Apple

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Apple, inc is a computer hardware and software company based out of Los Gatos, California.


Hardware

The company's major products are their MacBook and the iPhone, both of which run on a proprietary version of Mac OS X.


Software

Other than these innovative hardware devices, the company has experienced a major boost and growth on the back of their iTunes media center suite.

Apple also has a number of other useful technologies to their name, including Quicktime, Quicktime Broadcaster, QuickTime Streaming Server and the Open Source version of the streaming server, the RTSP-based Darwin Streaming Server[1].

Apple also provides some productivity suites, apps and tools (some paid, some free/included) for their Mac and iOS Operating Systems, including:

  1. iLife (comprised of iMovie, GarageBand and iPhoto)
  2. iBooks Author
  3. iAd Producer
  4. Front Row (Media Center, discontinued)[2][3][4][5]

Desktop Applications usually have the .app file extension on Mac, while installation suites typically have a .dmg file extension Mobile Applications installation files and the apps themselves both use the .ipa file extension on iOS.


Arcade

Apple Arcade is meant to be a competitor to the indie "game store" platform Steam, as well as Google's new

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Resources


External Links

References

  1. Darwin Streaming Server: http://developer.apple.com/opensource/server/streaming/
  2. wikipedia: Front Row (software)
  3. Farewell Front Row: http://www.macworld.com/article/1161284/farewell_frontrow.html
  4. Apple axes Front Row from OS X Lion: http://www.slashgear.com/apple-axes-front-row-from-os-x-lion-22166844/
  5. OS X Lion kills Front Row… here’s how to get it back!: http://9to5mac.com/2011/07/19/os-x-lion-kills-front-row-heres-how-to-get-it-back/
  6. Apple Spending $500 Million on Content for Arcade: https://applemagazine.com/apple-spending-500-million-on-content-for-%ef%a3%bfarcade/39304

See Also

iPhone | iPod | QTSS | Mac | OS X | iOS | Adobe