Remains of the Day: Graphic content

Apple’s brought on engineers to help its image(s), the Mac Pro appears to be heading towards the big tech graveyard, and might more targeted ads be in Cupertino’s (and our) future? Viewer discretion is advised for the remainders for Friday, May 31, 2013.

More Details on Apple’s New Orlando ‘GPU Design Center’ (MacRumors)

Apple has reportedly opened an office in Florida focused around developing graphic processors and staffed largely by engineers recruited from AMD (which bought graphics firm ATI in 2006). So much for my hope that we’d see a bigger focus on text adventures on Apple platforms!

Mac Pro Retail Supplies Drying Up Ahead of WWDC (MacTrast)

As we move into the home stretch before Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, supplies of the existing Mac Pro are limited or gone entirely at many major retailers. We have it on good authority that the remaining units will be piled on stage at WWDC so Tim Cook can smash them with a hammer.

RUMOR: Apple Is Considering Launching An Ad Exchange (BusinessInsider)

It’s a rumor, so take it with a grain of salt—oh, and it’s BusinessInsider, so might as well take the whole shaker. But Apple may be following in the footsteps of Facebook and Twitter by launching an advertising exchange, allowing advertisers to specifically target Apple ecosystem users. Now, I’m interested in exchanging my ads … but only for “no ads,” and somehow I think that’s not quite what this means.

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