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End Of An Inspiring Era

Apple announced that Steve Jobs was no more. Very rarely you come across someone who can inspire both – the everyday users and the technical world with the same intensity. Very rarely you come across someone who influences both – their colleagues and their competitors alike. [Continue]

Open Source In My OS X Usage

I started using OS X for some development work, and began looking for the free country in Mac world. I was happy to see that Apple helps a Mac user discover open source applications. And of course there is MacPorts, which brings out the ancestor it shares with BSDs, FreeSMUG, MacLibre and Fink. [Continue]

Java Gets Deprecated On OS X

In the most recent update for OS X 10.6, Apple has deprecated Java. That is, the Apple produced JVM won’t be supported any more and possibly removed from future versions. Ironically, the update also includes some improvements to Apple’s Java. [Continue]

Web 2.0 Harmful

Mostly it is the otherwise. But the recent Engadget episode has shown us the new possibility. Engadget wrote: This one doesn’t bode well for Mac fans and the iPhone-hopeful: we have it on authority that as of today, the iPhone launch is being pushed back from June to… October (!), and Leopard is again seeing a delay, this time being pushed all the way back to January This was because of a fake email sent internally to Apple, which was forwarded to Engadget and the panic ensued. [Continue]

A Strong Leader

Don Norman writes about Dan Turner’s article about The Secret of Apple Design for which he was interviewed. It is an informative article about what in the process at Apple makes its products unique and attractive. Various things are mentioned – a small team, a good process, the effort to create a coherent visual vocabulary across products, the “zero-draft” molding, and using simplicity as a differentiator. [Continue]

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