Remains of the Day: Got your numbers
The iPad reaches an app milestone, the source of Thunderbolt’s celerity is revealed, and Twitter users are ridiculously prolific. We know: The remainders for Thursday, June 30, 2011 will always be number one in your heart.
The iPad: Now With 100,000 Apps Available (MacStories)
There are now 100,000 apps designed specifically for the iPad on the App Store—that’s in the 15 months since the device’s introduction. The good news? iPad users now have their choice of thousands of Twitter clients, to-do applications, and Angry Birds clones. The bad news? Ditto.
$50 for a cable might seem high, but Apple’s Thunderbolt cord isn’t just some dumb wire; it’s “active cabling” with firmware-bearing microchips embedded in its connectors. Those chips help the protocol attain its full potential—that is, making the Flash jealous.
200 million Tweets per day (Twitter)
Twitter users are now sending 200 million tweets per day, which, the social network says, is the equivalent of 8163 copies of War and Peace. That’s not all the two have in common—nobody’s ever finished reading all of those tweets either.
Parallels 6.0.12092 - The latest update to the virtualization app resolves a performance issue with Mac OS X 10.6.8 where some icons displayed incorrectly in the Finder and the Dock. $80.