MacRumors posted two old 80s Apple Ads that have been resurfacing on YouTube channel EveryAppleAds over the past few days. The commercials are focused on the usefulness of the PC in every day life and feature both the Macintosh and the Apple II. The commercial above presents the Macintosh computer as a communication tool, the commercial after the break promotes the Apple II as a learning tool. » Vintage 80s Apple Ads Resurfacing on YouTube
Last week on 18 July Apple’s servers have been attacked by hackers and Apple was forced to shut down their servers as a precaution after a security breach. Services such as Certificates, Identifiers & Profiles, Software Downloads, Safari Dev Center, iOS Dev Center, and Mac Dev Center are now back online and can be used by Developers again. Apple is still working on other services such as the Member Center, App Store Resource Center and Apple Developer Forums. You can check Apple Status Page here to find out what services are up and running and which ones are still down. » Developer Center Coming Back Online
The movie JOBS is set for wide release on August 16 and Ashton Kutcher (who plays Steve Jobs in the movie) is now beginning to hit the publicity circuit to talk about the film. Last night he appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and discussed how he missed a chance to meet Steve Jobs six months before Jobs’ death and his decision to play Jobs. » Ashton Kutcher Talks More About Playing The Role Of Steve Jobs
Apple is working hard to get the developer site back online, which has been down for more than a week now due to a security breach, the company appears to be experiencing another problem with its systems today. A number of users on Twitter and forums have reported they are unable to activate their new iPhones. » Apple’s iPhone Activation Servers Experiencing Extended Outage
From screen sizes to specific user interface tips, this infographic from Kinvey is your go-to-guide for designing iOS and Android apps. Check out the full cheat-sheet after the break. » iOS & Android Design Guidelines Cheat-Sheet [Infographic]
Two weeks after the release of Mavericks Developer Preview 3, Apple has released the fourth Developer Preview of OS X Mavericks to developers. Developers can get the update via the Software Update tool in the Mac App Store. OS X Mavericks will be release this fall and with new features such as a tabbed Finder, full screen dual monitor capabilities, Safari improvements, and a new Maps app.
Microsoft has released another anti-iPad commercial, this time focusing on the iPad’s lack of a USB port while highlighting the Surface RT’s keyboard and stand. The ad uses Siri’s voice to point out iPad’s shortcomings. » Microsoft Releases New Anti-iPad Ad Highlighting Surface Accessories