30 years of MacintoshApple celebrates the 30th birthday of the Macintosh by putting up a wonderfully designed page – featuring of course, the Macintosh.

The page features a Mac Timeline that showcases all the various Macs launched over the 30 years – starting from the Macintosh 128k in 1984 to the recently launched Mac Pro. Each section also highlights a famous personality and how the Mac in that year contributed to their line of work.

There’s also a short survey that asks about your first Macintosh and how you used it. The results are showed in an interactive mapping which shows how Macs are used.

How do you use your Mac?

How do you use your Mac?

Macintosh Icon Set

If you like the various Macintosh icons – you can have them as well. Apple has left the icon set file within the source code and you can download and install to use. (/via @gregbarbosa)

My first Macs I owned was a Power Mac G4 “QuickSilver” and a PowerBook G3 “Pismo” in 2002 – both lasted me for almost 6 years before my current machine – the MacBook Pro 2008 model. Though the battery is almost dead, I am still maintaining this site, editing my photos and surfing with it.

Speaking about the first Mac – this is the first time anyone has seen a Mac.

What is your first Mac?

What the Fox said

Siri with a sense of humour.

Apple has released the latest TV ad featuring the iPad – Your Verse Anthem – which followed the previous Life on iPad that showed how some people are using the iPad. Like before, Apple has also updated their website with more details on some of the people featured in the video and how they are using the iPad.

This ad uses the voice-over by Robin Williams in the movie Dead Poets Society:

We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering – these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love – these are what we stay alive for.

To quote from Whitman,

“O me, O life of the questions of these recurring. Of the endless trains of the faithless. Of cities filled with the foolish. What good amid these, O me, O life? Answer: that you are here. That life exists and identity. That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.”

“That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.”

What will your verse be?

Blast from the past – January 9 2007 at MacWorld 2007, Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone to the world. Look where we are now.

Today, we’re introducing three revolutionary products. The first one is a widescreen iPod with touch controls. The second is a revolutionary mobile phone. And the third is a breakthrough Internet communications device. So, three things: a widescreen iPod with touch controls, a revolutionary mobile phone, and a breakthrough Internet communications device.

An iPod, a phone, and an Internet communicator. An iPod, a phone…are you getting it? These are not three separate devices. This is one device. And we are calling it iPhone.

Today, Apple is going to reinvent the phone.

Red Friday BannerApple Online Store Singapore has updated the store front with all the offers that will be applicable only today. Most of the Apple products are on offer except the Mac Pro, iPod shuffle and the iPod classic. For the rest, you can expect discounts ranging from 5% up to 13% off and up to 29% off Apple accessories.

Across the Mac products, you get S$120 off the original price for the standard config while for the iPhone and iPad, discounts ranges between S$50 to $90. In terms of percentage off, the best deal will be the Apple TV which you can grab at $118. Apple accessories are also available for discounts – for those that requires more than one Lightning to USB cable – grab it for S$20. There are also discounts for Airport Time Capsule, Airport Extreme and Cases and Smart Covers.

Besides Apple products, there are a number of third party products and accessories on sale as well. From mophie Juice Pack battery case for iPhone 5, to Fitbit Flex wireless tracker.

Note that this one day sale event will end tonight, 10 January 2014 at 11.59pm. Don’t miss this opportunity!