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  • Apple smashes Street with revenue of $45.65 billion in Q214

    04/23/2014 2:16:12 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 46 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | Wednesday, April 23, 2014 · 4:33 pm
    Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 second quarter ended March 29, 2014. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $45.6 billion and quarterly net profit of $10.2 billion, or $11.62 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $43.6 billion and net profit of $9.5 billion, or $10.09 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 39.3% compared to 37.5% in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 66% of the quarter’s revenue. “We’re very proud of our quarterly results, especially our strong iPhone sales and record revenue from services,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO,...
  • Apple Says iOS, OSX and “Key Web Services” Not Affected by Heartbleed Security Flaw

    04/11/2014 5:58:05 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 36 replies ^ | April 10, 2014, 1:42 PM PDT | By Mike Isaac
    Apple said Thursday that its mobile, desktop and Web services weren’t affected by a major flaw in a set of security software used by hundreds of thousands of websites. The flaw, codenamed “Heartbleed” and first reported by Web security firm Codenomicon, was discovered in a technology called “OpenSSL” — a set of encryption software used by Web companies to safeguard user information. Sites that use OpenSSL will display a small “lock” icon in the top left-hand corner of your Web browser’s address bar (though not all sites showing this lock use OpenSSL); the technology is used on more than two-thirds...
  • Steve Jobs biopic pops up on Netflix

    03/31/2014 12:40:23 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 8 replies
    CNET ^ | Monday, March 31, 2014 | Rich Trenholm
    Love him or hate him, there's no doubt Steve Jobs was a fascinating, complex and contradictory figure. Two years on from his untimely death, you can now watch biopic Jobs on Netflix in the US. Ashton Kutcher dons the black turtle-neck in a dramatisation spanning Jobs' early life as a college drop-out in the 1970s to the launch of the iPod in 2001, taking in the period he left to start a rival firm and his eventual triumphant return. Director Joshua Michael Stern isn't afraid to portray the uncompromising Apple co-founder in an unsympathetic light, but moves too briskly through...
  • What I Learned Negotiating With Steve Jobs [Heidi Roizen]

    03/23/2014 11:13:39 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 58 replies
    Heidi Roizen's Blog ^ | Saturday, March 22, 2014 | Heidi Roizen
    Fresh out of Stanford Business School, I started a software company, T/Maker, with my brother Peter. He was the software architect and I was, well, everything else. Our little company was among the first to ship software for the Macintosh, and we developed a positive reputation among the members of the nascent developer community, which led us to expanding our business by publishing software for other independent developers. Two of our developers, Randy Adams and William Parkhurst, went to work for Steve Jobs at his new company, NeXT, and that’s how I ended up head to head with Steve Jobs....
  • History of Macintosh: a 30 Year Love Affair

    01/28/2014 3:21:35 PM PST · by NYer · 34 replies ^ | January 28, 2014 | Bill Petro
    HISTORY OF MACINTOSHThe now famous Macintosh computer has just turned 30. When Apple President Steve Jobs launched this computer at the Flint Center on De Anza College campus on January 24, 1984 to the theme from Chariots of Fire he called it “insanely great!” The $1.5M “1984″ Superbowl commercial filmed by Sir Ridley Scott had appeared on TV two days before Macintosh went on sale and the world was holding its breath.When IBM released the so-called IBM PC in 1981, I remember saying at the time that it “legitimized the desktop microcomputer market,” at least for business. Though it...
  • Thirty years ago, January 22, 1984 -

    01/22/2014 1:10:47 PM PST · by gasport · 10 replies
    Today, we celebrate the first glorious anniversary of the Information Purification Directives. We have created, for the first time in all history, a garden of pure ideology—where each worker may bloom, secure from the pests purveying contradictory truths. Our Unification of Thoughts is more powerful a weapon than any fleet or army on earth. We are one people, with one will, one resolve, one cause. Our enemies shall talk themselves to death, and we will bury them with their own confusion. We shall prevail!
  • Russia Hopes Its YotaPhone Worries Apple

