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Apple 1, Central and Wolfe campus, HP mini, two-factor Twitter

‘Best-Preserved’ Apple I computer up for auction, could fetch US$325,000 — Team Breker announced this week it had a Apple I computer up for auction. Not only is the device functioning, the auction house told The Telegraph UK it was “best-preserved example of an Apple-1 computer to appear on the market.”

Apple Park HQ buttressed by Central & Wolfe ‘AC3’ campus in Sunnyvale, California — Alongside the soon-to-open Apple Park, the iPhone maker’s lesser-known ‘AC3’ Central & Wolfe campus is also nearing completion, boasting many of the same environmental efforts that the main campus will provide.

Opinion: HP has out-‘Mac mini’d’ the Mac mini with the HP Elite Slice Desktop — Apple has been sitting on its hands, literally doing nothing with most of the Mac desktop lineup. Sure, we’ve seen fairly recent updates to the MacBook and MacBook Pro lines, and the iMac received a speed bump a few years ago, but the company has totally ignored both the Mac Pro (last updated 12/19/2013) and the Mac mini (10/6/2014). Now HP has released a new desktop box called the HP Elite Slice Desktop that puts the Mac mini to shame in terms of size and expandability.

How to enable two-factor authentication for your Twitter account — Waking up to find out your Twitter account has been hijacked to post antisemitic messages is a pretty crappy way to start your day. That’s why enabling two-factor authentication for your Twitter account is so important. It takes several steps, so follow along to learn how.

Stranger Things, Apple-1, Cook cash, Irish jobs, Spotify retaliates, file extractor, Recordam


Get your ’80s synth on with the Stranger Things soundtrack on Apple Music — Now that we’ve all had enough time to watch all of Stranger Things it’s safe to check out the soundtrack on Apple Music without worrying about spoilers. Stranger Things Volume 1 (also Stranger Things, Vol. 1 (A Netflix Original Series Soundtrack)) includes is loaded the show’s decidedly ’80s synth tracks from Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein like the show’s theme, Eleven’s theme, and the creepy The Upside Down. The playlist has 36 tracks, and there’s a volume 2 for when you’re ready for even more Stranger Things music. [Stranger Things is a sci-fi series on Netflix almost everywhere, including New Zealand.]

Apple-1 ‘Celebration’ motherboard auction pulls in US$815K — The motherboard believed to be amongst the first hand-built prototypes for the Apple-1 fell short of million dollar estimates, but still reaped $815,000 with a portion going to charity.

Apple CEO Tim Cook sells $36M in Apple stock after receiving 5-year RSU bonus — After receiving a sizable bonus of vested restricted stock units (RSUs) for five years of success as Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook on Wednesday cashed in nearly a third of his existing stock cache for a $35.8 million payday.

Apple gets green light to add 1000 jobs at Irish headquarters — More than nine months after Apple first announced plans to expand its European headquarters in Cork, Ireland, and amid an EU probe into questionable tax practices, the company was recently granted approval to add 1000 people to its workforce over the next 18 months.

Spotify is retaliating against artists with Apple Music exclusives —
Spotify has a new strategy in its battle against Apple: punishing artists who sign on to an Apple Music exclusive.

File Extractor is a new file extraction tool for OS X — MacDaddy has introduced File Extractor 1.0, a file extraction utility for Mac OS X. It allows you to find and extract files from any selected file, folder, or browser cache.

Recordam makes it easy to create, store, share and play back audio recordings on your Mac — If you need to quickly create, store, share and playback audio recordings on your Mac, Aperio Lux’s Recordam for Mac OS X (10.11 or later) combines a high-quality audio recorder and convenient storage for recorded audio files. And it’s only NZ$5.99 (US$3.99) at the Mac App Store.

Wozniak on Cook, new MacBook Pro, Apple 1, Typoman, Evernote Importer for OneNote, visual album,

The 'Celebration' Apple-1 board previewed in July comes with the most complete documentation yet seen for the board
The ‘Celebration’ Apple-1 board previewed in July comes with the most complete documentation yet seen for the board

Steve Wozniak: Tim Cook’s doing a good job at Apple — “I am very happy with the way Apple is going,” he said at a media roundtable Wednesday in Singapore as part of Paypal FinTech Xchange 2016. “When Steve Jobs died there was a tendency for a lot of people to say, ‘Oh no, Apple has lost a key force and will be in decline and won’t be innovative.’ I said wait for a couple of years, don’t be judgmental.”

Analyst: upcoming MacBook Pro will reignite Mac sales — With a MacBook Pro expected in the next couple of months, RBC Capital Markets analyst Amit Daryanani believes a trend of year-over-year Mac revenue declines in three consecutive quarters is set to reverse.

