On Thirteen Years of OS X

March 24, 2014

How time flies: OS X 10.0 shipped thirteen years ago, today.

Steve Jobs Movie: David Fincher, Christian Bale

March 20, 2014

A while back, it was reported that Aaron Sorkin was writing the screenplay adaptation of the Walter Issacson Steve Jobs biography. Well, probably due to their collaboration on The Social Network, David Fincher is in talks to direct… But only on the condition that Christian Bale play Jobs.

On Time’s Jonathan Ive Interview

March 17, 2014

Personally, the only notable observation in Time‘s Jonathan Ive interview is this:

Since Jobs died, Apple has hit a rough patch, at least by its ludicrously high standards. It has not had a break-out hit. There has been no Apple TV set to revolutionize home entertainment. No spiffy watch.

On Apple TV, Again

March 16, 2014

An “Apple TV Proper” is one of those mythical Apple concepts that refuses to die, and every few months it seems we’re revisiting it only to find not terribly much has changed. Yes, Apple could make a great TV, mostly because owning the whole package would hopefully mean less remotes and confusing menus (supposedly, Steve Jobs “cracked it.”) But as always, the content rights holders continue to “resist” making an Apple TV all it could be.

On Apple CarPlay

March 4, 2014

Not into cars in general, but our decades-old Honda is overdue to be replaced. Thankfully, the recent Apple CarPlay announcement certainly narrows down the choices.