Apple has kindly donated the source code for the original MacPaint software to the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. This is in large part thanks to the [URL="http://www.engadget.com/2010/07/20/computer-history-museum-makes-original-macpaint-source-code-avai/"]exhausting efforts[/URL] of Andy Hertzfeld, one of the original members of the developmental team for the original Macintosh in 1984. When Bob Knuth started writing his book, The Art of Programming, he knew that MacPaint had to be included, as he considered it to be the,”...best program ever written.” That is without a doubt, a very broad statement, but considering what a revolution it was for UI design and graphic editors, …

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As everyone knows by now, the [URL="http://www.apple.com"]Apple[/URL] iPad has arrived. I don't have one nor do I want one. Even at $499, you couldn't run fast enough to [I]give[/I] me one of the stupid things--as we say in the South. I was hoping for something more when it came to a true "pad" computer. Not just an enlarged iPod Touch with a little iPhone tossed in for good measure. The great sucking sound you hear is the money you paid being sucked from your wallet and the enthusiasm for it being sucked from your soul. From it's crappy little 9.7 …

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Yesterday, [URL="http://www.apple.com"]Apple[/URL] [URL="http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090609/bs_nm/us_apple1"]announced[/URL] significant price drops on many of its consumer products including the iPhone and Mac Air. This is an unusual move by Apple since it carefully controls its pricing--so much so that rarely, if ever, do its products go "on sale." So what's up with this big price drop? Is Apple out to "get" Linux? Is Apple feeling the pressure of competition from [URL="http://www.google.com"]Google[/URL]'s [URL="http://www.googleandroid.com"]Android[/URL], Netbooks, [URL="http://www.microsoft.com"]Windows 7[/URL] or [URL="http://tech.yahoo.com/news/afp/20090609/tc_afp/usitinternetsoftwaretelecomcompanyapple"]something else[/URL]? Personally, I think that Apple lowered its prices to better compete with an ever-expanding PC market, so the answer is really: All of the above. I think …

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So Apple has taken the rare step of announcing it's not going to update its range by the end of this year. It's done this because the rumors have been floating around for so long - people were expecting a new iMac and a new Mac Mini to come out as early as next week. Apple has decided enough of this tittle-tattle is enough and it's quashed the reports, period. The holiday season's range is set. I'm actually quite pleased about this. Let's leave the product alone (we all know it's very pretty, OK, and it has a lot of …

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Sometimes the financial media should just, well, shut up. This week, using Apple’s most recent guidance statements, is good proof of that. By any measure, Apple just had one of its best quarters ever. The new Apple iPhone is a mega-hit. Consumers love the brand. Even Mac PC and iPod sales are way up. And sales, despite a brutal economy, are up. But Apple, which traditionally tempers enthusiasm for longer-term financial prospects by lowering future guidance numbers, has done that again. The company says that fourth-quarter revenues should hit $7.8 billion, with a profit of $1 per share. Analysts had …

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