Apple Bonjour: Secret Weapon?

Bonjour is Apple’s implementation of Zeroconf that is included with Mac OS X. Bonjour is a service discovery protocol which has the primary function of discovery services on a local area network (LAN). It uses multicast Domain Name System (DNS) service to locate devices such as computers, printers, and services that those devices offer. The … Continue reading “Apple Bonjour: Secret Weapon?”

Apple logo Bonjour

Bonjour is Apple’s implementation of Zeroconf that is included with Mac OS X. Bonjour is a service discovery protocol which has the primary function of discovery services on a local area network (LAN). It uses multicast Domain Name System (DNS) service to locate devices such as computers, printers, and services that those devices offer. The beauty of this is that it allows non-experts to connect to these devices and services in an easy and automatic fashion. No complex DHCP or DNS messiness. Continue reading “Apple Bonjour: Secret Weapon?”

Steve Jobs’ Master Plan

“Digital convergence” is a word that has been thrown around since the early-90’s. It seems every company has tried its hand at it, but none have really succeeded. Now, however, digital convergence is starting to become a reality in the mobile space and the living room. There is no company better positioned to dominate this … Continue reading “Steve Jobs’ Master Plan”

Steve Jobs

“Digital convergence” is a word that has been thrown around since the early-90’s. It seems every company has tried its hand at it, but none have really succeeded. Now, however, digital convergence is starting to become a reality in the mobile space and the living room. There is no company better positioned to dominate this arena than Apple.

As iPods and iPhones sell like crazy and the uptake on Macintosh computers grows strong, many believe that it is plain luck that Apple survived near bankruptcy and experienced a rebirth when Steve Jobs returned to the company [in 1997] he co-founded in 1977. However, this has not happened by chance, it is part of Steve Jobs’ master plan.

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