On today’s episode of Ungeniused, Myke and I talk about Concorde, the world’s only supersonic jet designed for everyday air travel.
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Chris Lattner, in an interview with Joe Rossignol at MacRumors:
This was a very difficult decision, because I care deeply about the technology and people at Apple and because I could see myself staying there for many more years. In the end though, the opportunity to dive into a completely new area and work with the amazing Tesla Autopilot team was irresistible.
I believe him, but I still can’t help but wonder what the hell is happening with Project Titan.
This week on Connected, Myke and I were joined by Dan Moren to talk about home assistants, Apple’s television dreams and the Mac mini.
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A/UX was a version of Unix Apple worked on from 1988 to 1995. It deserves a whole series of posts on this site, which I’ll get to eventually.
I was surprised to find several articles about it on Apple’s support site, including this one:
To run A/UX on the Macintosh IIfx, you must have A/UX 2.0 or any later version. Version 1.1 gave you this particular error message, because it doesn’t know how to use the IIfx DMA SCSI scheme. If you want to use A/UX on a IIfx, you must upgrade.
I really should pick up a Macintosh IIfx at some point. That thing was a badass machine in its day.
How did you get involved with the Apple switch campaign in the first place?
It’s kind of a funny story. I’m friends with the son of the director, Errol Morris. I’m friends with his son Hamilton. I went with him after school, him and two of my friends. We didn’t think we were going to make ads; we were just going to get the free set food. So we go there, and they’re like, “We need a couple more people, so I guess the three of you can make ads.” So we all made ads, and me and Hamilton’s got picked. I had no idea I was going to do it until I got there.
Is the story you told true?
Oh yeah, it’s definitely true.
via John Voorhees
On the latest macOS Sierra beta, when a Mac’s display is set above 75% brightness—or at least 13 out of 16 notches—a new item called “Display Brightness” is listed under the battery menu.
Clicking on “Display Brightness” lowers the Mac’s brightness to 75%. Likewise, when we updated a new MacBook Pro to the fourth beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.3, the display’s brightness was automatically lowered to 75%. This is the same brightness level as Apple used during its latest MacBook Pro battery tests.
Many notebook users have long known that screen brightness can have a big impact on battery life, and now Apple’s software will point a finger at its hardware. As weird as that is, I think macOS should provide as complete of a picture as it can when it comes to battery range.
Over on MacStories this month, I wrote up the history of the Mac mini:
From its humble beginnings as the BYODKM Mac to its role as a server, the Mac mini has been a faithful workhorse for 12 years now. It deserves another chance.
The Mac mini has seen a lot of changes over the years, and I think an update is way overdue.
Online bookmarking services are a great resource. They let you stash away links to content you care about, and they make those links easy to find later via tags, search, and other features.
The problem with most of these services is that they tend to be built with sharing and social networking at their core, meaning everyone can see the stuff you’re stashing away for your own use.
LinkLocker provides all of the usual benefits of the bookmarking services you know and love, but without the oversharing. When you save a link to your account, you are the only person in the world who can see it.
LinkLocker prioritizes your privacy and the security of your data above everything else. No information about you is stored, apart from an email address. And because the site is based on a sensible subscription-based business model, there is no incentive to track your behavior online or to try to target ads at you. There simply are no ads, ever.
Sign up for LinkLocker and get a free three-day trial. Private bookmarking is just better.
SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon 9 rocket today from California — over four months after one of the company’s vehicles exploded on a launchpad in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The rocket took off just before 1PM ET from Vandenberg Air Force Base, putting 10 satellites into orbit for communications company Iridium. After the initial takeoff, SpaceX was also able to land the Falcon 9’s first stage on a drone ship in the Pacific Ocean. It was the first successful launch of the Falcon 9 since August, as the company was forced to ground all of its vehicles following the September explosion.