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Interview: How to Write Secure Software, Guaranteed

1:30 PM, Jun. 16th, 2015 · · Reporter’s Notebook

When a security snafu happens on the Internet that's due to a design or coding error, there's always a scramble to issue a fix. Meanwhile, the public frets. Galois, Inc is one of several companies that is developing the process of writing provably correct and secure software. John Martellaro interviewed the CEO to find out how they do it.

Black Holes and Scientific Computing with Apple’s New Mac Pro

2:15 PM, Jul. 10th, 2014 · · Reporter’s Notebook

Scientific computing with Apple's Mac Pro

Dr. Gaurav Khanna is a computational scientist who has been using Apple's new Mac Pro to great advantage. In an interview with TMO, Dr. Khanna explains how Apple has helped him succeed with virtually supercomputer computations of black holes on his desktop.

Apple Promotes iPad in Education with Seminars

3:25 PM, Mar. 4th, 2011 · · Reporter’s Notebook

Apple’s Education division has been quietly touring universities around the country, promoting the adoption of the iPad as a learning tool in higher education. The 60-minute seminar covers a number of features of the iPad, as well as Apple and third-party apps that carry great potential for students and educators alike. The seminar also highlights case studies of iPad adoption in universities, sharing the experiences from these early-adopting institutions.

Digging Deep Into Bare Bones with Rich Siegel

7:55 PM, Sep. 16th, 2009 · · Reporter’s Notebook


Bare Bones Software has been involved in the Mac community since 1993, predating Mac OS X, the iMac and Steve Jobs's return to Apple. Looking back at the company's history offers some idea about where it might be headed, but it's easier to figure out what's really happening by going right to the top, so The Mac Observer sat down with company founder Rich Siegel.

Bill Gates Makes Feynman Lectures Available Online

4:31 PM, Jul. 15th, 2009 · · Reporter’s Notebook



Dr. Richard Feynman (1918-1988) was one of the most revered physicists of the 20th century. His work in Quantum Electrodynamics earned him a Nobel Prize in 1965, and his famous "Red Book" series of Lectures on Physics have been a staple for several generations of physics students.  Recently, Bill Gates put seven of the Messenger Series Lectures by Dr. Feynman on the Internet.


At SXSW Michael Penn Talks iTunes, Film, Music, and Hypercard!

3:33 PM, Mar. 26th, 2009 · · Reporter’s Notebook


To me, the whole point of the sessions at South by Southwest is to find something that blends together everything that's happening in our world in new and unique ways. Such was the case with an interview with Michael Penn that I saw as part of the SXSW Film conference in which he talks about iTunes, the nature of the music industry, and even the importance of Hypercard!