New and Noteworthy: Adobe says Univeral Photoshop CS2 binary will take too much time; Apple v Apple in UK High Court; more

New and Noteworthy: Adobe says Univeral Photoshop CS2 binary will take too much time; Apple v Apple in UK High Court; more


Adobe says univeral Photoshop CS2 binary will take too much time DailyTech reports that, according to Adobe engineer Scotty Byer, there are some major hurdles involved in making Photoshop a Universal application, obviating the possibility of a Universal CS2 release. In his blog, Byer states: "Now, Apple is doing an amazing job at catching up rapidly, but the truth is we don't yet have a shipping XCode in hand that handles a large application well. And switching compilers always involves more work than you would think in a code base of this size. [...] Now, I'm an engineer, and I'm all for getting products out in front of customers so they can use their machines to their fullest as soon as possible, but there is just no way putting out a Universal Binary of Photoshop CS2 would make any sort of sense." More.

Apple v Apple in UK High Court FinFacts reports that this week Apple Corps goes to the UK High Court seeking multimillion-pound damages against Apple Computer, the creators of the iPod music player, over their very successful iTunes Music Store. "Apple Corps, owned by the former Beatles and their heirs, still owns the licensing rights to Beatles? products. It is claiming that the introduction of iTunes infringed a $26 million settlement made in 1991, under which Apple Computer was able to have Macs edit and play back sound files but not create music." More.

At 30, Apple still has appeal CNN recounts Apple's 30-year history and looks toward the future. "As the storied company prepares to celebrate its 30th birthday April 1, Apple Computer Inc. will have brushed off its bruises from product failures and arguably misguided decisions to emerge with a shine that's more than skin-deep [...] heir first product was a build-it-yourself computer kit. A year later, in 1977, the Apple II microcomputer was born. It was not the first personal computer but it was the most successful -- a hit not just among engineers, but home users, too. Many credit the Apple II as the genesis of the personal computer revolution. Apple's cultural and technological influences only grew from there. Some of the Cupertino, California-based company's creations have been duds that failed to make it any money, but became a source of inspiration and income for others." More.

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