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Prince of Persia creator finds lost source code, cues delicate chip fanfare

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No, we don't mean the modern interpretation and its moody sequels -- this is the 1989 original. Jordan Mechner created the first Prince of Persia game for the Apple II. However, the source code ended up lost in the sands of time -- until Mechner's dad discovered a box...
Prince of Persia creator finds lost source code, cues delicate chip fanfare
Original 'Prince of Persia' Apple II source code released on GitHub
Apple II celebrates its 35th anniversary

Apple files response to Samsung's opposition to injunction appeal rehearing

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Ten days ago I reported and commented on Samsung's opposition to Apple's request for a rehearing en banc (full-bench review) of a Federal Circuit decision reversing a preliminary injunction against the Galaxy Nexus smartphone. The important N/nexus here starts is not the Nexus phone, which has limited market relevance at...
Apple files response to Samsung's opposition to injunction appeal rehearing

Microsoft Releases Wordament, the First iPhone Game with Xbox Live Achievements

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Microsoft has released a game tonight called Wordament for the iPhone. The game has been a popular Windows Phone game, but is now also available on iOS. Wordament was originally a side-project for two Windows Live employees that was later acquired and published by Microsoft Game Studios. Wordament is notably...
Microsoft Releases Wordament, the First iPhone Game with Xbox Live Achievements
8-bit Prince of Persia takes on the real world

Let Developers Choose Their Tools, Apple

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(A note from Harry: Here’s a “letter to the editor” from Kevin Miller, CEO of Scotland-based RunRev. His company makes a HyperCard-like development platform; one of its investors is Mike Markkula, who funded the creation of the Apple II and later served as Apple’s CEO.) In recent weeks, there has...
Let Developers Choose Their Tools, Apple

Switched On: The roads to home automation

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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. At a dinner event several years ago, a former editor-in-chief of a major computing trade magazine told attendees that his first published article was about home automation. That article ran back in 1979 -- just two years...
Switched On: The roads to home automation

From the ZX Spectrum to Apple II: 80s computers in pictures

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It's 30 years since the Sinclair ZX Spectrum was launched as an affordable home computer for the masses. Here's a selection of classic computers we came to know and love – from basic gaming machines to those you could program in BASIC...
From the ZX Spectrum to Apple II: 80s computers in pictures
Three hundred of Steve Jobs' patents, four stories down

Watch This Happy, Happy Man Refurbish An Old Apple II

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This charming man, Todd Harrison, bought a used Apple II and some drives from Ebay and did what any self-respecting geek would do: he gave them the attention and respect they deserved, cleaning all the parts and getting it ready to run some BASIC again. The machines were in pretty...
Watch This Happy, Happy Man Refurbish An Old Apple II
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Apple II classic Karateka hits App Store, Snapguide for iPad, IMDb, imo messenger for iPad, deals, more

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Just released: Karateka | $2.99: Jordan Mechner, creator of the popular Prince of Persia franchise, and developer of the original fighter classic “Karateka” for the Apple II, is today bringing an HD remake of the game to iOS. Available on the App Store now for $2.99 for iPhone and iPad,...
Apple II classic Karateka hits App Store, Snapguide for iPad, IMDb, imo messenger for iPad, deals, more

Review: Wizardry Online brings 1981 dungeon crawling into the MMO era

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Wizardry I, on the Apple II, consumed a significant portion of my freshman year in college. Each game in the series has been painfully addictive, deep, and compelling. The earliest games had a well-deserved reputation for sadistic brutality towards players, with it being quite easy to lose weeks of...
Review: Wizardry Online brings 1981 dungeon crawling into the MMO era

Google celebrates 30th anniversary of the ZX Spectrum

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Those younger readers among you may have looked at this morning's ZX Spectrum Google Doodle with confusion. The front page of Google UK is adorned with a relatively tiny Spectrum-themed doodle depicting St. George slaying a dragon (it's also St. George's Day today). The image's size of 256 x...
Google celebrates 30th anniversary of the ZX Spectrum

Apple's $707M, U.S. Sales Ban Filing Against Samsung Underscores One Of Apple's Biggest Concerns

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Late on Friday night in California, Apple made more legal filings against Samsung (we’ve embedded them below), in which it is requesting a further $707 million in damages related to the $1.05 billion verdict against Samsung in Apple’s patent case — and along with it, a request for a sales...
Apple's $707M, U.S. Sales Ban Filing Against Samsung Underscores One Of Apple's Biggest Concerns

