The 2013 Mac Pro

2013 Mac Pro

After Nuno’s reference to the “good ol’ days” yesterday and all the crazy new stuff Apple announced today, I figured time was ripe to post about the new Mac Pros that Apple showed off yesterday. Professionals have been asking/whining/paining for a significant update to the Mac Pro line for years and some even feared that the “dumbing down” of professional applications like Final Cut Pro were a move by the company away from their professional users to focus on their staggeringly large audience. Today, that all changed with a completely revamped Mac Pro being previewed at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference. The shape is (obviously) the first significant difference and the size isn’t necessarily apparent, but is extremely significant. While the traditional Mac Pro is a monolith of a tower, the 2013 model is about nine inches tall and six inches in diameter–a huge reduction in size from the old Mac. The cylindrical and compact shape also allows for a unique single fan operation to keep the machine cool–all air is brought through the vents at the bottom and pulled through the machine and out the top. It’s been a few years since I’ve geeked out on an Apple product but such a radical, progressive and fresh design like this one from Apple certainly turned my head. While I don’t necessarily see this machine in my future, maybe ten years from now I’ll be able to afford a used, first generation 2013 Mac Pro, haha.

Check out Apple’s preview of the new Mac Pro on their website–it really digs deep and shows how the thing is designed internally and the user interface and way the whole preview flows together is pretty sweet too.

 

The 10 Commandments of Steve Jobs

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To say that Apple / Steve Jobs has changed our world and the way we live (for better or worse) would be an understatement. You don’t get to where they are without some out of the box thinking and some erratic behavior.

Check out the 10 Commandments of Steve Jobs.

via – the daily beast

The Decade’s 14 Biggest Design Moments

Fast Company has a year-end feature rounding up the 14 biggest moments in design from the past decade. While I’m not sure I agree with all of the choices, it’s pretty crazy to think back to the first time you saw an iPod, or the fact that Design With In Reach wasn’t around and everyone was driving huge SUV’s. You can also read a more in-depth feature on Good.is.

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Wisdom

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Need some inspirational words, check out this video piece by Andrew Zuckerman on the Apple site. But if you go by Chuck Close’s words and you are looking for inspiration, I guess you are an amateur… “the rest of us just show up and get to work”.

Check out the video here. (also check out the behind the scenes video, pretty cool they shot all these at different locations)

Get a Grip

Chris Harrison and Terry Carson, both sent over this link this morning… Pretty funny… but what I found even funnier was the time on the phone… haha! Got to love stoners.

Check out the Gripper iPhone charger thing here.

Arkitip | Parra | Incase

Arkitip and Incase teamed up with the artist Parra to produce a limited series iPhone Slider case and a sleeve for your MacBook pro. Along with the project, they have released a video giving you a look inside Parra’s world. The video was shot by Parra while he is narrating at the same time, making for a pretty interesting video.

Check out the project here and watch the video after the jump –

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Air Sharing

I just downloaded the most useful app for my iPhone I’ve messed with so far. It’s called Air Sharing and it enables your phone to be used a hard drive by connecting to devices wirelessly. I downloaded it, set it up, and transferred files super quick. Once you have it all setup, if you are on Leopard, it just shows up in your “shared” section of a finder window, like any other computer on your network would. It also works with Windows and has a bunch of great reviews. The app is regularly $6.99, but for the first two weeks, which is untill September 22nd, they are offering it for free. I definitely recommend you download this now… Oh, I also just downloaded a Net News Wire app for all my rss feeds… I’m so screwed now, I’ll never talk to people ever again… And one more Apple thing, what does everyone think of the new browsing layout in iTunes 8?

Check out Air Sharing here or click here to go straight to the app in the iTunes store.