The Globe and Mail have a nice, long, meaty, juicy and fat article entitled*How the iPod Changed Everything
. It's a great read on how Apple pretty much leads the way in digital media. It's a long one, so get comfy.
There's some new Get a Mac ads, still with Mac and PC. I love John Hodgman, so as long as he is in it, I don't care. This time they take on Microsoft's Laptop Hunter ads.
"I'm Megan" - Americans pronounce Megan funny. They also pronounce Craig funny.
Apple has announced the date
and time for the WWDC 09 keynote. 10AM, June 8th. There will be no Steve Jobs. There will also be no Snow Leopard for public consumption, with a developer release give out. Us plebs will have to wait beyond WWDC to get Snow Leopard.
Apparently Apple have "only" made US$20-45 million from the App Store.
Using some very basic math and possibly a spreadsheet or two, Lightspeed Venture Partners (lol) have deducted that the App Store is mainly used by Apple to push hardware, much like music and movies for the iPod.
Due to the of the lack of His Steveness at WWDC, "analysts" are saying that this means the new iPhone won't be announced at WWDC
, but rather, at a special event that doubles as Steve's homecoming party.
Apple have hired Ivan Krstic
, the security expert who made sure that the OPLC (you remember, those cute little laptops for poor kiddies). He is working on core OS security, making sure our Macs are safe from e-nasties.
Gizmodo have a good round-up on the status of Apple's mythical tablet device.
They go through patents, 3rd party vendor orders and rumour debunking to get to the truth: "maybe - we don't really know". There's lots of pretty mockups and stuff if you're into that.
Also on Gizmodo is this snazzy piece of art
someone made of Steve Jobs out of the older typefaces Apple used. It's pretty.
AppStorm explain Spaces
- a feature of Mac OS X 10.5 that increase your productivity and hence, your overall happiness. Thanks Apple!
Finally - I will be on community radio station 4EB in Brisbane today at 1PM
, talking about the lack of Steve at WWDC and Apple's future in this current economic climate. Dizzy stuff people.