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QuickTime interactive

During the development cycle for QuickTime 3.0, part of the engineering team was working on a more advanced version of QuickTime to be known as QuickTime interactive or QTi. Although similar in concept to the wired movies feature released as part of QuickTime 3.0, QuickTime interactive was much more ambitious. It allowed any QuickTime movie to be a fully interactive and programmable container for media. A special track type was added that contained an interpreter for a custom programming language based on 68000 assembly language. This supported a comprehensive user interaction model for mouse and keyboard event handling based in part on the AML language from the Apple Media Tool.

The QuickTime interactive movie was to have been the playback format for the next generation of HyperCard authoring tool. Both the QuickTime interactive and the HyperCard 3.0 projects were canceled in order to concentrate engineering resources on streaming support for QuickTime 4.0, and the projects were never released to the public.

#Apple #Macintosh #QuickTime #HyperCard

Just had to four second salute my iMac because it ran out of RAM and the GUI was unresponsive.

No matter how much #Apple fanboys praise their products, a computer is still a computer. :/

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My iPhone 15 Pros wireless connection is faster than that.

I did something that no #Apple product can do today without additional hardware: popped in a music CD into my PC and played it.

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#Apple switched from the rainbow logo to the current solid logo because it didn't want to be associated with the LGBT community. 🤔
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this comes from some long buried back corner of my brain, but I feel like I heard they dropped the rainbow logo specifically because #Apple didn’t want to defend their trademark AGAINST the LGBTQIA+ community.

As much as I'm not a fan of #Apple, I'm glad somebody made a serious push away from x86 in PCs.

. @clover told me that #Apple is ditching the Promax branding on the next generation of #iPhone .

Why did #Apple make its devices' typing sounds so annoying?

Feeling nostalgic for classic Mac OS. #Apple (Source)

#Apple AirTags help stalkers and thieves as much as they help people trying to protect their stuff.

"They found the analytics control and other privacy settings had no obvious effect on Apple’s data collection—the tracking remained the same whether iPhone Analytics was switched on or off.

“The level of detail is shocking for a company like Apple,” Mysk told Gizmodo."


"An independent test suggests Apple collects data about you and your phone when its own settings promise to “disable the sharing of Device Analytics altogether.”"

New Research Says

Apple Is Tracking You Even When Its Own Privacy Settings Say It’s Not

"For all of Apple’s talk about how private your iPhone is, the company vacuums up a lot of data about you. iPhones do have a privacy setting that is supposed to turn off that tracking. According to a new report by independent researchers, though, Apple collects extremely detailed information on you with its own apps even when you turn off tracking, an apparent direct contradiction of Apple’s own description of how the privacy protection works."

#tracking #apple #iphone #surveillance #prism #linux #bsd #gnulinux #safari #gizmodo #security #hackernews #analytics #privacy #computer #smartphones #phones #phone #spying #backdoor

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Anyone else think it's really dumb how going to the beginning or end of a line on #macOS requires a key combination, while going to the beginning or end of a webpage only requires a single key? That really seems backwards. #Apple
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Neil E. Hodges
Really? I almost never need to go to the end of beginning of a document.
in reply to Neil E. Hodges

I guess I've been so used to various Unix or Unix-like command line interfaces that use key combinations to go to start/end of a line or use MBP keyboards only where it's now second nature. One other PC laptops, it's sometimes layered with the Fn key.

#Apple switched to x86, then remembered their "think different" motto and had to switch to something else (ARM).

Funny how #Apple was so gung-ho about the Touch Bar, then removed it in the second iteration of the M1 MacBook Pro.
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It's to Apple's credit that they incorporated (overwhelmingly negative) feedback into subsequent models. #Design
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I agree on both counts; it's good practice to take negative feedback on board, equally though that negative feedback should have been caught earlier in the design process. The touch bar always seemed like they just put it in because they could, and hoped it would find a purpose later.
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I love the touchbar. Very handy. Why do people not like it?

As much as I don't like #Apple as a company, #macOS is still a lot better than #Windows for my typical uses.

That said, I'd prefer #Linux or a FOSS #BSD any day.

TIL Final Cut Pro was originally developed by Macromedia. #

Apparently, 5th generation classic iPods have a cottage industry of replacement parts. You can even upgrade them to use an SD Card instead of the old mechanical microdrives. Probably some of the best portable music players you can get even today.

Oh, and if you install # on them, you can use them without iTunes and they can play Vorbis, FLAC, and so on.

Building a Custom iPod Video!

# #

When I was a kid, my school still had #Macintosh LC series machines and compact Macintoshes as their main ones in the computer labs. Mac OS 8 and System 7 were what I was used to at school, and that OS felt very dinky and limited compared to the Windows I had at home. The frequently black and white and tiny screens only hammered that feeling home. #Apple
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When I was in school Steve Wozniak wasn't old enough to hold a soldering iron