Colourful iMacs again

I really love the new iMacs. The design looks amazing and it reintroduced something long missing in Apple computers. Vibrant colours I’ll be waiting to the “big” iMac (the current-27 inches size) which I suspect will be renamed as iMac Pro or iMac Plus to get clarity in the product line. The rest of introduced details are what you’ll expect on this iteration: Apple Silicon, still M1 chip. Probably a new chip will be presented in Autumn, likely after the introduction of the new iPhone. The Apple Silicon appears to have two… Read More

macOS, Apple’s core

These days mark the 20th anniversary of Mac OS X, later renamed as macOS. Really the underlaying tech is the same, but the naming allows them to move past 10.X into other unexplored territories. There’s a lot of talk these days about Macs, specially after the introduction of Apple Silicon, which certainly is an exciting move. There was some years where there was debate over the tech world on whether Apple should drop the Macs and focus on iPads or iPhones. Because the old Personal Computer paradigm is dead, right? Nonsense. While… Read More

Visual Programming and Mental Constructs

I saw yesterday live the Apple keynote on the WWDC. I am far from an Apple developer, but I use OS X and iOS everyday, and I’m interested on new stuff. There was a full section devoted to developers, which is great (well, it’s supposed to be a developer’s conference, after all), and, arguably, the most interesting stuff on that part (for a developer’s perspective) was the release of a new programming language, Swift. It was announced with an (irrelevant) comparison with Python in terms of speed (I actually have plans to write… Read More