If you work in design at all, this book looks like something you need to check out.
John Glenn, a freckle-faced son of Ohio who was hailed as a national hero and a symbol of the space age as the first American to orbit Earth, then became a national political figure for 24 years in the Senate, died on Thursday in Columbus, Ohio. He was 95.
Glenn had one hell of a resume:
- World War II and Korean War veteran
- First American to orbit the Earth
- U.S. Senator from the state of Ohio
- Oldest person in space, at the age of 77
America lost a hero today.
I was recently digging around a bunch of old Mac OS X installers, and thought it would be fun to share Apple’s installation documentation for a bunch of releases.
All of these links are to PDFs. Right-click to download. The entire group can be downloaded as a .zip here.
- Rhapsody Release 1: Installation Manual
- Rhapsody Release 2 Installation Instructions
- Mac OS X Server 1.0: Install Manual
Developer Previews and Beta
- OS X DP 1: Install Instructions
- OS X DP 2: Install Instructions
- OS X DP 3: Install Instructions
- OS X DP 4: Install Instructions
- Public Beta: Read Before You Install
- Public Beta: Welcome to Mac OS X
Mac OS X Releases
- 10.0: Read Before You Install
- 10.0: Welcome to Mac OS X
- 10.1: Read Before You Install
- 10.1: Welcome to Mac OS X
- 10.2: Read Before You Install
- 10.3: Read Before You Install
- 10.4 PPC: Read Before You Install
- 10.4 PPC: Welcome to Tiger
- 10.4 Intel: Read Before You Install
- 10.4 Intel: Welcome to Tiger
- 10.5: Read Before You Install
- 10.5: Installation & Setup Guide
- 10.5: Welcome to Leopard
- 10.6: Installation Instructions
- 10.6: Welcome to Snow Leopard
OS X Lion was the first version of Mac OS X purchased and downloaded via the Mac App Store. It and all later versions do not include this type of documentation.
Some claim the United States Navy was experimenting with electromagnetism in 1943. Stories say it rendered a ship invisible and teleported it over 200 miles.
This is a weird one.
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Up until Snow Leopard, new versions of Mac OS X would play a welcome video during installation. These helped set the stage for the new operating system.
Cheetah, Puma and Jaguar shared a video that highlighted the new Aqua interface. Panther’s featured the bright blue background with nice, crisp, white text. Tiger brought Spotlight, and as such, the welcome message was highlighted by a moving light. Leopard and Snow Leopard shared a darker clip that is reminiscent of the initial Time Machine interface.
I spent a little time digging through disk images to pull them all together into one quick video:
This week on Liftoff, Jason Snell and I talk about Saturn:
The sixth planet out from the sun is a fascinating world of extreme atmospheric conditions, strange moons and breathtaking views.
My thanks to our sponsor:
- Luminos: A fantastic astronomy app, 10 years in the making! Now with an Apple Watch app for skygazing!
Federico is back with some new purchases in tow. I published a book. Myke wants more from his Echo. Everyone has wishes for iOS 10.
My thanks to our sponsors:
This week, we look at some helpful consumer advice from Apple:
A string of scams are taking place asking people to make payments over the phone for things such as taxes, hospital bills, bail money, debt collection, and utility bills. The scams are committed using many methods, including gift cards. As the fraudsters are sometimes using iTunes Gift Cards, we want to make sure our customers are aware of these scams.
Regardless of the reason for payment, the scam follows a certain formula: The victim receives a call instilling panic and urgency to make a payment by purchasing iTunes Gift Cards from the nearest retailer (convenience store, electronics retailer, etc.). After the cards have been purchased, the victim is asked to pay by sharing the 16-digit code on the back of the card with the caller over the phone.