Developers are welcomed back into Apple’s fold, Steve Jobs once considered going consumer-only, and one Scandinavian country says no-no to 3D flyovers. The remainders for Monday, August 12, 2013 are transmitted exclusively in Norse code.
All Apple Developer Services Back Online after Hack, Apple Offers Free Month Extension (MacRumors)
Apple has finally returned all of its developer systems to active duty, as well as offering registered developers an additional month of membership, gratis. Unfortunately, that extra month was the one you just had where all the servers were down. Better luck next time!
Apple’s evolving view of “pro” (Ken Segall’s Observatory)
Former Apple collaborator Ken Segall dishes on the time Steve Jobs considered killing off the company’s pro product lines. To be fair, Jobs also reportedly considered killing off pros themselves, but it seems Apple PR walked him back from that one.
The History of the “Boo-Dah-Ling” Sound (Kelly Jacklin)
Did you realize that the default Tri-Tone messaging alert sound for the iPhone was also the original “burn completed” sound for iTunes (and before it, SoundJam MP)? You did? Well, what are you still reading this for?
Norwegian government blocking Apple from capturing 3D Flyover Maps data in Oslo (9to5Mac)
I can only assume that this is to protect the country’s most valuable natural resource: crossword puzzle answers.
Steve Jobs Disney Legends award accepted by John Lasseter at the 2013 D23 Expo (YouTube)
Pixar honcho John Lasseter accepted the posthumous Disney Legends award bestowed upon the late Steve Jobs at the D23 Expo this year. Still no Steve Jobs ride at Disneyland, though—what gives?