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  • Textbook of the Future: The challenges

    01/30/2012 8:47:37 AM PST · by RicocheT · 13 replies
    ZD Net News & Blogs ^ | January 28, 2012 | Jason Perlow
    Summary: It’s actually cheaper to go to another planet than to give an iPad to every child. This month, Apple dropped a bombshell on the academic community by introducing iBooks Textbooks and iBooks Author. In combination, the two create a compelling framework for re-engineering the textbook in electronic form for K-12 students, permitting for rich color educational content and possibly an entirely new textbook ecosystem that could be made accessible to tens of millions of schoolchildren. The problems with Apple’s daring textbook plan are twofold. First, in that the iPad as a hardware platform is completely unsuitable to the needs...
  • In China, Human Costs Are Built Into an iPad

    01/26/2012 6:41:25 AM PST · by Leroy S. Mort · 7 replies
    NY Times ^ | Jan 25. 2012 | CHARLES DUHIGG and DAVID BARBOZA
    The explosion ripped through Building A5 on a Friday evening last May, an eruption of fire and noise that twisted metal pipes as if they were discarded straws. When workers in the cafeteria ran outside, they saw black smoke pouring from shattered windows. It came from the area where employees polished thousands of iPad cases a day. (snip) In the last decade, Apple has become one of the mightiest, richest and most successful companies in the world, in part by mastering global manufacturing. Apple and its high-technology peers — as well as dozens of other American industries — have achieved...
  • Apple 1Q Results Blow Past Street Views, Stock Halted

    01/24/2012 2:22:11 PM PST · by PreciousLiberty · 28 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 1/24/2012 | Matt Egan
    Bouncing back from a rare earnings miss, Apple (AAPL: 420.41, -7.00, -1.64%) revealed first-quarter results late Tuesday that crushed Wall Street’s expectations, as the consumer-electronics heavyweight continues to capitalize on huge demand for its blockbuster products. Aside from announcing gigantic beats, the Cupertino, Calif.-based company reported all-time record sales for its iPhone, iPad and Mac devices as well as surprisingly upbeat guidance for the current quarter. Wall Street cheered Apple's impressive quarter, bidding the company's stock 8.69% higher to $457.05 in extended trading.
  • How the U.S. Lost Out on iPhone Work

    01/22/2012 4:48:02 PM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 54 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 21, 2012 | By CHARLES DUHIGG and KEITH BRADSHER
    When Barack Obama joined Silicon Valley’s top luminaries for dinner in California last February, each guest was asked to come with a question for the president. But as Steven P. Jobs of Apple spoke, President Obama interrupted with an inquiry of his own: what would it take to make iPhones in the United States? Mr. Jobs’s reply was unambiguous. “Those jobs aren’t coming back,” he said, according to another dinner guest.
  • This Article Explains Why Apple Makes iPhones In China And Why The U.S. Is Screwed

    01/22/2012 4:49:53 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 139 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/22/12 | Henry Blodget
    This Article Explains Why Apple Makes iPhones In China And Why The U.S. Is Screwed Henry Blodget | Jan. 22, 2012, 5:30 AM | 3,191 | The manufacturing processes of Apple and other electronics companies have come into sharp focus of late, with the revelation of more details about what life is like for the Chinese workers who make the world's gadgets. When one reads about these working conditions--12-16 hour shifts, pay of ~$1 per hour or less, dormitories with 15 beds in 12x12 rooms--the obvious assumption is that it's all about money: Greedy manufacturers want to make bigger profits,...
  • iBooks Author is cool, but will not save education

    01/21/2012 6:48:31 PM PST · by walkwu · 34 replies
    John's Wise Thoughts ^ | 21 Jan. 2012 | John Walker
    If you paid any attention to the rumblings in the technology industry this week, you would know that Apple released a piece of software that will supposedly revolutionize the educational industry. iBooks Author is the culmination of many years of internal developments at Apple. Modernizing education was, of course, the passion of Apple's late legendary leader, Steve Jobs, and was the project he most wanted to see come to light. Let me be clear, what Apple released Thursday, Jan. 19., is revolutionary. It will change many aspects of education within the United States and potentially worldwide. However, it will not...
  • Apple shareholders vote against Gore!

