The Silicon Valley Historical Association has released a short video clip of Steve Jobs from 1994, part of a 20 minute interview he gave while at NeXT. Jobs talked about his future legacy and discussed if he would be remembered for his work.
The clip’s release is a promotion for the Silicon Valley Historical Association’s 60-minute documentary based around the interview. Titled “Steve Jobs: Visionary Entrepreneur,” the documentary is available on the Silicon Valley Historical Association’s website. A digital download is US$14.99, with the DVD costing $24.99, and an audio-only version for $4.99.
Rockstar Games has announced that it is bringing its popular console and PC title ‘Mac Payne 3′ to the Mac on Thursday. Rockstar has yet to release its pricing, only stating that the Mac version of the game supports “a number of advanced graphics options, scalable high-resolution textures and character models, DirectX11 features, multi-monitor support and 3D.”
As far as what users need to run the game, Rockstar recommends the following:
Facebook has updated its iOS app, adding new status icons and new privacy features. The version 6.2 update follows updates made to the web version of Facebook, especially regarding the all-important privacy status. Now after a user has posted a status update, photo or a link, they can tap a drop-down arrow next to the update and change the privacy settings. Users can change the privacy settings for older posts as well.
Users can now select emoticons and other status icons while writing a status update. The emoticons are meant to be selected after a user has written a status update, with the intention that the emoticon will give that users friends a quick visual glance as to how that person is feeling.
Apple has released an update to its Configurator app. The OS X app allows users to configure and deploy iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch devices in an enterprise environment, such as schools or government institutions. While no major changes were introduced, there are several minor improvements that administrators of institutions will find useful. Here’s the news from the release notes:
Square Enix’s Bloodmasque was undoubtedly the strangest game I saw at E3 last week, and in a year defined by indie titles and two new HD consoles, I think that’s saying something. Square Enix has had a weird time with the App Store — other companies like Capcom and EA have found a lot of success in smaller titles, but Square Enix has clung to its own console traditions, releasing relatively large and high quality, high production titles for a relatively high cost. Bloodmasque follows this trend (though the price has yet to be announced just yet), and it also brings one weird little twist that was actually more charming than I expected.
The game is based in an alternate universe, sort of steampunky version of Paris in 1890, where an empire of vampires (yes, a vampire empire) rules the world. One plucky adventurer has the guts and the magical powers to stand up to those empires, and that adventurer is you. Literally you, I mean, because the game scans your face, and then inserts it right on to the main character. That’s me and my character above, though keep in mind that this was day 3 of E3, so if I look a little tired, that’s why.