Original Apple II Prince of Persia source code published by creator

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The source code of the classic Apple II game Prince of Persia has been published on GitHub by Jordan Mechner, the original author. The game, which was first published by Broderbund in 1989, was developed in 6502 assembly. With the help of Apple II enthusiast Tony Diaz, the code...
Original Apple II Prince of Persia source code published by creator
Frog's Hartmut Esslinger looks back at his original Apple designs in new book

From Karateka to Cubasis, 8 new iOS apps worth a try

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The App Store has over 700,000 options available, with dozens of new apps released every week. As we noted last Friday, we can't always take a deep dive into every app that comes across our desks. But sometimes we hear about apps that sound quite promising and feel like...
From Karateka to Cubasis, 8 new iOS apps worth a try

Lost “Blue Busters” Apple video featuring Steve Jobs surfaces (video)

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You may have come across versions of the “Blue Busters” Ghostbusters-style internal sales video originally created to be shown at an international sales meeting in Hawaii in October 1984. The version featured on YouTube is clearly lacking an appearance from then Apple CEO Steve Jobs. Today former Apple employee Craig...
Lost “Blue Busters” Apple video featuring Steve Jobs surfaces (video)

Selling the Apple II: Three true stories

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It's the 35th anniversary of the introduction of the Apple II. It reminds Rafe Needleman of a summer job selling the computers in San Francisco that didn't always pay so well. [Read more]...
Selling the Apple II: Three true stories

Insanely Simple: A new book about Apple and Steve Jobs that should be better than the bio

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Ken Segall served as Apple’s agency creative director under Steve Jobs from the NeXT years on through, including some years under John Sculley’s disastrous reign. Now he’s written a book, called Insanely Simple: The Obsession That Drives Apple’s Success, and I have a feeling that it’s likely to give us...
Insanely Simple: A new book about Apple and Steve Jobs that should be better than the bio

Daring Fireball: The Kids Are All Right [del.icio.us]

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Daring Fireball: The Kids Are All Right [del.icio.us]

Here’s who they picked to play Woz in the Steve Jobs movie

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Josh Gad, who currently stars in the Broadway play “Book of Mormon”, is in talks to Play Steve Jobs’ sidekick Steve Wozniak for the Indie movie about the early years of Jobs’ career, called “Jobs”. Variety says Gad will star opposite Ashton Kutcher in the Joshua Michael Stern Written by...
Here’s who they picked to play Woz in the Steve Jobs movie
Zen robots and augmented reality Porta Potties: exploring the 'Other Singularity' with Frog Design

Apple II Plus gets torn asunder and restored in this modern teardown (video)

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Breathe in that vintage electronics musk, because it's not going to last -- at least for Todd Harrison, a computer hobbyist based in Mesa, Arizona. You see, for Todd, much of his appreciation for old equipment comes from tearing the units apart and restoring 'em to a like-new condition....
Apple II Plus gets torn asunder and restored in this modern teardown (video)

Could the Castle Wolfenstein movie be the first decent game adaptation?

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The original Nazi-blasting first-person shooter is more than 30 years old, but perhaps leaving it so long before turning it into a movie is a blessing in disguiseIf there's one thing that unites all video-game movie adaptations, it's that they're all unremittingly ghastly. But if there's another thing, it's probably...
Could the Castle Wolfenstein movie be the first decent game adaptation?

Design Flashback: 13 delicious posters from the 1970s

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Design Flashback is a new series that takes a break from web and mobile projects to dig up some amazing retro/vintage inspiration. Looking beyond the web brings entirely new ideas to the table, and besides, graphic design repeats itself; just like fashion. Outside inspiration is particularly important if you’re self-taught, since it’s more than...
Design Flashback: 13 delicious posters from the 1970s
Watch this: an Apple II gets torn down, cleaned up, and put back in working order

Steve Jobs biopic with Ashton Kutcher will weirdly not cover the iPod & iPhone eras

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New details have emerged about the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic starring Ashton Kutcher, including confirmation that the film will end in the year 2000 before Jobs introduced the iPod, iPhone, and iPad to the world. Word landed on April’s Fools Day that Kutcher, star of various movies and TV...
Steve Jobs biopic with Ashton Kutcher will weirdly not cover the iPod & iPhone eras
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