10 March 2011
Posted in Apple
South by Southwest is a media and music festival that happens yearly in Austin, Texas, and for the first time ever, Apple are doing something that's a little out of the ordinary. They're opening what is being called a "pop up" store, a temporary place to sell Apple merchandise such as the new iPad 2, for instance, to all of the festival goers. Smart move Apple, smart move.
Uh oh — at the Pwn2Own in Vancouver, Safari and IE were the first browsers to fall. Computerworld have the specifics, but at least it's good to see Apple taking a better approach to security judging by how they have approached security experts with regards to the forthcoming Mac OS X Lion.
Why is Apple trademarking Thunderbolt? Didn't Intel say that Apple only have a non-exclusive head start on all the other manufacturers? Don't Intel own the intellectual property for Thunderbolt? All these questions are answered over at Patently Apple, where they do a pretty good job of taking a look at why Apple are applying for trademarks, that, by all rights, they shouldn't have the rights to.
Today on Apple support: what is an operating system, complete with Mac OS X pronunciation guide. Guys, it's Mac OS ten, not Mac OS ex.
Flare for Mac is a new app from the Iconfactory that allows to do amazing things with photos. Think of it as like a more advanced, more powerful version of Hipstamatic or Camera+ for the Mac, and you're pretty much on the right track.