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MacBlogz Is With CoCo!

Friday, January 15th, 2010

MacBlogz stands behind Conan O’Brien. Show your support for the movement and artist Mike Mitchell by purchasing an original I’m With CoCo t-shirt or print. Read more about the I’m With CoCo movement here and here.

Possible Apple Desktop Event Slated for March 24

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

A slew of recent unconfirmed sources have revealed that Apple plans to hold a desktop event on March 24.
World of Apple claims to have been informed of the upcoming event and believe that it will be similar to Apple’s notebook event held last October. My Apple Guide appears to have obtained similar information from [...]

Apple Stands Firm On CEO Steve Jobs’ Return In June

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Apple’s annual shareholder meeting was relatively quiet. Aside from the by-the-book motives of some parties who grilled Apple execs about Steve Jobs, no journalists or reporters were allowed to directly relay information to the press, and as usual Apple did not release a transcript.
Macworld notes that one of the first questions asked at Wednesday’s annual [...]

Annual Apple Shareholders Meeting, Proxy Statement Made Available

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Ahead of Apple’s 2009 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, we have made available the official proxy statement, as well as the company’s annual 10k report.
Questions about Apple CEO Steve Jobs are to be expected, and above all else, expect Apple to tiptoe around the subject. Ever since it was reported that the SEC was launching an [...]

iPhone Negotiations With China Unicom Have Reached Possible Agreement

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

Recent information sheds light on negotiations between Apple and Chinese telecom provider China Unicom, and the possibility that both sides have reached an amicable agreement.

In early February we first reported about the ongoing talks between Apple and China Unicom. As we previously explained, even though feverish reports came in claiming that all talks had broken [...]

Apple Breaks the Layout Again With Latest Macbook Pro Web Ads

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

Apple has been pushing the boundary with internet advertising recently. First with the iPod touch advertisement that seemed to “break” Yahoo Games’ homepage, and the latest being a new 17″ Macbook Pro “Green” series ad that once again, stretches beyond the visual site layout.
The first video is the new 17″ Macbook Pro commercial. As we [...]

Apple Tablet: Marc Andreessen and Charlie Rose Think It’s Inevitable (VIDEO)

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

During an incredibly interesting interview between Charlie Rose and serial entrepreneur Marc Andreessen, both of them touch upon the subject of a “scaled up” iPhone. Charlie Rose thinks it’s an inevitable idea, while Andreessen explains that he “would be the first to buy one.”
Specifically around the forty minute mark, the interview shifts towards Amazon’s business [...]

Apple Hardware Updates Shifting Towards Annual Refreshes

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Over at ComputerWorld, Seth Weintraub (author of 9to5mac), postulates that Apple is steadily shifting their product release cycles to an annual schedule. The information makes sense, and correlates with actual industry moves being made by Apple, which we have been tracking closely over the past year.
Based on the extended period of time it has taken [...]

Microsoft’s ‘iPhone Killer’ Secret Prototype Stolen in Barcelona

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

One of Microsoft’s new prototypes, which was loaded with “tons” of top-secret software, features and early bugs was pick-pocketed from an unnamed executive in Barcelona, a city known for having the best thieves in the world.

Telegraph reports: But within hours of announcing the launch of Windows Mobile 6.5 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, [...]

The App Store Bandwagon: Who’s Next?

Monday, February 16th, 2009

Today marks the beginning of GSMA Mobile World Congress (formerly 3GSM World Congress) week in Barcelona Spain, which stands as the world’s largest exhibition in the mobile industry, bringing together a host of mobile operators and equipment vendors.
Last year’s event provided manufacturers with the opportunity to display their touch capable smartphones in efforts to come [...]

App Store Wars: Taking the Fun Out of Flatulence [U]

Friday, February 13th, 2009

After we ran a story about two competing applications, NJection Mobile and Trapster, another iPhone developer has stepped up to expose what he sees as unethical and immoral tactics being used by his competition.
Air-o-matic makes Pull My Finger (iTunes link), which sells for $0.99. Competing developers InfoMedia Inc, make iFart Mobile (iTunes link), which also [...]

Microsoft Announces Plans to Open Retail Stores

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

A report from Reuters confirms an announcement from Microsoft that explains the company’s plans to launch a line of Microsoft branded retail stores.
Microsoft did not announce the number of stores they are planning to open, which products would be sold at the stores, or when they were planning on unveiling the first locations.
Former DreamWorks Animation [...]

Apple Planning a Retail Store Restructuring to Spotlight Software

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

Apple’s retail stores will soon undergo some interior layout changes as the company plans to put a stronger emphasis on customer education and software.
Shortly after Apple’s recent iPhone/iPod display table overhaul, the company will ready the third major interior design change to its brick-and-mortar locations. ifoAppleStore notes that these changes have included wood floors [...]

iPhone Developer Makes $600,000 From Clever Artillery iPhone Game

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

Apple’s App Store can indeed be a strange place to do business. Even though the store has become a behemoth with over 20,000 apps available and 500 million apps downloaded, the success stories are few and far between when compared to how many developers are grinding away.
The latest comes from an iPhone developer named Ethan [...]

Former Apple Enterprise VP Takes Over as 3VR CEO

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

3VR Security announced yesterday that Al Shipp, former vice president of the enterprise division at Apple, will be taking over as the company’s CEO effective immediately.
Shipp will join 3VR as a well known technology executive, known for building Apple’s sales and marketing group where he was able to triple business in a mere [...]

App Store Improvements: Is Apple Listening?

Monday, February 9th, 2009

Since the App Store first launched, it has been met with heated backlash by many, joyous praise by others, and the inability to be matched by any of Apple’s competitors. Even though the App Store, and the business model surrounding it are great, the development community continues to brainstorm ways to make it better.
The [...]

Analyst Reveals More Evidence of Apple Working on Networked Televisions

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

Despite Apple’s open disregard for the television market, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster has expressed his belief that the Cupertino-based company will deliver a networked television within the next couple of years and issue an Apple TV update to provide DVR functionality by the end of 2009.
AppleInsider reveals that a recent research [...]

Apple Co-founder Steve Wozniak Rejoins the Workforce

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak, has announced he will be returning back to work after his hiatus following the closing of pet project Wheels of Zeus in 2006.
No, not for Apple…This time he will be joining the ranks of 3 year old Fusion-io, a start-up company out of Utah that tweaks computers to let them tap [...]

Apple Seeds Third Snow Leopard Build to Select Developers

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

A select group of developers have been seeded the latest build of Apple’s upcoming operating system Snow Leopard (build 10A261), which is rumored to be released in the first quarter of 2009.
The information and build numbers come from, which have reported that the builds are only available to a select group of developer testers [...]

Saab To Be “Apple of Car Brands” After Split From GM

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

As Saab looks break away from sickly General Motors, they are aiming to follow Apple’s style of consumer focused design and innovation.
From UK based Autocar:
Knut Simonsson, the Saab’s director of Global Brand and Sales, told a Dutch auto magazine that the Saab DNA underpinning future models will be represented by “innovation, aircraft history and Scandinavia”. This [...]