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Thirty Years of Fetch — Fetch
"Fetch’s longevity has been a continual surprise to me. Most application software has the life expectancy of a field mouse. Of the thousands of other Mac apps on the market on September 1, 1989 I can only think of four (Panorama, Word, Excel and Photoshop) that are still sold today. Fetch 1.0 was released into a world with leaded gasoline and a Berlin Wall; DVD players and Windows 95 were still in the future. The Fetch icon is a dog with a floppy disc in its mouth; at this point it might as well be a stone tablet."

I always love reading about properly long-lived tools. I remember using Fetch in the late 90s at school, I think.
apple  ftp  software  fetch  history 
september 2019 by infovore
HyperCard On The Archive (Celebrating 30 Years of HyperCard) | Internet Archive Blogs
The Internet Archive now supports HyperCard. Super-formative for me; I particularly want to return to the development books which I never had the chance to read at the time...
apple  hypercard  history  programming  development  interaction 
august 2017 by infovore
Panic Blog » The 2014 Panic Report
Great year-in-review from Panic: open, honest, and excited all at once. Envious of the environment and space they've cut for themselves.
software  business  yearnotes  panic  apple 
january 2015 by infovore
Loren Brichter: Designs on the future of iOS apps — Apple News, Tips and Reviews
"“[Ive] has good taste.” He paused. “But more important than good taste, he has the ability to” — he points to the MacBook Air in front of me — “he’s true to the materials, to the medium he’s working in. One of my complaints about design of iOS is it’s doing things that aren’t true to the hardware.”"
apple  design  jonathanive  materials 
december 2012 by infovore
The Making of Knowledge Navigator
"A short while into the process of making these videos, Alan Kay said, “The main question here is not is this technology probable but is this the way we want to use technology?” One effect of the video was engendering a discussion (both inside Apple and outside) about what computers should be like." On video not needing to be realistic to be useful.
probable  possible  apple  computing  marketing  concept 
november 2011 by infovore
ongoing by Tim Bray · Browser Breakup
"In re­cent re­leases, Sa­fari has been re-ar­chi­tected, with some of the work farmed out to a thing called “WebProcess”. This doesn’t seem to be work­ing out that well." Much as I was excited about Safari 5's re-architecting, I must admit: I've seen everything Tim says, and it's driving me nuts.
safari  apple  performance  gafyd 
september 2011 by infovore
How Apple Will Draft Everyone Into The Cloud. Or Else | Fast Company
" soon as consumers become used to things acting this way, they’ll start actually expecting things to act this way. And when that happens, beware any software company that doesn’t deliver the same experience. In the new world Apple will create, to ask a user to manually sync files between different devices will be the equivalent, back in the ‘80s, of asking a bunch of home computer users used to interacting with GUI’s, to use command lines instead." Yep.
howthingsare  sync  expectations  cloud  apple 
june 2011 by infovore
The Apple TV Set
"Apple has already built its TV. It’s called the Apple TV and that’s why it’s called the Apple TV. Because we’re supposed to be rethinking what a TV is. The TV is not the screen with seven different inputs for your players and boxes and game machines. The TV is the content and the buttons we touch to get to that content."
apple  tv  media  consumption 
april 2011 by infovore
Maniacal Rage: Reading post
"Apple is creating an ecosystem of the kind of customers I don’t want. With the ridiculous approval process leaving bugfixes to take over a week to show up, with prices being driven down to nothing by farting apps… it just feels hostile to me. While I have plenty of great customers who have been raving about the app, all it takes is one little issue and it all comes crashing down." Sad, really.
iphone  application  development  feedback  customersatisfaction  process  apple 
april 2009 by infovore
Defensive design: Magnetic zones on the unibody MacBook - (37signals)
"...removing the screws made it clear that the magnetic zones serve a second function. When my screwdriver slipped, the screw didn’t fall into the depths of the case. Instead, it flew right over to the magnet, and I was spared the pain of extracting a three-millimeter needle from an expensive electronic haystack."
design  apple  hardware  defensive  dualfunction 
march 2009 by infovore
Apple - Support - Discussions - Pictures automatically attach to e-mail? ...
