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How Else Do You Think We’ll Get to Star Trek?

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Forget everything you’ve heard about the iPad. Put aside all the caveats and seemingly major flaws that people are floating around, and think about what Apple’s really doing here. If you don’t quite get it, don’t worry, it’ll eventually click.
A tablet computer, a beefed up iPhone, a touch screen slate, the iPad, whatever you call [...]

Apple CEO Steve Jobs On Track to Return Within A Few Weeks

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

Recent reports from the Wall Street Journal (via MacRumors) confidently explain that Apple CEO Steve Jobs is on track to return to the company at the end of June.
After taking a six month medical leave, reports are starting to surface claiming that Steve Jobs is on track to make a full return to Apple within [...]

Apple Releases Plethora of New Hardware: Mac Pro, Mac mini, iMac

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

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Apple today has released an upgrade to its professional line desktop, the Mac Pro. Alongside redesigned interiors that make it easier to expand the machine, the new Mac Pro includes Intel “Nehalem” Xeon processors capable of running at speeds up to 2.93 GHz.
“The new Mac Pro is a significant upgrade and starts at [...]

Apple Shareholders Re-elect Board, Vote Proposals Down [U]

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Even though many shareholders and investors felt downright lied to throughout the ongoing Steve Jobs health issues, the company’s shareholders have re-elected the same board of directors and voted down proposals they felt unnecessary.
Acting on relatively firm confidence and guidance from the board itself, Apple’s board of directors was re-elected including CEO Steve Jobs, Former [...]

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 [...]

Safari 4: Three Steps Forward, One Step Back

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

With the new Safari 4 release, Apple aims to increase its web browser market share while innovating new features and cool new enhancements to what it calls “the fastest browser on the planet.” Indeed the new browser is speedy, but with every step forward Apple takes towards open-standards and accelerating its javascript engine, the more [...]

Apple Releases Safari 4 Public Beta for Mac and Windows Users

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

Apple has announced that a new version of Safari is available for download. Powered by the “Nitro” engine, Apple claims this version of Safari should render web-pages and run JavaScript 4.2 times faster than its predecessor, Safari 3.
Alongside the new version of Safari, Apple has visually detailed some of the bigger more substantial upgrades or [...]

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, [...]

20″ Cinema Display Discontinued, Possible Updates Coming

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

MacRumors points out that Apple has removed the 20″ Cinema Display from its online store, while at the same time notifying resellers that the product has been “end of life’d” and will no longer be available to order.
A quick check with various resellers proves the information correct.
While it may be possible that Apple has [...]

Google Demoes Off-Line Mobile Web Apps with iPhone (VIDEO)

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

New functionality being shown by Google publicly for the first time, allows mobile devices to access data that has been locally stored on the device without any network connections. A first for new-age mobile devices, and a breakthrough for developers.
iPhoneBuzz posts a video and images of the new functionality which is split into three categories. [...]

Slow January for Mac and iPod, Sales Dip up to 14%

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Not completely immune from the global financial crisis, new market data from research firm NPD group shows Apple’s slowing sales in the month of January, when compared to the same time last year.
NPD’s data explains that in when compared to last January, Mac unit sales were down 6%, while even less iPod units were [...]

Adobe’s First Full-Blown Flash Player for Smartphones Announced, No iPhone

Monday, February 16th, 2009

Adobe Systems has announced that its first full-blown multimedia Flash player aimed at smartphones will be released by the end of the year, yet Apple remains steadfast in its opposition against the media player making its way to the iPhone.

Adobe is claiming that Google, Microsoft, Palm and Nokia will all be releasing either platforms, or [...]

Briefly: Analyst Speculates Over AT&T Plans, Mobile Me Large File Sharing

Friday, February 13th, 2009

Apple has made an announcement on their Mobile Me news page that explains a new large file sharing feature via iDisk. Speculation over the future of AT&T’s iPhone rate plans continues, only seems a bit misguided.
A video tutorial explaining how to use the new service can be seen here. “The process is a simple matter [...]

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 [...]

Palm Claims to Have “No Issues with Apple” Over Patents

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

Apple and Palm have been publicly shying away from addressing what may be a large legal tussle surrounding multi-touch patents. Previous comments from Apple have provoked the notion of aggression, while the latest comments from executives at Palm sidestep around the possibility of patent lawsuits.
At the Thomas Weisel Technology & Telecom Conference, Palm chief Ed [...]

App Store Count: 20,000 Applications and Growing [U]

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

Apple’s App Store has recently passed the 20,000 application mark. While Apple recently showcased that half a billion apps have been downloaded since the App Store’s launch, the ratio compared to how many applications are actually available is quite interesting.
The application count tracker at apptism.com (hat tip TUAW), recently surpassed the 20,000 mark. When [...]

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 [...]

Apple’s iPhone Hitting Chinese Markets on May 19th with China Unicom

Monday, February 9th, 2009

Contrary to recent reports that talks between Apple and Chinese mobile provider China Mobile had broke down because of App Store negotiations, it’s now being reported that the iPhone will be arriving in China on May 19th with China Unicom.
Reports that negotiations between Apple and China Mobile had broke down were true, albeit a bit [...]

New German Mac Cloner Emerges As Psystar Battle Continues

Monday, February 9th, 2009

A new company calling themselves PearC has been spotted selling a new line of PC’s with Apple’s Mac OS X operating system pre-installed. This comes fresh on the heels of an ongoing legal dispute between Apple and currently the biggest Mac cloner around, Psystar.
Psystar’s legal standing is by no means clear cut. The last we [...]