Dave's old iPhone 4 had this problem. He pointed out that it was pretty stupid of Apple not to have a way to shut down or restart the phone via software (the touch interface). I concurred.
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Answer: no. Does Apple really assign engineers to "fake" projects as a loyalty test? and Regarding fake projects and loyalty tests.
Links to some good Easter Egg resources: Mac 101: Easter eggs | TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog. Gosh I used to waste so much time playing with these things in the pre-OS X days…
Hotline revisited Were you on Hotline? I was. A LOT. Mostly to chat…
Daring Fireball Linked List: The Latest Apple Scuttlebutt And regarding that system-wide UI overhaul, I hear the same thing as Rene Ritchie: "Ive's work is apparently making many people really happy, but will also apparently make rich-texture-loving designers sad."
The untold story behind Apple's $13,000 operating system. CNET looks at newly surfaced contracts, design specs, and page after page of schematics and code, revealing how Apple created its first disk OS, a chapter of Silicon Valley history critical to its later success.
Music. Sweet music | asymco “Any tablet computer, including Apple’s eagerly anticipated iPad, will face serious problems in generating big sales. Tablets look cool, but the reality is they don’t do anything new.” Michael Comeau, Minyanville, 5 March 2010 It goes on for awhile…
Neither is positive. The first is at The Verge. The second, a partial response, is at Ars.
I'm seriously considering purchasing Final Cut Pro X, but I have one quick question: how good are the stock effects (title screens, lower thirds type stuff/chirons, etc.)? iMovie is fine for basic stuff, but at the end of the day everybody knows you've used iMovie. Does Final Cut Pro X come with a decent selection [...]
The Sand Trap, a forum I own but which also runs on a platform that I can't tweak myself, has been having some weird issues lately. As few as two or three web pages will beachball Safari. Scrolling via any method (keyboard shortcuts, clicking in the scroll bar, two-finger scrolling) often fails, pages won't load [...]
Hypercritical: The Case for a True Mac Pro Successor. I had to get a "stopgap" Mac Pro last year.
I've got about 100 MiniDV tapes I'd like to import. Ideally they'll simply end up as one movie file per tape. But the method for importing seems to be a rather obnoxious one. Importing (even automatically) is a real-time process, and that's fine, except then you're left with a ton of .dv files - some [...]
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How I ended up with Mac - Miguel de Icaza is worth reading. It's short.
The Lightning Digital AV Adapter Surprise is worth a read if you've got a Lightning capable device. I don't. Yet.