    12/04/2013 10:11:02 PM PST · by cunning_fish · 15 replies
    WSJ blog ^ | December 4, 2013, 1:21 PM | Lukas I. Alpert
    MOSCOW—The space race may be over but Russia hopes the smartphone race has just begun. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev was among the first to receive a YotaPhone—the country’s first foray into the hyper-competitive smartphone market—and was told industry pace-setter Apple Inc. better watch its back. “Is Apple concerned about our smartphone?” he asked Sergey Chemezov, the head of Russia’s state-run defense corporation, Rostec, who gave him the phone on Wednesday hours after it hit the market. “Definitely,” Mr. Chemezov replied, according to a transcript of the exchange posted on the government’s website.....
  • TI comes out with DockPort silicon -- Cheap and useful docking stations kill Intel's Thunderbol

    08/20/2013 7:31:56 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 27 replies
    Semiaccurate ^ | Aug 5, 2013 | by Charlie Demerjian
    Texas Instruments just put a chip through the heart of Intel’s Thunderbolt folly with their new HD3SS2521 DockPort controller. This little $1.85 chip both vastly simplifies the user experience and shines a harsh light on what Intel can’t do with a closed and 75x more expensive solution. If you haven’t been paying attention, DockPort is the sane and open answer to Intel’s still broken and anti-user Light Peak/Thunderbolt interface. Formerly called Lightning Bolt, DockPort was AMD’s answer to the non-solution that Intel tried to spin Thunderbolt as. Several years in Thunderbolt is achieving some of the features promised at release...
  • Gnome cofounder: Desktop Linux is a CHERNOBYL of FAIL

    03/21/2013 2:06:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    The Register ^ | 03/05/2013 | Neil McAllister
    Gnome project cofounder and current Xamarin CTO Miguel de Icaza says he's done wrestling with Linux on the desktop, and that he now uses Apple kit exclusively for all of his workstation needs. De Icaza is well known in the open source community for developing a number of client-side technologies for Linux, including the Midnight Commander file shell, the Gnome desktop environment, and the Mono project. But in a blog post on Tuesday, de Icaza wrote that not only does he no longer use Linux for his day-to-day computing needs, but he hasn't actually booted his Linux workstation since October...
  • VIDEO: Apple Factory Critic Admits Fabricating Stories

    03/17/2012 5:48:33 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 39 replies · 1+ views
    YouTube ^ | March 16, 2012 | Buzz 60
    The activist actor who campaigned against working conditions at Chinese factories that make iPads and iPhones now admits he fabricated much of his "reporting." Mike Daisey went on NPR's This American Life and theater stages and TV talk shows with emotional tales of shocking hardships. Now Tim Minton says moral outrage is against him.VIDEO
  • When Hate of Capitalism Trumps "Journalistic Ethics"

    03/16/2012 1:36:26 PM PDT · by greywar · 5 replies
    zPatriot ^ | 3/16/2012 | Sergeant Greywar
    Some professional journalists enjoy pooh pooh-ing the blogosphere because we lowly citizens simply don't have the required "layers and layers of fact checkers" that Real Journalists have to vett their articles though. But what happens when a Real Journalist organization really really really wants something to be true? Well then those layers of fact checking can go by the wayside like they did with this "expose" of Big Greedy Capitalist Apple and Demon Western Materialism (the iPhone). My favorite bit is where the author of the piece so desperately wants to paint Westerners as being so Greedy That Workers Must...
  • 'This American Life' issues retraction episode over Foxconn report

    03/16/2012 12:58:18 PM PDT · by Future Snake Eater · 9 replies
    Engadget ^ | 16MAR12 | Brian Heater
    This American Life is airing a new episode today titled "Retraction." The title and show are a direct response to the January 6th edition of the popular public radio program titled "Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory," an adaptation of a one-man show that helped put Cupertino's involvement with Foxconn back in the public spotlight. "Regrettably," the show's producers write in the description of this week's episode, "we have discovered that one of our most popular episodes was partially fabricated." The hour-long show has been dedicated to clearing up some of the misconceptions, including an interview with Mike Daisey to...
  • This American Life retracts Apple episode, says Daisey fabricated parts

    03/16/2012 12:31:50 PM PDT · by epithermal · 8 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | March 16, 2012 | Liz Goodwin
    The public radio show This American Life has retracted an entire storyline told by comedian and self-described Apple fanboy Mike Daisey that aired in early January after Daisey's translator said he made up significant details of the tale. In a press release, the show says the episode was the most popular in its history and was downloaded 888,000 times. The episode also sparked a petition for Apple to improve its working conditions that was signed by a quarter of a million people.
  • Has Jim Crow Moved To Silicon Valley? Racism In The Tech World (Barf Alert)

