During the Apple-Samsung patent trial this summer, it was revealed that Eddie Cue, Apple's Internet software and services chief, had allegedly convinced a very reluctant Steve Jobs that Apple should make a miniature iPad as soon as possible. In an email to heavy hitters Tim Cook, Scott Forstall and Phil Schiller, Cue links a GigaOM article, "Why I Just Dumped the iPad (Hint: Size Matters)," and notes that he was beginning to wear down Steve's famous stubbornness.
Another week come and gone and you were too busy to read Mac|Life? For shame, for shame, after all the crafting and hunting and reviewing of the news we do for you? Well, we love you so much, Dear Reader, that we've even gone and picked out some highlights for you in case you're in a hurry.
With so much going on at Apple in the last 12 months, it's hard to believe that co-founder Steve Jobs has actually been gone during that time. On Friday, Apple's homepage remembers the iconic leader who passed away one year ago.
A new report examines how Google was able to ape the iPhone so quickly, but why its Android tablet efforts have lagged so far behind the iPad -- and like many stories out of Cupertino, it all goes back to Steve Jobs.
The weekend is here again, but this may feel more like Black Friday for the folks at online gaming company OnLive, who is rumored to have let its entire staff go today amidst rumors that the company is filing for bankruptcy and rebooting as a new entity. Quite sad if true, and our hearts go out to anyone affected by the situation. So without further ado, let's recap that and four other stories making headlines on this Friday, August 17, 2012.
You can’t call yourself an Apple and Steve Jobs fan without knowing of Robert X. Cringely’s famous interview, which was part of Triumph of the Nerds, a documentary released in 1996. But this was only a tiny portion of the meeting Cringely had with Jobs and sadly, the original footage somehow disappeared--until, by some odd coincidence, a VHS copy of the entire interview was discovered in the director’s garage the week of Jobs’s passing. Trying to improve its quality for a theatrical release was no easy task.
Purchased a MacBook Pro with Retina Display recently with the stock 256GB of storage and already feeling buyer's remorse? OWC is ready to serve with a 480GB replacement SSD, but you might have a change of heart after seeing how much it will cost (assuming the idea of cracking open your Retina MacBook doesn't stop your heart, that is). But wait! There's more cool stuff ahead, so keep reading and find out what's new for this Tuesday, August 14, 2012.
Tomorrow is the last day of July, and what a month it's been! Seems as if iPhone users will have to suffer through the dog days of summer in August with today's news that the next handset is likely to have its moment in the spotlight come mid-September instead of last year's October debut of the iPhone 4S. Quick! To the upgrade eligibility calculator! And when you come back, be sure to read what else is happening for this July 30, 2012.
So how's that OS X Mountain Lion working out for everyone, one day later? We're seeing an annoying issue with our MacBook Pro with Retina Display losing track of our USB 3.0 hub whenever the notebook sleeps, but otherwise it's been smooth sailing. Speaking of sailing, have you flown over L.A. or Boston or even San Francisco lately? Now you can, thanks to Google Earth 7.0. This and a few other tidbits make up our recap for Thursday, July 26, 2012.
What's this? Still no OS X Mountain Lion? Fear not, Mac lovers -- it's only Monday, the week is young and there's plenty of other tech news brewing to read about. Why, just look at the next page right here… we've got five groovy stories to cap off the day, so why not dive in and find out what's making headlines for this Monday, July 23, 2012?