07-27-2012, 04:17 PM #1
Easter Eggs spotted again in OS X Mountain Lion
There’s still a long way until Easter but Easter eggs have been reported popping up especially in the most recent OS X Mountain Lion. Actually we’re not talking about the rudimentary chocolate covered eggs you might be thinking about but of something a little different. Easter egg is a term that has slipped into the tech vocabulary and stands for a humorous secret that is coded into something. In case the Easter Egg is a timestamp embedded into an application from the Mac App Store.
So Gizmodo was the first to notice the surprise. Users can see the Easter eggs for themselves when downloading an application from the Mac App Store. All they have to do is check the application folder in order to see the time stamp on the downloading app. In this instance, the stamp says January 24th 1984 – the date the Macintosh was first launched.
Mountain Lion also features a number of other references. For example there’s the TextEdit application icon which comes with the well known Apple slogan “Here’s to the Crazy Ones” add which was part of the “Think Different” campaign.
Once upon a time Easter eggs could be found everywhere on Apple devices, but at some point Steve Jobs stopped the egg frenzy worried that these eggs might supply sensitive information to the competition. Initially developers would have added details about the product into these Easter eggs.
Source: The Easter Eggs Are Back in OS X—And This One Is Insanely Great
07-27-2012 04:17 PM
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