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  • Blog Post: tablet rumours

    It's a few days before the next Apple announcement, and I'm really surprised at how the blogs have absolutely exploded with rumours, conjecture, hyperbole, and heaven knows what else. There's a part of me that hopes that Apple goes on stage on Wednesday, pretends to be completely unaware of the bandwidth...
  • Blog Post: Q&A: are you going to stop making Mac apps?

    Inspired by the open question thread , someone emailed me this one: your 5-year agreement with apple expires soon, and ive heard that you'll stop making mac apps when it expires, is this true? This rumour, like so many others in Apple circles, is a perennial favourite. It pops up pretty frequently...
  • Blog Post: you never know what you'll find in legacy code

    Yesterday, I had a conversation with some of our developers about legacy code and how you never know what you'll find in there. Today, I see that someone else in MacBU has talked about some of the horrors of old old code. Crazy Apple Rumors didn't name their source, but they're reporting that a child...
  • Blog Post: Q&A: what Apple news sites do you read?

    In the comments to my last post, someone asked what Apple news sites I read. I looked over to my newsreader and discovered that the list was way longer than I realised (I'm such a geek), so this gets its own post. These are in alphabetic order, since that's how they show up in my newsreader. ...
  • Blog Post: ThinkSecret closes its doors

    Today, ThinkSecret has announced that it has settled its lawsuit with Apple and is closing its doors. To which I said ... hunh? they're still around? For me, ThinkSecret stopped being relevant quite awhile ago. I can't remember the last time that I read something there first. News there has felt...
  • Blog Post: hope springs eternal for Newton lovers

    One of my favourite recurring Apple rumours is that the Newton is just about to be resurrected. It's a favourite of mine because I've been a long-time PDA user (only retiring my Palm T3 when it crashed horribly and lost all of my data), so I've long held on to the idea that Apple could do something interesting...
  • Blog Post: the lead-up to WWDC

    It's that time of year again. It's the lead-up to WWDC . Those of us who are lucky enough to be able to attend have looked at the schedule and guessed at the sessions that will be the most useful to us, and made a small mental note about the number of sessions which are yet to be announced. The Apple...
  • Blog Post: where's the rumours?

    We're less than a week away from the big Stevenote. I trawled through the rumour sites today, and noticed that they're really light on content. I think that we can take it as a given that we'll see a preview of Leopard and a MacTel replacement for the PowerMacs. But there's not much other than that:...
  • Blog Post: humour starring Steve

    A couple of amusing things related to Steve Jobs hit my radar today: I almost ran over Steve Jobs the secret diary of Steve Jobs This makes me want to hear Steve say sizzle fo shizzle during the WWDC keynote.
  • Blog Post: fake Leopard screenshot contest

    And while I'm making with the linky today, here's another one: the fake Leopard screenshot contest . My favourite fake so far is the Leopard on a touchscreen iPod (good choreography with a video on a current iPod).
  • Blog Post: hobbies

    One of my favourite pastimes as a member of the MacBU has been collecting conspiracy theories. As a result of the Boot Camp announcement, I've got a new favourite conspiracy theory. There is no Vista, someone claimed. Steve's gonna announce that they've been partnering with Microsoft all along, and Leopard...
  • Blog Post: /. on Cringely's latest blatherings

    Sometimes, I think that the I, Cringely column is the National Enquirer of tech publications. I read whatever he's got to say this week. I laugh at how the guy is utterly incapable of stringing together a coherent argument. And then I move on. A commenter over at /. got it right about Cringely in...
  • Blog Post: keeping secrets

    Apple keeps its cards close to the chest. We all know this. It's the reason for the proliferation of Mac rumour sites. It's the reason that we all get excited about Steve's keynotes at MWSF and WWDC. Apple is suing over the publication of its trade secrets. Jason O'Grady, the editor of the Apple...
  • Blog Post: time to update the resume again?

    The various Apple pundits out there seem to want to make sure that I keep my resume up-to-the-millisecond. The latest pundit is Todd Russell. To get around that pesky five-year commitment that we publicly made at Macworld, Todd's conspiracy theory is that we're gonna disband MacBU and just port WinOffice...
  • Blog Post: /. notices that we're going to continue work

    I spent some time today scanning through the various /. threads about MWSF and other Mac-ly things. Some of it was interesting (Sun+Apple?!), but I made the mistake of reading today's thread where they finally noticed that we've formally committed to making Mac software for another five years . ...
  • Blog Post: I'm not unemployed!

    Dear Jason: You were wrong. We're not getting out of the Macintosh business, thankyouverymuch. :P Heh. Okay, sorry, I just thought back to that post when our GM, Roz Ho, took the stage with Steve this morning. As Roz said, we're in it for the long haul. I can't speak for the rest of MacBU,...
  • Blog Post: time to update the resume

    According to Jason O'Grady, the guy who writes the the Apple blog for ZDNet , I'm about to be out of a job . Here's what he says will put me on the unemployment line: 8. iWork '06. Apple's productivity suite will get upgrades to Pages and Keynote with the possible addition of a modern Office-killing...
  • Blog Post: MWSF rumour mill has begun

    I love reading the various Apple rumour sites. I troll through their sites every few days to catch up on the latest chatter. They've got all of the honest-to-goodness Apple news , plus the rumours, guesses, and everything in between. The height of the rumour season is, of course, the lead-up to...
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