Ales Kocjancic is the founder of Live Systems, a real-time optimization platform. His MacBook Pro was acting up, throwing its equivalent of the “blue screen of death” in Kocjancic’s face. He spent countless hours on forums to find a fix but in the end he struck out. Since he didn’t have AppleCare, Kocjancic felt that every trick in the book must be tried before inevitably ending up at an Apple Store to buy a new one. He did what most of us won’t do, opened up the MacBook Pro, unscrewed the logic board and cooked it in an oven at 340 degrees Fahrenheit for seven minutes.
In just a few months Apple is expected to make major software related announcements. Its annual Worldwide Developers Conference is where new versions of iOS and OS X are unveiled. This year its iOS 8′s turn. Rumors about what its going to bring are already floating. Several sources “briefed on the plans” claim that iTunes Radio is going to come as a separate application on iOS 8. Currently it exists as an option in the native Music app on iOS.