The 2018/04 RetroChallenge is now taking entries for their event. RetroChallenge is an bi-annual event sponsored by John W. Linville in an effort to further the retro computing hobby. Entry rules pretty much sum up the feeling of the event: it is a bit like the opposite of Global Thermonuclear War — the only way […]
Category: Apple Inc.
Items of news from Apple, Inc.
A new film called “Steve Jobs’ Choices” is on IndieGoGo, produced by 8-Bit Generation who also produced “The Commodore Wars.” The documentary looks intriguing from the posted trailer. They have assembled some impressive interviews with people like John Sculley, Mike Markkula, Steve Wozniak, Andy Hertzfeld, Al Alcorn, Dan Kottke, Larry Tesler, Jay Elliot, Paul Terrel, […]
For those of you who write adventure games or interactive fiction, there is another contest out there. The Spring Thing was announced and run by Aaron Reed and the entry deadline is 1 March 2018. Initially held in 2002, The Spring Thing is intended to be an event which brings interactive fiction writers together. This […]
When Apple decided to move all of its China Based iCloud accounts to a chinese based partner company, Guizhou-Cloud Big Data (GCBD) , which is run by the local government, it also swept up a number of accounts which were US based. According to TechCrunch, this number is low but all the same is quite unalarming […]
Apple, in their latest move to stem the tide of those claiming Apple doesnt pay its fair share of taxes, has released a statement concerning the history of their tax status in Ireland, the UK and payments of taxes to the US government. https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2017/11/the-facts-about-apple-tax-payments/
MacTracker, the App which tracks all of the Apple hardware has been updated. According to the MacTracker website, the following items have changed in 7.6.6.: Version 7.6.6 – Adds iMac (21.5-inch, 2017), iMac (Retina 4K, 21.5-inch, 2017), and iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017) – Adds MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017), MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Four Thunderbolt 3 […]
From Call-A.P.P.L.E. Magazine: January / February 2017 – Over the last 30 years or so of Steve Jobs life, many in the both the Apple community and the philanthropy driven community accused Steve of not giving or hoarding his billions of dollars in wealth. What they did not see was the reality that Steve was […]
40 years ago, Apple Computer Inc filed the papers of incorporation. One of the people who was there in those early years, Chris Espinosa posted a copy of the original seal: Happy 40th birthday, Apple Inc. pic.twitter.com/CZTvaPDTrq — Chris Espinosa (@cdespinosa) January 3, 2017 Espinosa is still an Apple employee and along with Daniel Kottke, […]
Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, spoke at the Utah Tech Tour yesterday with other industry leaders. Members of the audience had the rare chance to submit questions to Tim. As always, Tim is very thoughtful, articulate and clearly brilliant. I feel lucky to have been there and heard his insights into encryption, being a successful […]