iTunes & Quicktime and Aero

I made a post about a year ago regarding how some applications have a side effect of disabling Aero.  While it is still possible to create applications that have this side-effect (due to the underlying problem of applications accessing the primary display buffer directly), many of the applications that exhibited this behavior during the Beta process…


Finally! BillG comments on the “I’m a Mac, I’m a PC” ads

I saw this yesterday. BillG was interviewed for Newsweek and the topic of Apple’s advertising came up. The whole interview is a great read, but here’s my favorite comment: “I don’t even get it. What are they trying to say? Does honesty matter in these things, or if you’re really cool, that means you get…


John Tokash’s 3 lies about iPhone

John makes some interesting comments about iPhone. I certainly believe that homebrew code will find its way on to the device, either through the MAKE: crowd or Linux or some other community channel. The hardware is hot enough that people will want to engage. It’s still a terrible story from a development point of view….



Time Magazine has an interesting article on the genesis of the Apple iPhone. I read through the announcements on Engadget and I’m honestly disappointed. The phone itself is pretty hot. The hardware specifically is really impressive. But there are some fatal flaws in my opinion. No 3G radio, if you want 3G from Cingular, Windows…


Hearsay on Exec briefings with Steve Jobs

Someone recently emailed me this article about an executive briefing some senior folks at NIH had with Steve Jobs some years ago. It goes into the reasoning behind why Apple never did a Tablet PC form-factor Mac, but also sheds some interesting light on the decision making process that they go through as a company.