, impromptu public appearance. He spoke from the heart about Apple, and John Martellaro thinks he’s made his first definable mark on the company.
Apple’s “reinvention” of the textbook has created a buzz throughout education, as educators and journalists alike try to predict what impact iBooks 2’s interactive textbooks might have on K-12 public and private schools. What hasn’t really been covered yet (outside the outlets covering home schooling), is what impact the new interactive textbooks might have on the growing number of home schoolers.
SAN FRANCISCO - It’s day one of the newly rechristened Macworld iWorld trade show, and Bryan Chaffin says thank goodness it’s no CES. He talks about the differences in the two hows and reports that Macworld|iWorld was packed.
Today, Apple announced iBooks 2, iBooks Author, and a new, free iTunes U app. Apple executives tout these as efforts to reinvent education and curriculum, and at first blush, they look very exciting. When you dig down into the innards of how it all works, though, Jeff Butts thinks the plan seems to break down quite a bit, and he’s dubious.
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