    03/16/2012 11:50:05 AM PDT · by lbryce · 65 replies
    NewsOne ^ | March 13, 2012 | Terell Jermaine Starr
    Racial segregation is no longer staring us down on the streets of Birmingham and Jackson. But has it positioned itself in a most unlikely locale: Silicon Valley. Related:We Must Draw More Blacks to Tech
  • Latest Steve Jobs Mystery Revealed: How He Drove Without License Plates

    10/27/2011 7:44:06 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 73 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo! Autos ^ | Oct 27, 2011 | Justin Hyde
    The multitude of mysteries revealed following the death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs' death now includes one that puzzled car enthusiasts for years: How did Jobs get away with driving without a license plate? It was common knowledge that Jobs would park his Mercedes SL55 AMG in a handicapped spot at Apple's Cupertino, Calif., headquarters, with nothing to identify his vehicle other than the tiny barcode that usually rests behind the rear license plate. According to Walter Isaacson's new biography, Jobs wanted to avoid having a plate for privacy reasons; and yet when having a license-less silver Mercedes became a...
  • Tech bigwigs in love with Apple's iPad, push business case

    05/20/2010 12:44:12 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 40 replies · 489+ views
    ZDNet ^ | Thursday, May 20, 2010 | Larry Dignan
    Tech bigwigs in love with Apple's iPad, push business case By Larry Dignan May 20, 2010, 2:20am PDT Talk to any technology head honcho and you’ll likely have them fawning over the Apple iPad somehow. It’s almost comical how these executives  — schooled in the art of war and talking strategy — can turn into your every day gadget freak when talking about the iPad. To wit: Ralph de la Vega, CEO of AT&T’s wireless unit, said “I’m addicted to it” when talking about the iPad. “It’s really changed the way that I work. But where I primarily use it...
  • IPad to Boost Tablet Sales Sixfold by 2014, IDC Says [Apple iPad]

    05/20/2010 12:17:07 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 16 replies · 256+ views
    Bloomberg BusinessWeek ^ | Thursday, May 20, 2010 | Katie Hoffmann
    May 20 (Bloomberg) -- The popularity of Apple Inc.’s iPad will spur a sixfold increase in industrywide shipments of tablet computers by 2014, research firm IDC said.
  • Was Apple right? Adobe Flash crashes twice during mobile demo

    05/10/2010 8:41:04 PM PDT · by Gomez · 71 replies · 1,075+ views
    Nothing sucks more than being on stage in front of a bunch of techies and having your demo crash on you twice. Actually, the only way that sucks more is if you’re Adobe and it’s Flash that’s crashing on a mobile device, forcing folks to wonder if Steve Jobs was right about the stability of Flash. This incident happened last week at FlashCamp Seattle, according to a blog post by Jeff Croft, a Seattle developer who also moderated a panel at the event.
  • Apple CEO Steve Jobs named to TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential list (cover photo includes Palin)

    05/03/2010 5:01:47 AM PDT · by anita · 60 replies · 1,848+ views
    Mac Daily News ^ | Mon, May 03, 2010 | Macdailynews
    Apple CEO Steve Jobs named to TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential list (with cover photo). • Leaders: Sarah Palin, Manmohan Singh and other global movers and shakers • Heroes: The inspiring feats of an urban farmer, an air-traffic controller in Haiti and icons like Bill Clinton • Artists: Lady Gaga, Conan O'Brien and others who make us dance, giggle and retweet • Thinkers: Steve Jobs plus scientists, statesmen and a Supreme Court Justice
  • Found Footage: The Story of Macintosh

    01/18/2010 12:47:39 PM PST · by Star Traveler · 16 replies · 609+ views
    TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog ^ | Monday, January 18, 2010 | Steven Sande
    Found Footage: The Story of Macintosh by Steven Sande on Jan 18th 2010 at 9:30AM Denver-area Mac consultant Mike Kimble is no stranger to Apple; he worked at an Apple reseller prior to the introduction of the Mac in 1984, and he's been involved with Macs and other Apple products ever since. Mike recently found several old Apple tapes that were sent to his business back around the Mac intro, and his description of one of them says it all: "I found this VHS cassette while cleaning my office this week. This "Found Footage" comes from a video tape I...
  • Why Apple succeeds, and always will

