MyAppleMenu by Heng-Cheong Leong

Tue, Oct 30, 2012

Personally, I think Mr Scott Forstall has done a heck of a job, helping to craft a little object-oriented operating system into one of the underlying foundation of almost every piece of hardware from Apple that many customers want. Whatever the reasons are for Mr Forstall to leave Apple, since nobody at Apple is speaking, is between Mr Forstall and Apple. I see no reason for us to guess and pry.

Get The Big Picture With iOS 6 Panoramas

Derrick Story, TechHive
Two things distinguish the Panorama option in the Camera app from most other offerings. First, just how darn well it works. Even when I try to screw up, it still produces an interesting picture. And second, how well integrated panoramas are into the Aperture, iPhoto, and iPhoto for iOS applications. This integration encourages me to use pano images in new ways.

How To Use Transcription With Dragon Dictate 3 For Mac

Kirk McElhearn, Macworld

Tim Cook Emails Employees; Thanks Scott Forstall, Says Bob Mansfield To Stay On For Two Years

9 To 5 Mac
Cook thanks Apple’s iOS Senior Vice President Scott Forstall “for all of his many contributions to Apple over his career.”
Perhaps in bigger news from this internal email, Cook says that Bob Mansfield, the new executive in charge of Apple’s new “Technologies” group will remain at Apple for two years.

Forstall Out; Ive Up

John Gruber, Daring Fireball
But the big news today is about Jony Ive. I don’t think it can be overstated just how big a deal it is that he now oversees all product design, hardware and software. For the last year, outside observers have been left to wonder just where the buck stopped for UI design at post-Jobs Apple. That question has now been answered: Jony Ive.

Limiting Your Apple Remote

Christopher Breen, Macworld

Lab Tested: Ultimate 13-Inch Retina MacBook Pro

James Gaibraith, Macworld

Apple Announces Changes To Increase Collaboration Across Hardware, Software & Services

Apple today announced executive management changes that will encourage even more collaboration between the company’s world-class hardware, software and services teams. As part of these changes, Jony Ive, Bob Mansfield, Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi will add more responsibilities to their roles. Apple also announced that Scott Forstall will be leaving Apple next year and will serve as an advisor to CEO Tim Cook in the interim.
And John Browett, the new head of retail, is also leaving.