For years there have been rumors saying that Intel will make mobile processors for the iPhone, and we’ve explained why that won’t happen multiple times. It’s just too late for Intel in a world that is dominated by ARM.
The CEO of Intel stepped down today, and he has revealed a juicy factoid: Apple approached Intel to provide processors for the original iPhone some six years ago, and Intel said [Read More...]
Here’s a fantastic blast from the past. Back in the early 80s, there was a show called Computer Chronicles that was sort of a televised proto-podcast about the world of personal computing. In this episode from back in 1985, the Computer Chronicles put the vintage Apple Macintosh — released just a year before — through its paces, including a talk with Larry Tesler, a legendary engineer who was part of the Xerox [Read More...]
It seems like Angry Birds has been out forever. It’s probably one of the first iOS games that you decided to bust out your credit card for, and it was totally worth it, right? Well if you only had the patience to wait three years, then you could have scooped up Angry Birds for free.
For the first time ever, Rovio is giving away the most downloaded [Read More...]
Rovio’s originalÂ Angry BirdsÂ game for iOSÂ has today been updated with 15 new Bad Piggies levels, andÂ is now available for free for the first time ever on both iPhone and iPad. The incredibly popular title was first introduced to the iPhone back in December 2009, and it’s been priced at $ 0.99 ever since.
But if you’re notÂ one of the many millions who have already downloaded it, now is the perfect time to grab [Read More...]
Jailbreaking has come a long way since the dark ages of the original iPhone. Now it’s a simple matter of plugging your iOS device into your computer for five minutes and following a few easy steps. But it used to be way more complex.
Let’s rewind to 2007, back when only a handful of hackers were tweaking and unlocking their iPhones and iPod touches. It took 74 individual [Read More...]
This is pretty much the best thing ever: a tiny Lego model of the original Mac, as put together by Flickr-er Chris McVeigh.
NOTE: Due to the incredible response, I’ll be posting a building guide for this model within the next two weeks. Additionally, I hope to offer a limited number of kits for those of you without easy access to the necessary bricks. Keep an eye on my Facebook page and Twitter feed for [Read More...]
Wow, talk about a stealth release. First released in 1998, Half-Life has never been available on OS X through Steam for Mac, even though every other Valve game â€” including Half-Life 2 and its episodic sequels â€” have. Sometime in the last few hours, though, Valve quietly released Half-Life for Mac on Steam… and still hasn’t apparently officially announced it.
Half-Life is one of the most [Read More...]
This LEGO build of the original Macintosh 128k is a thing of retro beauty, all that’s missing are some wild eeps to go along with it. Check out the full size version, but the LEGO rendition image resolution maxes out at 1024 x 683, so if you were hoping to use it as a wallpaper it won’t work that great for most displays. If you’re dedicated to using it with [Read More...]
It’s Pong like you’ve never seen it before.
It’s been 40 years since Atari released the firstÂ PongÂ game, and to celebrate the milestone, the company just released the first officialÂ PongÂ game for iOS. CalledÂ Pong World,Â the title delivers a new way to play the classic arcade game, in addition to a colorful new look and a whole host of new features.
Pong WorldÂ is a new generation ofÂ Pong.Â As opposed to being just a paddle and a [Read More...]