The Myth of Steve Jobs’ Constant Breakthroughs | TIME.com

Under Steve Jobs, Apple released an epoch-shifting product every two years or so. Under Tim Cook, it’s capable only of the boring, evolutionary business strategy Cannold later calls “incrementalism.”

Except…

The golden age of Apple that Cannold pines for never existed. Steve Jobs didn’t change the world every two years like clockwork, and he was incrementalism’s grand master.

via The Myth of Steve Jobs’ Constant Breakthroughs | TIME.com.

Apple’s Maps App Directs Alaska Drivers onto Airport Taxiway

According to the airport’s chief of operations, Melissa Osborn, out-of-town drivers have driven onto airport property twice in the past week, crossing the runway and driving directly to the airport ramp side of the passenger terminal. “These folks drove past several signs. They even drove past a gate. None of that cued them that they did something inappropriate,” she said.

via Mac Rumors: Apple’s Maps App Directs Alaska Drivers onto Airport Taxiway

Sigh.

EA VP Says Apple Paid EA a ‘Truckload of Money’ to Delay Android Version of Plants vs Zombies 2 – Mac Rumors

If the report is accurate, it would be the first known instance of Apple paying developers outside of the standard App Store revenue and shows how important AAA-level games are to the App Store. It also shows how important Apple is to the developers of AAA titles, with the App Store on par with other consoles with regards to exclusive launches.

via EA VP Says Apple Paid EA a ‘Truckload of Money’ to Delay Android Version of Plants vs Zombies 2 – Mac Rumors.

iMessage for Android looks like a great way to compromise your security | The Verge

While others have reported that it works successfully, in our own testing we were only able to get iMessage Chat to communicate between Android devices running the app — attempts to ping other iMessage contacts were not recognized. In other words, the functionality we’ve been able to access today is basically Android-to-Android messaging, which you can do with much better alternatives that don’t ask you to go via a third-party developer to sign in to Apple’s services.

via iMessage for Android looks like a great way to compromise your security | The Verge.

NYPD Distributing Flyers in New York City Recommending Users to Update to iOS 7 – Mac Rumors

The New York Police Department has begun handing out flyers near Apple Retail Stores in New York City encouraging users to download Apple’s new iOS 7 software update, reports AllThingsD. Specifically, law enforcement is encouraging the use of Activation Lock, a new feature within iOS 7’s Find My iPhone service that requires an Apple ID and password before anyone may turn off Find My iPhone, erase a device, or reactivate and use a device.

via NYPD Distributing Flyers in New York City Recommending Users to Update to iOS 7 – Mac Rumors.