News: Apple's EPEAT turnaround, dictation and speech in Mountain Lion, and more!
Over the weekend Apple's outgoing Senior Vice President of Hardware Engineering Bob Mansfield posted a letter on the Apple website explaining why Apple has now gotten all their products back onto the EPEAT product registry. There's already been quite a bit said about Apple and EPEAT products, including how various companies and organisations won't buy products that aren't on EPEAT. But there's also a bit about how Apple products are above and beyond the EPEAT — it reads like Apple thinks they're above standards, but this turnaround is evidence that at the end of the day, standards matter. AppleInsider has a look at dication and speech in Mountain Lion. You can already use voice commands in previous versions of OS X, The new speech and dictation in Mountain Lion does require a constant internet connection, but there are a few privacy issues that Apple has taken care of.
Apple has released an advanced guide for advanced server administration of Mountain Lion Server.
Vlad Alexa has put together a nice set of charts that show off timelines of various features and frameworks as they were introduced to various OS X and iOS versions. A very interesting look at some of the progress iOS and OS X has made over the years.