    12/09/2009 6:29:26 PM PST · by Star Traveler · 28 replies · 662+ views
    Betanews ^ | Wednesday, December 9, 2009 | Joe Wilcox
    Why Apple succeeds, and always will By Joe Wilcox Published December 9, 2009, 9:45 AM Simply put: Apple doesn't play by the rules. It reinvents them. Apple applies what I call "David Thinking" to its broader business, product development and marketing. Apple is David to Microsoft Goliath -- and other ones, too. Goliath plays by one set of rules. David choses to change the rules, which favor his strengths rather than those of Goliath. David Thinking is most provocative and surprising when Goliath acts like David. After all, David sometimes becomes Goliath; Apple is a giant in music with iPod...
  • Dragon Dictation comes to the iPhone. Wow. [iPhone Talk-to-text]

    12/08/2009 10:34:48 AM PST · by Star Traveler · 28 replies · 1,089+ views
    TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog ^ | Tuesday, December 8, 2009 | Mel Martin
    Dragon Dictation comes to the iPhone. Wow. by Mel Martin on Dec 8th 2009 at 12:00AM Put this into the 'I didn't think they could ever get this to work on an iPhone' category. I'm talking about Dragon Dictation [iTunes link] from Nuance, the developers of the very popular Dragon Naturally Speaking for the PC. Nuance also provides the speech recognition engine for MacSpeech Dictate on the Mac platform. To dictate on the iPhone you just launch the app, press the record button, and start talking. Your dictation can be a brief sentence, or a much longer treatise. Once the...
  • Lala purchase may hint at the coming of the rumored iTunes Replay service

    12/08/2009 10:01:03 AM PST · by Star Traveler · 14 replies · 550+ views
    Macsimum News ^ | Tuesday, December 8, 2009 | Dennis Sellers
    Lala purchase may hint at the coming of the rumored iTunes Replay service Posted by Dennis Sellers Dec 8, 2009 at 7:00am As you’ve doubtless heard by now Apple has officially bought Lala (purportedly for US$80 million [Star Traveler comment: LaLa Was Bought By Apple For $17 Million, Not $80 Million], less what half of what investors valued the company at in 2008), which, last September, unveiled “the first and only free fully licensed service to instantly provide anywhere web access to an existing music library such as iTunes.” Which begs the question: what is Apple going to do with...
  • >All Hail the iPod touch

    12/07/2009 10:45:31 AM PST · by Star Traveler · 39 replies · 1,079+ views
    GigaOM ^ | Sunday, December 6, 2009 | Om Malik
    All Hail the iPod touch By Om Malik December 6, 2009 As the competition for smartphone domination starts to heat up, it is becoming increasingly clear that the iPod touch is Apple’s ace up its sleeve, and according to a report by Flurry, a San Francisco-based mobile analytics company, 24 million iPod touches represent about 40 percent of the total 58 million iPhone OS devices. From the time I first laid my hands on the iPod touch, I have been a big fan of it — after all, it is just like an iPhone except that it has more storage, is...
  • Forget The iPhone: The iPod touch Is Where It’s At

    12/07/2009 9:18:03 AM PST · by Star Traveler · 59 replies · 1,735+ views
    MacLife ^ | Monday, December 7, 2009 | J.R. Bookwalter
    Forget The iPhone: The iPod touch Is Where It’s At Posted 12/07/2009 at 8:33:11am by J.R. Bookwalter Apple may have to fend off a number of competitors for the iPhone’s crown of smartphone dominance, but one area where there seems to be comparatively little competition is the roost ruled by the iPod touch. Based upon a report by Flurry, a San Francisco mobile analytics company, there are 24 million iPod touches in use, which represent 40% of the total 58 million iPhone OS devices, according to Gigaom’s Om Malik. After all, the iPod touch has one big advantage over the...
  • Apple's Base Stations Have Three 802.11n Streams [Faster WiFi on Apple]

    12/06/2009 2:58:13 PM PST · by Star Traveler · 17 replies · 645+ views
    WNN Wi-Fi Net News ^ | Saturday, December 5, 2009 | Glenn Fleishman
    Apple's Base Stations Have Three 802.11n Streams DECEMBER 5, 2009 Apple's October revision to its AirPort Extreme Base Station and Time Capsule lets these units run at up to 450 Mbps, 50 percent faster: I knew that Apple had put a 3x3 antenna array into these devices, which could be argued was intended to improve speed-over-range, a common reason to add antennas. (Read the background in my 20 October 2009 article, "Apple Slipstreams 3x3 into Wi-Fi Base Stations.") But I had heard that Apple had built three streams in, making these devices capable of a raw 450 Mbps operation, or...
  • Mac sales projected to grow 26% in 2010, outpacing PC market

