Jobs’ Think Different, Safari, Spotlight and Flashlight, colour blindness


Jobs introduces Think Different in 1997
Jobs introduces Think Different in 1997

Video of Steve Jobs introducing the Think Different campaign to Apple employees — It’s September 23rd, 1997. Jobs has been back at Apple for “8-10 weeks.” He’s in the processing of slashing the product line and getting Apple refocused on making great products. He’s wearing shorts and a mock turtleneck and looks very tired, yet excited because he was up until three in the morning the night before working on the campaign and this employee presentation.

Apple releases Safari 8.0.6, 7.1.6, and 6.2.6 to fix WebKit vulnerabilities — Apple has released Safari 8.0.6, a minor update of the Mac browser, concentrating primarily on fixing security holes discovered in the software.

How to use Spotlight in Yosemite to search for files, apps, web info, and more — Spotlight, Apple’s Mac search technology, has been available on Macs since Mac OS X 10.4, back in 2005. For many years it remained relatively stable, offering no new features. But with OS X Yosemite, Apple added a slew of new search results to Spotlight. It can even be extended with Flashlight, an open framework for extending Spotlight functionality. Here’s how it works: You install a plugin, and then you can use Spotlight to perform an action.

Chrome extension helps colour-blind users see the web — Google has a new Chrome extension to make the web a friendlier place for people with partial colour-blindness. Called Color Enhancer, the new add-on by the Google Accessibility team is a “customizable color filter that applies to all webpages in order to improve colour perception,” according to Chrome evangelist François Beaufort.