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Simulated Flash for iPhone Used In Online Ad Campaign

Friday, February 6th, 2009

Not content with waiting for Apple and Adobe to align expectations with porting Flash over to the iPhone, a company called GreyStripe has developed a simulated Flash experience currently being used in advertising campaigns for clients such as Unilver’s Axe Brand bodyspray.
The simulated flash experience, which Greystripe is dubbing Rich Media Flash Ads for the [...]

Apple Bans Access to Facebook Website From Retail Stores [U]

Friday, February 6th, 2009

Apple has banned the social networking website Facebook from being visited from the computers in its retail stores. Visitors who were once allowed to surf to nearly every site on the internet are now being told that in addition to MySpace, Facebook is not allowed.
A report from tinycomb.com explains that this is primarily being done [...]

Apple Stays Resilient In a Turbulent Financial Environment

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

In an extremely turbulent financial market, Apple’s fundamental business remains resilient. The company has positioned itself to withstand the current economic recession better than many of its competitors, and has continued to deliver promising numbers.
In a tough economy where headlines have been dominated by layoffs, cuts and downsizing, Apple has remained focused on securing its [...]

Apple Next Month Plans to Drop Certain G4 and Xserve Support

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

MacMerc.com picked up some information from a support bulletin that Apple uses to communicate with Authorized Service Providers, that explains which of Apple’s products will be marked either “vintage” or “obsolete” next month.
Come March 17th, Apple will officially label the items listed below as either “vintage” or “obsolete” in Asia-Pacific, Canada, Europe, Japan, Latin America, [...]

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 Pushes 17″ Macbook Pro Shipments Until February 19th

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

Apple has sent an email out to customers waiting for their 17″ unibody Macbook Pros, stating that the shipments will now be pushed back until the third week in February.
In late January, Apple had officially changed the status of the Macbook Pro to shipping, while making the delivery dates range anywhere between February 5th and [...]

AT&T Set to Deploy 14+ Mbps HSPA Speeds In 3rd Quarter of 2009

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

AT&T has been internally testing HSPA and HSPA+ cellular network speeds in their labs. Currently reaching peaks of up to 7.2 Mbps, it is being reported that these speeds may possibly double before AT&T officially rolls out the wireless enhancements.
We know that AT&T has been testing wireless speeds both in their internal labs, and in [...]

SEC Steve Jobs Health Investigation Underway, ‘Materiality’ the Root

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

The Securities and Exchange Commission is officially investigating whether Apple and CEO Steve Jobs misled investors and shareholders by manipulating or withholding “material information” from the public.
As the Wall Street Journal explains, “This investigation exemplifies how the agency has run amok.” Reeling from low public confidence in the trade commission and SEC in general, [...]

Disney-Pixar Unveils The First Official “UP” Trailer (VIDEO)

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

During the 43rd Super Bowl, Disney-Pixar showed the first official public trailer for their upcoming animated film UP.

Coming fresh off the heels of Golden Globe winning animated film Wall•E, Disney-Pixar unveiled the trailer for a new movie called UP. The movie is set to be release May 29th, 2009 and will be shown in [...]

Apple Patent Shows Interest in Film Production, Script-Integrated Storyboards

Friday, January 30th, 2009

A recently published patent application titled “SCRIPT-INTEGRATED STORYBOARDS” by Apple shows the company’s interest in stepping even deeper into the world of motion picture production.
The patent application explains how it would serve as a tool for film and video editors and producers. Storyboards are a way that people involved in a film’s production can communicate [...]

More Intel Evidence Shows that Mac Pro May be Moving to Nehalem

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

Intel is set to unveil its first new eight-core processor next month at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference in San Francisco. A peak at the show’s program sheds light on the notion that these are Nehalem class processors that may find there way into Apple’s Mac Pro workstation and XServes.

The ISSCC program, which you can [...]

Apple Playing Both Sides of the CDN Fence

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

As Apple’s digital content offerings grow, Content Delivery Network Limelight Networks has managed to swipe some of Apple’s business away from rival CDN, and long time Apple partner Akamai Technologies.
Apple pushes huge amounts of digital content over the internet. From Mac OS X updates, iPhone apps, videos, music, software and everything in between. When delivering [...]

NATO Chief Commends the iPhone as a Symbol of Optimism

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Secretary General, Japp de Hoop Scheffer, has alluded to technological advance, specifically the iPhone, as being a primary step forward in the global effort to fight terrorism in Afghanistan.
In a recent speech given at the Security and Defense Agenda in Brussels Belgium, de Hoop Scheffer covered a vast array of [...]

Mark Papermaster Case Settled, Begins Work at Apple on April 24th

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

An ongoing legal battle between Apple and IBM over a poached expert chip designer named Mark Papermaster has finally been put to rest.
In a press release, printed verbatim below, Apple announced the arrival of Papermaster, who begins work on April 24th, 2009.
Mark Papermaster to Begin at Apple as Senior Vice President of Devices Hardware Engineering [...]

Apple Releases iPhone Firmware Update 2.2.1

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Apple has released an iPhone firmware update bringing the current version to 2.2.1. The update is available by connecting your iPhone to iTunes.
It should be noted that this is not a major (dot) upgrade as “3.0″ will be. This update merely focuses on bug fixes and stability improvements for iPhone owners. While there are notably [...]

Apple Awarded iPhone and Multi-Touch Device Patent

Monday, January 26th, 2009

Fresh on the heels of what would seem to be an innovation war between Apple and Palm, the United States Patent Office has awarded Apple the patent on the multi-touch and touch-screen input methods in question.
The massive patent is titled Touch screen device, method, and graphical user interface for determining commands by applying heuristics, and [...]

What You Should Expect From Apple Over the Next Few Months

Monday, January 26th, 2009

Now that we’ve all celebrated the Macintosh’s 25th birthday, it’s time to start focusing on what Apple’s plans may be moving forward. From a home media server to a refreshed Mac Pro, some rumors are starting to brew as interest grows around what Apple may be up to.

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Even though persistent and seemingly credible [...]

Apple’s Unibody 17″ Macbook Pros Arriving Between Feb 5th-Feb 12th

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

A few MacBlogz readers have pointed out that their 17″ unibody Macbook Pro orders have shipping dates pointing to early February.
Contrary to some recent reports that Apple’s 17″ unibody Macbook Pro wouldn’t be shipping until March, the status for most configurations has been updated on Apple’s website. Alongside a pre-order button there now is a [...]

Apple Settles for $22 Million in Longtime iPod Nano Lawsuit

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

Apple has agreed to settle a lawsuit in which customers were claiming that the company’s iPod nano “scratched too easily.” The lawsuit, which has been brewing for nearly four years has finally come to an end with iPod owners being given $25 for their scratched iPods.
Apple iPod nano owners were able to apply for to [...]