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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, [...]

Historically Inaccurate Analyst Speculates On the iMac’s Future

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

Analyst Shaw Wu, who has been fairly inaccurate in the past, both with Apple product information, and speculation about their future plans, now claims to have sources which he is citing in a recent report about the possibility of an iMac refresh over the next few weeks.
Specifically, Wu claims that over the next few weeks [...]

Apple Launching a $19.99 Premium Game Section in App Store?

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

It’s being rumored that Apple will be unveiling a new “premium games section” in the App Store sometime soon. No official date has been announced, but WWDC is being mentioned as a possibility for such an announcement.
PocketGamer.biz claims to have sources that have told them about the upcoming “premium” section.
Apple is planning to introduce a [...]

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 [...]

Apple’s iLife ‘09: Reviews From Around the Web

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

Apple’s new iLife ‘09 suite of applications was released this week and some reviews are beginning to trickle in around the web. For the most part, the new software works as promised, just don’t expect any magic.
Daring Fireball’s John Gruber runs through some of the iMovie stabilization techniques and how they can be applied. “What [...]

A Perfect Example of How Steve Jobs’ Health Issues Are Exploited

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Since we first launched MacBlogz there there hasn’t been a shortage of Steve Jobs health concern stories. The latest however, sheds a bright light on how the media and our culture is exploiting the information, digging deeper into Jobs’ private life and ignoring his specific requests.

On nothing more than a drunken source, the Silicon Valley [...]

Apple’s Plans Should Be Clear: High-End iPhones and Global Positioning

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

As the market reels from Apple’s announcements in their Q1 financial earnings call, a clear distinction between Apple’s current position, and where they should be headed with the iPhone product line is made even more apparent.
We already know that Apple doesn’t like to dabble in cheap products. Whether it be a sub-$500 netbook (cheap ultra [...]

Full Steve Ballmer Memo About Microsoft Laying Off Thousands

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

In some rather dismal news, Microsoft will be laying off thousands of employees based on horribly missed expectations for Q2. The cuts will be centered around Redmond, and the full memo from CEO Steve Ballmer to Microsoft employees can be found below.
As SiliconAlley notes, the layoffs will be happening in all of Microsoft’s divisions, such [...]

Tim Cook’s Aggressive Stance Towards Suing Patent Violaters (Palm?)

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

In Apple’s Q1 financial results earnings call, COO Tim Cook made some particularly aggressive statements pertaining to competitors violating patents Apple holds. When looking at the marketplace, Palm should most likely be prepared to defend the newly announced Palm Pre.
After reiterating Apple’s stance on the netbook category, COO Tim Cook shifted positions to talk about [...]

Apple’s Health Disclosures About Steve Jobs Lead to SEC Review

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

Bloomberg is reporting that “a person familiar with the matter” says the SEC is reviewing the way Apple handled and released information about CEO Steve Jobs’ health.
Bloomberg was the site that accidentally published Steve Jobs’ obituary back in late August. In addition to that mishap, some of Bloomberg’s coverage regarding Steve Jobs’ health has been [...]

Steve Wozniak Sheds Some Light On Steve Jobs’ Health Issues (Video)

Saturday, January 17th, 2009

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has been making rounds in the media weighing in on Steve Jobs’ medical leave of absence with his own analysis. The latest is a video interview on NBC where he mentions a few crucial elements regarding Apple’s future endeavors, and business model as a whole.
Last week Wozniak explicitly stated how he [...]

Leaked Image Shows Apple Destroying Macs In Warehouse

Friday, January 16th, 2009

A factory worker going by the fake name James Johnston has leaked an image of what allegedly seems to be perfectly fine “looking” Apple equipment being compacted and smashed in a warehouse in Sydney, Australia.
The report which first showed up on apcmag.com, claims that most of the macs shown in the image are in working [...]

Sources Point to Atom Based Mac Mini in March, Kinda Weird Though

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

Tom’s Hardware has released some information pertaining to Apple’s upcoming Mac mini refresh, a possible move to the Ion platform and the use of an Atom based processor. The information is strange however because Intel’s Atom is targeted at netbooks.
The report explains that Apple will most likely unveil a new Mac mini in March around [...]

Steve Wozniak: Leave Steve Jobs Alone

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

In response to all of the ongoing speculation regarding Apple, and CEO Steve Jobs’ health, co-founder Steve Wozniak has expressed how he feels about the entire situation.
Moments ago on CNBC, Steve Wozniak reacted to the recent information released from Apple CEO Steve Jobs, in which Jobs stated he was taking a 6 month medical leave [...]

Apple and CEO Steve Jobs Entangled in Endless Speculation

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

After dropping a bombshell on the technology industry, Apple and CEO Steve Jobs have been entangled in endless speculation from all angles. Unfortunately, the way Apple is handling the situation is feeding into the negative spin being put on it by the media.

“As an Apple fan, I only want to see Steve come back for [...]

An Apple “Desktop Media Event” in Early February?

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

Digital Daily’s John Paczkowski kicks off speculation about what the industry may see from Apple in the coming weeks after Macworld ‘09. If new products are in fact planned, Apple may already have something lined up.
Given the announcements at Macworld ‘09, Apple left many wondering when a few products would get some attention. In particular, [...]

17″ Macbook Pro Battery: Revolutionary or a Deal-breaker?

Monday, January 12th, 2009

At Macworld ‘09, Apple’s Phil Schiller introduced the brand new 17″ unibody Macbook Pro. Aside from unveiling natural design changes, the new notebook was introduced with what Apple calls a “revolutionary new battery.”
The brand new battery has been designed and developed by Apple specifically for the new 17″ Macbook Pro. In a nutshell, when [...]

iPhone Tethering: AT&T May Shock Us All and Charge $10

Friday, January 9th, 2009

AT&T may shock and surprise most of us as well as their competitors and charge much less than initially expected for an iPhone tethering plan. Additionally, sources report that there is much buzz surrounding iPhone tethering internally at AT&T.
An iPhone tethering plan has been in the works for some time now. We know for a [...]

Apple Should Take Notice of the Palm Pre

Friday, January 9th, 2009

In what was believed to be Palm’s last chance to compete in the mobile industry, Palm unveiled a brand new device called the Palm Pre alongside a new operating system which they call Palm web OS. The device was announced and shown off during Palm’s press gathering at CES and initial reactions are very positive.
Back [...]

Macworld Rumor Aftermath: What We Know Now

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

This year’s Macworld saw four core announcements during Phil Schiller’s keynote speech. Even though Apple delivered some incredible new stuff, a large majority of the rumors were inaccurate, without even a brief mention.

What Came True
Macbook Pro
Most notably, Apple unveiled the brand new 17″ Macbook Pro. It has adopted the unibody design and also brings with [...]