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10:07 // 2 months ago
December 11, 2012

Adobe Photoshop finally looks good on Retina Display

  • 2,500 the number of icons and cursors that had to be replaced in Adobe Photoshop to give the program support for high-resolution retina displays. Six months after the Retina MacBook Pros went on sale, the killer app finally has it, with Adobe launching the updates for Photoshop and Illustrator on Monday. About time. source
0:24 // 1 year ago
July 30, 2012

Mountain Lion becomes Apple’s most successful OSX iteration

  • 3 million sold in 3 days, according to an Apple press release source

» To put this in perspective: The previous version of OSX, 10.7 Lion, took nearly four months to reach 6 million users. in a weekend, Mountain Lion is already halfway there.

15:48 // 1 year ago
June 8, 2012
Three best Apple WWDC rumors: New laptops, new Macs, Apple TV?
Hey, Apple: We want a new laptop. Our old one is starting to show its age. Between the gradual slowness, evolving needs and (admittedly) three and a half years of aggressive usage in coffee shops, on Amtrak rides, on MegaBus trips, and (really) anywhere with an open wi-fi connection, we’re ready. Three batteries, one RAM upgrade, one big dent to its unibody exterior and two power supplies later, we could see ourselves upgrading in a week or two. We imagine we’re not alone here — a lot of people are probably waiting for some crazy announcement at Monday’s WWDC. With that in mind, it seems that now’s a good time to recap what rumors are cropping up at the moment:
laptops Is the 17-inch Macbook Pro going the way of the dodo? It’s possible: Early reports suggest Apple will upgrade its Macbook Pro line and add a second retina-display-based line between it and the Macbook Air line, but leave the 17-incher, which accounts for only 1 percent of Apple’s laptop sales, in line for discontinuation in 2013.
desktops Also on the list for likely upgrades? Apple’s Mac Pro line, which hasn’t been touched since 2010. The current line of rumors suggests new models will be "rackable" and "stackable," so they can be used easily in a server farm like the old Xserve line once could. The iMacs or Mac Minis could also possibly see an upgrade, too.
tv Of course, the biggest possible surprise? A new television set. Days ago, Apple CEO Tim Cook hinted that the company saw television in its future — and not just in Apple TV form. At the very least, expect the company to announce an app SDK, something that its closest competitor, Roku, already has had for a while. Hmm.
» What could developers see? With WWDC being a developer’s conference first, the software details offered to developers are also expected to be robust, with some suggestions that iCloud might open up for developers who wish to run apps on the platform, more details on Mountain Lion and a more details on iOS 6, which is rumored to include an upgraded map app. But you know what, considering that everything here is just a rumor, it’s entirely possible that Tim Cook could go out there and say, “You know what? We just rested on our laurels this year. We’re switching to Android.” Which, honestly, would be the biggest news of the day.
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Hey, Apple: We want a new laptop. Our old one is starting to show its age. Between the gradual slowness, evolving needs and (admittedly) three and a half years of aggressive usage in coffee shops, on Amtrak rides, on MegaBus trips, and (really) anywhere with an open wi-fi connection, we’re ready. Three batteries, one RAM upgrade, one big dent to its unibody exterior and two power supplies later, we could see ourselves upgrading in a week or two. We imagine we’re not alone here — a lot of people are probably waiting for some crazy announcement at Monday’s WWDC. With that in mind, it seems that now’s a good time to recap what rumors are cropping up at the moment:

  • laptops Is the 17-inch Macbook Pro going the way of the dodo? It’s possible: Early reports suggest Apple will upgrade its Macbook Pro line and add a second retina-display-based line between it and the Macbook Air line, but leave the 17-incher, which accounts for only 1 percent of Apple’s laptop sales, in line for discontinuation in 2013.
  • desktops Also on the list for likely upgrades? Apple’s Mac Pro line, which hasn’t been touched since 2010. The current line of rumors suggests new models will be "rackable" and "stackable," so they can be used easily in a server farm like the old Xserve line once could. The iMacs or Mac Minis could also possibly see an upgrade, too.
  • tv Of course, the biggest possible surprise? A new television set. Days ago, Apple CEO Tim Cook hinted that the company saw television in its future — and not just in Apple TV form. At the very least, expect the company to announce an app SDK, something that its closest competitor, Roku, already has had for a while. Hmm.