    01/21/2012 12:52:31 PM PST · by bukkdems · 8 replies · 1+ views
    1/21/2012 | Vanity
    If you own shares of Apple, use your proxy vote to eliminate Al Gore from the board of directors.
  • At $400 billion, Apple is worth more than Greece (Or Argentina or South Africa)

    01/20/2012 7:42:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 01/20/2012 | David Goldman
    Apple's value on the stock market briefly rose to $400 billion on Thursday, a record high for what was already the world's most valuable technology company. The company's market cap slipped below the $400 billion mark by midday as Apple's (AAPL, Fortune 500) stock fell back from the all-time high of $431.37 it set earlier in the morning. Shares ended the day slightly down, leaving Apple with a $398 billion market value. Still, that puts Apple in some pretty exclusive territory. Only Exxon Mobil (XOM, Fortune 500) has a higher valuation, at about $420 billion. PetroChina (PTR) is Apple's closest...
  • Fake iPad 2s made of clay sold at Canadian stores

    01/17/2012 2:55:50 PM PST · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com ^ | 01-17-2012 | By Eric Pfeiffer
    As many as 10 fake iPad 2s, all made of slabs of modeling clay, were recently sold at electronic stores in Vancouver, British Columbia. Best Buy and Future Shop have launched investigations into how the scam was pulled off. The tablet computers, like most Apple products, are known for their sleek and simple designs. But there's no mistaking the iPad for one of the world's oldest "tablet devices." Still, most electronic products cannot be returned to stores. For the the stores and customers to be fooled by the clay replacements, the thieves must have successfully weighed out the clay portions...
  • Apple halts sale of iPhone 4S in China

    01/13/2012 8:26:41 AM PST · by bigbob · 6 replies
    FT.COM ^ | 1-13-12 | Kathrin Hille
    Apple’s strategy of fanning Chinese consumers’ desire for its iconic gadgets has backfired as a riot at its flagship store in Beijing prompted police action. The company stopped sales of the iPhone 4S in its shops in China on Friday and the Apple store in the Sanlitun district in central Beijing stayed closed after a crowd waiting to buy the model pelted the shop with eggs and started fighting with security guards.
  • iPad 3 release date, specs, features 'revealed' at CES 2012 (iPad 2S?)

    01/11/2012 9:14:05 AM PST · by C19fan · 6 replies
    ComputerWorld ^ | January 11, 2012 | Richi Jennings
    The iPad 3 release date will be this quarter, according to sources at CES 2012, who also blabbed about its specs and features. There seem to be few external changes, so, in IT Blogwatch, bloggers wonder if it'll be called the iPad 2S.
  • Have RIM, Nokia & Apple provided Indian Military with backdoor access to cellular comm?

    01/08/2012 6:57:42 AM PST · by HangnJudge · 7 replies
    ZDNet ^ | 1-6-12 | Manan Kakkar
    In exchange for mobile presence in India, RIM, Nokia and Apple have allegedly provided backdoor access for the Indian intelligence to spy on communication. On January 6th reports of Symantec (makers of Norton Anitvirus) being hacked surfaced. The group of hackers behind the attack were from India.
  • Why do Apple, Volvo and IKEA never fail?

    12/27/2011 10:36:30 PM PST · by WesternCulture · 30 replies
    12/28/2011 | WesternCulture
    In one word; marketing skills. No one actually needs French perfumes. Fancy a rum and cola? - Why bother about coke? This Christmas, I and my brother, a programmer (silly job, good pay), discussed the issue of how to define a 'smart phone'. I'm a simple cook, but my Sony Ericsson Vivaz can do everything his iPhone could do, however, at the end of the row, we both agreed Apple and their products are among the best marketed brands on Earth. IKEA is another example of companies that are more than companies. Everyone has experienced sad misfortunes with IKEA furniture....
  • Apple’s claims against Samsung's Galaxy Tab are rejected

    12/22/2011 2:16:59 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach
    The Inquirer ^ | Thu Dec 22 2011, 15:52 | Dave Neal
    FLOGGER OF SHINY TOYS Apple has lost in an early court decision over the future of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Germany. The two firms have been battling over patents and designs for some time now, and last month Samsung said it was going to change the design of its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet to get Apple off its back."The newly modified device will be renamed the Galaxy Tab 10.1N and we've made two changes to the design," said Samsung spokesman Jason Kim. "The design of the bezel has been changed and the speaker has also been relocated."Apple was...
  • Apple EU design patent could lose sway in Samsung case