    12/03/2009 11:54:11 AM PST · by Star Traveler · 69 replies · 1,172+ views
    AppleInsider ^ | Thursday, December 3, 2009 | Neil Hughes
    Mac sales projected to grow 26% in 2010, outpacing PC market By Neil Hughes Published: December 3, 2009 - 09:20 AM EST Apple is predicted to continue its gains on the rest of the PC market in 2010, with Mac sales projected to grow by 26 percent while the industry is forecast to see a 16 percent year-over-year increase. If the predictions of Robert Cihra, analyst with Caris & Company, prove true, it would give Apple a total 4 percent market share for the 2010 calendar year. Cihra goes into great detail on his analysis in a note issued to...
  • Parallels to make switching to the Mac easier, safe and painless

    08/25/2009 7:35:29 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 64 replies · 1,252+ views
    DigitalBeat ^ | Monday, August 24, 2009 | Dean Takahashi
    Parallels to make switching to the Mac easier, safe and painless August 24, 2009 by Dean Takahashi In the Windows vs. Mac war, we are at a crossroads. Apple is launching its Snow Leopard version of the Mac operating system on Friday at the low price of $29. Microsoft’s Windows 7 operating system will launch in October with the primary aim of fixing the problems created by Windows Vista. There has never been a better time to switch to the Mac. Parallels, which makes software so you can run Windows or Mac software on the same machine and use them...

    08/25/2009 6:20:54 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 21 replies · 914+ views
    The Mac Observer ^ | Tuesday, August 25, 2009 | Bryan Chaffin
    Intego Spots Malware Blocker in Snow Leopard August 25th, 2009 at 5:40 PM by Bryan Chaffin Snow Leopard contains a malware blocker, according to Mac antivirus software developer Intego. The company posted a screenshot of a warning dialog box on its blog that it said was from Snow Leopard, the Mac OS X 10.6 upgrade Apple is shipping on Friday. "We're not sure yet exactly how this works," the firm wrote, "but the above screen shot shows this feature working with a download made via Safari, detecting a version of the RSPlug Trojan horse in a downloaded disk image." If...

    08/25/2009 6:14:51 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 13 replies · 609+ views
    The Mac Observer ^ | Tuesday, August 25, 2009 | Jeff Gamet
    Psystar Hit with $5K Fine for Discovery Abuse August 25th, 2009 at 11:03 AM by Jeff Gamet Unauthorized Mac clone maker Psystar was slapped with a US$5,000 fine for discovery abuse, indicating the company's "guns blazin'" legal strategy may have misfired. The ruling came as part of Apple's case against the company for selling PCs with Mac OS X pre-installed. "The $5,000.00 penalty means that judge Alsup has found that Psystar has violated the rules of discovery," an attorney familiar with this type of case told The Mac Observer. "That indicates that Psystar is in trouble with the court. However,...
  • iPhones Cause People To Talk Less

    08/21/2009 8:38:24 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 32 replies · 723+ views
    Silicon Alley Insider ^ | Friday, August 21, 2009 | Rory Maher
    iPhone users talk on the phone less than regular cell phone users [ ... ] they spend a whopping 50% more time using their phones than average cell phone users ... [ ... ] iPhone users spend 60 minutes per day on their phones versus 40 minutes for cell phone users. iPhone users talk on their phones about 45% of the time they use it versus 70% for cell phone users. [ ... ] What makes up the difference? It's not texting - each type of user spends about 15% of their phone usage texting. [ ... ] iPhone users...
  • Apple's 99-Cent Apps Are Too Cheap, Microsoft Says

    08/20/2009 11:35:50 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 34 replies · 1,175+ views
    NewsFactor ^ | Thursday, August 20, 2009 | Barry Levine
    Apple's 99-Cent Apps Are Too Cheap, Microsoft Says By Barry Levine August 20, 2009 9:39AM Microsoft is wooing developers to Windows Mobile by promoting the idea that Apple, Inc. prices App Store apps too low at 99 cents. Loke Uei told developers "your app is worth more than that" in sessions preparing for Microsoft's launch of Windows Marketplace for Mobile. The BlackBerry, Palm and Android stores also plan to charge more than 99 cents. With Apple's App Store offering many free and 99-cent apps whose prices please buyers but frustrate many developers, Microsoft is wooing developers to its Windows Mobile...
  • Psystar Vs Mac (Vanity)