"Images don't automatically attach to emails. I hope you and your husband can work things out though." Oh dear.
iphone  apple  adultery  unfortunate  forum  thread 
november 2008 by infovore
Apple - MacBook
Fascinating to see such emphasis on the manufacturing process, accompanied with wonderful footage of factories that takes me straight back to the documentary sections in Playschool and Sesame Street. The milling sequence is beautiful. (The product isn't bad, either, but I'm mainly interested in raising awareness of mass-production in an age of coming scarcity).
manufacturing  factory  apple  video  notebook  macbook  aluminium  milling 
october 2008 by infovore
I would buy an Apple netbook (Scripting News)
"Imagine if Apple had decided to make a MacBook that was priced like an iPod. That's what Asus is doing."
apple  asus  eeepc  netbook  manufacturing  massproduction 
october 2008 by infovore
Seth's Blog: What advertising can't fix
"Microsoft may very well not be broken. The world needs reliable bureaucracies that mollify the needs of corporations and individuals in the center of the market. But if it is broken, advertising isn't going to fix it."
marketing  microsoft  strategy  google  apple  advertising  sethgodin 
september 2008 by infovore
Fraser Speirs – App Store: I’m out.
"Apple’s current practice of rejecting certain applications at the final hurdle - submission to the App Store - is disastrous for investor confidence. Developers are investing time and resources in the App Store marketplace and, if developers aren’t confident, they won’t invest in it." Fraser Speirs hits the nail on the head over the problems with the current App Store model.
apple  iphone  appstore  development  business  businessmodel 
september 2008 by infovore
TrailRunner - Mac OS X route planning and training software for Garmin GPS or Nike+ SportBand
"TrailRunner is a route planning software for all kinds of long distance sports like running, biking, hiking, inline-skating, skiing and more." Imports data from Nike+, apparently.
apple  macosx  running  application  fitness  health  mapping  geo  sport  training 
july 2008 by infovore
plainview : software : the barbarian group
"Plainview is a full-screen web browser." Simple, Webkit, and effective. Useful if you need a kiosk-mode Safari in a hurry.
mac  osx  apple  web  browser  webkit  fullscreen 
june 2008 by infovore
Daring Fireball: Leopard
"Making backup software that people can’t wait to try, and which, once activated, just automatically kicks in and does its thing on a regular schedule, is like making people want to go ahead and sign up for life insurance."
apple  osx  leopard  review  commentary  backup  timemachine  johngruber 
october 2007 by infovore
Quartz Composer Samples - with .mov and source files as well.
apple  quartzcomposer  graphics  motion 
october 2007 by infovore
Stunt Software - On The Job
On The Job is an unobtrusive, easy to use time tracker. It's not bloated with features you'll never use, yet it's powerful enough to handle all of your time tracking needs. On The Job is perfect for anyone billing by the hour.
billing  timetracking  work  employment  apple  mac  osx  application 
june 2007 by infovore
How to back up and restore your important Mac OS X 10.4 files
...including a nice detailed section on I'm going to need that very, very soon.
apple  osx  mail  backup  howto 
february 2007 by infovore
mactactic - buying guide & replacement estimates - current mac release summary
Highly useful: analyses when an Apple model was last replaced, and tells you if it's a good time to buy one. Fortunately for what I'm looking for, it's "still good value"...
mac  apple  hardware  computer  shopping  reference 
february 2007 by infovore
Flickr Photo Download: dowconzki apple ad
Lovely Photoshop job on the Mitchell & Webb Apple ad.
apple  microsoft  mac  pc  mitchellandwebb  peepshow  funny 
february 2007 by infovore
Leopard Technology Series for Developers : Dashcode
James Duncan Davidson delivers an interesting article for Apple on getting starting with Dashcode - must get around to playing with that soon.
css  html  javascript  dashboard  widget  apple  osx  dashcode  development  tutorial 
january 2007 by infovore
» Apple Unveils Product Too Good To Be True » InsideMicrosoft
"That’s what it comes down to, again, after all this time: Regular phone buyers are Windows users, trying to get value for their buck..." true - but regular phone buyers also tend to be iPod buyers.
iphone  apple  business  marketing  product  ipod  sales 
january 2007 by infovore
Headdress for OS X
Headdress helps you run multiple Apache vhosts with its simple graphical interface
apache  apple  macosx  osx  utility  server  development 
november 2006 by infovore
Apple - Aperture - Free Trial
Apple finally release a free trial version of Aperture. Smart move. It could be enough to convince me to buy it...
aperture  apple  macosx  application  photography 
november 2006 by infovore

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