Thursday, October 6th, 2011

The Platformer Podcast – episode 14

by Warren Frey

Sad, sad news today as Steve Jobs lost his battle with cancer. To call the man an artist, a businessman or a technologist is to sell him short…he was, without a doubt, a titan. His products, from the Apple II to the Mac to the iPad, iPhone and everything else affected all three of your hosts across much of their lives, and changed both our tools and our culture in ways that have yet to see their full measure. Our conversation can’t hope to do justice to the man’s accomplishments, but we hope to add our thoughts to a swelling tide of grief. The world has lost a great man, and we are all the poorer for it.

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Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Platformer – Episode 8

by Warren Frey

Chip gets a TouchPad, HP gives up on PCs (and TouchPads), Robert Scoble doesn’t love Twitter anymore, Chrome extensions can be riddled with malware, and Apple might be making its own chipsets for Macbooks after all.

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Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

My Mac | Life Charlie Miller interview

by Warren

Noted OS X security expert Charlie Miller was in Vancouver for CanSecWest, the annual computer security conference. He was good enough to give me his time for an interview for Mac | LIfe, seen below….

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Apple looking to move iPhone OS past iPhone/Pod/Pad?

by Warren

It would appear that Apple is in fact looking to expand the iPhone OS past the iPod and iPad. To what purpose? Well, Steve Jobs did refer to the iPad as a “magical platform”, and maybe there’s more to that statement than just the iPad’s seemingly limited abilities. Maybe Apple is working on ways to convert their entire line of laptops to some hybrid of the iPhone OS, giving even professionals a new way to express themselves.

Or maybe not. After all, the iPhone OS is (at least at present) somewhat limited, and an application like Final Cut Pro would need a radical revamp in order to work in an “iPhone OS-ish” setting. But I’ve always said Steve Jobs is a lot smarter than I am, so we’ll have to see what Apple has in mind with this latest mysterious move.