    08/19/2009 6:01:51 PM PDT · by mylife · 52 replies · 762+ views ^ | 8/19/09 | mylife
    Howdy folks, I apologize for the vanity post, but My Son needs a Mac for art school and I was wondering if any of you are in graphic arts and if so... Does any one have a Psystar? will it do the work that is necessary? It's running Mac OS X Leopard v10.5 Also, do you think there could be issue's in the future due to the Apple/Psystar court squabbles?
  • Have We Entered a Post-Literate Technological Age?

    08/18/2009 4:50:05 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 34 replies · 961+ views
    TidBITS ^ | Tuesday, August 18, 2009 | Adam C. Engst
    Have We Entered a Post-Literate Technological Age? by Adam C. Engst Not long ago, Google produced a video that's making the rounds [1] on the Internet. In it, a Google employee asks people in Times Square in New York City a series of questions, such as "What is a browser?", "What browser do you use?", and "Have you heard of Google Chrome?" (Chrome [2] is Google's new Web browser; it's available for Windows and in pre-release test versions for the Mac.) Among the geek set, the video has gotten a lot of play because most of the people in the...
  • Letters from Microsoft: An Employee Tosses His Zune

    08/18/2009 4:31:11 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 64 replies · 1,435+ views
    RoughlyDrafted Magazine ^ | Tuesday, August 18, 2009 | Daniel Eran Dilger
    Letters from Microsoft: An Employee Tosses His Zune August 18th, 2009 by Daniel Eran Dilger Windows Enthusiasts like to paint me as biased against the Zune because I didn’t get a free gift basket from Microsoft and then turn around with a CNET-style gushing review of the me-too player that manages to consistently slink a year or two behind Apple. But what does one of Microsoft’s own developers think of the device? Here’s an independent report from a person deep inside the Zune maker. The developer, whom I’ll call “Mike Rosoft,” volunteered the following experience with the Zune in an...
  • iPhones die in hot cars: Apple blames heatwave for handset breakdowns

    07/04/2009 8:18:57 AM PDT · by Wooly · 52 replies · 976+ views
    The Daily Mail UK ^ | 03rd July 2009 | Daily Mail Reporter
    'Store iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS in a place where the temperature is between -20ş and 45ş C (-4ş to 113ş F). Don’t leave the device in your car, because temperatures in parked cars can exceed this range.' If the iPhone gets too hot, according to the firm, a warning will appear on the screen advising the user to switch it off. The warning continues: 'If this message appears, you should turn the device off, move it to a cooler environment, and allow it to cool before resuming use. 'Some conditions and activities that may activate the temperature warning message:...
  • Out with Treos, in with iPhones

    07/02/2009 4:29:51 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 20 replies · 607+ views
    TechRepublic ^ | Monday, June 29, 2009 | Scott Lowe
    Out with Treos, in with iPhones Monday, June 29th, 2009 by Scott Lowe Over the weekend, my family and I visited Louisville, Kentucky for TechRepublic’s tenth birthday and had a blast! The TechRepublic crew, as always, was a fun and friendly bunch.  While I was there, I mentioned to Jason Hiner that Westminster College was moving away from Windows Mobile-based Treos in favor of iPhones for mobile devices.  He tweeted this to the world (the guy has like 8 billion followers), so I thought I’d follow up on that conversation with a little bit of the background information. ———————————————————————————————– Obviously,...
  • Jobs Is Back, Apple's Still Standing, Life Goes On

    07/02/2009 3:55:40 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 14 replies · 507+ views
    MacNewsWorld ^ | Wednesday, July 1, 2009 | Richard Adhikari
    Jobs Is Back, Apple's Still Standing, Life Goes On By Richard Adhikari at MacNewsWorld 07/01/09 4:00 AM PT Apple stock did not explode on news that Steve Jobs has indeed returned to the company following his medical leave. Indeed, shares grew at a fairly steady clip during the CEO's absence, and now they're nearly 100 percent above what they were when Jobs announced his leave. Meanwhile, the iPhone 3GS enjoyed a solid debut, but reports of excessive heat generation may spell trouble. After all the excitement about Steve Jobs' health, the market reaction to news that the Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL)...
  • Apple drops 8GB iPhone 3G to $99 (I'm thinking of buying one for Wi-Fi Use Only)

