Apple Timelapse 1996-2016

Timelapse of 20 years of From the launch of the site in 1996 (Powerbooks and Mac OS 8) through to the iPhone 7 of today.

Safari 9 Responsive Design Mode

Do you host a site or platform that you need to make available to a wide range of desktop and mobile devices, including those Apple iThings running iOS9? Then you need to check out Safari’s Responsive Design Mode (found in the Develop menu in Safari 9 for the Mac).  Take a look at this (video courtesy […]

Oyster: ‘Netflix for Books’

One of the many advantages for those living in the USA is that so many innovative online services get offered there first.  Some, despite many broken promises, never make it to the UK – a classic example being Google Voice.  However, I’m also well aware that folks that live in less populous or non-English speaking […]

Managing Macs at Google Scale

Google has one of the largest managed fleets of Macintosh computers in the world. With tens of thousands of assets to manage and an ever-changing security landscape, the organization has had to develop many of its own tools to effectively maintain its fleet and keep its end-users safe and productive. Macintosh Operations is the internal […]

Imagining a 13-inch iPad Pro

Great piece by Rene Ritchie of The minute Apple launches one hotly rumored device, be it the iPad Air or Retina iPad mini, a new rumored device races up to take its place in the mill. Enter a 13-inch “iPad Pro” – a concept that leapt to every geek’s mind the moment they heard […]

IBM ‘Social Business Online’ app now available

IBM Connect is just around the corner (I travel on Friday, so better crack on with the packing!), and thoughts turn to sessions, schedules and social events. After a few false starts this year, IBM has settled on the Social Business Online tool as the official means to view sessions, create a personal schedule and […]

Upgrading to Mountain Lion?

If you’re thinking of upgrading your Mac to OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, here are a few tips: Read Jon Siracusa’s incredible 24 page review of the new release Check that your Mac is compatible Check that your key apps are compatible If you run VMWare Fusion, get the Tech Preview If you run Skype, […]

‘Not as cool’

Bloomberg reports: Samsung Electronics Co. won a legal ruling after a U.K. judge said its Galaxy tablets aren’t “cool” enough to be confused with Apple Inc.’s iPad. The design for three Galaxy tablets doesn’t infringe Apple’s registered design, Judge Colin Birss said today in London in a court fight between the world’s two biggest makers […]

Crazy Ones

I’ve posted the Apple “Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits…” ad many times across my blogs – for me, it’s always best summed up what makes Apple different from the other vendors and technology. However, somehow I had missed this version before now. Steve himself narrates the ad: Just beautiful and awe-inspiring.   So […]

Obama on Steve

What ever you think about President Barack Obama’s politics, you can’t doubt his talent as an orator. On the passing of Steve Jobs: Steve was among the greatest of American innovators – brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world, and talented enough to do it. By building one […]

Goodbye Steve Jobs. An insanely great man.

Crazy isn’t it?   A garage inventor and founder of one of the first tech startups. Founder of a stunningly successful animation studio. Leader of the most remarkable comeback in business history. A CEO of one of the most valuable companies in the world. Take any one of those elements and you’d have an amazing […]

As usual, Gruber gets it

[Apple’s] is a fundamentally different vision for the coming decade than Google’s. In both cases, your data is in the cloud, and you can access it from anywhere with a network connection. But Google’s vision is about software you run in a web browser. Apple’s is about native apps you run on devices. Apple is […]

And for once I was right… (new Macs)

New iMacs: New options in 24″ display version, larger drives, new NVIDIA graphics and iLife 09.  All good stuff, but price (in the UK) now almost 50% higher (WHAT!) 949GBP – 1,799GBP.  Was 699GBP – 1,200GBP ish before. To put it in perspective, I bought a 24″ 3.06GHz version for just over 1000GBP 10 months […]

Holding breath, the Apple Store is down…

New products being added I should think – my bet is on revised iMacs (faster CPU, improved graphics, more RAM – up to 8GB, possibly losing Firewire 400), brand new Mac Pros (new CPUs, graphics, new enclosures) and maybe, just maybe a new MacMini. That could be a bit ambitious for a non-Special Event announcement, […]

Is it really a quarter of a century?

Amazing that so much time has gone by so quickly. 25 years since this ad: ushered in the era of the personal computer. It’s fabulous that after so many years in the doldrums, Apple truly is back at the top of its game once more…

Steve takes leave

Apple has announced: January 14, 2009 Apple Media Advisory Apple CEO Steve Jobs today sent the following email to all Apple employees: Team, I am sure all of you saw my letter last week sharing something very personal with the Apple community. Unfortunately, the curiosity over my personal health continues to be a distraction not […]

Apple battery life – a rebuttal

Volker blogged recently about battery life on his Macbook – in particular noting that after 223 cycles, his battery is down to 16% of capacity. I’ve just checked by 17″ Mac Book Pro’s battery, and I’m on an almost identical number of charge cycles, but over a shorter period (just 9 months) – this is […]

Wow. 68% of businesses say they’ll add Macs in ’09

An amazing survey and article, not unexpected from my personal viewpoint, but still a shock to see it in print.  ComputerWorld says: Businesses double down on Apple; 68% say they’ll add Macs in ’09 Apple’s having its best enterprise showing in 20 years, says analyst The number of businesses planning to add Apple Inc.’s Macintosh […]

Apple tells MacWorld it just ain’t important enough anymore

Wow, Apple tells MacWorld where to stick it from 2010, and worse, Phil Schiller to deliver keynote in January: CUPERTINO, California—December 16, 2008—Apple today announced that this year is the last year the company will exhibit at Macworld Expo. Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing, will deliver the opening keynote for […]

Have Mac/Intel, want virtualisation without the cost?

Plenty of us are now becoming increasingly used to running virtual machines as a way of virtualising our IT resources, especially when running on operating systems which are not necessarily top of our favourite vendor’s support matrices (ahem Domino Administrator/Designer ahem).  Well, my personal favorite is still VMWare, and I tend to have VMWare Fusion […]