In the News: 2012-03-28

Written on:March 28, 2012
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Mac News: Apple approves Taposé app that turns your iPad into a Microsoft Courier concept tablet
Remember Microsoft’s Courier tablet project? And a particularly lovely concept video that had been making rounds in the months leading up to the 2010 iPad introduction? We were impressed with Microsoft’s bold take on tablet functionality, calling for a dual-screen device with an innovative interface letting one easily jot down notes, set reminders, glance over your day’s agenda, edit documents and so forth.
Read full story => iDownloadBlog

Technology News: Metallic Hydrogen: A Game Changing Rocket Propellant
Atomic metallic hydrogen, if metastable at ambient pressure and temperature could be used as the most powerful chemical rocket fuel, as the atoms recombine to form molecular hydrogen. This light-weight high-energy density material would revolutionize rocketry, allowing single-stage rockets to enter orbit and chemically fueled rockets to explore our solar system
Read full story => nextbigfuture

Programming News: Agile Teams Are Neglecting Design
I can already hear your objections. Surely, you will say, many Agile teams these days do test-driven development and TDD is all about design. I absolutely agree, after all, I dare not question Uncle Bob who, in his “Agile Principles, Patterns, and Practices in C#” book clearly says “The act of writing a unit test is more an act of design than of verification”.
Read full story => Marcin Floryan

Other News: More Macs Left Behind by Developer Preview 2 of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Apple has not posted regarding hardware requirements for its forthcoming OS X 10.8, but those running the Developer Preview (DP) are learning which Macs will not install it. Based on these reports, it looks like many Macs running Lion and some that ran the first DP may be left behind. Historically, changes in the DP are mirrored in the release version.
Read full story => Lowend Mac

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