    06/10/2009 3:18:09 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 93 replies · 2,493+ views
    CNET News ^ | June 8, 2009 | Rick Broida
    Well, here's hoping you waited on that $99 refurbished iPhone 3G, because as of Monday you can get a new one for the same price. Apple just announced at WWDC 2009 that the 8GB iPhone 3G will stay on the market for $99. Forget refurbs--now you can get a new iPhone 3G for just $99.(Credit: James Martin/CNET) So what do you think? Now that you can finally get a shiny new iPhone with a full warranty (one year) for less than a hundred bucks, will you pull the trigger? Based on the comments in last week's aforementioned refurb post, I'm...
  • CA:Schwarzenegger terminates school books and tells pupils to go digital

    06/09/2009 10:15:41 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 98 replies · 1,922+ views ^ | 09th June 2009 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Rise of the machines: Arnold Schwarzenegger terminates school books and tells pupils to go digital Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger: California is facing a $24billion budget deficit ...Arnold Schwarzenegger has a plan to save his state's failing economy - by terminating text books. The governor is telling children to give up the schoolbooks and turn to digital lessons to help the state avoid bankruptcy... ... he said: 'Textbooks are outdated, in my opinion.' He continued: 'For so many years, we've been trying to teach the kids exactly the same way. 'Our kids get their information from the internet, downloaded onto their iPods,...
  • Apple Asks Court to Resume Psystar Case

    06/08/2009 1:46:08 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 47 replies · 836+ views
    The Mac Observer ^ | June 7th, 2009 at 2:04 PM | by Jeff Gamet
    Apple filed a motion with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Miami on Friday requesting a modification of the stay that is preventing it from moving forward with its case against Psystar in the Northern District Court in California. Apple's case against Psystar for selling PCs with Mac OS X preinstalled has been on hold ever since the PC maker filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection at the end of May. Psystar's bankruptcy filing put Apple's case in northern California temporarily on hold because all legal actions involving the PC maker are automatically stalled while the bankruptcy court begins its proceedings....
  • Jobs Ready to Return to Apple Helm

    06/04/2009 8:03:35 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 11 replies · 636+ views
    Wall St. Journal ^ | June 04, 2009
    JUNE 5, 2009 Jobs Ready to Return to Apple Helm As Company Prepares New iPhone, CEO Comeback on Track After Six-Month Sick Leave After months of uncertainty about Steve Jobs's health, the Apple Inc. chief executive appears on track to return from medical leave this month, said people familiar with Apple. The big question now among Apple's business partners, investors and fans: Will Mr. Jobs make his reappearance at Apple's annual software developers' conference next week in San Francisco, possibly to unveil a new iPhone? Mr. Jobs, a survivor of pancreatic cancer, went on medical leave in January. He had...
  • Apple releases Life Support, iMovie, iDVD, and iPhoto updates

    06/04/2009 9:20:39 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 9 replies · 531+ views
    Mac Daily News ^ | Thursday, June 04, 2009 - 08:24 PM EDT
    Apple today released Life Support 9.0.3 (55.1MB) which provides system software resources that are shared by iLife and other applications, iMovie 8.0.3 (35.56MB) which addresses general compatibility issues, improved overall stability and fixes a number of other minor issues, iDVD 7.0.4 (27.5MB) which addresses general compatibility issues and fixes an issue where iDVD is unable to add title/comment to an image in the image details list, and iPhoto 8.0.3 Update (96MB) which addresses general compatibility, improves overall stability and fixes a number of issues. All of the above app updates are available via Software Update and also as standalone installers....
  • Snow Leopard and Windows 7: Two flavors of the same GUI?

    06/04/2009 2:25:23 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 151 replies · 2,199+ views
    ZDNet ^ | June 4th, 2009 | Adrian Kingsley-Hughes
    Has Microsoft, after more than 20 years of work, finally come up with an operating system that rivals the Mac OS? Are the two just different flavors of the same GUI?Hadley Stern, writing for Apple Matters, thinks this might be the case. It may have taken Microsoft 20 odd years to figure this one out but there is some pretty big news on the horizon. Of course the market-share battle is lost for Apple, although it continues to chip away here and there. But the innovation-share battle continues. And the big big big news:Windows 7 Doesn’t Really Suck …Unless Apple...
  • Apple’s WWDC banner photos: ‘One year later. Light years ahead.’

