Archive for March, 2011

iMac with touch screen?

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

I don’t really keep up with the latest Mac rumors, so I’m guessing I’m not the first to speculate on this, but I can’t help but wonder if Apple is going to announce, sometime this year, an iMac with a touch display.

It would only make sense..So far, MacOS X 10.7 Lion doesn’t sound all that exciting, merging the “best” of the iOS experience in with MacOS X. But… if it were to support touch displays, so that you can either use your mouse *or* touch the screen to manipulate things, then I can imagine that being quite exciting indeed.

And, as someone who is planning some top-secret game ideas that will involve touch as the primary way to control the game, this would mean those games would work great not only on iOS devices, but also on future Macs. Who knows what Apple has planned, but a touch iMac and Apple Cinema Display wouldn’t be at all surprising.

Another possibility is that Apple would link the iPad’s touch controls with the Mac, so that you can hold an iPad in your lap and use it like a tablet or large touchpad to control your Mac. Perhaps it would even mirror the image you see on the Mac’s display, to make it easier to see what you’re going to manipulate before you touch it. This sounds somewhat smarter to me than an iMac with a touch display, as I don’t want to reach all the way to my display to touch it, given that I generally keep it just farther than arm’s length away. But an iPad in my lap…

Cool video game movie

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Many years ago, long before YouTube was even an idea, I ran across a cool video game movie. While it may be somewhat dated now, I still think it’s cool, and maybe some of you will enjoy it, too. This is for anyone who remembers the Atari-2600 era, and the cool games from that period. ¬†Click the link below to watch it:

Video Game Movie

You can read about the making of the vido here: