Samsung gets slapped

Samsung Galaxy S - Copycat

So, the jury is in and Samsung lost. Big time. It could have been worse for Samsung, but not by much. Apple walks away with $1.049B in damages, and Samsung walks away with a verdict that will fundamentally change how it implements Android on it’s handsets in the future.

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TextMate 2 Open Sourced

Macromate’s next generation Text Editor, TextMate 2, has been open sourced according to Macromate’s blog: Today I am happy to announce that you can find the source for TextMate 2 on GitHub. I’ve always wanted to allow end-users to tinker with their environment, my ability to do this is what got me excited about programming … Read more…

Apple and the Pro market

Ever since the introduction of the iPod, Apple has been making a shift towards becoming a consumer electronics company. In 2007, at the iPhone keynote introduction, Steve Jobs famously declared that Apple was changing its name from ‘Apple Computer Inc’ to just ‘Apple Inc’, to better reflect that change.

In the years since, Apple has taken many steps that have left many in the professional markets scratching their heads and stomping their feet. Need a reminder? Here are some of those steps:

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The New iPad

It’s pretty rare in prerelease speculation that the blogs get the specs of a new device right, but get the new devices name wrong. But such is the case of the new iPad. Not the iPad HD. Not the iPad 3. Just iPad. Makes sense though if you think about it. We don’t have MacBook … Read more…

How the U.S. lost out on iPhone work

Great article from the NY Times: Apple executives say that going overseas, at this point, is their only option. One former executive described how the company relied upon a Chinese factory to revamp iPhone manufacturing just weeks before the device was due on shelves. Apple had redesigned the iPhone’s screen at the last minute, forcing … Read more…

TextMate 2

Vaporware no more! As promised, an alpha version of TextMate 2 has been released. From Macromates: It’s important to stress though that being an alpha release; it is not complete. It has reached a point where it may suit some early adopters and provide some relief to those who have been questioning TextMate’s future. For … Read more…

Lion: Present and Future Tense

Lion has been available to the masses for over 2 months now, and the reception has been generally pretty favorable. Distribution of a commercial OS via a downloadable only option has never been tried before, and I think by all accounts, it has been very successful. Still, with any new release, there are those that … Read more…

MobileMe to iCloud transition

Apple has posted a FAQ on the MobileMe to iCloud transition. While this details much of what we already know, there are a few bits of surprising information. The section that perked my ears up: What happens to the other sync services I use for my Mac? Syncing of Mac Dashboard widgets, keychains, Dock items, … Read more…