The MacTrast News Digest – February 12, 2014

The MacTrast News Digest – February 12, 2014

It’s time for the MacTrast News Digest for February 12, 2014, and we’ve got time capsules, a new Apple TV, a retro TV iPad case, a “Healthbook” mockup, and more…

time-tube_thumb_2Video of Time Capsule Holding Steve Jobs’ Lisa Mouse From 1983 Released
We reported last year about the long-lost time capsule from the 1983 International Design Conference in Aspen, Colorado was dug up. Of most interest to Apple devotees: The Lisa mouse that Steve Jobs used during a speech at the gathering.

apple-tv-150x150Bloomberg: New Apple TV On Its Way for Holiday Launch – Still in Content Talks With Time Warner Cable
Quoting the ever popular “people with knowledge of the matter,” Bloomberg reports today that Apple is planning to introduce a new Apple TV set-top box, possibly as early as April, with an actual release date during the holiday season.

iOS7_icon_cameraReport: Sony to Provide FaceTime Cameras for Apple’s iPhone
A report from Japanese business site Nikkei suggests that Apple and Sony are in negotiations that would double Sony’s shipments to Apple in 2015. This could mean that Sony will soon be providing both cameras on the iPhone.

dumont-ipad-mini-tv_thumbDuMont Project’ iPad Case Turns The iPad Into a Retro Television Set
While we all wait (not so) patiently for an Apple television set, craftsman Jeffrey Stephenson gives us a peek at the retro television that never was via his beautiful wooden iPad case.

internet-iconChitika: iPad Gets At Least 4X The Usage That Other Tablets Do During 9PM Daily Peak
Ad network Chitika decided to test whether Microsoft’s Surface is actually being used more in work settings than either Apple’s iPad, or the various tablets that run Google’s Android OS.

healthbook-mockup_iconThese Mockups Give a Peek at What Apple’s iOS 8 ‘Healthbook’ App MIGHT Look Like
MacTrast doesn’t usually show “mockups” of rumored software that hasn’t even been officially announced, but the excitement around Apple’s rumored iOS 8 “Healthbook” app is just too great to ignore…

Apple Money Cash LogoExplosive App Store Growth Makes iTunes More Valuable Than CBS or Xerox
The amazing growth of the App Store has catapulted Apple’s iTunes division to a position as one of the most valuable businesses in the world, grabbing more revenue than established stalwarts such as Xerox and CBS.


Apple Updates Boot Camp Software, Issues Compressor Fixes
Apple released updates on Tuesday for both Boot Camp, Apple’s software that allows Windows 7 and Windows 8 to run on a Mac, and Compressor, Apple’s pro video encoding and formatting software.