Posts Tagged:Apple

The Metaverse keeps staking new ground.

Apple, Microsoft, Google, and Facebook reported earnings this past week and they’re all making lots of money. And they have another thing in common … all have a stake in something called the “metaverse.” If you’re a sci-fi junky like me you first read about it in Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash and then got further dazzled by Ernest Cline’s…

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Apple says … pay later.

Apple is working on a new service (backed by Goldman) that will let consumers pay for any Apple Pay purchase in installments over time, rivaling the “buy now, pay later” offerings popularized by services from Affirm (whose stock dropped 10% on the news)and PayPal. Look out … here comes Apple. #wakeupimagine

Apple versus Epic. The Battle Royale.

The chief executive of Epic Games offered a granular explanation of the popular game #Fortnite to paint an expansive portrait of his company’s world on the first day of what is expected to be a three-week trial, pitting Epic against Apple in a fight over Apple’s #AppStore fees and other rules that could reshape the $100 billion #appeconomy. Fortnite, Tim Sweeney said, “is a…

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Crunch. The Big Big Big Apple.

It’s not like Apple didn’t break new ground with its ATT #privacy release – in concert, they are shaking up the technology industry in another B I G way with a $430B investment and 20,000 jobs. “At this moment of recovery and rebuilding, Apple is doubling down on our commitment to U.S. innovation and manufacturing with a generational investment…

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CAD(dy). Computer Aided Design for the iPad.

Hey #productdesign peeps – Shapr3D is the world’s first professional 3D CAD (computer-aided design) to run on an #iPad Pro and the first truly #mobile#CAD app. As intuitive as paper and pen. As powerful as desktop CAD. It offers a quick and precise way to create #3D models. A great way to present product concepts in a clean UI, and add feedback live to get…

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Apple Unleashes the M1 Chip!

Spring Loaded was definitely the right moniker for today’s keynote address from the Apple Spaceship. Tim Cook and team once again dazzle us with what they have been able to build around their own silicon M1 chip. The new iMac as seen below is not only ridiculously thin but packs beyond a wallop for your next Zoom…

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EPIC building OASIS from Ready Player One!

If you saw the 2018 movie Ready Player One, you may remember the Oasis: a glitzy, fast-paced #metaverse with gleaming cities, beautiful people (or, avatars, to be precise), and excitement of many varieties; in short, the perfect escape from the drudgery of real life. Epic Games has just raised $1B to start on its quest to build its…

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Advertising without Cookies?!

Ah, yes the #cookie. Marketers and advertisers have come to love and rely on the cookie. But as we have seen with Google and Apple – #privacy comes first (I truly think Tim Cook is trying to put the world in a better place). We should own our data and decide who sees and uses it and for what purpose. Only then…

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Imagining the Future No.1

No.1 – An artist’s depiction of the #future, painted in 1930. Cool rig for 1930 – kinda Apple meets Beats by Dr. Dre. #wakeupimagine #futureseries #innovation #smartphones

Hello, I’m a MAC

Justin Long, the actor who famously posed as Apple‘s computer, is now pitching his former opponent the PC in a new series of ads from Intel Corporation. Interesting turn of events as last fall, Apple brought back John Hodgman to reprise his famous role as a bumbling PC (sans Justin Long) during its “One More Thing” event…

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