June 19, 2013
You probably haven’t yet heard of Black Pearl: a new startup run by former Apple hardware guru Tim Bucher and a number of former execs from Netflix, YouTube, Intel, Amazon, and others. GigaOM gives us some details on the new company, which it thinks is currently working on an Android tablet and TV cloud solution of sorts.
According to the report, the team is currently working on a tablet that is likely Android-based in addition to a companion device that will act connect TVs to the cloud and allow users to stream content. The report adds that the company is also developing apps for iOS, Android, PCs, and Macs. Add in that the company has registered for trademarks such as “home data center”, “Data Mesh”, and “Lyve”, and GigaOM thinks Black Pearl could be working on a home entertainment platform that works alongside a dedicated tablet: expand full story
Following the public release of OS X Mountain Lion version 10.8.4 and the first Developer Preview of OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Apple has seeded the first beta of OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5 to developers. The point release is likely designed to focus on bug fixes for those running OS X Mountain Lion. The build number is 12F9…