This looks like a pretty cool keyboard from Jeff Atwood, I’m not usually as big a fan of the mechanical keyboards, but I may pick one up to try it out…
The new Nintendo 2DS system gives you all the features of the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, minus 3D viewing. And the price makes the world of Nintendo games even more accessible.
The reason I was so willing to think synchronization stopped with companies like Apple and Google was because the servers and back-end required to make that happen were so expensive that small developers simply could not roll their own sync services. I’m no longer convinced that is the case.
Useful tip from David Chartier, and it could be even more useful after Apple announced more channels for the Apple TV
Software isn’t an industry where the monster company selling the last generation’s product gets to stay being the monster for the next generation. It’s the industry where a thousand hungry small companies are waiting for a shift in the market that will allow them to slay the monster, carve it up and eat it for breakfast.
Interestingly, Ballmer actually indicated that he had planned on staying in his letter about his impending departure, noting: “My original thoughts on timing would have had my retirement happen in the middle of our transformation to a devices and services company focused on empowering customers in the activities they value most.”
That sentence spurred much chatter inside the company, including the persistent rumor that Gates had dropped the bomb on Ballmer. That sentiment was further underscored when Ballmer’s letter contained no reference or thanks to Gates, with whom he has been tightly tethered over the last several decades. Its absence has been much discussed internally at Microsoft, where it has been seen as an unusual slight and a sign of a rift.
With no named successor and a late-August Friday announcement, there was nothing smooth about it….
Ballmer got sacked, pure and simple.
The major difference between the iPad mini and my original iPad, purchased in 2010: I’m still actually using this one every day, almost a year after I bought it.
A look back at the Microsoft CEO’s tenure reveals a mixed legacy with little vision
Short of Haswell-powered MacBook Airs and Logic Pro X, Apple’s PR archive for 2013 is basically quarterly results, shareholder payback information and WWDC announcements.
However, if my running list is correct, this is what we should see between now and December 31:
- New iPhone(s?)
- New iPad
- New iPad mini
- iOS 7
- New Mac Pro
- OS X Mavericks
If we assume Intel’s Haswell chips are ready to go, Mavericks may usher in new iMacs, Mac minis and/or new MacBook Pro with Retina display models. I’d say it’s safe to assume the iPod line will also be tinkered with before the holidays.
It’s going to be an interesting couple months for Apple products….
According to AllCast developer Koushik Dutta, the most recent Chromecast firmware update not only breaks the functionality third-party apps were using to stream local media and other stuff that doesn’t have built-in Chromecast support but breaks it on purpose.