Companies are racing to get their Google Reader replacements out before the plug gets pulled on July 1, with the latest announcement coming from Digg, which plans to unveil its solution next week. Will Digg's service rise to be the cream of the crop, or will the RSS landscape simply become a fragmented mess in the wake of Google abandoning its service? Time will tell...
In Hollywood, the month of August is typically reserved as a dumping ground for movies that probably never had a chance in the first place -- which seems to be the case with Ashton Kutcher's star turn as Steve Jobs.
Like last year, Apple started this year's WWDC keynote with a clever video. But this time it wasn't a cheap shot at Android or a silly swipe at Samsung. It was a peek into Apple's design philosophy, a beautifully crafted response to anyone who has been questioning its commitment to innovation:
"If everyone is busy making everything, how can anyone perfect anything? We start to confuse convenience with joy, abundance with choice. Designing something requires focus. The first thing we ask is, what do we want people to feel? Delight. Surprise. Love. Connection. Then we begin to craft around our intention. It takes time ... there are a thousand no's for every yes. We simplify. We perfect. We start over. Until every thing we touch enhances each life it touches. Only then do we sign our work: Designed by Apple in California."
It was barely a minute, but it stuck with me throughout the two hours of pomp and circumstance that followed. Apple hasn't been dragging its heels or taking its eye off the ball. On the contrary, it's more focused than it's ever been.
At last we appear to be seeing some movement on the Apple TV front. We can hardly wait. Sitting around with our little hockey puck sized hobby watching the Roku owners eat our lunch and have all the fun has been hard to swallow, but we expect great things. Find out about these developments and take a peak at one designer's vision of iOS 7 in this week's hottest news.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates was one of the elite few who visited Apple co-founder Steve Jobs prior to his death, and the billionaire doesn't hold back his emotions during a new interview on the subject.
Looks like the rumor mill is going to keep the pedal to the metal ahead of this year's Worldwide Developer Conference, as speculation runs wild about what we might see in both iOS 7 as well as OS X 10.9 later this year. Today's recap also laments the original iPhone now achieving "obsolete" status in Apple retail stores as well as how Hollywood's feared Copyright Alert System may not be so scary after all.
Remember the netbook? If you head to a warehouse club store, you can occasionally still spot them available for sale, but at least one research firm claims the end is nigh for the little notebooks that could(n't).
Feeling blue that the release of the Steve Jobs biopic starring Ashton Kutcher has been delayed? No more need to lose sleep over it, because Funny or Die is coming to fill that void in your life with a movie all their own.