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  • Silicon Valley Then and Now: To Invent the Future, You Must Understand the Past

    05/03/2015 6:00:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    BackChannel ^ | May 1, 2015 | Leslie Berlin
    “You can’t really understand what is going on now without understanding what came before.” Steve Jobs is explaining why, as a young man, he spent so much time with the Silicon Valley entrepreneurs a generation older, men like Robert Noyce, Andy Grove, and Regis McKenna. It’s a beautiful Saturday morning in May, 2003, and I’m sitting next to Jobs on his living room sofa, interviewing him for a book I’m writing. I ask him to tell me more about why he wanted, as he put it, “to smell that second wonderful era of the valley, the semiconductor companies leading into...
  • The Mac market just gets bigger and bigger

    01/28/2015 10:52:49 AM PST · by Star Traveler · 217 replies
    Apple Daily Report ^ | Wednesday, January 28, 2015 | Dennis Sellers
    Forget the post-PC era. The Mac just continues to get bigger. For its fiscal 2015 first quarter that ended Dec. 27, 2014, Apple sold 5.5 million Macs. Thats up 9% year-over-year and up 14% from the previous quarter and brought in revenue of US$6.9 billion. Apple has gained market share verses Windows PCs in all quarters since 2005 but one. The Mac has surpassed overall PC growth for 34 of the last 35 quarters.The Macs unit share of the worldwide PC market has grown from 2.1% in 2005 to 5.5% in 2013. Apples U.S. market share is somewhere between 10%...
  • Thunderstrike: The scary vulnerability in your Mac's Thunderbolt port

    01/08/2015 7:21:49 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 45 replies
    Mashable ^ | JAN 02, 2015 | BY CHRISTINA WARREN
    The MagSafe2 port, from left, two Thunderbolt ports, a USB 3 port and headphone port (top), SDXC Cardslot, HDMI port, and USB 3 port (bottom), on Apple's MacBook Pro. Similar mage from Apple Inc. substituted for original Getty Image on article site. According to a recent security presentation, attackers could infect Macintosh computers with a special kind of malware using the computer's Thunderbolt port. The attack, dubbed Thunderstrike, was showcased by security researcher Trammell Hudson at the Chaos Communications Congress in Germany. Hudson is well known in the security community, particularly for his work reverse-engineering various devices and systems....
  • Sony stuck in 1992″ after hacks except for Macs, iPads and iPhones

    12/18/2014 7:38:04 AM PST · by Star Traveler · 65 replies
    9-to-5 Mac ^ | Thursday, December 18, 2014 | Staff
    A Sony employee has described the company as being “stuck in 1992″ following the massive hacks, with employees desperately trying to avoid using any technology that could be compromised, reports TechCrunch. There has, though, been one exception to the ban on modern technology: Apple kit. “People using Macs were fine,” she said. She said most work is done on iPads and iPhones. Sony may need to buy a few extra Macs, with some departments having only one or two computers for the entire office. It is, she said, like “living in an office from ten years ago.”
  • Mac and Linux come under attack as the threat landscape shifts

    12/07/2014 8:46:24 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 28 replies
    Beta News ^ | December 4, 2014 | By Ian Barker
    The latest monthly report from internet security specialist Doctor Web shows that whilst Windows and Android users have no cause for complacency, November saw substantial numbers of malicious programs aimed at Mac OS X and Linux platforms. Trojans remain the most popular form of attack making up 8.7 percent of all malware detected. Trojan.InstallCore.12, which installs different adware, toolbars and browser extensions, ranks first. BackDoor.Andromeda.404, which downloads other malicious programs into an infected system when commanded to do so by intruders, ranks second. In November BackDoor.Andromeda.404 was distributed in large quantities by email thanks to a mass spam campaign. It...
  • Two scenarios that would make OS X vulnerable to the Shellshock bug

    09/28/2014 8:02:59 PM PDT · by dayglored · 44 replies
    PC World ^ | Sept 28, 2014 | Jeremy Kirk
    Apples OS X is vulnerable to the Shellshock bug, but its not that easy for attackers to take advantage of it, according to Intego, which specializes in security software for the operating system. Shellshock is the nickname for a flaw in the Bourne Again Shell, or Bash, which is a command-line shell processor widely present in Unix and Linux systems. The flaw in Bash, which has been present for two decades, could allow an attacker to take complete control of a computer. Apple, which plans to patch the flaw, said most users are fine unless theyve tweaked advanced Unix settings....
  • 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 quarters revenue. Were very proud of our quarterly results, especially our strong iPhone sales and record revenue from services, said Tim Cook, Apples 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
    ReCode.net ^ | April 10, 2014, 1:42 PM PDT | By Mike Isaac
    Apple said Thursday that its mobile, desktop and Web services werent 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 browsers 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 thats 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
    billpetro.com ^ | 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 ideologywhere 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! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtvjbmoDx-I
  • 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
    MOSCOWThe 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 YotaPhonethe countrys first foray into the hyper-competitive smartphone marketand was told industry pace-setter Apple Inc. better watch its back. Is Apple concerned about our smartphone? he asked Sergey Chemezov, the head of Russias 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 governments 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 Intels 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 cant do with a closed and 75x more expensive solution. If you havent been paying attention, DockPort is the sane and open answer to Intels still broken and anti-user Light Peak/Thunderbolt interface. Formerly called Lightning Bolt, DockPort was AMDs 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 youll likely have them fawning over the Apple iPad somehow. Its 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&Ts wireless unit, said Im addicted to it when talking about the iPad. Its 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 youre Adobe and its Flash thats 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 Magazines 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 Magazines 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 youve 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 iPodtouch

    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 iPodtouch 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 Apples 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 Its 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 Its 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 iPhones 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 Gigaoms 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. Microsofts 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...
  • INTEGO SPOTS MALWARE BLOCKER IN SNOW LEOPARD (Apple Mac OS X)

    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...
  • PSYSTAR HIT WITH $5K FINE FOR DISCOVERY ABUSE (Apple Computer)

    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
    Psystar.com ^ | 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 didnt 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 Microsofts own developers think of the device? Heres an independent report from a person deep inside the Zune maker. The developer, whom Ill 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 -20 and 45 C (-4 to 113 F). Dont 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 TechRepublics 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 Id 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
    DailyMail.uk ^ | 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 Doesnt Really Suck Unless Apple...