» What could developers see? With WWDC being a developer’s conference first, the software details offered to developers are also expected to be robust, with some suggestions that iCloud might open up for developers who wish to run apps on the platform, more details on Mountain Lion and a more details on iOS 6, which is rumored to include an upgraded map app. But you know what, considering that everything here is just a rumor, it’s entirely possible that Tim Cook could go out there and say, “You know what? We just rested on our laurels this year. We’re switching to Android.” Which, honestly, would be the biggest news of the day.

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14:28 // 1 year ago
May 21, 2012
New version of legendary web editor Coda coming: Excuse us; we’re gonna be busy May 24. Seriously, though, we use this program for everything. And they’re gonna make it more streamlined?! Oh man. 
EDIT!!!!!: There is also a Diet Coda now, for the iPad. !!!!!!!

New version of legendary web editor Coda coming: Excuse us; we’re gonna be busy May 24. Seriously, though, we use this program for everything. And they’re gonna make it more streamlined?! Oh man. 

EDIT!!!!!: There is also a Diet Coda now, for the iPad. !!!!!!!

21:51 // 1 year ago
February 16, 2012
14:44 // 2 years ago
May 29, 2011
d-rad:

June 6th you will be interesting

Note to self: Do not buy a new iPhone until after this date.

d-rad:

June 6th you will be interesting

Note to self: Do not buy a new iPhone until after this date.

(via thenextweb)

15:34 // 2 years ago
January 6, 2011
Apple’s Mac App Store: A cool concept, with caveats
So, look, the idea sounds cool. And we admit to be looking forward to checking it out. But at the same time, we totally understand why some developers might be freaking out. If the app store is successful at changing the behavior of Apple’s biggest die-hards, it could turn consumers used to spending $20-30 on a program into people who routinely complain that an app costs more than $2. But if this thing is a hit, just think of the scale it could have! So, as you browse through the 1,000+ apps on the store today, keep that in mind before you go too crazy. source
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So, look, the idea sounds cool. And we admit to be looking forward to checking it out. But at the same time, we totally understand why some developers might be freaking out. If the app store is successful at changing the behavior of Apple’s biggest die-hards, it could turn consumers used to spending $20-30 on a program into people who routinely complain that an app costs more than $2. But if this thing is a hit, just think of the scale it could have! So, as you browse through the 1,000+ apps on the store today, keep that in mind before you go too crazy. source

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11:14 // 3 years ago
October 18, 2010

Apple’s 3Q earnings report overloaded with (mostly) good news

  • 91% increase in iPhone sales from a year ago (wow)
  • $20 
    billion
    Apple’s quarterly revenues, which happens to be a new record for them, by the way
  • $4
    billion
    Apple’s quarterly profits, which is also a record for them – and up 70 percent (!); freaking show-offs
  • +28% increase in Mac sales year-over-year; not bad considering their light recent publicity
  • +28% increase in iPad sales from last quarter; pretty good but not particularly spectacular
  • -11% decline in year-over-year iPod sales, which admittedly was kind of expected source

» Investors somehow not impressed: Wait, what? Well, here’s why: They expected the increase in Apple’s iPad sales to be much higher, so as a result, Apple’s stock went down five percent in after-hours trading. You bastards can’t ever be impressed, can you?

20:05 // 3 years ago
October 13, 2010
ANNOUNCEMENT: I’m glad to confirm that Mac users would be able to use Zune on their Macs to sync with #WP7
A (quickly-deleted) tweet from Microsoft’s UK head of Windows Phone maketing, Oded Ran • Suggesting that the company would actually release a version of the Zune’s software onto OSX so that they wouldn’t be cutting out their hotly-anticipated Windows Phone 7 from a quickly-growing part of the PC market. Perhaps that’s why the Zune hasn’t taken off. Despite being on the market for four whole years, they’ve only managed a paltry 2 percent of the market. Just for comparison’s sake, the iPod has 70 percent. source (via)
10:21 // 3 years ago