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iOS App Store will be bigger than entire worldwide movie industry sometime this year

Steve Jobs’ custom Apple I

The Apple I, you may or may not remember, wasn’t much of a hit. Only 200 were made — by hand — and it wasn’t long before the company put its hopes in the Apple II, which would go on to be more popular by far. One of the Is, however, Jobs kept in his office as a demo machine for industry people.

When Jobs left in 1985 he left in a hurry, and this I was left behind on a shelf. Don Hutmacher, one of the company’s first employees, grabbed it and it stayed in his possession until he passed away last year. His wife generously allowed the museum to take care of it, and you can imagine their gratitude.

The team had their suspicious, but a tag inside the metal chassis — and the fact that it had a chassis at all, since Apple Is came just as boards — suggested it was more than a rare Apple I; it was the rarest. It’s signed “BF,” which would have been employee number one, Bill Fernandez. This was definitely, the team decided, Jobs’ custom machine.

Because the Apple I didn’t have a ROM, and Jobs didn’t want to have to program it from scratch any time someone wanted to see it in action, he had a custom EPROM attached to it that initialized the computer with BASIC when it started up. Its RAM, the engineering team suspects, was also augmented so it didn’t run out and crash during the demo.

Over half of IBM’s 380,000 workers could soon be on MacBooks

When i started using Apple computers no one would believe this would happen! Historic times!

Thoughts on Flash

After today’s suggestion from Facebook’s chief security officer, Alex Stamos, to Adobe to set a date to kill Flash it makes sense to read again Steve Jobs’ epic Thoughts on Flash essay when the iPad launched in 2010.
It just took 5 years for the industry in general understand that Flash is a dead end and a security bag of hurt.

The Life & Death of an iPhone

Apple records 92% of the total profits in the smartphone segment

Afinity Photo

The second piece of a three part plan to kickstart the disruption of Adobe Creative Suite.
Congratulations to all the people at Affinity (Serif) for the great work on Affinity Photo and now Affinity Designer.
Can’t wait for the Affinity Publisher beta.

iOS 9 keyborad


Why it took so much time to get here? Nobody knows exactly. It’s one of those things Apple.

I suspect it had to do with the typeface. Now that they have developed San Francisco they are more comfortable having the keyboard in lowercase… it sure looks nicer than Helvetica Neue.