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Camera quick-draw: Which smartphone is fastest for photos?

Megapixels are nice, but sometimes what matters most in a smartphone camera is how fast you can open the camera app. Six of today's top smartphones are put to the test.

By August 23, 2013


Software wizards of the 128K Macintosh

Bill Atkinson, Andy Hertzfeld, Steve Capps, and Larry Kenyon share their thoughts about developing the core software for the original Macintosh, which is about to mark its 30th anniversary.

By January 22, 2014


Burrell Smith: Macintosh hardware wizard

Few in the public may be familiar with Smith's work, but colleagues say this brilliant engineer's importance to the Mac is akin to what Woz meant to the first Apple computers.

By January 22, 2014


Tracing the origins of the Macintosh

The next generation of Apple computers was already under way in 1979 when a visit to Xerox PARC changed Steve Jobs -- and Apple -- forever.

By January 21, 2014


Apple legend Bill Atkinson's new mission: Save the postcard

The creator of the Macintosh's QuickDraw graphics system, MacPaint, and HyperCard wants to save the postcard from extinction.

By October 10, 2013


Spider Black Widow holster lets you quick-draw your camera

Going strapless isn't always sexy, but it can be very convenient.

By October 18, 2011


Photoshop 1.0 source code now a museum artifact

The technocurious now can peruse the inner workings of Adobe's first version of the famed image-editing software, written in Pascal and assembly code and released in 1990.

By February 14, 2013


Quikdraw your lens for fast shooting

We've heard of holsters for cameras, but now you can swap lenses on the go with this belt-mounted lens holster accessory.

By August 17, 2012


Apple plugs holes for domain spoofing, other attacks

Security update for Mac OS X addresses 43 specific issues, including holes that could allow an attacker to take over the computer.

By November 9, 2009


Apple releases OS X 10.5.7

Update to Leopard operating system includes fixes for a variety of bugs and security issues, as well as expanded hardware support.

By May 12, 2009