Posts Tagged ‘apple’

Apple releases Aperture 3, iPhoto Features for $199

Apple brought their online store down this morning, and the first new thing to appear on the site is the release of Aperture 3, “Pro performance with iPhoto simplicity”. Available today for $199, they boast over 200 new features, including: Full-screen Pr0ject & Browser Snap to Edge Expanded EXIF data Improved support for RAW+JPEG Face […]

Apple iPad Hoopla Fails to Convince Buyers

Retrevo, an electronics marketplace, randomly surveyed 1,000 of its users before the iPad announcement and then again after the iPad announcement. They then took this data and graphed it using a few pie charts. Apparently Retrevo users have changed their minds from before the announcement to after the announcement. Fewer are willing to buy the […]


iPad Camera on the way?

The Register has an article posted today that speculates that the iPad may be outfitted with a camera in future versions. Their speculation is backed up by a patent application that Apple has submitted. The patent is for an image capturing device (that is, a camera) with a touch screen being used to adjust the […]

ngmoco’s Tim Omernick on Optimizing OpenGL for iPhone

Back in May, Tim Omernick of ngmoco presented at Stanford University on special considerations of using OpenGL on the iPhone.   Now, that video is available online for all to view. At 36 minutes in length, he covers everything from the basics of OpenGL to the “last 5%” of optimization and design, all from one of […]


Apple iPad’s A4: Cortex A9 & SGX 535?

Jon Peddie has just published on his blog his info on what may be inside the new Apple iPad.  He covers what we already know (the 9.7″ IPS LCD screen, 4:3 Aspect Ratio, LED Backlights, etc) and then gets into what he believes the fabled Apple A4 Processor is. We believe that design includes a […]

There might be a use for the iPad after all…

Visualization scientists have been using tiled displays for a number of years to look at their data. News media sites have been using tiled displays to show off how technologically hip they are. Why not have a tiled display built out of iPads! An iPad costs about as much as LCD monitor, admittedly with lower […]


Quick Note: Apple A4 article Retraction

I’ve already updated the source article, but yesterday’s story about the Apple A4 processor being an ARM Cortex A9 & Mali is incorrect, it seems. I’ve been contacted by a very reputable source that it’s something different, although the exact details are being withheld for just a few more days.  They assure me they will […]

Apple A4 SOC unveiled : ARM Cortex-A9 & Mali (UPDATED: WRONG)

BSN has the inside scoop on the “Apple A4″ processor included in the new Apple iPad, and reveals that it’s actually the ARM Cortex-A9 coupled with their ARM Mali GPU, all clocked at a smooth 1Ghz. A4 is a System-on-a-Chip, or SOC, that integrates the main processor [ARM Cortex-A9, identical to ones used in nVidia […]


Apple’s iPad: Evolution, Revolution, or Folly?

It’s been 24 hours since we were bestowed with the knowledge of the Apple iPad, and opinions are still pretty divided on whether it will be Apple’s savior or the implement of it’s own destruction.  Personally, I weight in on the “I don’t get it” side, where it falls somewhere between too big to be […]

Apple’s iPad: My opinions.. (UPDATED)

Not a terribly viz-oriented news topic, but it is popular today.  Watching the announcement, I found myself very underwhelmed and wanted to share some thoughts: No mention of GPS No mention of 3G or Edge They just announced that “Some models” will have cellular connectivity No mention of a Camera Applications can run “in a […]