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Where To Stream Apple's WWDC 2013

by: Mark Reschke | Jun 08, 2013

Wwdc-2013-bannerApple has not yet indicated, nor posted any feed for live streaming of their 2013 World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC). For those of you wondering where the best place to find a home grown stream from those in attendance, we have a few suggestions for you. Below are several outlets that will be broadcasting the WWDC conference live:

T-GAAP will also be providing updates and analysis on Monday, along with a timely podcast Monday evening. Conversation is likely to run the gamut after the conference, as the latest banners show an amazingly thin font type coming to OS X and iOS 7. While iOS devices already boast retina displays, does the thin font type for OS X hint that the entire Mac lineup will also be gaining retina displays?

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Sculpt for Free on the Mac

by: Karl Johnson | Jun 06, 2013

SculptrisZBrush by Pixologic is one of the best 3D sculpting applications. It is a professional application that costs $600. Many of the 3D characters seen in today’s movies and TV shows are made with ZBrush. ZBrush allows users to sculpt in a 3D space by pushing in or pulling out on an object with brushes starting from a sphere or plane.

For the non-professional, $600 is too much to pay for this kind of software, especially if they don’t know how to use it. Pixologic came up with a great solution to introduce people to 3D sculpting, so new users can learn how to sculpt without having to pay $600 or pirate it.

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WWDC Photos — More Work to Be Done

by: E. Werner Reschke | Jun 05, 2013

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Our Bay Area informant headed down to Moscone West in San Francisco this afternoon and snapped these pictures as of 2:00pm Pacific Time today.

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What Did You Do With Your Old Mac?

by: E. Werner Reschke | Jun 05, 2013

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With WWDC just around the corner, and no doubt new hardware on its way, we thought we might help you get creative with your current (soon to be old) Mac. If you don't want to sell it, maybe some of these ideas will be useful, if not entertaining. (The pic above is called Mac Sofa King from Technabob).

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Professional Hardware Coming At WWDC?

by: Karl Johnson | Jun 04, 2013

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Apple’s World Wide Developer’s Conference is coming next week and most are expecting solid updates to OS X and iOS. WWDC is the best place to reveal new features because developers can learn how to add them to their software, but OS updates may not be the only big items coming to WWDC.

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Sony_xbr_55_22_4k_hdtvApple CEO Tim Cook announced at last week's AllThingsD conference that Apple had sold 13 million Apple TVs, and of them, nearly half that figure was sold in the last year. Host Walt Mossberg and co-host Kara Swisher asked about a new Apple HDTV and what it would entail. Cook was mum on anything resembling an answer, but one thing became abundantly clear: Demand for a way around the cable industry via an Apple solution is ripening at a rapid pace. While Cook used the term "intense interest" to describe Apple's devotion to the TV industry, there is still no indication as to when Apple would enter with its own solution.

The most plausible launch time for an Apple HDTV would seem likely to take place in early 2014, as much needed updates to iPads and iPhone are likely slated for Fall 2013.

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Two iPhone Models Looming on the Horizon?

by: Mark Reschke | May 31, 2013

Two_iphonesIs Apple about to break the Babe Ruth rule of doing one thing, and doing it well? That is very likely to be the case with Apple delivering a larger screen iPhone, but all eyes are on WWDC and whether or not Apple will also be showing off a summer iPhone 5S update to the market.

Steve Jobs was against a multiple device mobile lineup, and felt his simplified ideal should be the only way Apple approached the market. But Jobs isn't in charge anymore, and it appears Tim Cook is setting the sails towards filling out the iPhone lineup with multiple screen sizes.

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WwdcApple will be showing off their new versions of iOS and OS X at WWDC this year. iOS 7 should see some big changes since Jonathan Ive took over development for Scott Forstall (fired by CEO Tim Cook in October 2012). Ive is expected to update the user interface, but Apple needs more than an iOS facelift to stay ahead of the competition.

Jonathan Ive took over iOS development in the middle of its development cycle. Apple had to pull developers from OS X to get iOS back on schedule. This means OS X 10.9 will be unlikely to see any major changes and may even be released after iOS 7. What are we likely to see from the next major operating system updates from Apple besides an interface change?

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What If... Mayer as Apple CEO?

by: E. Werner Reschke | May 29, 2013

Marissa-mayer-22Marissa Mayer, formerly of Google and now CEO of Yahoo!, has been making some major headlines in her first year as CEO. Where most would fail to list any one of her predecessors, Mayer is doing her best to make sure Yahoo! is another Silicon Valley turn around story — maybe even a rival to Apple’s story.

The very idea, that Yahoo! could be another Apple, brings to mind, what if Cook doesn't do as well as expected, and what if Mayer were tapped as Apple’s next CEO?

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Tim_cook_allthingsd11Apple, Inc. CEO Tim Cook will be headlining the Wall Street Journal's AllThingsD conference tonight. The technology eyes will be glued on Cook, but will there really be much difference between Cook's performance vs the messages Steve Jobs brought to the table while in the public spotlight? Not likely.

There are rarely personalities and visionaries like Steve Jobs, and enough has been said about his ability to woo an audience. While Cook cannot compete with that charisma, the marketing crew at Apple works closely with ad agency TBWA/CHIAT/DAY, delivering the same vernacular out of Cook that came from Jobs. Whether Cook talks about Apple TV as a hobby, or talks about Apple as a company that is at the cross roads of technology and the liberal arts, the public talk track of the two men is nearly identical.

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