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Weekly Recap: Thinkers, Hardware Rumors, and The iPhone’s Future

Friday, January 30th, 2009

Apple’s Content Delivery, Jobs’ Health Exploits, and an Apple Netbook
Apple has made it clear that digital content is important to them by employing two Content Delivery Networks that once battled each other in court. Also, we analyze whether Apple really can develop a worthy netbook, the iPhone is looked upon as a symbol of optimism [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Apple Unveils iWork ‘09, Cloud Computing Push Was True

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

Apple has released a new version of its work suit, iWork ‘09. As well as major features being added, a big cloud computing push is being made by Apple to bring collaboration and working online to the forefront.

Following up Seth Weintraub’s reports, our sources had explained that Apple was going to be making a big [...]

Has 2008 Been The Outstanding Year Steve Jobs Promised?

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

Back in January of 2008, Apple CEO Steve Jobs took the stage at Macworld and unveiled new products such as the Macbook Air, Time Capsule, Apple TV movie rentals and some snazzy iPhone and iPod touch software updates. During, and after the keynote (in exclusive interviews) Jobs made it a point to say that “there [...]

WWDC Session Videos Available Free on iTunes U

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Apple has posted a catalog of session videos from its latest Worldwide Developer Conference. Ranging from iPhone development to large scale deployment of Xsan, the videos are free from iTunes U (link), however require an Apple Developer Account before gaining access.

The videos are broken down into three categories: iPhone, Mac and IT. The [...]

Steve Jobs Responds to Missing FireWire Outrage via Email

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

Apple CEO Steve Jobs has allegedly responded to an email regarding the outrage over missing FireWire in Apple’s new 13″ Macbook. The email, which hasn’t entirely been authenticated, explains that most digital camcorders use USB 2.0, as apposed to the now absent Firewire.
Jobs has been known to respond randomly to emails. In early August an [...]

Cartman: Screw you guys, I’m goin Digital!

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

According to Xeni Jardin from boing boing, the South Park guys have cooked up a killer iPhone app that he was lucky enough to test during a recent visit to the South Park headquarters.

For those of you who can’t get enough of South Park from Comedy Central, iTunes, and Imaginationland, an iPhone/Pod application is (almost) [...]

iPhone 3G Snags 17% US Smartphone Market, Apple Already Sold 10M iPhones

Monday, October 6th, 2008

According the marketing research and industry tracking NPD Group, Apple’s iPhone 3G has now climbed the ranks and snagged 17% of the US Smartphone market, and independent research points to Apple having reached its goal of selling 10 Million iPhones three months early.

Reports clarify that Apple’s iPhone 3G has outsold the Blackberry Curve, Blackberry Pearl [...]

Video: Macbook Mini Spotted: OOPS, We Mean Modded

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

Apparently German hacker Florian couldn’t wait for Apple’s upcoming notebook transition to get a new Mac. Instead he took it upon himself to put together a rather “desirable” Macbook Mini, and we wish we could play with it.
Florian used a dremel, and an extremely steady hand to fashion together the housing and exterior elements of [...]

Federal Court Dismisses iPhone Battery Lawsuit Against Apple

Friday, September 26th, 2008

Apple can now check one off of its laundry list of current lawsuits. According to Bloomberg, Apple Inc., will not face a lawsuit claiming it didn’t immediately tell customers about the limited life of batteries for its iPhone or their $86 replacement cost, including delivery.

Jose Trujillo sued Apple in the state of Illinois [...]

Photoshop CS4 Adds Support For Current Multi-Touch Trackpads

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Adobe unveiled their much anticipated Creative Suite 4 series of applications yesterday. Of note was a new and improved version of Photoshop CS4, which gained some additional Mac support, as well as some much needed improvements.

Contrary to some other applications within the CS4 suite, Photoshop actually has been improved. Even though there were some interface [...]

Video: Microsoft Airs New Jerry Seinfeld Commercial, “New Family”

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

Tonight Microsoft has aired its second installment in their ridiculously irrelevant $300 Million media extravaganza. The new ad, titled “New Family” comes in at 4 minutes 30 seconds long and features Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld living and interacting with real people.

I’ve previously written that “The commercials do demand attention, and by attracting buzz, Microsoft [...]

Surprise, Surprise: Another Classless Customer Sues Apple Over iPhone 3G

Monday, September 8th, 2008

Apple is already dealing with a very public lawsuit against shady Mac Cloner Psystar, as well as a pending class-action lawsuit filed in San Diego. A new lawsuit claiming poor iPhone 3G performance adds to the list of legal battles.

The lawsuit filed in San Diego last week alleges that Apple, and its carrier partner AT&T, [...]

Savvy Developers Get Trials in the iPhone App Store; Kinda

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

According to jkOnTheRun.com, iPhone application developers have found a way around not being able to offers users free trials of their products.

Prior to the invent of the iPhone, many of us were just getting used to downloading free trials of games on our mobile phones before making the commitment of actually purchasing the application, or [...]

New Cinema Displays at MacWorld 2009?

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

As many are aware, Apple has not significantly updated their Cinema Displays since June of 2004, minus a few price drops and spec improvements along the way.

MacRumors is reporting that Apple may be planning a Cinema Display refresh for the Macworld San Francisco conference held on January 5th-9th at Moscone West in San Francisco. [...]

Unlock your iPhone 3G

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

“While a software-based unlock (allowing use on unauthorized carriers) for the iPhone 3G has yet to materialize, one recognized vendor says it plans to ship a hardware-based SIM unlock for the device on August 20th,” iPhone Atlas reports.

“USB Fever, which offers a number of cases, cables and other accessories for various iPhone and iPod [...]

[Update] Apple Set to Launch App Store Beta Program

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

Over 900 applications are currently available to download via your iPhone or iPod touch from Apple’s recently launched App Store. The store has seen an overwhelming amount of success since its launch, with over 25 million downloads already. Amidst all this App Store glory, Apple has been completey unable to keep up with the influx [...]

[photo gallery] Apple Store – Beijing

Monday, July 21st, 2008

Apple has opened its new flagship store in Beijing, China in the Sanlitun Entertainment District.
Prior to officially opening the doors to their new Beijing Store, Apple held a sneak peak to let customers come get a first look. At this point, the doors are open and the store is officially doing business.

All photos courtesy [...]

Profit Rundown: The BIG Picture

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

Attention:  For those of you with financial interest in APPL, or those of you with interest in REALLY big numbers beginning with dollar signs, listen up.

CNN.com and blog Apple 2.0 have done some “back of the envelope” analysis of the estimated profit Apple raked in after last-weekend’s blowout.  Using numbers provided by Apple (units sold), [...]