Ever wanted to know just how far technology has jumped ahead in the last 22 years? According to Bret Swanson at Tech Policy Daily (via Cult of Mac), you can get the best idea simply by considering what it would have cost to build the current iPhone back then. According to his estimates, it would have cost Apple more than $3 million to build an equally capable machine in 1991, and that's on the cheap side.
It's not entirely clear what they're teaching people over in North Korea, but it certainly isn't innovation. ComputerWorld managed to get a hold of screenshots of the third version of the secretive communist country's homemade Linux-based operating system, and almost any Mac|Life reader should be able to spot some key resemblances right off the bat. Indeed, it looks like nothing so much as Mac OS X.
Jimmy Fallon's MacBook has become a constant feature of his desk since he started hosting "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon," but that caused a brief awkward moment last night when he was speaking with Microsoft founder Bill Gates. Gates was actually on the show to talk about his foundation's success in fighting polio, but the trouble began when the talk inevitably shifted to technology.
It's a slow news day for Apple folks, but that doesn't mean there's not some noteworthy stuff lurking out there in the data streams. For one, Cult of Mac reports (via Business Insider) that you if you ask Siri what the fox says, she'll give you a number of responses from the insanely popular viral video made by Norwegian comedy group Ylvis.
Yesterday I wrote about how Apple puts comparatively little cash into its advertising budget, and last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, five-year-old Arden Hayes showed us why word-of-mouth works just as well for the folks in Cupertino. During his interview, Hayes utterly devastated Sony's attempt at product placement when he expressed preference for Apple's iPad.
Bad news, America: If you stood in line for hours to get an iPhone in the hope of it making you look cool in the eyes of others, you might as well skip the iPhone 5 line and go straight for an Android device -- or at least that’s the gospel according to HTC America president Martin Fichter, anyway.
Who needs newspapers when comics are all over the internet? Nowadays, you can find an awesome web comic faster than you can say "Peanuts." The only problem (and it's not much of a problem) is there are really just so many of them. So for the sake of reading web comics at work (and to celebrate Comic-Con this week) we're taking a look at our all-time favorite web comics our little Macs can muster. Don't see your favorite? Let us know in the comments!
Apple is used to having its successful products copied into Chinese knock-offs, but now they’ve gone one step too far -- actually duplicating an entire Apple retail store, right down to the signage and familiar shirts worn by the employees, despite the company’s own effort to launch much cooler stores there.
After making their mark with unique iOS apps using characters licensed from Dreamworks animated feature films, the folks at iStoryTime have teamed with publishing house Esslinger to offer two new “Flip Flap” books which help children learn their ABC’s while having fun doing it.