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It’s time to think about things that last.

October 27th 2016

Apple’s QuickTime 1.0 was completed on December 9th 1991, and the 25th anniversary of that game-changing technology is this year. There are very few architectures that anyone can think of that have survived for that period of time and continue to make a meaningful impact in technology circles. QuickTime is one of those rare technologies that keep giving, years after they were conceived.

To recognize this milestone, a private celebration event is scheduled for December 9, somewhere in the SF Bay Area and celebrate everyone’s contributions to QuickTime on its 25th anniversary.

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Getting ready for…

Techwatch October 25th 2016

There’s so much to prepare for  As October sadly comes to an end, and daylight savings time in the U.S. with it, we have to look to the future and be prepared for the next two very busy months. But we have our most favorite holiday (after Jontober, that is)—Halloween. This is when you get to dress up as your favorite character and go beg for treats. This year most of the cities in the U.S. have put a ban on clown suits, which, I am told, often include large yellow wigs. 

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