Apple-1 ‘celebration’ auction bids hit $270K — A motherboard that appears to be one of the first ever produced for the Apple-1 is up for auction on CharityBuzz, and has been valued at nearly $1 million. The ‘Celebration’ Apple-1 board previewed in July comes with the most complete documentation yet seen for the board, marketing materials, a period-correct power supply, an original cassette interface board, and early Apple Basic cassettes signed by early Apple employee and coder Daniel Kottke. It the only known unit still in existence to feature a pre-production circuit board.

Typoman: Revised is now out on Steam for Mac OS X — Brainseed Factory has announced that Typoman: Revised is now live on Steam for Macs and PCs. A free demo version is now available. The game is priced at US$14.99 with a 20% off it’s first week of launch.

Microsoft releases OneNote Evernote Importer for Mac — When Evernote changed its free service this month to support only two devices, Microsoft OneNote suddenly looked like a great alternative. The problem was getting all of your Evernote content moved into OneNote, at least for Mac users. Microsoft fixed that problem with its new Evernote to OneNote importer for OS X, which is free, just like OneNote.

Frank Ocean releases a ‘visual album’ on Apple Music — Frank Ocean has released a 45-minute long ‘visual album’ titled Endless exclusively on Apple Music. A representative from Apple’s streaming music service told Pitchfork to “keep an eye out this weekend for more from Frank.”

Apple 1, Cook at WSJD, and what is net neutrality?

Build your own Apple 1 replica
Build your own Apple 1 replica

Ben Heck built an Apple 1 from scratch, and you can too — If you don’t have the near-US$1 million to spare to buy a genuine Apple 1 computer, why not build your own working replica? Master model Ben Heckendorn (AKA Ben Heck) did just that in a new three-part episode of element14’s The Ben Heck Show.

Tim Cook speaks at WSJD Live about Apple Watch, Apple Pay, and more — Last month’s WSJD Live conference in Laguna Beach, California was a hot ticket. You could take a drone selfie with Rupert Murdoch, maybe troll an Apple exec with AirDrop, and of course listen to fascinating talks and interviews with some of the biggest names in technology, including Apple CEO Tim Cook.

The Oatmeal explains Net Neutrality — President Obama made a strong statement in favour of Net Neutrality yesterday, and Senator Ted Cruz called out the push for regulation as “Obamacare for the Internet.” Seems the Senator needs some schooling on what a free and open Internet really is, and why it’s so important. The Oatmeal offers up one of the best explanations supporting Net Neutrality.

Record price for vintage Apple, 25 Stores for China, Baleful, Yosemite, SSL, suit

The Apple-1, essentially a stand-alone circuit board, was hand-built by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak in 1976
The Apple-1, essentially a stand-alone circuit board, was hand-built by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak in 1976

Vintage Apple-1 computer sells for a record US$905,000 — A 38-year-old working Apple-1 personal computer (above) sold Wednesday at auction for a record $905,000 (about NZ$1,157,688.67), almost double the auctioneer’s high-end estimate. [Now to find some software …]

Tim Cook says Apple plans 25 new retail stores in China within 2 years — In an interview conducted on his trip to China to visit Foxconn and discuss security, Cook reportedly confirmed Apple’s plans to open up 25 additional retail stores in China within the next two years. Cook had intimated as much earlier this week during Apple’s earnings conference call.

Confirmed: Christian Bale to play Steve Jobs in Aaron Sorkin penned biopic — Christian Bale will be taking on the role of Steve Jobs in the upcoming Aaron Sorkin penned biopic on the Apple co-founder. Bloomberg confirmed the news early on Thursday, with Sorkin himself noting that Bale secured the role without even going through a formal audition. [Gah.]

OS X Yosemite: The Quintessential Review — On October 16. Apple released OS X Yosemite which is version 10.10. John Martellaro at Mac Observer has been beta testing since the first developer release and also testing with iOS 8. Here is everything that he has learned about “this stellar OS X release“. Meanwhile TUAW tells you how to address its most annoying features, and some Mac users report Bluetooth lag & connection issues after updating to OS X Yosemite. [I have noticed lag – coming soon to this site: 5 Yosemite tips.]

Apple ending SSL 3.0 push notifications in wake of severe POODLE vulnerability — Apple will stop support next week for an encryption protocol found to contain a severe vulnerability, the company said on Wednesday. Support for SSL 3.0 will cease as of Oct. 29, it said.

Apple Wins GPNE patent lawsuit, calls company a Patent Troll — GPNE lost its patent infringement lawsuit against Apple on Wednesday,after which the iPhone and iPad maker promptly called the company a patent troll — a term it was barred from using during the trial. GPNE accused Apple of designing its mobile devices around its years-old pager patent and asked the court to bar the use of “patent troll” in the proceedings.