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Steve Jobs Was Inspired By This French Table-Top Box

Steve Jobs Was Inspired By This French Table-Top Box

Unless you’ve spent a considerable amount of time in France, there’s a pretty good chance you’ve never seen the device pictured above. What you’re looking at is one of the predecessors to the internet, the Minitel. The Minitel was essentially a service offered in France that required a table-top box similar to the one above. Once connected, users could make purchases, check stock prices, chat with others, have a connected mailbox, and search the phone directory.

The service was finally retired only a few days ago, on June 30th, 2012, but some of the core innovations behind it, started all the way back in 1978, laid the path for what we know as the modern computer and internet service today.

The Minitel not only attracted the attention of millions of French users until the domination of the internet, it also drew the attention of Steve Jobs, who was inspired by the device.

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New .Apple Top-Level Domain Could Go Live As Early As Next Year

New .Apple Top-Level Domain Could Go Live As Early As Next Year

This domain will be coming to the Internet in 2013

Right now, if you want to learn more about, say, the iPhone, you go to apple.com/iPhone. Pretty soon, though, you will just type in iPhone.apple and your browser will immediately whisk you there instead.

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Last Chance To Grab The Responsive Web Design Course [Deals]

Last Chance To Grab The Responsive Web Design Course [Deals]
When it comes to web design nowadays, responsiveness is the key. We’re no longer looking at computer screens alone when we’re surfing the Internet. We’re looking at the web on screens that can fit in your pocket, and desktop screens are getting larger and larger. So if you’re building a website, you need to think about this: What screen sizes do you need to concern yourself with? Frankly, you need to think about all of them.

Cult of Mac Deals has got a great deal that’s set to expire that will help you learn responsive design. It’s a course that uses a step-by-step process for creating a design that rearranges content, resizes elements, and adapts itself based on the size of your visitor’s screen size. And this video course wis only $49 – 67% off the regular price!

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Design Outside The Box With The Responsive Web Design Course [Deals]

Design Outside The Box With The Responsive Web Design Course [Deals]
We’re no longer looking at computer screens alone when we’re surfing the Internet. With the advent of mobile technology, we’re looking at the web on screens that can fit in your pocket, and we desktop screen are getting larger and larger. Some desktop screens are larger than the television screens of not-too-long-ago. So if you’re building a website, you need to think about this: What screen sizes do you need to concern yourself with? The answer is simple: All of them.

Responsive web design is the key. And Cult of Mac Deals has got a great deal to help you learn responsive design with a course that uses step-by-step process for creating a design that rearranges content, resizes elements, and adapts itself based on the size of your visitor’s screen size. For a very limited time this video course will only cost you $49 – 67% off the regular price!

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The New iPad Already Accounts For 6.6% Of All Apple Tablets Accessing The Internet

The New iPad Already Accounts For 6.6% Of All Apple Tablets Accessing The Internet

The new iPad is already making its mark on internet traffic.

In its first three days of availability, Apple’s new iPad sold an incredible 3 million devices, so it’s no surprise to us that it already accounts for 6.6% of all Apple tablets accessing the internet. That’s according to a new report from mobile ad network Chitika Insights, which monitored internet usage over a 24-hour period.

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Apple Enables Lion Internet Recovery On Mid-2010 13-Inch MacBook Pro

Apple Enables Lion Internet Recovery On Mid-2010 13-Inch MacBook Pro

Apple has issued an EFI firmware update to its mid-2010 13-inch MacBook Pro which enables Lion Recovery over an Internet connection, allowing users to reinstall the latest OS X operating system onto their machine without the need for physical recovery media.

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Learn How To Build A Great HTML5 Website With Our Latest Tutorial [Deals]

Learn How To Build A Great HTML5 Website With Our Latest Tutorial [Deals]

Our HTML5 Crash Course has less than 14 hours left before the deal expires! Get it now before it’s gone.

Is one of your New Years Resolutions to build a website? Well our newest deal is here to help you achieve your web development goals. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, founder, dev ninja, creative, or web geek, this HTML5 Crash Course will only help you enhance those skills to get after your next BIG idea or project in 2012. With more than 3 hours of detailed instruction you can’t go wrong with this expert course taught by Robin Nixon, author of Learning PHP, MySQL and JavaScript – one of the most POPULAR books on web development worldwide for over two years.

Learn everything you need to know about HTML5 and how to use it with this highly informative and popular course, already taken by over 1,000 people. Learn the tricks on how to use the power of HTML5 to create highly dynamic websites.

And because it starts with the first principles of HTML, you need no prior knowledge of the subject.

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Only 12 Hours Left On Our Discounted Deal For Internet Security Barrier X6 [Deals]

Only 12 Hours Left On Our Discounted Deal For Internet Security Barrier X6 [Deals]

There are only 12 hours left on the Mac Security suite, Internet Security Barrier X6 brought to you by Deals.CultofMac.

Mac usage has soared, and now hackers are targeting our brushed aluminum devices too. You’ve got your trojan viruses, macro worms, malware programs, and let’s not forget the good ol’ polymorphic virus! Another day in the Mac Jungle equals another chance of a cyber-thug trying to break down your stack with viruses, malware, worms, and trojans.

We’re very excited for the opportunity to offer you the best-in-breed virus protection software for Macs. Please do your homework: look it up, do a Google search – you’ll see that everyone says the same thing: “Internet Security Bundle X6 from Intego (which comes with a total of 5 virus-busting apps including the award-winning Virus Barrier X6) is the best virus protection for Mac. Period.”

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Try A Different Search Engine: Get Duck Duck Go On Your iPhone [Review]

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For the last few weeks I’ve been using DuckDuckGo as my search engine, not just on my Mac but also on my iPhone.

The iPhone app in particular was a delightful eye-opener.

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Internet Briefly Hit By Huge Outage Along U.S. East Coast

Internet Briefly Hit By Huge Outage Along U.S. East Coast

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If you felt like your Internet connection briefly died early Monday morning, you were not alone. About 9 am Eastern (6 am PT) many cable Internet customers along the East Coast and stretching down to Texas lost online connections. The glitch hit “most of our service areas,” Time Warner Cable told Twitter users.

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