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2011-05-07 10:54
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Apple reportedly made an extremely interesting hire recently. TWiT host Leo Laporte relayed via Twitter this week that he had it on "good authority" that Apple hired audio engineer Tomlinson Holman to head up audio at Apple.

Though Apple is notoriously secretive about its product and software roadmap, we can sometimes glean details about its plans from public job listings and the hires it makes.

In that vein, Apple reportedly made an extremely interesting hire recently. TWiT host Leo Laporte relayed via Twitter this week that he had it on "good authority" that Apple hired audio engineer Tomlinson Holman to head up audio at Apple.

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THX sound system inventor, Tomlinson Holman, set to join Apple
Apple reportedly made an extremely interesting hire recently. TWiT host Leo Laporte relayed via Twitter this week that he had it on "good authority" that Apple hired audio engineer Tomlinson Holman to head up audio at Apple.
By Yoni Heisler on Fri, 05/06/11 - 1:03pm.

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Though Apple is notoriously secretive about its product and software roadmap, we can sometimes glean details about its plans from public job listings and the hires it makes.

In that vein, Apple reportedly made an extremely interesting hire recently. TWiT host Leo Laporte relayed via Twitter this week that he had it on "good authority" that Apple hired audio engineer Tomlinson Holman to head up audio at Apple.

But Holman is far from your run of the mill audio engineer. The winner of the 2007 IEEE masaru Ibuka Award, Holman was the brains behind Lucasfilm's THX sound system and is also the man responsible for developing the world's first 10.2 surround sound system. Holman spent 15 years working for Lucasfilm and his audio expertise is quite varied - from his work in film to designing loudspeakers, Holman is an audio jack of all trades (no pun intended).

Hollman also teaches a course on Film Sound at USC. Further, his book Sound for Film and Television is required reading in man college film course curriculum's.

So what exactly will Holman be doing at Apple? Where and how will his audio talents be utilized?

2011-04-01 16:34
Some iPhone owners were heading in to work late on Monday after a glitch caused their alarms to malfunction.

Users found their wake-up alert coming one hour late, one hour early or not at all.

The problem, related to the clocks going forward for British Summer Time, does not appear to have affected everyone.

Apple has yet to comment on what caused it, but similar problems have previously hit iPhones in the US.

Many of those whose alarms went wrong turned to social networking sites to vent their fury. One Twitter user wrote: "iPhone alarm failed twice. 1) went off at 5.45 instead of 6.45. 2) Didn't go off at all when I reset it. Time to update software."

Another unimpressed owner wrote: "Thanks iPhone. I didn't really want that alarm to go off anyway."

According to user reports, the glitch has affected non-recurring alarms set within the iPhone's calendar application, rather than its dedicated alarm clock.

The problem first came to light in the United States last November during the switch from Daylight Savings Time.

Despite promises from Apple to correct it, a similar issue hit iPhones on 1 January 2011.

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