    12/21/2011 12:05:52 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 3 replies
    The Inquirer ^ | Wed Dec 21 2011, 13:53 | By Kate O'Flaherty
    Fresh evidence tips up in appeal A EUROPEAN UNION (EU) design patent that fruit themed Apple used to win a sales ban on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 could be of little value after new evidence was shown in an appeal of the decision.According to Bloomberg, Samsung bought in as evidence a US utility patent using a type of flat screen that was published 13 days before Apple filed its EU design patent.At a hearing in Dusseldorf, the judge said this could limit the protection that Apple gets.However, he said that Apple might still be able to rely on fair...
  • Apple partners with patent troll Digitude Innovations — and wow, what a deal

    12/12/2011 3:31:57 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    Venture Beat ^ | 12/10/11 | Matt Marshall
    Apple partners with patent troll Digitude Innovations — and wow, what a deal December 10, 2011 | Matt Marshall Apple has partnered with a patent troll company called Digitude Innovations, VentureBeat has confirmed, allowing that company to attack the world’s largest phone manufacturers of smartphones. In a clever deal that effectively gives Apple immunity from attack by the troll, Apple agreed to some cross-licensing deals that gave Digitude the ammunition for a heavy attack against Apple’s rivals. Digitude recently filed suit against RIM, HTC, LG, Motorola, Samsung, Sony, Amazon, and Nokia. It did so at the International Trade Commission, a...
  • Apple Starts to Wobble 2 Months After Jobs' Death

    12/12/2011 2:59:53 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 47 replies · 3+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 12/12/11
    Apple Starts to Wobble 2 Months After Jobs' Death Two months since the death of Apple CEO Steve Jobs, the firm's management is showing signs of wobbling. The market shares of the iPhone and iPad are declining, and a series of patent-infringement lawsuits against rivals are not entirely going to plan. Apple's competitors, who were caught on the back foot by the iPhone and iPad, are rapidly releasing products aimed at toppling the leader. â—† Shrinking Demand U.S. market research firm Canaccord Genuity recently said Apple's share of the American table PC market is forecast to fell from 74 percent...
  • Apple's helpful guidelines for competitors to avoid patent infringement(Ya Think?)

    12/07/2011 2:11:49 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    IT World ^ | 12/05/11 | Chris Nerney
    Apple's helpful guidelines for competitors to avoid patent infringement As long as rival tablets and smartphones don't look anything like tablets or smartphones, everything's cool By Chris Nerney 6 comments December 05, 2011, 3:03 PM — /snip For the iPhone design, alternative smartphone designs include: front surfaces that are not black or clear; front surfaces that are not rectangular, not flat, and without rounded corners; display screens that are more square than rectangular or not rectangular at all; display screens that are not centered on the front surface of the phone and that have substantial lateral borders; speaker openings that...
  • Why the problem with Siri matters

    12/06/2011 12:57:06 PM PST · by adorno · 39 replies
    ZDNet ^ | 12/5/2011 | Violet Blue
    A week ago, bloggers brought to light that Apple’s voice-controlled mobile assistant Siri was delivering distressful omissions when asked about certain kinds of emergency healthcare situations. Specifically, situations that relate to female sexual emergencies. American bloggers in different locations were asking Siri to help them find abortion clinics, the morning after pill, and rape crisis resources. When Siri was delivering results at all, they were often the offensive opposite. If you missed the controversy, Siri was branded across news headlines as being “pro-life” (the questionable self-name for anti-abortion crusaders, widely known for their violence, aggression and fanaticism).
  • U.S. judge rejects Apple bid to halt Galaxy sales (Samsung wins)

    12/02/2011 9:31:28 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/03/11 | Dan Levine
    U.S. judge rejects Apple bid to halt Galaxy sales By Dan Levine Sat Dec 3, 2011 10:22am IST (Reuters) - Apple (AAPL.O) failed to convince a U.S. judge to block Samsung Electronics (005930.KS) from selling some Galaxy smartphones and tablets in the U.S. market, depriving the iPhone and iPad maker of crucial leverage in a global patent battle between the two companies. In a ruling released late on Friday, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California denied Apple's request for a preliminary injunction against Samsung. Representatives for Apple and Samsung did not immediately respond to a request for...