Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Bertrand Serlet, the man who pioneered OS X leaves Apple

"I've worked with Steve for 22 years and have had an incredible time developing products at both NeXT and Apple, but at this point, I want to focus less on products and more on science"

Apple announced today that their senior vice president of Mac Software Engineering will be leaving the company for personal reasons. Replacing him will be Craig Federighi, Apple's vice president of Mac Software Engineering and he will be reporting only to Mr. Jobs himself.

Monday, 21 March 2011

The Life and Times of Jonathan Ive

The Daily Mail [yes, seriously] have a great article today all about the life of Jony Ive, one of the greatest and most influential product designers to ever exist, working for the largest technology company in the world as their senior vice-president of industrial design.

He designed almost EVERYTHING they have made that you can think of; from the old Bondi Blue iMac to the iPod 1G, iPad, Aluminium Macbook Pro and iPhone..

As a Graphic Designer, I would love for one shred of his talent to rub off on me. But hey, I'm still young, I have time! Amiright??
This man is a true icon of British design.

How Did a British Polytechnic Graduate Become the Design Genius Behind £200 Billion Apple?

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Flickering Displays and Flabbergasting Cases

This new video has turned up showing the new Macbook not playing very nicely through Thunderbolt to his friend, Mr. Apple Display..

He has been told to check Software Update "soon". How useful..

In other brief news, check out this beautiful case! It's been out forever, but my point is that it's now available in iPad 2 flavours!

Friday, 18 March 2011

Nobody Panic!!

Just a quick post today..

Apple have stockpiled enough iPad components to last the next 2-3 weeks!

The Japanese earthquake has affected component supplies for many manufacturers, including Foxconn, the company who builds all of Apple's iDevices.

But new reports state that the company have made sure to keep enough bits to build iPads for the next fortnight at least!

Good news for all those who absolutely NEED an iPad, that is..

Thursday, 17 March 2011

The Shape of the iPhone 5?

New cases allegedly created for the iPhone 5 have appeared, supporting the idea that the next-generation phone would sport the same form factor as the iPhone 4.

These claims are also supported by these engineering sketches found last week. The sketches show that the phone will be identical, but with a larger edge-to-edge screen, in both directions.
Some rather solid looking rumours starting to come out now!

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

New Wi-Fi Diagnostics Tool In Mac OSX Lion

A new tool currently available to developers has been discovered in Mac OSX Lion.

Option-clicking the wifi menu bar icon brings up the usual extra features, as well as a new one; Wi-Fi Diagnostics.
This launches the new Wi-Fi Diagnostics menu, where users can record and monitor all the goings on of traffic, performance and data speeds running through your networks!
Looks like a very useful little tool, and just another easter egg found inside Lion!

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Hidden iPad Multi-Touch Gestures

Following the latest iOS 4.3 release, Apple have included a new "secret" feature, exclusive to developers.
New multi-touch gestures, similar to those found on macs, including swiping four/five fingers to the sides to switch between running apps, swiping four fingers up to view all running apps and playback controls at the bottom, and pinching with five [a somewhat awkward sounding movement] to go to the home screen.
These features are in the OS but not readily available to users yet, but they are to developers, if you know where to look.
All you need do is download and install Xcode [free if you know where to look ;] ], run it connected to your iPad, and turn them on!

If you're interested in getting these new features, check out Gizmodo's quick and easy little tutorial on how to apply them.

Either that or if you're on the jailbreaking scene just wait for the latest iOS jailbreak and I'm sure something'll turn up in Cydia soon.