Showing posts with label macworld. Show all posts
Showing posts with label macworld. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

ITunes Match: some explanation of status icloud

A column of information in iTunes is used to find, as its name suggests, the "Status icloud" a piece after treatment with iTunes Match. It is active via the View menu> View Options. It may have seven different information and quite explicit in their titles.

However there is one that can sometimes seem incongruous. The criterion "Downloaded" indicates that this song in your iTunes library is uploaded to icloud because there was no iTunes Store. In contrast to standard "matched" that indicates that a local song was found on the iTunes Store.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Sony claims to provide "the best camera" to Apple

This time it directly from Sony boss Sir Howard Stringer, who supplies the list of specifications of products coming from Apple (you can call it suicide ... live). He suggested that Sony should equip Apple with their best optical sensor.

Stringer attended yesterday evening, April 1, nice irony, an appointment held by the Wall Street Journal where he was interviewed by Walt Mossberg.

The Wall Street Journal make a brief report and repeat the passage in which Stringer emphasizes the paradox of his situation as a competitor but also a supplier to Apple, "It always leaves me perplexed, why should I give to Apple best camera? "

There is no more into detail on the component in question or its exact destination. He also explained that this component was to join an Apple device was manufactured in a factory in Sendai Japan hit by the tsunami.

As recalled Mac, the rumor of a partnership between Apple and Sony has a history. Going back in April 2010, are The Street, which afiirmait that Sony would replace Omnivision in the iPhone in the following year, with an 8MP sensor. We can then engage in speculation and consider that the hypothesis of an iPhone launch 5 to fall is the result of the problem with this plant.

Jim Dalrymple of The Loop (and former Macworld Magazine U.S.), who first raised the pitch shift, reiterated last Wednesday, the blog of Fortune, which published his ticket two days earlier had been confirmed by its "excellent sources ".

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

John Gruber - Daring Fireball and Jason Snell - Macworld

As noted in the test of Gruber, a test more focused on graphics performance. He used a custom application designed by one of the authors of Tap Revenge. It displays hundreds if not thousands of sprites on the screen, moving being influenced by the effects of gravity and trying to keep up to three contacts on the screen.

With iPad 1 and 200 sprites, we get 45 frames per second. On the iPad 2, with double, 400 sprites you climb to 65 fps On the iPad 1 it must descend to 100 sprites to 60 fps while the two must put 750 sprites on the screen to fall below 60 fps All this without changing the software code, which bodes well for future applications when they have been optimized.

Macworld has also conducted some performance tests with unequivocal results on the capabilities of the new JavaScript engine "Nitro" But recovered Safari (tested each time with IOS 4.3), time to start and complete display of the page host a site.

Reading other tests TechCrunch, PC Mag to name a few, led to similar conclusions. The iPad 2 is a strong evolution of the first model. Not necessarily able to generate alternative vocations, but the product has something to attract the greatest number.

Its cameras are judged by all pretty disappointing (by Apple promotes luck rather the use of video), GarageBand amazes even those who have a musical background, then iMovie seems more a scaled down version of its cousin on the Mac. PC Mag has also echoed these crashes with two applications (soon sold € 3.99 each on the App Store). Critical acclaim as the Protection Cover Smart, very smart in how it binds almost alone on the iPad, and no problems with either the HDMI adapter.

Monday, October 25, 2010


In late 1996, while the situation has not changed, Apple announced the acquisition of NeXT and the re-integration of former CEO Steve Jobs. This merger was to integrate the core NeXTStep development of future MacOS (Rhapsody project, scheduled for 1998). In early 1997, Amelio was forced to resign after failing to regain control. Jobs then found himself assigned duties to wider society, and did not need to pray for decisions to restructure the firm at the apple.

In August 1997, at the Boston MacWorld, Jobs turned his speech in a tone of novelty and change, including the announcement of new advertising campaigns, new Macs, the progress of Rhapsody, and especially to an agreement spent with Microsoft. This agreement allows both companies to exchange patent for 5 years, Apple offered $ 150 million in shares to Microsoft, and Microsoft paid an undisclosed sum to Apple's intellectual property problems emerged during the development of Windows.

On the clones, which eventually flew more customers to Apple without increasing sales of Macs, Jobs took the decision to recover the licenses that were granted, thereby halting the production of manufacturers.

In November 1997, Jobs announced that the sale of Macs would also now live: online or by telephone, and the output of Power Mac and PowerBook G3.