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It's a sad day for Apple fans in particular and the tech world at large. Steve Jobs, co-founder and former CEO of Apple, has passed away at the age of 56. Jobs, who in 1976 co-founded what would later become one of the largest computer companies in the world, had been fighting with cancer for the past several years... Read more...
There's tons of talk surrounding Apple right now, and for good reason. The man who directed a huge amount of Apple's comeback story has stepped aside as CEO, and there are plenty of unanswered questions moving forward. But it's important to note a few things. First, Tim Cook has been a monumental figure at Apple... Read more...
In the span of mere days, Google announced its intentions to acquire Motorola Mobility, HP halted webOS and PC production, and the TouchPad went on a fire sale at just $99. Now, Steve Jobs is stepping down as Apple's CEO. August has surely been a shocking month for the tech world. In fact, the news from Cupertino was... Read more...
Apple may have a nominal member of the standards group that developed Blu-ray, but the company has shied away from supporting Blu-ray playback for years. Blu-ray disc authoring, in contrast, was added to Final Cut Studio 3 / Final Cut Pro 7 back in 2009. Jobs has previously commented on Apple's decision. In 2008, the... Read more...
The first official biography for Apple CEO Steve Jobs, one which has both his blessing and cooperation, has a new name. The publisher, Simon & Shuster, liked the name "iSteve: The Book of Jobs." The author had a different opinion. In reality, so did the family of the author, Walter Isaacson. He was already never quite sure about the title,... Read more...
Most of the recent rumors about the upcoming next-generation iPhone have focused on September for its release, but a new DigiTimes report is pushing it out a month to October. However, iDevice fans might be appeased if another piece of the report is true: an iPad 3 coming at the same time. We've said before that the iPad 2 was more of a stopgap,... Read more...
"CNBC Titans" kick offs its new season this Thursday at 9 p.m. with an unauthorized look at what the program calls the undisputed king of Silicon Valley: Apple CEO Steve Jobs. "Titans," CNBC says, "profiles remarkable people who made careers turning the 'unthinkable' into reality and companies that grew from humble... Read more...
In the on-again, off-again rumors about Apple lining up retail space in Grand Central Terminal (often incorrectly dubbed "Station"), it appears its on again. According to The Wall Street Journal, Apple is indeed in discussions 15,000 sq. ft. space in the terminal, which would be a fairly large retail outlet, although not the Cupertino, CA... Read more...
It's hard to understand the black eye unions have been given of late. In fact, a new study by the Center for American Progress confirms that without unions, the middle class withers. Thus, is it surprising to see that finally, after 10 years of Apple retail stores, they may unionize? Several media outlets were contacted by an organization... Read more...
Although Android has clearly overtaken iOS in terms of smartphone uptake, it is partially because of the number of handsets and former factors that are available to customers. That also means that no one Android handset can match the iPhone, and that's made even more clear by an analyst's report which indicates that even previous-generation... Read more...
IT'S OFFICIAL: Apple Has Brainwashed The Whole Country. How Else To Explain The Lack Of Outrage Over Apple's Secret Location Tracking? That's the entire headline from a recent Business Insider story discussing the importance of what Apple has done. It warns, in stentorian tones that would make a Doomsday cultist proud, that "Apple has so mesmerized... Read more...
As the furball around a recently publicized hidden iOS location tracking file continues to expand, both a senator and a congressman have sent separate letters to Apple CEO Steve Jobs, asking about the file and why it is unencrypted. At the same time, it seems the discovery is not a discovery after all. Sen. Al Franken... Read more...
An Avian Securities research note earlier this month stated that mass production of the iPhone 5 won't begin until September, pointing to a later 2011 or early 2012 launch. A new note on Monday, April 18, issued by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo with Concord Securities echoes that information, and offers purported details of the iPhone 5, as well. Kuo... Read more...
Simon & Schuster has announced that, for the first time, an authorized biography of Steve Jobs will be published in early 2012. The book is called "iSteve: The Book of Jobs" and is written by Walter Isaacson. Numerous unofficial biographies on the Apple CEO have been written. One parody biography was written as well, "Options: The Secret... Read more...
Apple's continuing its series of "If you don't have an iPhone" ads with one trumpeting the benefits of its so-called retina display. While it may be the highest resolution screen on a smartphone (for now), it's hardly a retina display: that was debunked last year by a display expert. Dr. Raymond Soneira runs... Read more...
Apple's CEO Steve Jobs has been accused of reporting only the facts that support his products, and ignoring those that do not. Since Apple is a corporation, and needs to maximize the value of the company for its shareholders, there's nothing wrong with that, but there were quite a few inaccuracies in his presentation... Read more...
Those goofy guys over at M.I.C. Gadget must have had too many unsold Steve Jobs Action Figures lying around to just sit on, so they tried disguising him by adding a Ninja Face Mask and renaming him "Pineapple CEO." Sadly, it was just a tad too obvious, and Apple told them to stop selling the figure. According to the site's blog post, Apple... Read more...
The visionary behind Apple's resurgence may have only weeks to live. On Wednesday, Feb. 16, Radar Online reported that Apple CEO Steve Jobs is receiving cancer treatment at the Stanford Cancer Center in Palo Alto, California, while the National Enquirer is reporting that Jobs has only weeks to live. The Stanford... Read more...
Apple CEO Steve Jobs will soon have to admit that Android is not the only place for porn. Jobs famously said that in the past, yet here comes Playboy to the iPad, uncensored, as Tweeted by no less than Hugh Hefner himself late Tuesday. Undeniably, Playboy is not hard core porn.  But considering that even apps with bikini shots have been... Read more...
Steve Jobs is in the news again today, and not for the best of reasons. Last week, Apple's Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook took the stage at a Verizon Wireless event in New York City in order to co-introduce the iPhone 4 for VZW. Many found that peculiar. Why wouldn't Steve Jobs take this opportunity to introduce... Read more...
Talk about stretching a dollar. In a regulatory filing, Apple announced that its Chief Executive Officer, Steve Jobs, was again compensated just $1 in annual salary for 2010, which is something he has been doing for over a decade now. "In 2010, Mr. Jobs’s compensation consisted of a $1 annual salary," Apple said in the filing. "Mr. Jobs... Read more...
Just a few days after a California law banning certain Internet impersonations (or e-personations) went into effect, Apple has complained to Twitter about the @ceoSteveJobs Twitter account. While that account has over 370,000 followers, its most famous Tweet came last year when the U.K.'s Daily Mail quoted a post that said Apple might have... Read more...
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