Mac News: Apple Reportedly Used a Private Fleet of Aircraft with Military Cameras for Its New 3D Maps
Widespread rumours have anticipated Apple will announce its own maps to replace Google Maps on iOS, alongside a 3D feature, at WWDC 2012. Now, the Telegraph is reporting Apple hired their own aircraft fleet armed with military grade cameras to assist them in their new mapping project (which was started by the so called ‘Geo team’)
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Technology News: Olympics online viewing may be low
This summer’s London 2012 Olympic Games is being billed, much like those before it, as “the first truly digital Olympics“. But online consumption of the competition won’t be widespread, research for online sports broadcaster Perform Group’s Global Sports Media Consumption Report 2012 suggests.
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Programming News: A Web Service for Calculating the Metrics of UML Class Diagrams
As UML becomes a standard format for specifying classes, it’s useful to have a Web service that quickly runs metrics on the diagram and gives developers feedback on the class quality. Software developers are always thankful for tools that do not interfere too much with their work habits. Software metrics can offer some feedback on the quality and results of design decisions, and help developers move towards an engineering approach to software. Metrics are a useful resource to help determine whether software meets desired quality characteristics.
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Other News: How Apple got its Intel back
When Apple brought Steve Jobs and NeXT OpenStep to Cupertino back in 1997, the company stopped work on NeXT’s Intel code and focused on creating Rhapsody, a new Unix OS with a more Mac-like face that would run on Macs with PowerPC processors. This became Mac OS X. However, one Mac engineer decided to bring Apple and Intel back together again.
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