Tag Archive: Startup


How to Enable Startup Boot Sound Chime on Newer Macs

Want to re-enable the startup boot chime sound effect on a new Mac? You can do that with a command line string entered into the Macs Terminal. As you may know, new Macs default to not making a startup boot chime sound effect, this is in contrast to every prior Mac model which included a … Read More

Visualizing the Mac Startup Process: What Happens When a Mac Boots?

Have you ever wanted to know what’s going on when you startup a modern Mac? You press the power button, you see an Apple logo, and the Mac boots up into MacOS… from the average user perspective it’s about that simple, right? But what is actually happening behind the scenes after you press that power … Read More

Want to launch a startup? You gotta start somewhere. [Deals]

We’ve all heard the stories of angels and unicorns coming out of Silicon Valley, the startups whose clever idea explodes into the next big thing. Startups are a major part of the business landscape, but even its most towering figures started from square one, and right now you can give yourself a map to move […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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HBO’s fictional startup Pied Piper is hiring

As I was scrolling down the page over on Facebook, reading the latest posts from friends and family, i noticed a new ad to the right: Pied Piper, the fictional company from HBO’s hit show, Silicon Valley, is hiring! The…Read more ›

Jony Ive praises Airbnb as “remarkable startup” that’s “soaringly ambitious”

As part of Time’s 100 Most Influential People, Jony Ive penned a short essay praising Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky for creating a “remarkable startup.” “The service that Brian and his partners imagined is soaringly ambitious and utterly practical,” said Ive,…Read more ›

Apple quietly bought an Android keyboard startup last year

Last year, right around when iOS 8 was released, Apple quietly snatched up Dryft, a startup that made a popular Android keyboard that seems perfect for the iPad. Not only that, but the CTO of Dryft now heads up iOS…Read more ›

App Store’s ‘Explore’ feature powered by Apple startup acquisition

Considering how great its other products are, there’s little contesting the fact that Apple’s search functions have traditionally sucked. That remains true to this day, although improvements are slowly being made — and proof of this is the newly-uncovered acquisition of a…Read more ›

Apple snaps up music analytics startup as part of possible Beats revamp

Although we’ve heard vague reports about it, all’s been quiet on the Cupertino front about Apple’s plans to relaunch its Beats Music streaming service later this year — possibly as early as February. Today another piece of the puzzle may…Read more ›

Apple copycat Xiaomi is the world’s most valuable startup

Xiaomi is known for “borrowing” many aspects of Apple’s identity, and here’s one more to add to the list: its sky high valuation. Having just announced the raising of an extra $ 1.1 billion in funding, Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi announced…Read more ›

Apple copycat Xiaomi is the world’s most valuable startup

Xiaomi is known for “borrowing” many aspects of Apple’s identity, and here’s one more to add to the list: its sky high valuation. Having just announced the raising of an extra $ 1.1 billion in funding, Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi announced…Read more ›