Jobs wins 5th Ave patent, Civ sci-fi game delayed, Twitter opens analytics, 4K NEC, Apple’s first laptop

The first Apple laptop (1989) looks massive by today's standards
The first Apple laptop (1989) looks massive by today’s standards

Apple wins patent for Steve Jobs-designed Fifth Ave glass cube — The iconic Fifth Avenue Apple Store glass cube, which was designed in part by legendary company co-founder Steve Jobs, is now a patented ornamental building design sanctioned by the US Patent and Trademark Office.

Civilization: Beyond Earth for Mac has been postponed indefinitely — A source working on the Mac version of Civilization: Beyond Earth for a comment on this story. While they cannot give a hard release date yet they want readers to know that “coming soon” really does mean coming soon. The Mac version won’t be available in October, but expect it to follow close behind.

Twitter opens analytics tools to all users — If you’re curious how many people read your Twitter posts, what type of people follow you, and what they’re interested in, all of that information is now at your fingertips. This week Twitter opened its analytics tools to all of its users for free, and there’s plenty of data to sift through.
You can check out your own stats at Twitter’s analytics site, and unlike other companies that make you pay to detailed information like this, Twitter is offering it for free.

MultiSync EA244UHD review: 4K display’s wide colour gamut ideal for production — The NEC MultiSync EA244UHD is a 24-inch, 4K desktop monitor. Priced around $1350, the EA244UHD may be expensive, but when connected to a new Mac Pro over Mini DisplayPort, its pixel-doubled resolution can provide you the desktop “retina display” experience not available from an Apple display. US$1350 … The EA244UHD was able to run at both native and pixel-doubled resolution at a full 60Hz when connected via DisplayPort to both a late 2013 Mac Pro and a 15-inch Retina display MacBook Pro.  [but will Apple release Thunderbolt Retina displays soon? ]

A nostalgic look at the Macintosh Portable, Apple’s first laptop —  Apple’s first laptop and the first consumer laptop to travel into space, was released in 1989. Groundbreaking in its day, the laptop was still a bulky travel companion (main picture), roughly the size of the phone book at four inches at its thickest point.

2 thoughts on “Jobs wins 5th Ave patent, Civ sci-fi game delayed, Twitter opens analytics, 4K NEC, Apple’s first laptop”

  1. Ah the “luggables” they were truly woeful. Good workout though and at least you could use them on your laptop – unlike a MicroSoft Surface (which is technically a desktop)


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