Remains of the Day: Friday, bloody Friday
Having killed radio, Apple may be trying to bring it back. Elsewhere iFixit hacks up an unsuspecting Mac mini, and a hot new game murders Apple’s Game Center to death. The remainders for Friday, October 26, 2012 have a killer instinct.
Rumors say Apple may once again be planning a streaming audio service, à la Pandora. Reports say it would focus on music streaming to apps on iOS devices and would probably be supported by ads. Because that’s the part of radio that I have been missing most of all.
Time’s Harry McCracken chatted with Apple senior vice president Phil Schiller about this week’s Mac announcements, including the controversial decision to adopt hard-to-repair unibody enclosures: “That’s how we seal the demons inside,” Schiller joked, to laughter.
Mac Mini Late 2012 Teardown (iFixit)
The iFixit crew took apart the newest Mac mini, finding that it’s pretty similar to the 2011 model except OH MY GOD IT’S FULL OF DEMONS.
Apple’s Game Center seems to be up and down today, which many have blamed on Loren Brichter’s popular new Letterpress game. This bodes well for Brichter’s next app, a distributed denial of service client.
X11 Update for Mac OS X 10.7.5 - The latest update to the X11 system that ships as part of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion fixes a problem where apps run in the environment might quit unexpectedly. Free.