One of the architects of Mac OS X -- and a top Steve Jobs lieutenant -- is out
"I've worked with Steve [Jobs] for 22 years and have had an incredible time developing products at both NeXT and Apple, but at this point, I want to focus less on products and more on science."
Spending more time with science, rather than one's family, is not the usual reason given for MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 23, 2011 11:01 AM ET
Every application developer from Microsoft to the shareware maker in the basement is watching to see how Apple's forthcoming OSX application store will change the dynamics of the software industry.
By John Patrick Pullen, contributor
This time of year, the vision of elves working away in Santa's workshop is on the minds of many — especially Mac application programmers. That's because for them, with the rumored impending launch of the Mac App MOREDec 9, 2010 1:02 PM ET
A leading Apple analyst offers his Worldwide Developers Conference checklist
The developers conference that begins June 7 is likely to be "a non-event" for Apple's (AAPL) share price, according to Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster, with few surprises.
But in the note to clients he issued Wednesday he adds that the new iPhone he expects Steve Jobs to introduce will likely drive unit sales beyond Wall Street's targets -- "providing a positive MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 26, 2010 6:07 AM ET
Reading between the lines of Walt Mossberg and David Pogue's reviews
It's a given that Windows 7, scheduled for release Thursday, is an improvement over Vista. But how does it stack up against Apple's (AAPL) Snow Leopard?
At moments like this we look to the well-compensated deans of tech journalism: The Wall Street Journal's Walt Mossberg and the New York Times' David Pogue.
The caveats in Mossberg's review were summarized here two weeks MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 8, 2009 6:18 AM ET
The presence on the Internet of both the Mac and the iPhone grew smartly this summer, registering record numbers for each operating system in the Net Applications survey issued overnight Wednesday.
The Mac's share of Web hits grew 5.34% to a record 8.28% last month, according to the Web metrics firm's September survey. The iPhone's share, having surged 57% -- from 0.19% to 0.30% -- in August (see here), grew another MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 1, 2008 7:51 AM ET
"Developers," a VP at Electronic Arts once told me, explaining why there were so many me-too Windows applications, "will walk through the desert in their socks to get to an installed base."
True enough. But it doesn't quite explain the results of a survey issued last week by Evans Data Corp. The headline was that most developers are still not targeting Windows Vista when they write new apps. Only 8% MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 18, 2008 8:49 AM ET
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