    06/03/2009 10:07:09 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 4 replies · 495+ views
    Mac Daily News ^ | Wednesday, June 03, 2009 - 11:31 AM EDT
    "With roughly five days to go before Apple kicks off its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, signage spotted around the Moscone Center can already be seen paying homage to all things App Store," AppleInsider reports. "AppleInsider reader Alan Jackson burnt the midnight oil on Wednesday to deliver this Flickr album of 22 photos he snapped outside the Moscone West Tuesday evening, the conference hall where Apple will deliver its inaugural keynote early next week and proceed into individual training sessions," AppleInsider reports. "Nothing related to Mac OS X or Snow Leopard can be seen from the photos, suggesting...
  • Powerpoint 2008 (Mac) vs. Powerpoint 2007 (Vista)

    06/03/2009 7:20:31 PM PDT · by TheBattman · 32 replies · 2,062+ views
    None ^ | 6/03/2009 | Me
    OK - so - I do 90% of my work using my Macs - a 12" iBook (last generation) and a PowerMac Dual G5 desktop. The other 10% I spend with an HP Pavilion Laptop (Vista). So - Working with Powerpoint on both platforms - I have found that there is a huge difference in functionality - with the Mac version generally being for more tolerant of media files (both audio and video) With Powerpoint 2008 (Mac), I can throw pretty much any popular format audio file or video file and it just works. Take that same presentation (saved on...
  • Apple sued over methods for repeat iTunes, App Store sales

    06/02/2009 11:12:43 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 7 replies · 581+ views
    AppleInsider ^ | 06/02/2009 | By Slash Lane
    Apple, along with more than a dozen other firms conducting e-commerce, have been hit with a lawsuit from a patent trolling claiming first rights to technology that simplifies the re-billing process for repeat customers making purchases through online stores. The 28-page formal complaint was filed late last month by little-known Actus, LCC in its home town of Marshall, Texas, the undisputed patent lawsuit capital of the United States. It alleges that 15 companies, including Apple, Best Buy, and Amazon, are infringing on one or more of several similarly structured patents -- No. 7,328,189, No. 7,249,099, No. 7,376,621 and No. 7,177,838...
  • Apple's Nehalem Xserve serves the need for speed

    06/02/2009 10:48:04 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 2 replies · 579+ views
    InfoWorld ^ | 06/02/2009 | Tom Yager
    June 02, 2009 Apple's Nehalem Xserve serves the need for speed Sleek, new Mac OS X rack server sets a far higher bar for performance and power efficiency Apple's Nehalem Xserve packs more into one rack unit than any other server. For one price, you get a best-in-class server and a commercial Unix OS with unlimited client licenses, plus a foolproof management GUI. The 2.26GHz eight-core model outguns and out-greens the original 3GHz, eight-core Harpertown Xserve if you fill it with RAM.From the start, Apple's Xserve has ranked best-in-class in build quality, engineering, durability, and serviceability among 1U x86 rack...
  • Apple releases GarageBand 5.0.2 (Mac only)

    06/01/2009 9:53:55 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 1 replies · 346+ views
    Mac Daily News ^ | Monday, June 01, 2009 - 07:56 PM EDT
    Apple today released GarageBand 5.0.2 which addresses general compatibility issues, improves overall stability, and fixes a number of other minor issues. The issues addressed include: • Improved purchasing experience for Artist Lessons in the GarageBand Lesson Store • Accessing installed Jam Packs in the loop browser The update is recommended for all users of GarageBand '09 and required to use the Lesson Store. GarageBand 5.0.2 is available via Software Update and also as a standalone installer. More info and download link (108MB) here.
  • Apple releases QuickTime 7.6.2 for Mac and Windows

    06/01/2009 9:47:21 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 7 replies · 909+ views
    Mac Daily News ^ | Monday, June 01, 2009 - 06:02 PM EDT
    Apple today released QuickTime 7.6.2 for Mac and QuickTime 7.6.2 for Windows, both of which include changes that increase reliability, improve compatibility and enhance security.This release is recommended for all QuickTime 7 users. QuickTime 7.6.2 is available via Software Update and also via standalone installers. More info and download links: • QuickTime 7.6.2 for Mac • QuickTime 7.6.2 for Windows