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Video: The anatomy of Apple design

Anatomy of Apple Design from Transparent House on Vimeo.

“Transparent House used its visualization capabilities to create a tribute to a company they greatly admire on the occasion of the iPad release. The idea was to show a glimpse into the history of this product giant by modeling some of the innovative products they’ve developed in their 3+ decade history.”

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NYT digital chief says Apple iPad is ‘exciting’, ‘scary’, ‘revolutionary’

Apple’s iPad is ‘exciting and scary’ a senior New York Times executive working on that newspaper’s digital strategy told an Australian digital media conference this weekend.

Marc Frons is the NYT’s chief technology officer, and he calls Apple’s new iPad a “revolutionary” and “exciting” proposition for publishers. He says the system will combine the best of print and digital in one “thing”, promising “’exquisite typography” and ”dynamic page layout”, according to Stuff.co.nz.

He was speaking at Fairfax Digital’s Media 2010 conference in Sydney. ”It’s both very exciting and scary for us,” he said, confirming the move to create content for the device is deeply linked by his newspaper’s decision to put up a pay wall around its online content in 2011.

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AAPL histories: An essential selection

Apple is at once the world’s most secretive company while also being the one which generates more column inches than any other firm on the planet. Millions of people worldwide are fascinated by what happens in Cupertino, even if they don’t use the disruptive products invented there.

What follows are six of the most essential titles any Apple watcher should read and own if they really want to build up their understanding of the company.

We’ve been watching Apple at work and play for a long, long time. We consider these to be the key titles to help boost understanding of the history and philosophy of the company.

We know that Mac website editors across the planet have a few books forever in the shelf behind their desk, and we figured it would be of some interest if told you which books they are.

So, whether it’s to satisfy your own curiousity, or for a Christmas or birthday present for an Apple fan, we think you really can’t go wrong with any one or all of these titles. Read on…

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Boxee Beta Goes Public, Download Now

Boxee-BetaThe Boxee Beta is officially out.

The Beta is available for Mac, Windows and Ubuntu (including 64bit). The version is still not available for Apple TV, yet, but Boxee is working with the atv-creator community, and “look forward to having news on this front”.

The Beta has already been tested by tens of thousands of early access users on all different platforms. Hundreds of bugs have been addressed or noted and the developers are working to resolve these.

“We feel the version deserves the upgrade from Alpha grade to Beta grade, and we’re going to spend the next year improving it, so we can release 1.0 at CES next year,” they said.

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Eigenharp – a revolutionary new instrument

Today we’re incredibly excited at a hugely innovative all-new electronic musical instrument we visited at its launch event today, the Eigenharp.

The Eigenharp is every instrument you’ve ever heard of, it looks like a futuristic stick, it has shiny lights, 160 amazingly sensitive keys, and can be played like a double bass, a guitar, a keyboard – even a saxophone. Continue reading

Why Apple TV will be games console – Ubisoft

apple-tv1Apple’s plans for the Apple TV continue to sneak into the present, with Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot confirming Apple’s growing stance in the games market.

“There’s a new entrant in the business – Apple, with the iPhone,” he said, speaking during his company’s financial results call. “And we don’t think they will stop there.”

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Boxee team release feature-packed new Mac alpha

boxeenew1Media fans be aware: the hard-working Boxee team have issued a fresh statement on their dealings with Hulu (which led to removal of support for the video service from Boxee), and also shipped an al-new alpha version of the software, equipped with an auto-update feature and “App Box” (Boxee’s version of the App Store), AND an RSS reader optimized for video feeds (including Hulu, Google Video, YouTube, and many others).

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